After a disappointing opening game from both teams, Spain continued to play the same way of football against Sweden but with a bit more urgency. In the 10th minute, Dani Olmo’s shot outside the box was saved comfortably by the Polish goalkeeper.
Spain was awarded a goal in the 25th minute after a shot into the box by Gerard Moreno allowed Álvaro Morata to divert the ball into the net, which was initially ruled offside, however, VAR corrected the decision.
Olmo earned a freekick for Spain near the edge of the box but Moreno bent the shot around the post.
Poland could have equalised in the last couple of minutes before halftime after Jordi Alba lost possession to Karol Świderski which led to his shot hitting the post and then the rebound was saved by Unai Simón in the 43rd minute.
The first half ended with Spain leading but Poland came close to equalise.
Robert Lewandowski finally scored his first goal of the tournament when Kamil Jóźwiak’s cross was directed into the goal with a header in the 52nd minute.
However, Moreno earned a penalty after Jakub Moder steps on his foot inside the penalty area. Fortunately for Poland, Moreno hit the post and Morata failed to score the rebound.
Spain came close a couple of more times as Ferran Torres’ free header went wide and Pablo Sarabia chested it down to set up Morata in front of goal. The attempt was bravely stopped by Wojciech Szczęsny.
A massive relief for Poland but more frustration for Spain as the game ended 1-1 meaning any team in Group E can qualify on the final match day.
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