Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has been in the thick of the action during Slovakia vs Spain at Euro 2020.
The 32-year-old was selected to start the nation’s final group stage match in .
The game started with Spain dominating the ball as usual.
In the 10th minute of the game, Luis Enrique’s side were awarded a penalty.
Hromada was deemed to have fouled Koke when attempting to clear the ball away.
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It took referee Bjorn Kuipers to watch a replay on the pitchside monitor, but a spot-kick was given.
It was Alvaro Morata who stepped up to take it.
he has been heavily criticised for his wastefulness, and he couldn’t convert on this occasion.
His penalty was actually really well hit, but Magpies stopper Dubravka made a fantastic stop.
Dubravka then denied a fierce drive from Morata from the edge of the box.
On the half-hour mark though, Dubravka went from hero to villain.
Pablo Sarabia crashed an effort off the crossbar and, in an attempt to tip the ball safely over, he palmed it into his own goal.
Commentator Ally McCoist branded it a ‘howler’ on ITV, and it’s hard to argue against that – there was little pressure on him to just touch it over.
The goal came about as a result of an awful pass from ex-Toon youngster L’ubomir Satka.
Spain then made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time through Ayermic Laporte, with Dubravka failing to claim a 50-50 before the ball was crossed in.