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Spain 1-1 Poland: Lewandowski earns Polish point

Spain 🇪🇸 1  Poland 🇵🇱  1 

Seville, Spain | THE INDEPNDENT |  Poland kept themselves in UEFA EURO 2020 contention with a battling draw against Spain, Robert Lewandowski cancelling out Álvaro Morata’s tap-in before Gerard Moreno missed a penalty for the home side in Seville.

Spain had been frustrated by Sweden on Matchday 1 and again struggled to establish any rhythm early on before taking the lead out of the blue in the 25th minute. Moreno cut inside from the right and unleashed a shot that was turned in by Morata, played just onside by Bartosz Bereszyński.

Moreno soon curled a free-kick narrowly wide as Spain sought to press home their advantage but Poland had already shown their threat and might have been back on terms before the break. Karol Świderski volleyed over before Lewandowski’s fierce close-range effort was kept out by Unai Simón.

Nine minutes into the second half, there was no escape for Spain. Kamil Jóźwiak curled in a pinpoint cross from the right and Lewandowski climbed between two defenders to power a header beyond Simón. Polish joy might has been short-lived after Jakub Moder was adjudged to have fouled Moreno inside the area three minutes later, but Moreno fired the resulting penalty against the right-hand post with Morata unable to steer the rebound on target.

Spain tried to push for a winner last night, but Poland dug in and held out for the point that takes their Group E qualification hopes into Matchday 3.



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