Poland battled back to secure a 3-3 draw with Hungary in a pulsating World Cup Group I qualifier at the Puskas Arena on Thursday, thanks to a thunderous 83rd-minute equalizer from Robert Lewandowski.
Roland Sallai latched on to Attila Fiola’s through the pass, sped down the right, and fired a low shot inside Wojciech Szczesny’s near post to give Hungary a sixth-minute advantage.
The hosts doubled their lead in the 53rd minute when Adam Szalai slotted home from inside the box, and Marco Rossi’s Hungary appeared to be in command against a Poland side that hadn’t managed a single shot on goal.
In the 59th minute, Poland manager Paulo Sousa made three substitutions, and two of them, Krzysztof Piatek and Kamil Jozwiak, made an immediate impact.
Piatek finished comfortably after connecting with a low cross from Gregorz Krychowiak, and Hungary’s defense crumbled moments later, allowing Jozwiak to burst into the box and slot the ball into the net.
Hungary regrouped and took the lead again when Szalai crossed from the left and defender Willi Orban converted at the back post.
However, Poland’s dangerous man, Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski, won his side a point with a rasping drive after being spotted inside the box by Bartosz Bereszynski and hammered the ball home.
But Poland’s danger man, Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski, gained a point for his team with a rasping drive after being spotted inside the box by Bartosz Bereszynski and hammering the ball past Gulacsi into the top corner.
Fiola was sent off in stoppage time for Hungary after receiving a second yellow card.