Romania and Slovakia into Euro 2024 knockout stage after draw | EUROtoday

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By Theo Gardner

All tied on three factors, with one win and one loss every, any of the 4 groups in Group E may progress via to the knockouts. Likewise, any of the edges may prime the group, and any of them may crash out in fourth place. It’s prone to be a dramatic and nervous afternoon of soccer.

Romania are prime of the group on aim distinction, having put three previous the Ukrainian defence of their opener. It was an emphatic begin to the match for the Tricolorii, who scored three objectives in a European Championship sport for the primary time since their well-known win over England in 2000.

Their lightning begin slowed within the second sport of the match as they fell sufferer to a 2-0 loss towards a powerful Belgium facet. They spent the entire sport in an uphill battle after going 1-0 down simply two minutes in courtesy of a strike from Aston Villa’s Youri Tielemans.

Slovakia haven’t beat Romania since 1942. But they surprised Belgium of their opener, successful 1-0 after Ivan Schranz pounced on a defensive mistake simply seven minutes in.

Schranz bagged early on once more towards Ukraine; nevertheless Francesco Clazona’s males would in the end lose the fixture 2-1. They now sit third within the group with a aim distinction of 0.

While supporting their facet in Frankfurt, each units of followers could have one eye on the Ukraine-Belgium fixture, occurring on the similar time in Stuttgart. With the group so delicately balanced, we may see components akin to aim distinction, objectives scored, head-to-head document and even truthful play decide the group’s last standings.

For each groups tonight, a draw is sufficient to guarantee a spot within the final 16.

The winners of the group will ebook a fixture towards a third-placed facet, whereas the group that progresses in second place is confronted with the daunting process of enjoying France within the subsequent spherical.