Lewandowski leads Poland to draw with Spain
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.
⏰ RESULT ⏰— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 19, 2021
🇪🇸🆚🇵🇱 Spain and Poland share the points in Seville
⚽️ Morata scores his 20th goal for La Roja
👏 Lewandowski heads Poland level
🚫 Gerard Moreno hits post with penalty
Fair result? 🤔#EURO2020
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.
🇪🇸 Spain full-back Jordi Alba takes home the Star of the Match award 🌟👏@Heineken | #EUROSOTM | #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/NLhMd9V4XG— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 19, 2021
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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