Spain 1-1 Poland: summary, score, goals, highlights | Euro 2020
Spain 1-1 Poland: as it happened
All to play for on the final day! Thanks for joining us this evening, hasta mañana!
And that's the whistle! It ends 1-1, which is a result that will suit Poland much better than Spain. The final fixtures in Group E pit Poland against Sweden, who are now almost guranteed a place in the last 16, and Spain against Slovakia.
And one for Rodri as he throws himself in the way of a potentially tournament-ending Poland break.
Yellow for Lewandowski as the normally unflappable striker does his bit to run the clock down
Spain pushing, Poland sitting back...
Five minutes added!
Poland have a glorious opportunity on the break as Lewandowski feeds Kozlowski but the youngster can't fashion a return ball and Spain clear.
Torres floors Jozwiak and Poland will take their time here...
Karol Linetty comes on for Poland, Moder makes way.
It just won't go in! Morata has a golden chance and Szczesny makes a suicidal save before Ferran hits the follow-up wide!
Spain get into a pickle trying to play it out from the back but Poland are pulled up for a foul.
Pedri! The Barça youngster hits a shot on the spin and Szczesny makes a solid stop.
More tangled feet in the Polish area and Morata almost capitalizes before the visitors hack it clear.
Torres has a chance after a defensive mix-up but the ref had blown for a free kick against Szczesny.
Lewandowski and Frankowski combine on the break but Spain manage to engineer a goal kick from the danger.
Torres! Morata wins the ball back for Spain for the umpteenth time and a fine cross finds the City player, who heads just wide!
Spain send in a free kick, Szczesny sends it back out with an emphatic punch.
Sarabia and Fabían on for Spain, Koke and Moreno off.
Przemyslaw Frankowski replaces Swiderski for Poland.
Morata! Another great combination with Moreno and Szczesny is forced to flick that effort around the post for a corner.
Ferran Torres on for Spain, Dani Olmo off.
What a let-off for Poland... Morata probably should have buried that.
And misses! Off the post! Morata swings a boot at the rebound and it skids wide! Poland heave a sight of relief!
Moreno pulls ranks and steps up to the spot....
Meanwhile, Spain have a penalty shout as Moreno is clattered in the area...
The Bayern striker rise at the far post and beats Simón with a trademark header to get Poland back in the game and back in the Euros!
Some movement on the Spain bench as Koke goes down grimacing. Unrelated though as the Atlético midfielder seems ok to continue.
Poland have retained their shape - a nominal 3-2-4-1 - but will have to find a way to get the ball into Lewandowski's feet more this half.
Spain have only managed one shot on target other than Morata's VAR-reviewed goal despite having almost 80 percent of the ball.
Spain bossing possession as was expected but Poland have shown enough to suggest one goal might not be enough for the hosts. Two efforts on the woodwork and Lewandowski's strike that forced Simón into a decent save.
It's cleared by the Poland defence though and there's the whistle! An entertaining half from both sides and Spain go into the break a goal to the good through Morata.
Corner for Spain.... last kick of the half.
One minute added...
Moreno! Alba delivers an inviting ball and the Villarreal striker hits it first time into the side netting!
Zielinski! Off the post! The Napoli player latches onto a mistake by the Spain back four and rattles the upright before Simón makes a decent save to deny Lewandowski on the follow-up!
But the ref was obviously happy there was no infraction as play continues without the eye in the sky getting involved.
That might yet come back for a VAR check as Bereszynski appears to handle in the area...
Swiderski! The PAOK striker gets in front of his marker to meet Lewandowski's cross and clips an effort high from close range. Poland's best chance of the game so far.
Moreno! A decent effort as he wraps his foot around the ball and sends it around the wall and just wide of the post!
Free kick to Spain right on the edge of the area as Olmo picks up a dummy and is floored.
It has to be said that the Moreno-Morata partnership has looked good this evening. Spain playing almost a 4-4-2... who'd have thunk it?
It's given! The ref consults VAR and says goal! The look of relief on Morata's face is palpable as the Juve striker finally gets off the mark at the Euros!
Morata has the ball in the net after more sterling work from Moreno but the flag is up!
Spain are applying the pressure now but as is so often the way, the final ball is failing to cause Poland any serious difficulty.
