Bednarek earns a point in final EUROs outing


Southampton's Jan Bednarek made his final appearance at the European Championships as Poland held France to a draw in Dortmund.

After his nation's exit was confirmed with defeat against Austria on matchday two, Bednarek started against France to complete all three Group D matches.

In a slow-starting contest, the scores were goalless at half-time with France kept at bay at the Signal Iduna Park.

The reigning World Champions took the lead just before the hour mark through a Kylian Mbappé penalty, after Arsenal’s Jakub Kiwior fouled Ousmane Dembélé in the area.

With Poland set to bow out without a point, the game - and Group D as a whole - burst back into life with just over 10 minutes to play.

The Poles were awarded a penalty which Robert Lewandowski dispatched at the second, retaken attempt, whilst at the same time Netherlands and Austria traded goals in a hectic match in Berlin.

Poland finished the tournament with a point, ultimately leaving Germany bottom of Group D but not without playing their part in dictating the knockout seedings.

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