Martin Dubravka: Goalkeeper's astonishing own goal hands Spain path to Euro 2020's knockout stages
June 23, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Spain has found it tough to score goals at Euro 2020.
(CNN)Spain has found it tough to score goals at Euro 2020.
In its opening two Group E games, Spain had scored just once, missing a whole host of chances including a penalty and leaving its qualification to the round of 16 stage in jeopardy.
And needing a victory against Slovakia to guarantee its progression, Spain found an unlikely goal scorer: opposition goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Things went from bad to worse for Dubravka when his indecisiveness later in the half allowed the ball to be crossed for Aymeric Laporte to head home his first Spain goal and give his side a 2-0 lead.
And two goals ahead suddenly the shackles were off for Spain, with Sarabia, Ferran Torres and a Juraj Kucka own-goal rounding off an impressive 5-0 victory.