Corner for Spain as Jozwiak nods a ball aimed at Alba behind. It's poor though and straight into the paws of Szczesny.
Morata! The forward turns to latch onto a loose ball in the area and tries a chip but the defence head clear.
Moreno swings a boot at a ball across goal and it hits Puchacz plum in the face for a Spain corner. The Villarreal forward is causing a lot of problems in his role as a makeshift winger at the moment.
Excellent cover from Jordi Alba as Poland threaten to break. The Barça defender read that and used his pace to get back and knock the ball to Simón.
Poland are packing their half now as Spain revert to the death by a thousand passes approach...
Pau Torres decides to try his luck from a long way out after more good work from Moreno on the right but his shot bobs wide of the post.
Olmo! The winger cuts in onto his right foot and hits a shot at Szczesny but that wasn't going to trouble the Juventus stopper from there.
Llorente and Moreno combine on the right and it's a decent cross in the from the Atleti player but Poland hook it clear.
Klich! The Leeds midfielder fancies catching Simón out from distance and that shaved the bar on its way over!
Very fluid lines from Poland, switching from four at the back to three depending on where the ball is. That gives them a five-man midfield when in possession to try and keep Spain from bossing the middle of the park.
Half-hearted penalty shout from Poland as Lewandowski goes down in the area... the ref rightly waves it away.
We're off! Poland get the ball rolling in Seville!
Here we go with the anthems!
Fans are starting to file into La Cartuja now and it's a nice evening for a spot of football in Seville.
For a blow by blow account of that game, look no further.
If you're just tuning in to today's Euro 2020 action, Germany and Portugal have played out a six-goal thriller with the hosts winning 4-2 after Cristiano Ronaldo had out the reigning champions ahead early on. All of which leaves the group of death looking like this going into the final round of matches...
Poland starting XI confirmed
No real surprises from Sousa, who leans on experience in the form of Lewandowski, Zielinski, Glik, Klich, Bereszynski et al. Poland's goalscorer against Slovakia, Torino's Karol Linetty, has to make do with a place on the bench though.
Spain starting XI confirmed
Moreno and Morata will start together as Luis Enrique seeks more firepower up front, with Ferran making way for the switch. Dani Olmo will provide support from the wing with Rodri, Koke and Pedri in midfield.
Poland's main threat is of course Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. However, Paulo Sousa has failed to find a formula to get the best out of the prolific forward, who hasn't found the net since a brace against Andorra back in March.
Two of Spain's last three games have ended 0-0, against Sweden and Portugal, with a 4-0 win against Lithuania between the sans goal sandwich chalked up by the under-21s.
The Spain boss may decide to spring a surprise of course with a false nine or something similar. Spain pretty much invented the strikerless system and there are plenty of options for Luis Enrique, from Dani Olmo to Mikel Oyarzabal to in-form Ferran Torres.
There is also the option of starting Gerard Moreno and hoofing the ball up to the target man but we suspect the Spain boss will save that for the second half if required.
That really is Spain's major problem at the moment. Luis Enrique has plenty of flair in the side and the midfield routinely boss possession, but La Roja lack a goalscorer to strike fear into opponents at international level.
Morata's strike rate isn't actually that bad - 19 in 41 caps for the Juve forward. The issue is that if Morata doesn't find the net, there isn't really anyone to step up. There are only 35 goals beyond Morata in the current Spain squad. Eight of those are Jordi Alba's.
As noted by Will Allen during the Sweden game, Álvaro Morata missed a glorious chance in another performance that will have had Spain fans going misty-eyed at memories of David Villa. Luis Enrique's undisputed starting striker has been under the microscope of late for his country and he could do with taking any chances that come his way this evening.
Both sides could do with a win here this evening. Spain dominated the game against Sweden in their opener but couldn't find a way through and Janne Andersson's side now top the group after beating Slovakia on Friday.
Poland lost their opener against the second-placed side and will be all but out of the Euros if they lose in Seville. Spain are still in the running for a spot in the last 16 but anything other than a win will make life very complicated for Luis Enrique.
Spain vs Poland: welcome
Hello and welcome to AS English's live coverage of the Euro 2020 Group E match between Spain and Poland from La Cartuja in Seville. Kick-off is at 21:00 CEST.
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