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  • Ricardo Quaresma scores winning penalty after Blaszczykowski miss
  • Renato Sanches equalised with vicious strike after combining with Nani
  • Robert Lewandowski scored inside two minutes
  • Poland saw off Switzerland on penalties in their last 16 clash
  • Portugal secured extra-time win over Croatia thanks to Ricardo Quaresma winner
  • Poland have already bettered their previous European Championship campaigns by qualifying from the group stages
  • Portugal are trying to reach the semi-finals for the second competition in a row

Agony for Poland, they are going home after a crucial penalty miss from Blaszczykowski. Portugal are still to beat a team inside 90 minutes in this competition, but they march into the semi-final.


After 120 minutes of football, Portugal progress after a 5-3 win on penalties. They will meet either Belgium or Wales in the semi-finals.

Goal! Portugal 5-3 Poland (Quaresma)

Quaresma drills straight down the middle and Portugal are in the semi-finals of Euro 2016!

Saved! Portugal 4-3 Poland

Blaszczykowski sees his effort saved! Patricio guesses the right way and palms it to safety.

Goal! Portugal 4-3 Poland (Nani)

A stuttered run up but a superb finish from the winger, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.

Goal! Portugal 3-3 Poland (Gilik)

Like he did against Switzerland, the defender steps up and blasts it into the left hand corner.

Goal! Portugal 3-2 Poland (Moutinho)

The midfielder sends Fabianski the wrong way. Perfect from Portugal so far.

Goal! Portugal 2-2 Poland (Milik)

He looks nervous walking up but it's a fine penalty from the Polish striker into the corner.

Goal! Portugal 2-1 Poland (Renato Sanches)

Perfect. The 18-year-old lifts it into the top left hand corner.

Goal! Portugal 1-1 Ronaldo (Lewandowski)

Easy. Lewandowski, shimmies and rolls it into the right hand corner.

Goal! Portugal 1-0 Poland (Ronaldo)

Cool as you like, Ronaldo drills into the bottom corner.

Portugal will take the first penalty and it is Cristiano Ronaldo who's up...

And to penalties we go!

End of extra-time

Piszczek floats a dangerous ball into the box with Lewandowski poised to nod it towards goal but Pepe gets across him brilliantly to nod to safety.

Portugal had the cheek to rob of us of a penalty shoot out last Saturday when they scored a winner in the final minutes of extra time. Without tempting fate, it looks like that won't be the case tonight.

Kapustka nips onto a loose ball just inside the box ahead of Cedric and loops a hopeful ball across goal, but it's too high for any of his teammates to reach. Just five more minutes of this left.

Poland have the chance to break forward but Milik instead elects to wait and win the free kick on the edge of his own box.

The game comes to life as a pitch invader springs away from the stewards and races towards Ronaldo. He's finally tackled before he can touch the big man and carried off the pitch by security. I'm sure there's a joke about that being the best tackle or run we have seen tonight, but I'll leave it.

Here we go, only 15 more minutes of this. Then, penalties.

Any chance of skipping the second half of extra time and going straight to penalties?

Half-time in extra time

Piszczek suddenly charges forward menacingly down the inside right before shifting it wide to Lewandowski. He prods a terrific ball across the face of goal that is begging for a teammate to race onto it and slot home but it flies across the face of goal and out of play.

Cedric hurls a cross in from the right that Nani leaps onto, but he can't steer it on target and it rolls past the far post. Ronaldo, who was shaping to shoot behind his teammate, gives him daggers.

Portugal are making their final change of the match, Danilo replacing William Carvalho.

Sanches forces a mistake in the Poland midfield and shifts the ball to Nani who knocks it on for Ronaldo who charges towards goal. Again, he can't quite bring it under his spell and Krychowiak is quickly on his case to win the ball back.

Oh Ronaldo. Sanches lifts a stunning ball in from the right that initially looks to be falling to Nani, but breaks to Ronaldo. He can't sort his feet out quickly enough and suddenly another chance has passed him by.

