Robert Lewandowski ended his goal drought for by scoring his first Poland goal since October 2015 in the second minute of the clash, but Renato Sanches made it all square with an equaliser in the first half.
Nothing could separate the two sides after 90 minutes and an additional half hour of extra time, meaning that penalties were needed to decide the winner.
Discover how the game unfolded in Sports Mole's text commentary below.
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In the build-up to the game, Nawalka told reporters: "Robert, and I repeat it all the time, is a very important player for our team. I'm very happy with his performance so far. He's playing for the team and he is fulfilling a very important role as a captain - motivating his teammates - and as a player, fulfilling aspects of his role. He is in very good physical form, mental form, doing a great job and let's keep it that way."
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Defender Kari Arnason told The Guardian: "He's a fantastic footballer but he's not a gracious human being. The thing is we almost nicked the win so him saying we weren't going for the win contradicts that. We got a draw and could have nicked it.
"Obviously we're not going to create as much chances as a fantastic team like Portugal but his comments are the reason why Messi is always going to be one step ahead of him. You wouldn't expect Messi to say that. It shows we got under his skin. It was lovely to hear that.
"It makes it even sweeter when he's a sore loser like that. He can say whatever he wants. He didn't really get a chance. He got one and he couldn't put it away. What can I say? Sore loser. Tough shit. What does he expect - for us to play like Barcelona against him? He fannies about and dives around."
I don't think he's particularly fond of Ronaldo's attitude....