Slovakia vs Romania LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Slovakia vs Romania LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Slovakia vs Romania - LIVE!

Slovakia and Romania both qualified for the Euro 2024 knockout stage after an entertaining 1-1 draw in Frankfurt.

With both sides aware a point would be enough to send them through, Romania midfielder Razvan Marin's first-half penalty cancelled out Ondrej Duda's headed opener for Slovakia.

Neither side appeared to settle for the point until the closing stages.

Romania qualified for the last 16 as group winners along with second-placed Belgium, while Slovakia progressed as one of the four best third-placed teams.

Slovakia vs Romania highlights

  • GOAL: Marin levels from the spot

  • GOAL: Duda puts Slovakia ahead

Both sides into the last-16 at Euro 2024

19:24 , Marc Mayo

Romania and Slovakia both reached the round of 16 at Euro 2024 after playing out a 1-1 draw in Frankfurt.

Both sides knew they would reach the knockout stages for only the second time in their nations’ history if they drew, but it was an open and well contested affair, rather than a cagey one.

Elsewhere in Group E, Belgium drew 0-0 with Ukraine, meaning the group ended with every side on four points.

Romania finished top on goal difference and will now play a third-place side from Group C or E, while Slovakia finished third themselves and now face England or Spain in the round of 16.

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Recap the action with our match report!

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FT | Slovakia 1-1 Romania

18:57 , Dom Smith

There we are then. Both sides are through as the full-time whistle goes!

The group ends 4, 4, 4, 4. Romania are top, Belgium second and Slovakia third on goal difference. Ukraine out!

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 90+2'

18:52 , Dom Smith

Timewasting subs from Slovakia as Bero and Gyomber come on for Duda the goalscorer and for veteran Pekarik.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 90'

18:51 , Dom Smith

Real snail’s pace at the end of a match which is sending both teams through as it stands.

Impressive from both if they do make the last 16, because it would be only the second time each that they have made it out the group.

Three minutes added on.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 85'

18:46 , Dom Smith

Both sets of fans are up, dancing, in the knowledge their sides will both qualify if it stays like this.

Rus is on for Romania for the final five minutes of this match, replacing goalscorer Marin, whose penalty levelled the score up at 1-1 before the break and was an emphatically taken spot-kick.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 83'

18:43 , Dom Smith

Goalscorer Duda whips in a corner for Slovakia, but it’s cleared well by Ratiu. Slovakia right back into the final third with a free-kick from a presentable distance wide left. That too is cleared by Romania, this time by Stanciu.

Looking like this one could end a draw...

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 75'

18:37 , Dom Smith

Slovakia seeing plenty of possession but then it’s WASTED by Skriniar of Paris Saint-Germain as he blazes over the bar from a long shit in a moment of ill discipline.

Then a sub for Slovakia as Schranz comes off for Duris.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 71'

18:32 , Dom Smith

Bozenik and Suslov are thrown into the fray by Calzona as Strelec and Haraslin are taken off.

Game has definitely slowed in pace now. But both sides will hope to provide a big finish in search of victory though.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 66'

18:26 , Dom Smith

Substitution for Romania as Hagi makes way for Dennis Man.

Puskas is coming on too - Dragus is off.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 64'

18:24 , Dom Smith

Really good stop by Nita, who is going the wrong way but his standing leg is there to block from Strelec. Rain whistling down now, as both sides hunt for a winner.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 61'

18:21 , Dom Smith

Weather is changing in Frankfurt as dark clouds loom above the Waldstadion.

Rain has begun to fall, as Marin’s shot is batted clear by Dubravka. Then Dragus just over the bar!

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 58'

18:18 , Dom Smith

First sub of the evening as Coman comes off for Sorescu.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 56'

18:16 , Dom Smith

Iordanescu, the Romania manager, has been booked for remonstrating with the referee.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 51'

18:12 , Dom Smith

Patient possession from Slovakia, who have reasserted themselves as the controlling side in this game in this second half.

Half chance for Haraslin, but Nita gathers.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 46'

18:08 , Dom Smith

Back underway!

