Mykhailo Mudryk's Ukraine fought back to secure a crucial 2-1 win over Slovakia in Group E of Euro 2024 and remain in the hunt for the knockout stages.

Forward Roman Yaremchuk struck late to give Ukraine their first points of the finals after they had trailed by a goal at half-time, with winger Mudryk giving a typically energetic performance as his side turned things around in dramatic fashion.

Ukraine coach Serhiy Rebrov made four changes from the side that lost 3-0 to Romania in their opening game, but Mudryk retained his place on the left flank.

But despite the Blues No.10 making a bright start to the contest it was Slovakia who broke the deadlock in the 17th minute.

Lukas Haraslin's cross was perfectly met Ivan Schranz's downward header at the back post, to give Mudryk and his teammates work to do.

Full-back Oleksandr Tymchyk nearly levelled on the half hour mark, but Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka managed to save onto the post.

Mudryk was again lively throughout and also went close before the break, getting in behind the opposition defence only to be denied by Dubravka.

And the Blues star would play a part in the crucial Ukrainian equaliser eight minutes after the break, charging through midfield to set up an attack that eventually saw Mykola Shaparenko coolly find the net.

Mudryk went close again late on, firing against the post from a narrow angle after a rapid breakaway.

But Ukraine would eventually complete their comeback. Substitute Yaremchuk perfectly controlled a long ball between two Slovakian defenders to produce an outstanding finish with only ten minutes to play.

Mudryk was then withdrawn by Rebrov, replaced by Genoa's Ruslan Malinovskyi, before his team held out to secure a vital victory.

The win leaves Ukraine in second place in Group E, level on three points with the Slovakians but ahead on head-to-head record. Romania remain in first place and meet Romelu Lukaku's Belgium on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Ian Maatsen's Netherlands closed in on qualification from Group D after a 0-0 stalemate with France in Leipzig.

The full-back remained on the bench for the second game in succession, as the Dutch moved onto four points following their win over Poland on matchday one.

Netherlands next face Austria on Tuesday (25 June, 5pm UK time) in their final group game where a draw would guarantee a place in the last 16.

Meanwhile, away from the Euros across the Atlantic, holders Argentina got the Copa America under way with a 2-0 win over Canada in the early hours of this morning, thanks to second-half goals by Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez.

Enzo Fernandez was an unused substitute after recovering from injury in time to be named in their squad and will hope to be involved when they are next in action, against Chile at 2am (UK time) on Wednesday 26 June.