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Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Poland face Slovakia in Group E in Euro 2020 at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

Poland are looking to reverse a poor record starting tournaments here, having failed five out of six times to win their first match at the World Cup or the Euros this century.

While Paulo Sousa, who took over in January, will need to maximise Robert Lewandowski’s form in front of goal, especially with Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piatek out injured, but the Portuguese coach is aware that he has a great responsibility: “The process of team building is ongoing. For me it is a double responsibility to represent Poland - it is a duty for me to make all Poles feel proud.”

Lewandowski is among the favourites in the race for the golden boot, with Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku leading the way in the early stages.

Slovakia are quietly confident entering what is just their third major tournament but they have reached the knockouts in both their previous appearances on a major stage at the 2010 World Cup and at Euro 2016.

Veteran midfielder Marek Hamsik, 33, will hope to guide his side to the knock-out stages once more after doing so five years ago: “Poland are a tough opponent. They have huge quality, especially in attack, so we have to be strong in defence but have to also show what we are capable of doing.”

Follow live updates from Poland vs Slovakia at Euro 2020 following the conclusion of Scotland vs Czech Republic below:

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

71 mins: Scotland win the ball a few times in Czech territory, but they lose the ball themselves before they can do anything meaningful.

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

69 mins: Scotland are going for goals now, with Callum McGregor and Ryan Fraser on Jack Hendry and Stuart Armstrong.

Can they make the needed impact?

Che Adams has been brilliant since coming on, just needs a chance to come his way.

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

67 mins: WHAT A SAVE BY VACLIK!

A deep cross from Hendry finds its way through to Dykes, and the QPR striker side-foots his effort towards goal only to be denied by Vaclik.

The striker should have done better there.

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

65 mins: Scottish pressure is mounting and a corner threatens a goal but Vaclik is there yet again.

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

63 mins: There’s a battle in the middle after the corner is defended, with Adams flicking the ball on for Dykes but Vaclik smothers the shot.

So close again for the Tartan Army.

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

61 mins: Stuart Armstrong drives forward and fires at goal - but his effort deflects agonisingly over the bar.

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

58 mins: It’s another quality ball into the box from Robertson, but it doesn’t quite sit for Dykes in the middle.

Scotland were on top in the early stages of the second half, and it feels like that Schick wonder goal has taken the wind out of the sails of Steve Clarke’s side.

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

55 mins: The Czechs are on top now, as Schick holds the ball up excellently to tee up Darida.

The Czech captain puts it over the bar.

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GOAL! Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic (Schick) ⚽️

53 mins: Not what you want to see as a Scotland fan.

After applying so much pressure, Patrick Schick lobs David Marshall from the halfway line.

It’s an incredible finish, hitting it first time. Unbelievable.

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-1 Czech Republic

50 mins: WHAT A SAVE BY VACLIK!

Incredibly unlucky as Robertson plays an incredible pass towards the strikers, but Kalas hooks the ball over his own keeper.

It is about to fall into the net - or into the path of Dykes to smash home - but Vaclik claws the ball away.

Adams has been brilliant since coming on.

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