UEFA Euro 2016, quarter-finals: Poland loses 3-5 on penalties vs Portugal

Friday, July 1, 2016

Yesterday, in the quarter-final match in UEFA Euro 2016, Poland lost 3–5 to Portugal in a penalty shootout decider. The score was 1–1 at the end of the additional time.

File photo of Ricardo Quaresma, who scored the winning penalty for Portugal.
Image: Fanny Schertzer.

Poland struck early as Polish captain Robert Lewandowski found the net in the second minute of the game. Poland maintained this lead for half an hour before Renato Sanches scored an equaliser for the Portuguese.

Poland had greater ball possession. Five players were booked in the game, four of them in the second half. As the score was 1–1 at the end of the second half, the match progressed to additional time. The additional time ended without any goal scored and the teams had to be separated by penalty shootout.

In the penalty shootout, Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo, Renato Sanches, João Moutinho, and Nani scored for Portugal. Lewandowski, Arek Milik, and Kamil Glik scored for Poland. Jakub Błaszczykowski failed to score from the spot kick and Ricardo Quaresma scored the winning penalty for Portugal.

21:00 June 30, 2016 (UTC+2)
Poland 1–1 (a.e.t.) Portugal Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Referee: Dr. Felix Brych, Germany
Robert Lewandowski Scored after 2 minutes 2'
Robert Lewandowski Penalty scored
Arek Milik Penalty scored
Kamil Glik Penalty scored
Jakub Błaszczykowski Missed
3–5 (penalties) Renato Sanches Scored after 33 minutes 33'
Cristiano Ronaldo Penalty scored
Renato Sanches Penalty scored
João Moutinho Penalty scored
Nani Penalty scored
Ricardo Quaresma Penalty scored