Poland vs Portugal Euro 2016, Highlights: POR Beat POL 5-3 in Penalties to Enter SF
Portugal beat Poland 5-3 in the penalty shootout after the score were level at 1-1 at extra-time, to enter the Euro 2016 semi-finals. Get highlights of Poland vs Portugal Euro 2016 quarterfinal here
Portugal beat Poland 5-3 in a penalty shootout on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016. Get highlights of Poland vs Portugal Euro 2016 quarterfinal here. (SCORECARD | FIXTURES | STATS)
The quarter-final ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and when neither side scored in extra-time, it went to a penalty shootout with Ricardo Quaresma scoring the winning spot kick after Jakub Blaszczykowski's attempt was saved.
3:15 hrs IST: Quaresma scores to give Portugal 5-3 win over Poland in penalty shootout. POR are in semi-finals
3:13 hrs IST: Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski's shot is saved! Portugal leads 4-3 in penalty shootout
3:12 hrs IST: Nani scores for Portugal! 4-3 in penalty shootout
3:11 hrs IST: Gilik scores for Poland! 3-3 in penalty shootout
3:10 hrs IST: Moutinho scores for Portugal! 3-2 in penalty shootout
3:09 hrs IST: Milik scores for Poland! 2-2 in penalty shootout
3:08 hrs IST: Sanches scores for Portugal! 2-1 in penalty shootout
3:07 hrs IST: Lewandowski scores for Poland! 1-1 in penalty shootout
3:06 hrs IST: Ronaldo scores!! Portugal 1-0 in penalty shootout
3:05 hrs IST: Penalty shootout starts
2:59 hrs IST: Poland converted all their penalties in the Round of 16 clash against Switzerland
2:57 hrs IST: Only five minutes of play left!
2:56 hrs IST: Against Croatia also, Portugal left it late, winning the match in the 117th minute with Quaresma being the scorer. Can he achieve that today?
2:52 hrs IST: Corner for Portugal. Quaresma takes it but it yields nothing
2:51 hrs IST: Nothing significant has happened so far! The game is likely heading towards penalty shootout.
2:47 hrs IST: The second-half of extra-time starts
2:43 hrs IST: The first half of extra-time ends.
2:40 hrs IST: Poland's Milik takes his time to shoot on target but misses it.
2:38 hrs IST: Nani (Portugal) misses the target. Portugal has been dominant of the two but Nani cannot keep the ball on target
2:36 hrs IST: Jodlowiec (in) - Maczynski (out) for Poland.
2:34 hrs IST: Danilo (in) - William Carvalho (out) for Portugal
2:30 hrs IST: Ronaldo shouts for a foul on him but referee is not interested
2:22 hrs IST: It'll be extra-time now.
It has been a frustrating outing for Ronaldo who repeatedly failed to display his magic
2:20 hrs IST: William Carvalho is booked and would miss the semi-final if Portugal go through
2:18 hrs IST: Ronaldo misses another chance.
2:15 hrs IST: Ronaldo receives a lovely chipped pass from Moutinho, but misses his kick on the bounce!
2:10 hrs IST: Jedrzejczyk intercepts a pass from Pepe, but almost scores an own goal in the process
2:09 hrs IST: Quaresma (in) - Joao Mario (out) for Portugal. He scored the winning goal against Croatia in the Round of 16
2:08 hrs IST: Portugal has been quite weak in the attacking third. Joao Mario and Nani have failed to provide the attacking touch
2:04 hrs IST: Grosicki (Poland) opts for a powerful shot but misses the target by some way
2:01 hrs IST: Joao Moutinho (in) - Adrien Silva (out) in Portugal.
1:54 hrs IST: Portugal leads a brilliant attack but Cedric's effort whizzes past the post
1:51 hrs IST: Portugal's Adrien Silva sees his shot blocked. Ronaldo miscues a shot and the ball falls in the path of Silva. He fires a powerful shot but Poland maintain score-line
1:49 hrs IST: Ronaldo shoots from a narrow angle and finds the side netting.
