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Euro 2020: Lewandowski header denies Spain win as Germany beat Portugal in six-goal thriller

Euro 2020: Lewandowski header denies Spain win as Germany beat Portugal in six-goal thriller
June 19
22:16 2021

Robert Lewandowski scored a second half equaliser as Poland held Spain to a 1-1 draw on Saturday in their Euro 2020 encounter in Seville.

Luis Enrique’s side took the lead 26 minutes after Alvaro Morata, Juventus striker, poked in Gerard Moreno’s scuffed shot, and the strike was awarded following a check by VAR.

Both sides created chances in quick succession but none was taken as Spain went into the break ahead by a lone goal.

Lewandowski would then equalise for Poland nine minutes after the restart of the second half with a clinical header.

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The Bayern Munich striker climbed highest and found the bottom corner for his first goal of the tournament and a 1-1 scoreline.

A penalty was awarded by VAR for a soft touch on Moreno, and the forward saw his kick hit the post while Morata could not convert the rebound, much to the relief of Poland.

Spain enjoyed 76% possession and should have won late on but Ferran Torres could only find the top of the net as Poland earned a point with a strong rearguard action despite the onslaught.

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Earlier in the day, Germany scored twice in each half to earn a 4-2 comeback victory over Portugal, defending European champions, in their encounter at Allianz Arena in Munich.

Cristiano Ronaldo had given Portugal the lead with his third goal of the tournament but Joachim Low’s side recovered to put four goals past the Selecao — including two own goals — to claim their first win of the tournament.

In a classic and entertaining encounter, own goals from Ruben Dias and Rafael Guerreiro in five first-half minutes turned the game on its head as Germany put on a relentless performance.

Kai Havertz scored the third on 51 minutes while Robin Gosens, who put on a man-of-the-match performance, scored the fourth on the hour mark.

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Diogo Jota’s goal gave Portugal a lifeline but they could not salvage the match further as Germany blew Group F wide open.

France, who were held by Hungary 1-1 in an earlier encounter, top the group ahead of Germany and Portugal on three points each.

Hungary are in last place with one point. Any of the four nations can still qualify in the final match of the group.

Portugal will face France in a repeat of Euro 2016 final, while Germany play Hungary in Munich, both games taking place on Wednesday.

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RESULTS

  • Hungary 1-1 France
  • Portugal 2-4 Germany
  • Spain 1-1 Poland

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