The Euro 2021 tournament is in its first full weekend of tripleheaders with another three matches on Sunday to follow Saturday's tripleheader.
Sunday will see the debut of Group C and Group D, featuring the likes of powers like Croatia, England and the Netherlands. The latter two will be playing in front of their home crowds.
Euro 2021 games today
Here's the full schedule of Euro 2021 games today and tomorrow, followed by a short rundown of the previous day's matches.
Monday, June 14
|Scotland vs. Czech Republic||9 am ET||ESPN||fuboTV , ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Poland vs. Slovakia||12 pm ET||ESPN||fuboTV , ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Spain vs. Sweden||3 pm ET||ESPN||fuboTV , ESPN app, PrendeTV|
Tuesday, June 15
|Hungary vs. Portugal||12 pm ET||ESPN||fuboTV, ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|France vs. Germany||3 pm ET||ESPN, Univision, TUDN||fuboTV, ESPN app, TUDN.tv|
The ABC and ESPN networks have English-language coverage of the tournament with half-hour pregame shows. In addition to daily studio programming and simulcasts of the semis and final, ESPN+ will carry a multi-feed second-screen experience for every game (aerial cam and two team cams).
Univision is providing Spanish-language coverage of the tournament via its free streaming platform PrendeTV (40 matches) and Univision and TUDN linear channels (11 matches).
You can watch all the ABC and ESPN coverage on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) .
Poland vs. Slovakia preview
How far can Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski carry Poland? The 2020 world Player of the Year is coming off a record-setting season with the German club, but he’s a forward who depends on service and Poland does not always provide it to him.
Luckily for Lewandowski that the first game is against Slovakia, a national team on the decline. The Slovaks are punchless in the attack and their best hope to be competitive in any of their Group E matchups is to play airtight defense and pray that a scoring chance somehow falls to them.
The other three teams in Group E will see the Slovakia matchup as a must-win three points to have any shot of advancing from the group. Poland is no different. The Polish team’s advantage is that it can pepper Slovakia with crosses and know that one of the best finishers in the world will be parked in the box, ready to feast.
Odds & Prediction (Odds courtesy of DraftKings):
Poland Over 1.5 goals: -104
Prediction: Poland 3, Slovakia 0
Spain vs. Sweden preview
Other teams are getting all the buzz, but few are talking about Spain as a favorite for Euro 2021. The Spaniards will get their chance to throw their name in the hat with a convincing performance against a Sweden side that should give them a game even without the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Now that the COVID-19 scare has passed Spain without further spread beyond the two lone positive tests — Diego Llorente has since rejoined the team, though Sergio Busquets has not been cleared — Luis Enrique’s side can look forward to their Group E opener on home soil. Spain is expected to use the Sevilla heat to its advantage and wear down Sweden into submission by making them defend and chase.
With questions still lingering about Enrique’s final squad selection (no Real Madrid players, including Sergio Ramos) and doubts about the team’s forwards, Spain will be carrying a chip on its shoulder in this one. Even though the underrated Swedes have played Spain close in recent meetings, the loss of star winger Dejan Kulusevski (COVID-19) will be too much to overcome to reasonably hope to claim a major scalp.
Odds & Prediction (Odds courtesy of DraftKings):
Spain -1.25 Asian Handicap: -117
Prediction: Spain 2, Sweden 0
Sunday's Euro 2021 results
Netherlands 3, Ukraine 2
The Netherlands coughed up a 2-0 lead, only to get it back with a goal five minutes from time to dash Ukraine's comeback hopes, 3-2, in the most entertaining match thus far at Euro 2021.
After a scoreless first half, the Netherlands jumped out to a 2-0 lead in just 15 minutes with Georgino Wijnaldum and forward Wout Weghorst bagging the goals.
The Dutch were cruising before inexplicably conceding two Ukraine goals in a span of five minutes. A beautiful curling shot by Andriy Yarmolenko cut the deficit and a Roman Yaremchuk set-piece header equalized with just 11 minutes left in the match.
But Netherlands wingback Denzel Dumfries spared the blushes for the Oranje, who were playing at home in Amsterdam. He streaked across the box to nod home a ball that beat the 'keeper for the Dutch win.
England 1, Croatia 0
England are off to a good start to their Euro 2021 campaign with their first-ever opening match win at the European Championships, a 1-0 win over Croatia. The victory came on their home field of Wembley Stadium in London.
Surprise starter Raheem Sterling got the winning goal in the 57th minute, making a darting run and finishing off a through ball from midfielder Kalvin Phillips. The goal was just reward for an England side that was the better team on the day, although it was a largely lethargic performance outside of occasional attacking bursts.
Croatia was well-organized, but the visitors lacked a creative spark and never looked to threaten England with any speed or combinations in behind.
Austria 3, North Macedonia 1
Austria head coach Franco Foda nailed the substitutions in the second half and the Austrians pulled off their first win in a major tournament since the 1990 World Cup, beating North Macedonia 3-1 in the Group C opener.
Marco Arnautovic and Michael Gregoritsch entered the match together on the hour mark and both would go on to score inside the final 12 minutes. Gregoritsch met a stunning David Alaba cross in the box for the 2-1 lead and Arnautovic sealed the result when he capitalized on a bad touch by a defender, rounded the 'keeper and scored.
Austria had opened the scoring on a spectacular 18th-minute goal by right wingback Stefan Lainer, who connected on a rope of a ball from the opposite wing by left wingback Marcel Sabitzer. But just 10 minutes later, North Macedonia veteran Goran Pandev pounced on a defensive mix-up in the Austria box and he touched the ball into an open net for the 1-1 equalizer. The match seemed destined for a stalemate before the introduction of Arnautovic and Gregoritsch decided it late for a talented Austrian side.
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