Spain v Poland, 19 June 2021

Score1-1
RefereeDaniele Orsato
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group E
VenueEstadio La Cartuja, Seville
Attendance11,742
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA) and Fabiano Preti (ITA) Fourth official: Stéphanie Frappart (FRA) Video Assistant Referee: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA) This was match no. 22 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. The only previous competitive meetings (non-friendly) came in qualifying for the inaugural UEFA European Championship in 1960. Spain won the two-legged 1st round tie in 1959 by an aggregate of 7-2. The great Alfredo Di Stéfano scored three of the goals.

1  Spain

Manager: Luis Enrique

1  Poland

Manager: Paulo Sousa

Goals:

Álvaro Morata 25 G

Goals:

Robert Lewandowski 54 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Unai Simón
Defender Aymeric Laporte
Defender Pau Torres
Defender/Midfielder Jordi Alba (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Marcos Llorente
Midfielder Koke
Midfielder Pedri
Midfielder Rodri
Midfielder/Forward Dani Olmo
Forward Álvaro Morata

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny
Defender Jan Bednarek
Defender Kamil Glik
Defender/Midfielder Bartosz Bereszyński
Defender/Midfielder Jakub Moder
Midfielder Mateusz Klich
Midfielder/Forward Kamil Jóźwiak
Midfielder/Forward Karol Swiderski
Midfielder/Forward Piotr Zieliński
Forward Robert Lewandowski (captain)

Substitutions:

Ferran Torres for Dani Olmo 61
Fabián Ruiz for Gerard Moreno 68
Pablo Sarabia for Koke 68
Mikel Oyarzabal for Álvaro Morata 87

Substitutions:

Kacper Kozłowski for Mateusz Klich 55
Przemysław Frankowski for Karol Swiderski 68
Pawel Dawidowicz for Jan Bednarek 85
Karol Linetty for Jakub Moder 85

Cards:

Pau Torres 81 Y
Rodri 90 Y

Cards:

Mateusz Klich 36 Y
Jakub Moder 57 Y
Kamil Jóźwiak 59 Y
Robert Lewandowski 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Goalkeeper Robert Sánchez
Defender Eric García
Defender José Gayà
Defender Diego Llorente
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Midfielder Fabián Ruiz
Midfielder Pablo Sarabia
Midfielder Thiago Alcántara
Midfielder/Forward Ferran Torres
Midfielder/Forward Mikel Oyarzabal
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański
Goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski
Defender Michał Helik
Defender Tomasz Kędziora
Defender/Midfielder Przemysław Placheta
Defender/Midfielder Maciej Rybus
Midfielder Pawel Dawidowicz
Midfielder Kacper Kozłowski
Midfielder Karol Linetty
Forward Dawid Kownacki
Forward Jakub Swierczok

Comments:

Spain had now failed to win either of their opening two games of a UEFA European Championship finals for the first time since 1996. Álvaro Morata had now scored four of Spain's last five goals at UEFA European Championship finals. This was the 50th game that Spain had played in Seville (won 39, lost four). Alvaro Morata's goal was initially disallowed for offside but the decision was subsequently overturned following a VAR review. Spain were awarded a penalty after 57 minutes for a foul following a VAR review. Gerard Moreno missed the spot-kick.

Comments:

Poland avoided losing their opening two games at a UEFA European Championship finals for the first time. Robert Lewandowski became the first player to score at three UEFA European Championship finals for Poland; also 2012 and 2016. Aged 17 years and 246 days, Kacper Kozlowski became the youngest-ever player to appear at the UEFA European Championship finals. England’s Jude Bellingham had held the record for six days (17 years and 349 days).