Poland and Greece fought out a 1-1 draw in the opening game of Euro 2012 in the National Stadium in Warsaw on Friday.
Robert Lewandowski gave co-hosts Poland the perfect start to their campaign when he headed his side into the lead in the first half of the opening game in Group A.
The Borussia Dortmund striker, who scored a hat-trick in the German cup final last month, headed home a swinging cross from Jakub Blaszczykowski with Greek goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias in no man's land.
It was no more than the Poles deserved after 45 minutes in which they played with swagger, taking the game to Greece, encouraged by the home fans.
The half ended terribly for Greece when Kyriakos Papastathopoulos, who had already been booked, fouled Murawski and Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo produced a red card.
However, Poland couldn't capitalise on their man advantage in the second half as Dimitris Salpingidis equalised for Greece on 51 minutes.
Wojciech Szczesny was then sent off for bringing down Salpingidis but substitute goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton saved the penalty from Giorgos Karagounis.
Poland coach Franciszek Smuda said: "I told the players to cheer up, it would have been much worse if we had lost. It is not the end, the tournament is still open.
"Greece are a very experienced team and it is difficult to score against them. It was difficult when we lost the goalkeeper. The situation changed because of the red card."
Greek coach Fernando Santos insisted Papastathopoulos was harshly dismissed but refused to criticise Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo.
He said: "When Sokratis (Papastathopoulos) was sent off it wasn't justified but still we succeeded in keeping on the pressure. I totally accept the decision of the referee but it was a difficult situation for us. We were confident and thought we could get in the game again."