Russia - Slovakia (R)

Discussion in 'Group B - England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia' started by nirvaanfc, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    https://footballfutbolcalciosoccer.blogspot.com/2016/06/euro-2016-preview-group-b-england.html

    Massive game for both teams. The Slovakians need to get their game in order, they disappointed against the Welsh and have given themselves a real uphill task to advance. Make no mistake about it though, they have the quality to trouble the Russians.

    The Russians are under tremendous pressure. Their first result was actually a good one, but the emphasis may actually be on matters not on the pitch. Crowd trouble and they'd be disqualified which would be a shame to have their progress impacted by issues beyond the players' control.

    Have a feeling the Slovaks will win this match.
     
  2. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ok - i'm up (being a teacher is great in the summer) - let's do this. Anyone else watching??
     
  3. Silenti

    Silenti Member

    Jun 12, 2010
    Kansas City, Mo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm watching. Know very little about the teams. I'll just leave it at that.
     
  4. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Weiss opens the scoring. Nice diagonal over the top to get behind the defense, then some good work to create an angle. Solid finish.

    1-0 Slovaks
     
  5. Silenti

    Silenti Member

    Jun 12, 2010
    Kansas City, Mo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Holy Shit. That was awesome
     
  6. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Russia was caught napping. Hamsik makes them pay off a short corner.

    2-0 on the cusp of HT
     
  7. Mikebsiu

    Mikebsiu Member+

    Mar 15, 2008
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Great game by the Slovaks and Hamsik. First the great pass on the first goal, then the great 2nd goal.
     
  8. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Russia looks to make changes. Slovakia should get chances.
     
  9. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Russia score. Should be a great final 10 minutes.
     
  10. White/Blue_since1860

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    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    In mother Russia, die says never
     
  11. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Slovak keeper not a fan of catching - even when it's easier than the punch.
     
  12. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FT. 2-1 Slovaks hold on.
     
  13. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Whoa, this group is quite open and interesting now! Anyone can still finish 4th and its anyone's guess who will finish top of the group b/w Slovakia, England and Wales. Actually even Russia can still win the group although they look to be the weakest team.
     
  14. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, just how does Russia suck so much?
     
  15. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Injuries to their midfield haven't helped. I'm not too familiar with the Russian NT but have talked to people who are and they all expected Russia to finish dead last in this group.

    Of course, this is also worrying for England that they couldn't beat the weakest team that they will see in this tournament.
     
  16. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Yeah I felt for them missing three key starters in Zhirkov, Dzagoev and Denisov. They have not impressed.

    Very happy for the majestic performance for Marek Hamsik, always felt he has been hugely underappreciated. Fantastic player, one of the best creative midfielders in Europe for the last 5 plus seasons.
     

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