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Lewandowski quiet on United

Source: Sky Sports

Striker Robert Lewandowski would not be drawn on reports linking him with Manchester United after scoring as Poland drew 1-1 with Greece in a dramatic opener to the Euro 2012 in Warsaw.

Lewandowski headed home Poland’s goal in the first half, only to see Greek substitute Dimitris Salpigidis equalise after the break in a match which saw both teams finish the game with 10 men.

The Borussia Dortmund front man, however, refused to confirm Poland coach Franciszek Smuda’s earlier suggestion that he would be playing at Old Trafford next season.

Lewandowski, 23, said: “I am so happy to score this goal in the opening match. But I’m not going to concentrate on these issues (joining United).

“Euro 2012 is the priority. I’m totally focused on the national team.”

Instead, he rued a string of missed Poland chances which could cost them in Group A, especially missing a first-half header in front of a gaping goal.

He said: “I did everything to take the ball. I was just millimetres away but this is football and I hope next time I score.

“I regret that we did not take more of our chances in the first half. It could have been two or 3-0 but we still have a positive attitude.”

The game turned on two dismissals, Sokratis Papastathopoulis being sent off for two yellow cards in the first half and Arsenal being dismissed for bringing down Salpigidis in the second.

In the end the Poles had substitute goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton to thank for their point when he saved the resulting penalty taken by Greek captain Giorgos Karagounis.

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