Half-time stats

18:03 , Dom Smith

Slovakia possession: 55.5%

Romania possession: 44.5%

Slovakia shots: 9

Romania shots: 7

Slovakia pass completion rate: 80%

Romania pass completion rate: 74%

HT | Slovakia 1-1 Romania

17:51 , Dom Smith

Bancu is given a yellow card in the final action of a high-intensity first half. It’s his second of the tournament, meaning he will miss Romania’s round of 16 tie if they get that far!

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 45+1'

17:48 , Dom Smith

Three minutes added on in Frankfurt.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 45'

17:48 , Dom Smith

Yellow card shown to Burca for catching 37-year-old Pekarik as he tries to overlap round the outside.

Slovakia 1-1 Romania | 45'

17:46 , Dom Smith

Romania have come back into this game really well. They’ve dominated proceedings since five or so minutes before they won the penalty from which they equalised.


17:38 , Dom Smith

Razvan Marin with a superb, thumping spot-kick. He hammers the ball high into the top-left corner. It’s 1-1 against the run of play!

Slovakia 1-0 Romania | 37'

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Slovakia 1-0 Romania | 35'

17:37 , Dom Smith

Oooo check for a potential penalty here. Slovakia have conceded a free-kick just outside their own area but there’s a check as to whether it was in the box.

Slovakia 1-0 Romania | 34'

17:36 , Dom Smith

Ratiu finds space in midfield and slams on target, but Dubravka is behind it and catches at the second time of asking.

Slovakia 1-0 Romania | 30'

17:32 , Dom Smith

What a wonderful header it was. Lovely goal. Slovakia on top and in the lead.

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17:27 , Dom Smith

Slovakia into the lead and top of Group E as it stands! It’s Duda, who scored against Wales at 2016, to rise highest and plummet a head back across goal in the direction from whence it came. Cross from Kucka was sumptuous by the way.

Slovakia 0-0 Romania | 24'

17:26 , Dom Smith

Stanciu has his first sighter, having a pop from range. But it’s into Dubravka’s grasp.

Slovakia 0-0 Romania | 22'

17:24 , Dom Smith

Slovakia’s free-kick was the left flank is whipped in by Haraslin and missed by everyone inside the box as it bounces just wide of Nita’s post. Chance there! Slovakia’s best chance yet.

Slovakia 0-0 Romania | 17'

17:19 , Dom Smith

Francesco Calzona, the Slovakia manager, looks unimpressed by his side’s start here. Has looked alright to me! But he’s calling for a greater tempo and more pressure on the Romanian defence.

Slovakia 0-0 Romania | 11'

17:14 , Dom Smith

Massive chance for Romania, with Ratiu cutting on the right and forcing Newcastle’s Dubravka into a fine save. The Romanians just beginning to turn the screw and improve now.

Slovakia 0-0 Romania | 10'

17:12 , Dom Smith

Decent chance from a Slovakian corner, where Skriniar seems to gesture a signal of which reheased delivery to go with. It’s a good one, straight to Hancko, but he hammers over the bar wildly on the volley.

Slovakia 0-0 Romania | 7'

17:09 , Dom Smith

Foul committed by striker Strelec, who gets a bit too handsy with Marius Marin in midfield.

Slovakia 0-0 Romania | 4'

17:05 , Dom Smith

Bright start by Slovakia’s whose manager Calzona has made just one change to his line-up, bringing Strelec in up front in favour of Bozenik.


17:02 , Dom Smith

Here we are then! Underway between Slovakia and Romania in Group E’s final round of fixtures...

National anthems

16:57 , Dom Smith

Time for the national anthems then

Approaching kick-off now!

16:49 , Dom Smith

Just over 10 minutes now until we’re underway in Frankfurt’s Waldstadion.

Chance to make history

16:39 , Dom Smith

Romania and Slovakia have both reached the knockout stages of the European Championships once each - Romania the quarter-finals when the tournament had just 16 teams back in 2000 and Slovakia the round of 16 back in 2016.

An opportunity for them both to last until the latter stages of the competition once more. Could be a cagey one, even if Romania manager Iordanescu insists not...

