Poland kept themselves in UEFA EURO 2020 contention with a battling 1-1 draw against Spain in Seville on Saturday.
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. Gerad Moreno cut inside from the right and unleashed a shot that was turned in by Alvaro Morata. The close-range finished was initially ruled out for offside but was eventually given by the video assistant referee (VAR).
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 Robert Lewandowski’s fierce close-range effort was kept out by Unai Simón.
But Lewandowski, who had struggled to make an impact in Poland’s opening-game defeat to Slovakia, equalised nine minutes into the second half when he thumped home a header from a Kamil Jóźwiak cross.
Spain had the chance to retake the lead soon after with a penalty, awarded by referee Daniele Orsato after he had checked a challenge by Jakub Moder on Gerard Moreno on the pitchside monitor, but Moreno compounded to slam his effort against the post before Morata sent the follow-up wide.
Manchester City forward, Ferran Torres headed wide as Spain pushed in the closing stages, while Morata was denied from point-blank range by Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny late on.
Spain are third in Group E with two points, with Slovakia second on three and Sweden top with four. Luis Enrique’s side play Slovakia in their final group game on Wednesday (17:00 BST) while Poland take on Sweden at the same time.
Additional reporting from BBC and UEFA.com