Substitute goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton was the unlikely hero as his penalty save from Greek captain Giorgos Karagounis saw Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland draw 1-1 with Euro 2004 champions Greece in an incident-packed opening match here on Friday.
Tyton's moment of glory came with his first piece of action after Poland's first choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny had been sent off by Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo in the 69th minute.
The Spaniard had been a busy man as he sent-off Sokratis Papastathopoulos shortly before half-time with the hosts leading 1-0 thanks to a goal by Robert Lewandowski.
Polish coach Franciszek Smuda took consolation out of the point they had got.
"A point is something. Obviously we were guilty of committing several errors, especially their goal," he said.
"But the first game of a tournament often finishes in a draw.
"At least we haven't lost. There are still two matches to go. We must win both.
Watch from Skai (in Greek) - Πρεμιέρα με ισοπαλία