And we are back underway for extra-time. Please, let something happen.

The second half of this match was awful. I'm not banking on extra time being any better.

End of 90 minutes

William Carvalho was also shown a yellow card in that incident that led to the free kick. Blaszczykowski swings it into the box but Patricio easily collects.

Poland now win a free kick they can launch into the box . It might be the last chance of the game before we go to extra time.

It's a decent delivery that Pepe leaps onto head, but he's judged to have been offside. Three minuted of added time to go, then 30 of extra time.

Portugal are awarded a free kick after an off the ball incident that left Moutinho in a heap. With just two minutes of the match left, Quaresma will fling this one into the box.

This man has missed a couple of big chances again tonight.


Another big miss from Ronaldo! Moutinho dinks through a delightful ball for his teammate to run onto and he is being kept onside Jedrzejczyk. He swings back his left peg to hit it on the half volley, but again misses the ball completely!

Polish teenager Bartosz Kapustka is now on the pitch, he's replaced Grosicki.

Pepe tries to thread an ambitious ball through for Ronaldo but Jedrzejczyk slides across to intercept. It's a good interception, but there's a lot of pace on it, so much so that Fabianski has to scamper across goal to make sure it doesn't roll into the far corner!

Here's another change for Portugal, Ricardo Quaresma is on for Joao Mario.

Portugal win a corner and they load the box with both Pepe and Fonte up from the back. The Southampton defender gets a good connection with the ball as it comes in but he can only thump a header straight at the goalkeeper.

There's a real lack of quality in the final third from both these sides in this second half. Loose touches, poor passes and ridiculous decisions to shoot when better options are available aplenty.

Here's a change for Portugal, Joao Moutinho will come onto replace Adrien Silva.

Adrien Silva thought he had gotten away with a push on Blaszczykowski during a Poland counter. He thought wrong; after the move petered out the referee was on his case flashing a yellow card.

Poland vs Portugal

These two sides still can't be separated in the second half; 20 minutes left.

A brilliant move involving Milik and Maczynski frees the latter down the inside left and he manages to prod a cross in for Lewandowski. Under pressure from Pepe, he can only stick out a boot and hope for the best, but Patricio does well to gather.

Another yellow for Poland, Glik this time takes the hit for his team, charging into Ronaldo to stop to the Portugal forward.

Close from Cedric Soares! Portugal shift the ball across from left to right, finding the Southampton full-back who shows no hesitation in smashing a vicious effort across goal. Fabianksi frantically leaps across goal and it veers just wide of his post.

Chance for Ronaldo! Portugal patiently spring clear down the inside left through Nani who threads a ball back to Ronaldo. He misses the ball completely, connecting with nothing but fresh air as the ball rolls out to Adrien Silva who has a go himself, but his effort is bravely charged down by Krychowiak

Neither goalkeeper has had much to do in this second half so far.

Not good, Ronaldo, not good. Nani breaks down the inside left and nudges a ball around the corner for Ronaldo to break onto. From an impossible angle, he opts to shoot, firing wildly into the side netting when Joao Moutinho was breaking free to his right. Wrong choice.

Krychowiak pings a wonderful out from deep with the outside of the boot straight into Jedrzejczyk's path down the left, but the full-back is marginally offside.

Portugal ping the ball around nicely from right to left before Nani swings an inviting ball into the box from the left. Ronaldo is lurking and suddenly flings himself at the ball but Fabianski is out to collect.

Poland have started the second half the better of the two sides with Lewandowski creeping ahead of Cedric to fling himself at a cross thrown in from the right. It's an extremely difficult effort to take on and the Bayern forward doesn't get the right connection on his diving header.

Portugal get us back underway for the second half. More of the same, please.

After a thoroughly enjoyable first-half, we are all square. Robert Lewandowski netted his first goal of the competition inside two minutes but Portugal responded brilliantly, with 18-year-old Renato Sanches finding the net via a wonderful strike. Shame it took a deflection, mind.

