Spain took on Poland, as both teams tried to get points on the board, after losing thei opeing games.
Spain had homefield advantage, playing ine the Bernabeu infront of tens of thousands rabid Spanish fans. Milik nearly silenced every single one of those fans on the 10th minute. The Napoli striker, breezed passed Sergio Ramos before crashing the ball against the crossbar. James Freyne, the Polish manager was seen cursing the forward for not trying something with a bit more finesse.
The game went by without much incident before Rodrigo left Krychowiak in his wake, opening up the chance to put the ball in the Polish net. Once again finesse was the issue here, opting for a more powerful shot. Alvaro Morata tested the polish net a few minutes later, funnily enough not producing enough power to make it across the goal-line.
What was to happen next can only be described as one of the greatest so in the history of soccer. A routine Spanish corner failed to make much of a dent into the Polish box, Lewandowski, got a foot on it and cleared the ball. Simple basic stuff, clear the ball, close down the attacker. Zielinski made his way put pressure on the receiving player, unfortunately for him the ball was collected by Navas, who doesn’t seem to feel pressure. Using his chest and knee to set himself up, before rocketing a shot which turned the necks of all the ten polish players it crossed by. It may have given Szczesny whiplash, as it went by him, hit the underside of the bar, ricocheting behind the goal-line. There was an eerie silence as fans tried to comprehend what they have just seen. Before the stadium erupted and went to get their hotdogs at half time.
In the second half Spanish smiles were turned to frowns as Sergio Ramos lost the head and broke up Lewandowski in the box. Heads were in their hands, as Lewandowski is renowned as thee penalty king. He recently became the highest scoring non German in the Bundesliga, and now he had the chance to get Poland off the mark. He stepped up against David De Gea in a battle of footballing giants, a battle in which De Gea won. Saving the ball much to the dismay of the Bayern Munich striker.
Poland looked to be heartbroken, their chance to get back into the game, devastatingly missed. Alvaro Morata compounded that feeling off despair, with a top corner effort on the 65th minute, to grant Spain their first three points of the Tournament.
All is still to play for in the group, with Ireland and Sweden both sit on four points after their draw.