Álvaro Morata gave the Spaniards the lead after just under half an hour. The Juventus attacker did so after a cross from Gerard Moreno, who was new to the team to gain attacking power. Initially, the goal was disallowed for offside, but the VAR looked at it again and saw that it was good.
Furthermore, Spain did not make much of an impression. The game was sterile, sometimes with reasonable combination play, but without too much tangible being enforced. Decisive players seem to be missing from the squad, which is not yet reminiscent of the times when big titles were won with the help of Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández and Carles Puyol.
That is one of the reasons why Robert Lewandowski equalized fairly quickly after the resumption. The Bayern Munich striker, one of the best in the world, scored after a cross from Kamil Józwiak. The equalizing goal was not entirely unexpected. Shortly before halftime, Karol Swiderski had already hit the post, after which Lewandowski failed to score in the rebound.
After the equaliser, VAR came to the rescue of Spain by awarding a penalty after an unnecessary and perhaps unconscious foul by Pole Jakub Moder. The Spaniards did not participate much here either. Gerard Moreno, who recently won the Europa League with Villarreal via penalties in the final against Manchester United, shot the post. Morata messed up the rebound.