WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Dimitris Salpigidis earned Greece a 1-1 draw with co-host Poland on Friday in the opening match of the European Championship.
The substitute striker knocked in a loose ball in the 51st minute, only six minutes after coming on at halftime.
Robert Lewandowski had given Poland the lead by heading in a goal in the 17th minute.
Both teams finished with 10 men, and Greece missed a chance to take a lead when Giorgos Karagounis missed a late penalty kick after goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for taking down Salpigidis in the area in the 69th. Backup keeper Przemyslaw Tyton made the stop.
Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos was the first to go, picking up yellow cards in the 35th and 44th minutes.
Both teams now have one point in Group A, which also includes Russia and the Czech Republic.