Portugal Advance Into Euro 2016 Semifinal After Shootout Win Over Poland

Haven’t been putting on a convincing display in Euro 2016, Portugal still able to prove their toughness as they got into the semifinal stage of Euro 2016 after eliminating Poland via penalty shoot out.

Fernando Santos’ men didn’t start that tie well though as they found themselves trailing after just two minutes of play when The White Eagles went one goal up through Robert Lewandowski.

Fortunately, Selecao were able to draw level when their young talent, Renato Sanches scored from a long range shot that got a slight deflection off Grzegorz Krychowiak.

That 1-1 score line apparently lasted until the final 90 minutes mark as both teams failed to score more goals during the second half.

Things continue to look tight during the 2×15 minutes as the two sides looking much more careful in their game, not keen on giving away cheap goals during that extra time.

That situation eventually forced that match to end in a 1-1 draw, so the winner must be decided via penalty shoot out, which this time resulted in Portugal’s favor.

Poland previously eliminated Switzerland with the same method, but they failed to continue that similar trend after Jakub Blaszczykowski had his shot saved by Rui Patricio.

Meanwhile, all of Portugal penalty takers successfully made their shot with Ricardo Quaresma scoring the final winning shot.