1:47 hrs IST: Sanches looks dangerous and sends over a great pass but none of his POrtuguese temmates are around and Poland thwarts the danger
1:43 hrs IST: Renato Sanches at 18 years, 317 days is the third youngest to score in an Euro game, behind Switzerland's Johan Vonlanthen (18yrs 141 days) and England's Wayne Rooney (18yrs 237 days)
1:38 hrs IST: The game has started at a much slower pace than the first-half. Both teams are taking their time.
1:33 hrs IST: The second-half action starts!
1:18 hrs IST: It's Half-Time, Score-line 1-1
1:14 hrs IST:Artur Jedrzejczyk is given a yellow card and he will miss the semi-final should Poland reach it
1:10 hrs IST: Poland look to set up yet another potent attack immediately after that equaliser but as the ball is hooked into the box the whistle blows for a foul and the move comes to an end.
1:07 hrs IST: GOALLL!!! Renato Sanches equalises for Portugal in the 33rd minute
Sanches receives a pass from Nani and pings the ball via a deflection into the corner
1:02 hrs IST: Ronaldo tries to weave his magic after combining well with Nani, but his shot is easily blocked by the Polish goalkeeper.
00:58 hrs IST: The Portugal defence looks disorganised and are getting outnumbered by Polish strikers in the box. Could be dangerous.
00:56 hrs IST: The polish are clearly giving Portuguese a hard. They lead another attack, this time with Blaszczykowski and Grosicki interchanging some neat passes. But the latter can't finish it off.
00:54 hrs IST: Krichowiak attempts one right outside the box but the ball hits Pepe and goes for a corner.
00:51 hrs IST: Lewandowski tries a left-footer from 25 yards but his effort is well wide
00:48 hrs IST: Ronaldo get a free-kick for quite a distance and he hits the wall
00:46 hrs IST: Portugal on the attack again, this time with Nani seizes the initiative. H e delvers a powerful shot but it comes up off a defender and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski claims the ball
00:43 hrs IST: Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball on the edge of the box and he smashes a shot goalwards but it's blocked
00:41 hrs IST: Lewandowki's was the quickest EURO 2016 goal and the second-quickest in EURO history (1.40).
00:34 hrs IST: GOALLLLL!!! Robert Lewandowski scores for Poland.
Lewandowski smashed the ball into the bottom corner after Kamil Grosicki's cross from the left.
00:31 hrs IST: The action starts!
00:27 hrs IST: The teams line-up for the national anthems. BIG OCCASION!
00:22 hrs IST: Portugal's Renato Sanches today becomes the youngest starter at UEFA EURO 2016 and also takes the mantle of the youngest ever starter for Portugal at a major tournament, aged just 18 years 316 days.
00:17 hrs IST: Ronaldo is one goal behind all-time EURO top scorer Michel Platini - who has scored nine goals.
00:12 hrs IST: Here are the starting XI of both the teams:
The teams are in. Renato Sanches starts for Portugal. #EURO2016 #POLPOR pic.twitter.com/TqH49OEa7D- UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) 30 June 2016
00:11 hrs IST: Welcome all!!
Poland, who have never got past the first round, are good shot-stoppers. They have conceded just three goals all year and only one in the Euros, an outrageous bicycle kick by Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in their round-of-16 tie which they eventually won on penalties. Only Germany still have a clean sheet in Euro 2016.
That defence will have to be immaculate again if Poland are to have a chance of progressing because they have offered little up front.
They have scored two goals fewer than any other team in the last eight with hitman Robert Lewandowski, the leading scorer in Euro 2016 qualifying with 13 goals, mustering just two attempts on target so far, both in the last match.
For Polish coach Adam Nawalka, the Ronaldo factor presents a tactical conundrum. Is he prepared to press high in search of a goal, knowing that a wrong step could unleash the Portuguese counter-attack, or does he sit back and risk becoming just a spectator to another Ronaldo masterclass?
Whoever wins in Marseille on Thursday will play either Wales or Belgium next, seen as the easier route to the final with hosts France, world champions Germany, Italy and surprise quarter-finalists Iceland on the other side of the draw.
Finalist in 2004, Portugal have a 4-3 edge over Poland in head-to-heads. Catch live score of POL vs POR here.