Once again dominating but lacking in realism in Seville, Spain was held in check by Poland (1-1). Robert Lewandowski responded to Alvaro Morata’s opener as Gerard Moreno missed a penalty. Everything remains to be played in this group F for La Roja and Białe Orły.
Looking for a victory. This Saturday evening, the poster for this Euro 2020 pitted Spain against Poland, eliminated in case of defeat, at the Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville, in front of 18,000 spectators. Two nations having disappointed on the first day in this group E, La Roja could not do better than a sad draw against Sweden (0-0) and Białe Orły having been surprised by Slovakia (1-2 ). For this part, Luis Enrique renewed his 4-3-3 with only one change in the starting XI, Torres giving way to Moreno on the right side. Paulo Sousa, deprived of Krychowiak (suspended), aligned him a 3-4-2-1 (or 5-3-2) with Moder and Klich in the middle or even the inevitable Lewandowski in tip.
At the start of the game where each team showed the will to move forward, Klich, served by Lewandowski, lit the first fuse in this part, but his heavy strike failed on the top of the crossbar of Simon (5th) . While the locals clearly had the game in hand and laid siege to the Polish area, Morata opened the scoring. On a sublime pass from Moreno, the Juve striker, first signaled offside by the assistant referee, passed a too passive Bereszyński and deceived Szczęsny at close range to give the advantage to Roja, after intervention of the VAR (1-0, 25th).
Lewandowski responds to Morata
Poland was waiting to see a free kick from Moreno, again him, shave the right amount of the former Arsenal goalkeeper (34th) to react. But on a service from “Lewy”, Świderski missed the frame at the near post at close range (35 ‘). The Biało-Czerwoni then passed very close to the equalizer, but Świderski, after a nice number entering the box, found Simon’s right post while Lewandowski, in fox, stumbled on the goalkeeper of Athletic Bilbao , solid (42nd).
Upon returning from the locker room, Paulo Sousa’s men returned with better intentions. They reconciled somewhat with the leather, also imposing a semblance of more intense pressing high enough up the field while placing their block accordingly. And the Poles were rewarded thanks to Lewandowski, who, served by Świderski, got the better of Laporte in the air to send a helmet shot into Simon’s small net (1-1, 54th), scoring his 68th goal in the process. selection and confirming his status as top scorer in the history of the country.
In the process, alerted by his assistants in the bus, Daniele Orsato pointed to the penalty spot after checking the images for an uncontrolled sole of Moder on Moreno, on an innocuous action. The Villarreal striker himself took charge of transforming the sentence but his attempt was rejected by the right post of Szczęsny, who started on the right side (58 ‘). Back to square one for Spain, which encountered a block again low and well in place operating against. However, apart from a target strike from Rodri (81st) and a perfect exit from the Polish goalkeeper in the feet of Morata (84th), the score did not budge in this meeting (1-1 final score). Spain confirm their shy face displayed in the opener against Sweden as Poland take their first point in this tournament. In the standings, each team in this group E dominated by Sweden can still validate their ticket for the round of 16 of this Euro 2020.
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