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Marek Hamsik scored one goal and created another as Slovakia threw Group B wide open with a 2-1 win over Russia in Lille.

The Napoli midfielder ran Russia ragged, providing the assist for Vladimir Weiss to open the scoring before crashing home a stupendous second from a difficult angle.

Denis Glushakov pulled a late goal back for Russia but it wasn’t enough as Slovakia registered their first victory at a European Championships.

The result leaves Slovakia second in Group B on three points as attention turns to Lens tomorrow where England could leapfrog to the top of the group with a win over Wales.

Group B

Played Won Draw Lost For Against Goal difference Points
SLOVAKIA
2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
WALES
1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
ENGLAND
1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
RUSSIA
2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
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