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UEFA Euro 2020, Spain vs Poland: Lewandowski, Morata score in 1-1 draw

UEFA Euro 2020, Spain vs Poland: Morata gave Spain a 1-0 lead in the first half but Lewandowski cancelled it out early in the 2nd half.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 20, 2021 2:33:34 am
UEFA Euro 2020, Spain vs Poland: The match was held in Seville.

UEFA Euro 2020, Spain vs Poland: Luis Enrique’s Spain, looking to register their first win of the tournament on Saturday when they took on Paulo Sousa’s Poland at the Estadio Olimpico in Seville in a Group E match, took a 1-0 lead through Alvaro Morata. Robert Lewandowski struck back for Poland in the 54th minute to draw the teams level at 1-1. With this result, Spain remain at 3rd with 2 points and Poland stay alive in the campaign at bottom of Group E with 1 point.

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.

Spain XI: Unai Simón; Marcos Llorente, Laporte, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba; Koke, Rodri, Pedri; Gerard Moreno, Morata, Dani Olmo

Poland XI: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek; Jozwiak, Moder, Zielinski, Klich, Puchacz; Lewandowski, Swiderski.

Live Blog
02:27 (IST)20 Jun 2021
Full Time - Spain 1-1 Poland

Final whistle! 1-1 it ends. Spain, 3rd in the group, and Poland, 4th in the group, are both continuing their nervy campaigns. Both will need to get something from their final group games if they are to reach the round of sixteen at Euro 2020 but for now both survive in the competition. Robert Lewandowski's header was enough to give his side a vital point in Seville.

02:18 (IST)20 Jun 2021
Spain 1-1 Poland, minutes left

Spain miss a penalty after VAR aVARds them another lifeline. Gerard Moreno hits the woodwork from the penalty spot, and Álvaro Morata turns the rebound wide. Minutes left in the match. Will we have a winner?

01:48 (IST)20 Jun 2021
54' - Lewandowski draws Poland level

Poland start better in the 2nd half than in the first and it's their talisman who bring them the equaliser in the 54th minute. Lewandowski powers in a header inside the goal and we are level 1-1.

01:17 (IST)20 Jun 2021
Half Time: Spain 1-0 Poland

Spain are in the ascendency after Alvaro Morata's 25th minute opener.

01:01 (IST)20 Jun 2021
Morata scores, Spain lead 1-0

Morata scores Spain's first goal of the tournament. Initially disallowed for offiside, VAR awards the goal to Spain. Spain's pass-heavy approach finally ends in one goal. Can Poland save their campaign? 15 minutes left in the first half.

00:41 (IST)20 Jun 2021
10' - Spain threaten

Klich threatens with an early long ranger that ruffles the top of Spain's net in the 6th minute. Llorente makes another foray into the Polish box before it is smuggled away again. Klich with a few vital interceptions in a few nervy moments for Poland. Olmo gets the first shot on target in the 10th minute, but it's Spain with the lion's share of possession still.

00:33 (IST)20 Jun 2021
Spain make positive start

Kickoff: Spain make their first foray into the box in the first minute as both teams make a couple of changes in their XI. Both need a win desperately to continue their campaign. Moreno wriggles away the Polish defenders through the right flank a few times, Morata looking for the space in the centre of attack.

00:19 (IST)20 Jun 2021
Playing XIs

#ESP XI: Unai Simón; Marcos Llorente, Laporte, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba; Koke, Rodri, Pedri; Gerard Moreno, Morata, Dani Olmo.

#POL XI: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek; Jozwiak, Moder, Zielinski, Klich, Puchacz; Lewandowski, Swiderski. 

00:12 (IST)20 Jun 2021
Goals everywhere

If the last match was anything to go by, we are set for a high scorer today. Gerard Moreno scored 30 goals in all competitions last season. Robert Lewandowski scored 48 goals in all competitions last season.

23:54 (IST)19 Jun 2021
Spain vs Poland

Half an hour to Spain vs Poland, the last of the second group matches in Euro 2020. The team which loses today will be bottom of the group, effectively being knocked out of the competition. Can Lewandowski find his scoring boot tonight or can Spain find their feet?

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