Most open group in Euros history?

16:24 , Dom Smith

Plenty of people have been fascinated with how Group E has panned out. Each side has lost one and won one game heading into the deciding fixtures. All four sides therefore sit on three points.

And it is the very first time in Euros history that it has happened.

Every side could finish anywhere from top to bottom. It’ll be a fascinating watch to see how it all pans out tonight, both in Frankfurt and between Ukraine and Belgium in Stuttgart.

Romania not about to settle for a point

16:12 , Dom Smith

A draw in Frankfurt tonight would likely see both sides through to the last 16, but Romania boss Edward Iordanescu is not willing to sit on what they already have.

He said: “We are playing to qualify and want to finish first. If we win the group, at least theoretically, you have a certain advantage in terms of extra rest days and a [weaker] opponent.”

Theoretically, Edward, yes...

Here are the benches in full for both teams

16:03 , Dom Smith

Slovakia bench: Obert, Rigo, Gyomber, Suslov, Bozenik, Tupta, Benes, Rodak, Hrosovsky, De Marco, Duris, Bero, Ravas, Sauer, Kosa

Romania bench: Rus, Nedelcearu, Alibec, Cicaldau, Puscas, Moldovan, Mihaila, Olaru, Tarnovanu, Man, Mogos, Sorescu, Racovitan, Birligea, Sut

Romania starting line-up

15:56 , Dom Smith

Romania XI: Nita, Ratiu, Dragusin, M Marin, Hagi, Bancu, Burca, Coman, R Marin, Dragus, Stanciu

Slovakia starting line-up

15:53 , Dom Smith

Slovakia XI: Dubravka, Pekarik, Skriniar, Hancko, Vavro, Haraslin, Duda, Strelec, Kucka, Lobotka, Schranz

Complexion of Group E ahead of kick-off...

15:24 , Dom Smith

Romania sit top of Group E ahead of facing Slovakia at Euro 2024 this evening.

No group is as delicately balanced as this one, where each team has won one and lost one game to sit on three points.

Goal difference, goals scored, head-to-head record and maybe even fair play could figure in the equation and it is Romania who hold the narrow advantage going into this round of matches. Belgium play Ukraine at the same time in the other Group E game.

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Slovakia couldn’t follow up their upset of Belgium with another win on Sunday, as they lost to Ukraine despite taking a first-half lead. Romania were beaten by the Belgians but created enough chances to have taken a point which would have sealed their passage to the knockouts.

Slovakia vs Romania match odds

15:17 , Dom Smith

Slovakia: 11/5

Romania: 11/4

Draw: 21/10

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

Standard Sport's prediction for Slovakia vs Romania

15:10 , Dom Smith

This should be a fascinating rollercoaster of a group finale and this game in particular is hard to predict. Romania have produced the better displays so far and can continue a fine tournament by reaching the last-16.

Romania to win 2-1.

Romania team news

15:01 , Dom Smith

Romania welcomed veteran striker Denis Alibec back from injury off the bench against Belgium and he may be handed a start in this game.

Romania manager Edward Iordanescu may opt for the same line-up that beat Ukraine 3-0 in the opening game. Radu Dragusin of Tottenham Hotspur will likely start again at centre-back.

Slovakia team news

14:51 , Dom Smith

Francesco Calzona has named an unchanged team for both of Slovakia’s games so far and will likely stick with the same players once again, as Slovakia search for the point they need to reach the round of 16.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

14:45 , Dom Smith

Slovakia wins: 1

Romania wins: 5

Draws: 5

Where to watch Slovakia vs Romania

14:37 , Dom Smith

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on BBC Two, with coverage beginning at 4.45pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the contest live online for free via the BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Good afternoon!

14:29 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Slovakia vs Romania!

Group E comes to a conclusion this evening and it is set to be dramatic, with all four sides on three points ahead of their final match.

A draw would be enough for Slovakia and Romania to both go through to the last-16 - we will see if that’s what they both try and settle for.

We’ll have all the latest updates and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 5pm BST from the Waldstadion in Frankfurt.