Spain was halted for the second time at Euro 2020 when Poland came from behind to earn a point in Group E.
Alvaro Morata’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Robert Lewandowski in the second half, but Gerard Moreno missed a great chance to win the game for Spain with a penalty kick.
With two points from as many games, La Roja is now third in the group, while Poland is at the bottom with a single point.
Despite having the majority of possession, Luis Enrique’s team struggled to exert their control in the contest.
Two points in two games.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 19, 2021
Underwhelming start for Spain 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/2N2iklHg2E
Despite the fact that Spain is still unblemished, they still have a lot of work to do before the last round of group matches. They will play Slovakia for a chance to win their first match of the competition, while Poland will face Sweden for a place in the last 16. If La Roja is to go to the next round, they must improve their performance. Let’s take a look at the player ratings from tonight’s game, shall we?
Unai Simon has a score of 6/10.
Although he couldn’t have done anything about Lewandowski’s goal, Spain’s goalkeeper was active. He made one good block in the first half.
7/10 Marcos Llorente
Llorente was crucial to the ball’s development, laying 92 accurate passes and creating one chance in the process.
7/10 Aymeric Laporte
He was beaten in the air by Lewandowski for Poland’s equalizer, but his 93 percent passing success left an impression.
Torres, Pau – 7/10
Torres put in a strong defensive performance, making several good blocks and reading the game wonderfully, jumping into four clearances.
7.5/10 for Jordi Alba
The veteran Spain full-back sent a slew of great crosses into the box and also pushed his weight around in defense, clearing three balls.
Rodri gets a 7 out of 10 for his performance.
In midfield, he kept things moving and was a force in the air, winning four defensive aerial duels.
Pedri gets a 6.5/10.
Pedri, a pass machine, completed 92 percent of his passes and even generated one chance, but nothing amazing happened.
Moreno, Gerard - 6/10
He was promoted to the starting lineup and assisted on Morata's goal. After hammering his penalty against the upright, Moreno wasted a chance to score himself. If Moreno had buried it, Spain would have won the match.
6/10 Alvaro Morata
Morata had an exciting night, scoring the game's first goal for Spain but then missing a few of chances later in the game.
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4 - Álvaro Morata has scored four of Spain's last five goals at European Championship finals; indeed, only Fernando Torres (five) has ever scored more goals in the competition for the nation. Crucial. #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/MAWNM6DUUf— OptaJose (@OptaJose) June 19, 2021
6/10 Dani Olmo
His probing runs from the flanks caused a lot of concern for Poland, but they never resulted in a straight goal.
Ferran Torres has a score of 6/10.
He struggled to get involved as the game progressed, and one of his shots went off target.
6/10 Fabian Ruiz
Ruiz made a good connection with Alba down the sides after replacing Moreno, and he also laid a good cross.
N/A - Mikel Oyarzabal
Real Sociedad's star player only came on for the final eight minutes of the game, and he only had two touches on the ball.
Pablo Sarabia has a score of 6/10.
He took over in midfield from Koke and played a more advanced role, despite the fact that the PSG star wasn't a direct threat.