UEFA Euro 2020, Spain held by Poland: Records broken
Spain played out a second successive draw at the European Championships. The 2008 and 2012 champions were held 1-1 by Poland in their Group E clash in Seville. Alvaro Morata gave Spain the lead in the first half but Robert Lewandowski equalized for the visitors in the 54th minute. Spain couldn't find a breakthrough and have a lot to do in their final game.
Spain started the game well and Morata gave them the lead in the 25th minute with a close-range finish. Poland almost found the equalizer before half-time but Karol Swiderski's shot rattled the post. Moments later, Gerard Moreno spurned a chance. Lewandowski scored with a header in the second half as minutes later Spain were awarded a penalty. However, Moreno missed the same.
As per Opta, Lewandowski is the first Poland player to score in three different editions of the European Championships (2020, 2016, 2012). He is the second player alongside Cristiano Ronaldo to score at the last three Euros. The veteran Bayern Munich striker scored his 67th international goal for Poland in all competitions. Lewandowski has now scored 32 goals for club and country in 2021.
Spain striker Morata netted his 20th goal for his nation. As per Opta, Juventus striker Morata has scored four of Spain's last five goals at the European Championship finals. Notably, only Fernando Torres (five) has ever scored more goals in the competition for Spain. Morata is Spain's top scorer since the start of the Euro 2016 Championship.
As per Opta, Poland's Kacper Kozlowski (17 years and 246 days) has become the youngest ever player to make an appearance at the European Championships, overtaking Jude Bellingham's record (17y 349d) set for England six days ago.