Football EM 2021: Robert Lewandowski catches Poland against Spain

Poland can still hope to reach the 16th round of the European Football Championship. The team around world footballer Robert Lewandowski split 1: 1 (0: 1) from Spain in the second group match. Alvaro Morata scored for the hosts (26th minute), Lewandowski equalized (54th). Spaniard Gerard Moreno missed a penalty (59.)

Failing that, Poland would not have had a chance to reach the last 16 of the last group stage. However, there are now two finals in Group E (June 23, 6 p.m.). Team winners Sweden (4 points), Spain (2) with a win over Slovakia (3) will definitely give Poland a chance in the 16th round.

Spain approached the game in a similar way to the opening game against Sweden. However, to avoid another 0-0, coach Luis Enrique set up Gerard Moreno from the start. Villarreal is the second highest scorer in the Spanish league last season. However, he could not see much from the 29-year-old at the start of the game. Spain had more of the ball so there was control of the game, but dangerous degrees were missing again.

However, 26 minutes later, Gerard Moreno’s approval paid off: the Spaniard pulled on the edge of the box and hit the target. Alvaro Morata ran into the alley and headed the ball towards the goal (26). He then happily ran to coach Enrique, who caught up with him after the 0-0 opener defied criticism.

Lewandowski compensates

Poland concentrated on their own penalty area most of the time, but had great chances to equalize at the end of half time. After a cross from Lewandowski, Carol Oviedersky did not put the ball a few meters (35th) towards the goal. Shortly before the break, Wiedersky attacked the post, which Lewandowski reproduced, but was shot by goalkeeper Uni Simon (43.).

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It worked best after the break: Kamil Juviac entered the penalty area, leading Lewandowski to a 1-1 (54th) victory over defender Aymerich Laport.

Spain could soon forget about the equation. According to TV footage, Italian referee Daniel Orzado was fined because Jacob Motor hit Gerrard in the leg. Foul, who converted ten penalties in the league season, kicked himself, but the ball bounced against the post (59th). Morata put the edge next to the goal.

Spain controlled the game for a long time and sometimes owned more than 75 percent. In the final stages, Morata had a better chance again, but lost to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczny (84th) in the six-yard area. So it stayed with a dive.


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