Renato Sanches

Half-time: Poland 1-1 Portugal

The first-half of this match has flown by; one minute of time added on.

Artur Jedrzejczyk picks up the first yellow of the evening and it means he will miss the semi-final should Poland triumph tonight.

Renato Sanches

What a moment for 18-year-old Renato Sanches, he's scored his first goal for Portugal on his first start and has become the youngest ever player to score in a European Championship knockout game.

Moments after that equaliser Patricio comes out for a Grosicki cross that he hopelessly flaps at, but just manages to nudge it away to safety.

Portugal are level! Renato Sanches plays a neat one two with Nani on the edge of box, shifts the ball onto his left foot and hammers an unstoppable effort past Fabianski!

Replays show his effort took a nick off Krychowiak which helped nudge it into the direction of the far corner, but on his first start for his country, Sanches won't mind.

Goal! Poland 1-1 Portugal (Renato Sanches, 33)

Is that a push on Ronaldo? It certainly looked like it. The Real Madrid star receives a clear push in the back from Pazdan as he leaps for a cross and it sends him tumbling, but the referee waves play on.


Ronaldo has had a few shots on goal so far; most of them haven't even got as far as Fabianksi in goal with the Polish defence charging them down.

Nani intercepts well and cuts in menacingly past Piszczek before sliding the ball across to Ronaldo. His first touch is excellent, slipping it past Pazdan, but his effort on goal is a fairly tame one that Fabianski easily collects.

Adrien Silva manages to creep inside the full back down the left and lifts a cross in for Ronaldo, but Glik is alive to it and nuts the ball away.

Wonderful stuff from Poland as they slice through Portugal with some sublime one-touch football that frees Maczynski inside the box. The angle is too tight for him to shoot so he instead slides a ball across goal, but it's at that moment he loses his composure, passing straight to a Portugal defender.

Poland again move the ball upfield quickly and it leaves Milik racing towards goal with only Pepe for company. He shifts the ball inside and then out, trying to slip away from the Real Madrid defender, but his shot is eventually well charged down by the Portugal defender.

Poland have now had three chances to cause a bit of panic on the counter but each time they have lacked the finesse to make Portugal pay. Another one comes to nothing as first Milik and then Lewandowski fail to find a teammate.

Portugal's backline is looking pretty terrified of Lewandowski at the moment. He bundles Pepe out of his way as he looks to find a couple of yards of space on the edge of the box, letting fly with a vicious effort from a tight angle but it's easily saved by Patricio at the near post.

It hits the wall. Let's move on.

Portugal win a free kick from 35 yards out. Of course, Ronaldo will go for goal.

Poland now suddenly march forward on the counter led by Milik. He has Blaszczykowski and either side to him, but opts to shoot himself from 20 yards out, curling it wide of goal.

Eliseu neatly cuts inside his man coming in from the left and pings a ball into the box. Pazdan is there again and Portugal win their third corner in the space of a couple of minutes, but they fail to work anything from it.

Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski is off the mark in France; his goal inside two minutes has seen Poland take one step into the semi-final.

Sanches switches the ball brilliantly to find Soares, who has crept into the box up from right back. He cushions it down for Ronaldo who lashes another one towards goal but again, there is a Poland defender in his way.

Ronaldo gets his first shot of the game off after a square pass from Adrien Silva, but his drive is immediately charged down by Pazdan.

Poland have conceded just one goal in this competition, and that was what will surely be the goal of the competition from Xherdan Shaqiri. Portugal have to find a way through that defence.

Poland have the lead inside two minutes! Cedric Soares rushes out from right back to try and intercept a cross field ball but misjudges it completely, allowing Maczynski to steal in and cut n fine ball across goal. Lewandowski hasn't had many chances in this competition yet but he makes no mistake with the one, lashing into the bottom corner to give his side a huge lead!

Goal! Poland 1-0 Portugal (Robert Lewandowski, 1)

And Poland get us underway for the first-half.

