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.