Vladimir Weiss and Marek Hamsik each scored a goal to help Slovakia beat Russia 2-1 in Euro 2016 Group B here on Wednesday.
Weiss broke the deadlock for Slovakia in the 32nd minute from a long pass of Hamsik, who himself scored in the last minute of the first half.
“Perhaps we are now opening the gates to the last 16, we’ll see. I’m very proud I managed to score such a goal,” Hamsik said. “I’m sure the England game (on next Monday) will be tougher than the first two.”
Substitute Denis Glushakov pulled one back for Russia in the 80th minute.
“Unfortunately we lost our concentration in first half injury time. It was a very big mistake, of course,” said Russia coach Leonid Slutski.
Slovakia, which is making EURO debut in France, went down to Wales 2-1 last Saturday.
Russia, which drew 1-1 with England, will have to beat Wales to keep alive their chances of qualifying for the knockout stage.