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Lewandowski leads Poland to draw with Spain

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Spain were again haunted by their inability to finish off chances as they drew 1-1 with Poland on Saturday after missing a second-half penalty to leave their hopes of making the Euro 2020 knockouts hanging in the balance.

Alvaro Morata gave Spain the lead in the 25th minute but Poland, who had hit the woodwork twice in the first half, deservedly drew level with a towering header from Robert Lewandowski in the 54th.

Spain were given a penalty soon after but Gerard Moreno blasted his shot against the post and Morata scuffed the rebound wide, leaving Luis Enrique’s side cursing their profligacy just as in their goalless opening draw with Sweden.

Saturday’s draw left Spain third in Group E with two points and needing a win against Slovakia on Wednesday to guarantee their place in the next round. Poland are bottom with one point but still have a chance of going through to the last 16.

The two-time Euro winners, Spain, enjoyed a dominating display in their opener but they had to share the spoils with Sweden after a 0-0 draw. Spain will aim to get three points in their bag ahead of their meeting against group leaders Slovakia.

On the other hand, the Robert Lewandowski-led side were humbled 2-1 by Slovakia on Monday. A defeat at the hands of La Roja will end all lingering hopes of making it to the knockout stage of the tournament.

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