Poland 1-1 Greece
Dimitros Salpingidis cancelled out Robert Lewandowski's strike as Greece held Poland to a 1-1 draw in their Euro 2012 opener.
Salpingidis scored a few minutes after coming on as a second half substitute to get the Greeks, who had Sokratis Papastathopoulos red carded late in the first half, back on level terms after Poland's star striker, Lewandowski looked to have set the co-hosts on the road to a Group A victory at the National Stadium in Warsaw.
Greece will feel they should have gone on to win when Poland keeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for a professional foul inside his own area, but Giorgios Karagounis had his subsequent penalty saved.
Poland almost went ahead in the fourth minute when Lukasz Piszczek put a cross in from the right and Lewandowski teed up Ludovic Obraniak whose effort was blocked. The ball ran to Rafal Murawski on the edge of the area and his shot was tipped over by Kostas Chalkias.
Poland continued to have the edge and Piszczek got in down the right again on 14 minutes but his cross had too much pace on it with Lewandowski unable to divert it into the net with his head.
The Poles did go in front on 17 minutes, though, as Jakub Blaszczykowski's cross from the right eluded Chalkias, who raced off his line and got nowhere near the ball, and Lewandowski headed into the empty net at the back post.
On 37 minutes Damien Perquis somehow fired wide with the goal at his mercy after Greece failed to deal with a free-kick whipped into the centre.
Greece were harshly reduced to ten men on 44 minutes after Sokratis was handed a second soft yellow card in the space of nine minutes.
However, Greece were on level terms on 52 minutes following another goalkeeper error. Szczesny came off his line and failed to cut out Vassilas Torosidis' right-wing cross and the ball fell kindly to Salpingidis who fired into the empty net.
The Greeks should have completed the turnaround on 71 minutes when Szczesny saw red after bringing down Salpingidis inside his own area. But, Karagounis saw his tame spot-kick parried away by Poland's substitute keeper Przemyslaw Tyton to ensure the game would end all square.