Poland and Slovakia are set to kick-off their Euro 2020 charge at the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg on Monday afternoon (5pm). (Image: Johannes Simon – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
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Bundesliga record-breaker Robert Lewandowski looks to continue his rich vein of goalscoring form with Slovakia in his sights as Poland get their Euro 2020 campaign underway in St Petersburg.
The 32-year-old is just one goal away from moving level with ex-Borussia Dortmund stalwart Jakub Błaszczykowski as the all-time European Championship goalscorer for the Poles.
Five years on from their best performance in the competition, Lewandowski and Poland are ready and willing to get their tournament off to a winning start.
Despite Jerzy Brzęczek helping the Poland national team to the top of Group G in qualification, with Lewandowski as their top scorer, he was replaced at the turn of the year by former QPR, Swansea City and Leicester City manager Paulo Sousa.
Among those in the Portuguese tactician's 26-man squad is West Ham shot-stopper Łukasz Fabiański, Jan Bednarek, Barnsley's Michał Helik, Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich and Napoli talisman Arkadiusz Milik.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski will lead the Poland charge at Euro 2020.
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Slovakia's most-capped player and all-time top goalscorer is Marek Hamsik and he will lead his country out at these championships for only the second time in their history.
The 36th-world ranked side fell just a point short of direct qualification for the tournament as Wales edged over the line in the penultimate game, while Slovakia fell to a 3-1 defeat against Croatia.
As a result, they needed to overcome the Republic of Ireland on penalties, before requiring extra-time to defeat Ian Barraclough's Northern Ireland in the UEFA Nations League play-offs to book their place in the tournament.
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Slovakia advanced into the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 as they were the best third-ranked team after they finished two points behind Wales in Group B.
Their adventure came to an end there, though, after they were dispatched by Joachim Lowe's Germany as Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler got themselves on the scoresheet in a 3-0 win.
Štefan Tarkovič takes charge of his first competition for the Slovakians after he formed part of their coaching staff under Jan Kozak's side in 2016. He has called upon the likes of Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka and former Rangers loanee Vladimir Weiss to his 26-man squad as they go on to face Sweden and Spain at the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg, Russia, and the Estadio de La Cartuja respectively.
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Slovakia are captained by veteran playmaker Marek Hamsik.
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The last meeting between the two countries came eight years ago – where the Slovakians ran out 2-0 winners in a friendly hosted at Warsaw's National Stadium.
Poland won the other friendly in May 2012 as former Nottingham Forest defender Damien Perquis grabbed the only goal on that night.
Back-to-back winners in 2008 and 2012, Spain, face Sweden in Seville as they look to improve upon their first-round exit five years ago.
What time is Poland vs Slovakia?
Poland vs Slovakia kicks-off at 5pm on Monday, June 14.
What TV channel is Poland vs Slovakia on?
The game will be shown on ITV, with coverage starting from 4.30pm.
Fans can also tune in via the ITV Hub, which is hosted on the broadcaster's website.