Poland Advanced Into Euro 2016 Last Eight After Shoot Out Win Over Swiss

Poland earned a historic achievement following their success in reaching Euro 2016 quarter finals after eliminating Switzerland via penalty shoot out.

Both teams drew 1-1 in normal time and failed to score anymore goals during 2×15 additional time, forcing the match to be decided with shoot out.

In regular time, Poland took the first initiative as they were dominant during the first 45 minutes, which resulted in several opportunities before they eventually got in front through Jakub Blaszczykowski’s finish.

Swiss reacted well after the break as the push forward vigorously and put on a strong pressure on Poland’s defense, resulting in an equalizing goal scored in a magnificent fashion by Xherdan Shaqiri eight minutes from time.

During the 2×15, Swiss were able to continue their second half domination, but their failure in converting several chances proved costly in the end.

As that tie goes into penalty shoot out, it was star midfielder, Granit Xhaka who missed his attempt for Swiss, while no Poland players failed in their penalties.

A disappointing result indeed for Vladimir Petkovic’s men, though they can leave the tournament with their head held high, knowing they went out via penalty shoot out and have put a solid display overall.