Jun 30, 2016 at 8pm UK at ‚ÄčStade Velodrome
Poland
1-1
Portugal
Lewandowski (2')
Jedrzejczyk (42'), Glik (66'), Kapustka (89')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Sanches (33')
Silva (71')
Portugal win 5-4 on penalties

Live Commentary: Poland 1-1 Portugal (4-5 on penalties) - as it happened

Live Commentary: Poland 1-1 Portugal (4-5 on penalties) - as it happened
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Sports Mole provides live text commentary of the quarter-final clash between Poland and Portugal in Marseille at Euro 2016.

Portugal have made it through to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after beating Poland 5-4 on penalties at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Thursday.

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.

Ricardo Quaresma scored the winning goal from the spot kick after Rui Patricio saved Jakub Blaszczykowski's effort.

Discover how the game unfolded in Sports Mole's text commentary below.


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6.00pmEvening all! We have had two days without football and let's be honest, it's been a struggle! Thankfully, though, it is back in action tonight as Poland and Portugal go head to head for a spot in the semi-finals at Euro 2016. The match will be played in Marseille at the Stade Velodrome, and it's safe to say that all eyes will be on the respective captains - Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.

6.05pmBig players, and they don't come much bigger than Ronaldo and Lewandowski in today's game, are supposed to rise to the big occasions. Tonight is a huge one, and while both have shown glimpses of their quality, neither have really set the tournament alight in France. The pressure tends to fall on a captain's shoulders, but that pressure will be intensified given the magnitude of this game.

6.09pmLewandowski has transformed into one of Europe's top strikers in the last few years. Since moving to Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, the forward has been a goalscoring machine. In the Bundesliga alone, Lewandowski has scored 47 goals in 57 starts for Bayern. Let's not forget the moment when he scored five goals in nine minutes last season.

6.11pmThe Polish forward captured the attention of everyone in the football world in September last year when he made Bundesliga history by becoming the fastest player in the league to score five goals in under nine minutes. The enormity of the achievement was made even more so when the goals came after he was brought on as a substitute in the match.

6.17pmThe game was against Wolfsburg, and at the time of Lewandowski's arrival on the pitch, Pep Guardiola's side were trailing 1-0. The striker replaced Juan Bernat at half time and shortly began breaking records. His first three goals were scored within four minutes, which is the fastest hat-trick in Bundesliga history, and the official time between the first and fifth goal was eight minutes and 59 seconds.

Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates after the third goal for Munich during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Muenchen vs VfL Wolfsburg in Munich, on September 22, 2015.© Getty Images


6.19pmLewandowski's first goal in the 51st minute was a toe poke from six yards out and the second was a thumping shot from range. The third found the back of the net after his initial follow-up attempt was saved by the goalkeeper, while the fourth was scored off a cross. He rounded off his memorable night with a scissor-kick volley, which secured a 5-1 win for Bayern. Do you want to relive those goals? Of course you do. Click on the video below.


6.22pmWe are all aware of Lewandowski's talent, but he has had a relatively quiet tournament in France. While his stats for his club side this year have been impressive, the striker has not yet found the back of the net for his country in 2016. It's a stark contrast to last year when he scored 11 goals in seven games for Poland.

6.27pmIn qualifying, Lewandowski was Poland's main man as he scored 13 goals, but at the finals in France, he has drawn a blank. His nation have scored three goals so far in the tournament, and they have come from Arkadiusz Milik and Jakub Blaszczykowski, who has nabbed two of them.

6.30pmDID YOU KNOW? It has been 643 minutes since Lewandowski scored at a European Championships. He will be hoping not to extend that tonight. It's difficult to put a finger on why the striker is not performing in front of goal at the tournament, particularly as he scored 48 times last season.

