LILLE, Sporting Alert – The starting team lineups for the European Championship match between Germany and Slovakia at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille.

Goal! Germany 3, Slovakia 0 (Draxler, 63min)

Goal! Germany 2, Slovakia 0 (Gomez, 43min)

Goal! Germany 1, Slovakia 0. (Boateng 8min)

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  • According to the stats guru’s “Germany have won seven of their 10 encounters with Slovakia (L3). However, their most recent fixture ended in a 3-1 victory for Slovakia last month.”
  • Slovakia have only kept one clean sheet in seven games at major tournaments, in their last outing against England.
  • Germany have won 13 of their last 16 games at major tournaments, drawing two and losing one.

In team news, Germany have made one adjustment to the team that beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in their final group stage match, with forward Mario Gotze being replaced by Julian Draxler.

The team sheet also shows centre-back Jerome Boateng starting, which means the Bayern Munich defender has overcome a calf injury to play alongside Mats Hummels in the heart of the backline.

Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez all start.

For Slovakia, meanwhile, Tomas Hubocan and Robert Mak have both missed out, while Viktor Pecovsky is also out of the XI that starting team that played in the 0-0 draw with England.

In comes Norbert Gyomber, Patrik Hrosovsky and Milan Skriniar for this round of 16 game.

Slovakia, which finished third in its group, will be hoping star players Marek Hamsik and Vladimir Weiss came lead the nation to an upset win.

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Germany team to play Slovakia: Manuel Neuer, Jonas Hector, Joshua Kimmich, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Julian Draxler, Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil, Mario Gomez.

Slovakia team to play Germany: Matus Kozacik, Peter Pekarik, Martin Skrtel, Jan Durica, Norbert Gyomber, Milan Skriniar, Juraj Kucka, Patrik Hrosovsky, Marek Hamsik, Vladimir Weiss, Michal Duris.


Omar Hall is a passionate writer. He covers several big events for SportingAlert, including the World Cup and European Championship. Omar is a fan of sports and is honored to do what he loves.

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