Robert Lewandowski header cancels out Morata's goal as Poland hold Spain to keep alive their hopes to reach knock out stages at Euro 2020
Robert Lewandowski was on the score sheet for the first time at Euro 2020 as Poland denied Spain a win to boost their chances of reaching the last 16.
Poland knew that a loss would mean they would be eliminated from Group E, but they fell behind near the end of the first half when VAR awarded Alvaro Morata's close-range strike after it had been previously ruled out for offside.
However, Lewandowski, who failed to make an impression in Poland's opening-game loss to Slovakia, equalised with a header early in the second half.
Soon after, Spain had a penalty awarded after referee Daniele Orsato had checked a challenge on Gerard Moreno on the pitchside monitor, but Moreno could not convert the penalty with the ball coming off the post before Morata blasted the follow-up wide.
As Spain pushed for a winner in the dying moments, Manchester City forward Ferran Torres headed wide, while Alvaro Morata was stopped from close range by Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny late on.
However, their performance was too frequently predictable and lacklustre, and the result means that the three-time European champions are still without a win at Euro 2020, having been held to a goalless draw by Sweden in their opener.
Spain is in third place in Group E with two points, Slovakia in second place with three points and Sweden in first place with four.
On Wednesday evening, Luis Enrique's team will face Slovakia in their last group encounter, while Poland will face Sweden at the same time.
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