Hang on, Poland's is pretty decent.

National anthem time. Has any other side belted out their respective anthem better than Portugal at this competition?

10 minutes from kick off at the Stade Veledrome; Poland are unchanged from the side that beat Switzerland on penalties in the last 16 stage, while Portugal have made two changes with Raphael Guerreiro and Andre Gomes missing out.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has two goals to his name in France so far, one behind Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata and Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale.

The winner of tonight's match will take on either Belgium or Wales in the semi-finals. Those two meet on Friday but Belgium will be without Jan Vertonghen, after it was confirmed the Tottenham Hotspur defender has suffered ankle ligament damage.


We are getting to that point in the tournament where half a team will be starting matches with the risk of suspension hanging over their heads. Kamil Grosicki, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Krzysztof Maczynski, Michal Pazdan, Slawomir Peszko and Lukasz Piszczek of Poland are all a booking away from missing the semi-final, should they make it that far.

William Carvalho, Ricardo Quaresma, and - you'll be shocked by this one - Pepe are all also carrying a yellow.

For the third meeting between these two sides in a major international competition. It's a win a piece so far, with Poland taking a 1-0 win when the two met in the 1986 World Cup before Portugal stormed to a 4-0 win in 2002.

Stade Veledrome

With William Carvalho also starting in front of the Portugal back four, it looks like Sanches will be given more freedom to help dictate proceedings from the middle of the park.

Renato Sanches, Bayern Munich's €35m investment, has been handed a role in the starting XI tonight, making him the youngest ever play to start for his country in a major international tournament.

Renato Sanches

BREAKING: Fabianski continues in goal in the absence of Wojciech Szczesny

Poland team to face Portugal: Fabianski; Piszczek, Glik, Pazdán, Jedrzejczyk; Blaszczykowski, Maczýnski, Krychowiak, Grosicki; Milik, Lewandowski.

Portugal team to face Poland: Patrício, Cédric, Pepe, Fonte, Eliseu, Carvalho, João Mário, Adrien, Renato Sanches, Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo

BREAKING: Both Raphael Guerreiro and Andre Gomes are left out of the starting XI this evening. Renato Sanches comes in to start.

Raphael Guerreiro trained away from his teammates this week. The full-back, who will join up with new side Borussia Dortmund when Portugal's campaign is over, is carrying a muscular problem but could still feature tonight.

Raphael Guerreiro

Team news: Poland

Wojciech Szczesny's thigh problem is likely to see him miss the remainder of the competition. Lukasz Fabianski, who stepped in against Switzerland, is likely to retain his place.

Team news: Portugal

Fernando Santos has minor injury concerns over full-back Raphael Guerreiro and midfielder Andre Gomes with both players carrying muscular problems.

Portugal are still to have won a game inside 90 minutes during this European Championship. An underwhelming group campaign marked by three draws saw them scrape into the knock-out rounds, while a late header from Ricardo Quaresma in extra time against Croatia saw their march continue in a match I think we would all like to forget ever happened.

We saw the best and the worse from Cristiano Ronaldo during that run of games. A missed penalty and petulance by the boat load against Iceland and Austria before sublime moments against Hungary. The 30-year-old is still to truly make an international completion his own, something that has also befallen old rival Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star was the brink of winning his first piece of silverware for Argentina in the Copa America final against Chile last Sunday, but his missed spot kick contributed to another failure in a penalty shoot-out. The prospect of leading his side to a major international honour during the summer where his old sparring partner has failed to do the same would appeal to Ronaldo's ego, and could be the greatest motivation he needs to fire his side into the semi-finals.

Poland are already in unchartered territory having never before reached the knockout stages if a European Championship. They are still to lose a game in France in this competition and another victory tonight will see them match their best ever performance in a major international competition, having reached the semi-finals at the 1982 World Cup.

Kick off follows in just under an hour-and-a-half, stick around for all your team news as it reaches us.