The Herald on Sunday

Lewandowsk­i header thwarts Spain


STRIKER Robert Lewandowsk­i got off and running at Euro 2020 as Poland held Spain to retain hopes of reaching the knockouts.

Poland, needing a result to stay in the competitio­n, went a goal down just before half- time when Alvaro Morata had a goal reinstated by VAR having been called offside originally by referee Daniele Orsato.

But Poland’s talismanic forward equalised early in the second half when he thumped home a header.

Poland started the second half brightly, and equalised through Lewandowsk­i in the 54th minute when he headed home a deep cross from Kamil Jozwiak at the back post.

Spain, though, were given a chance to swiftly retake the lead.

Moreno went down in the area following a challenge from Jakub Moder when contact on the Spaniard’s foot looked minimal.

Initially, Italian referee Daniele Orsato had not given a foul, but was advised to review the incident – and he then signalled a penalty.

Moreno hit his spot- kick against the base of Szczesny’s right- hand post, and Morata stabbed the rebound wide.

Substitute Ferran Torres glanced a header off target before Szczesny saved bravely from Morata and the Manchester City man chipped over.

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Poland striker Robert Lewandowsk­i was on target

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