Euro 2020: Marek Hamsik - the man behind the mohawk

Marek Hamsik, Slovakia
(Image credit: PA Images)

There were numerous highs during Wales’ Euro 2016 adventure, but one unsung early feat was shutting out Marek Hamsik. Not that they kept him totally quiet: Slovakia’s talisman nearly scored one of world football’s juiciest goals just three minutes into their opening game. He slalomed past umpteen Welsh defenders, only for Spurs’ Ben Davies to block brilliantly. Spoilsport. 

The alternative outcome soon became apparent when he tore Russia to shreds a few days later in Lille. While his assist for Vladimir Weiss’ first goal was good, Hamsik’s own effort – a tight-angled top-corner torpedo – really was a thing of beauty.

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