Euro Cup 2016: Portugal beat Poland 5-3 on Penalties to book place in Semi-Finals

Euro Cup 2016: Portugal beat Poland 5-3 on Penalties to book place in Semi-Finals

Ricardo Quaresma may have had a failed club career but the winger was yet again the hero for Portugal as he took the winning spot kick to help his country become the first team in Euro 2016 to book a place in the semi-finals. In a pulsating contest that had a great ebb and flow for the first 90 minutes, Robert Lewandowski scored in the first minute of the game. 18-year-old Renato Sanches equalised, six minutes from half-time. Cristiano Ronaldo missed a few great opportunities to win the tie. He though, converted his spot kick. Rui Patricio dived full length to his left to save Jakub Blaszczykowski’s penalty. Pepe was immense for Portugal at the back as he time and again denied the Poles in front of goal. Poland vs Poland – As it happened Supporters at the Stade Velodrome had barely settled in when Robert Lewandowski opened his body and his account for the Euro 2016 campaign. Portugal were completely found out as Kamil Grosicki powered through the left flank, leaving Portugal right-back, Cedric for dead and cutting it back for the Bayern Munich striker, whose adjustment was top notch in a tight area in the box and the Poles got into the lead. Portugal failed to recover from that shock and there was very little that they could to was Poland played some sparkling football. Portugal were chasing shadows and there were problems aplenty in their backline.

Renato Sanches became the youngest player to start a game in the …

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