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GERMANY vs SLOVAKIA – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 (ROUND OF 16)

GERMANY vs SLOVAKIA – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 (ROUND OF 16)

GERMANY vs SLOVAKIA HEAD-TO-HEAD

Germany and Slovakia have never played out a draw in 10 matches between them – 7 wins for Germany and 3 wins for Slovakia.

Slovakia won the most recent match, in May 2016, beating Germany 3-1.

Their only competitive matches were the Euro 2008 qualifiers where Germany beat Slovakia both home & away.

Both teams have already played a game at Lille (their match venue for today) winning their respective matches.

GERMANY

Germany have lost just one of their last 16 matches at major tournaments – 13 wins and 2 draws.

Germany, along with Poland, were the only team not to concede a goal during the group stages of Euro 2016.

Opta stats show Germany having 71.9% possession during their group games at Euro 2016 –  highest for any team.

After 8 games at European Championship finals, Thomas Muller is yet to score in the tournament.

Mario Gomez with 4 European Championship goals is Germany’s second highest goal-scorer at the tournament. Jurgen Klinsmann with 5 goals is the leading scorer.

Bastian Schweinsteiger with 35 appearances for Germany at major tournaments is behind Lothar Matthaus (36) and Miroslav Klose (37) on the list of players with most appearances at major tournaments for Germany.

SLOVAKIA

This is Slovakia’s second major tournament after World Cup 2010. They made it to the knock-out stages on both occasions.

The Slovaks have won just 2 of their 7 matches at major tournaments.

They kept their first clean-sheet at a major tournament when they drew 0-0 with England at Euro 2016.

Marek Hamsik, in his last four competitive matches for Slovakia, has been involved in 4 goals – 3 goals and 1 assist.

Martin Skrtel, Jan Durica and Marek Hamsik have featured in all 7 of Slovakia’s matches at major tournaments.

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