6.33pmMany regard Lewandowski as one of the best 'number 9's in the game at the moment, but there have been signs of frustration from the striker. For example, in Poland's last-16 clash against Switzerland, which they won on penalties, Lewandowski lacked composure at times. He sent a long-range shot wayward and scuffed an attempt, which went wide. At one point when he looked to be through on goal, he ended up firing at the keeper.

6.35pmPerhaps the striker is suffering with a lack of confidence, but he seems to be avoiding criticism due to his positive work rate. In the match against Switzerland, Lewandowski ran a distance of 13.65 kilometres, which according to Sky Sports News, was the third most ran by any other player on the pitch.

6.38pmHis coach Adam Nawalka does not seem too concerned about his striker's lack of firepower up front.

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."


6.42pmOn the other side of the pitch, Portugal have their own talisman to rely on, and that's Cristiano Ronaldo. He's a three-time Ballon d'Or winner and in his career has won 17 trophies across spells at Manchester United and Real Madrid. Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi are widely regarded as currently the two best footballers on the planet, and like Messi, Ronaldo has struggled to reach the same level of success at international level.

6.45pmThe most that Ronaldo has achieved with his country is a runners-up medal in the 2004 European Championships. His rivalry with Messi is intense, and after losing the Ballon d'Or crown to the Argentinian in January, Ronaldo has been slightly in Messi's shadow this year. However, the 31-year-old attacker has the chance to get one over on his rival if he manages to lift the European crown with Portugal. After Argentina were beaten by Chile on penalties in the Copa America final, Messi announced his retirement from international football.

6.48pmThe most that Messi won with his nation was an Olympic gold medal in 2008, so when he eventually walks away from football, he is unlikely to be revered in the same way as Diego Maradona is in his homeland. Tonight is a big moment for Ronaldo, as he too could be bowing out of the international stage in disappointment.

6.51pmPortugal's team includes players that compete at the top level, but arguably, Ronaldo stands head and shoulders above the rest. Euro 2016 has shown how reliant the team are on the Real Madrid star as everyone has been expecting him to find the goals in every game. In the five goals that Portugal have scored so far, Ronaldo has scored two of them, and both were beauties!

6.55pmThe goals came in a frankly ridiculous match against Hungary in the group stage. Portugal needed a draw or a victory to go through, and they came from behind three times to earn a 3-3 draw. Ronaldo was a key figure in the match and almost single-handedly earned the point for his country after Nani's 42nd goal.

7.00pmThe second goal was a powerful header from inside the box. It is extraordinary to see how high the man can leap in the air! The second goal, though, was fantastic. A player of Ronaldo's calibre is allowed to have the audacity to try a backheel when trailing, because it just might come off, and this one certainly did! I don't need to say anymore, just watch below...


7.03pmNow, that was a moment of individual brilliance from Ronaldo, but he has had a few difficult moments in this campaign. None more so than in Portugal's group game against Austria. It was not his night in so many ways! Nothing went the Real Madrid star's way. It got to a point where it became harder for him not to score!

7.05pmHe continued to knock on Austria's door, but failed to break it down. In the 80th minute it seemed as though Ronaldo would finally get his goal after he lined up to take a penalty, but he ended up smashing the ball into the post. He did manage to find the back of the net, but his header was ruled out for offside - that pretty much summed up his day!

7.09pmRonaldo was roundly mocked on Twitter on a night that he'd rather forget. Iceland's players probably enjoyed it too as he had previously called them a team with a "small mentality" after Portugal failed to beat them in an earlier group match. He also refused to shake any of his opponents' hands, so people already had a negative view of him prior to the Austria match. That's why after his frustrating night in front of goal, memes like this showed up on social media...


7.11pmRight, I'm sure you are all eagerly awaiting the team news, and luckily for you, I have the lineups right here! We'll start with Poland...

7.13pmPOLAND XI:Fabianski; Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk; Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Maczynski, Grosicki; Milik, Lewandowski

7.17pmNawalka has opted to name the same team that defeated Switzerland on penalties in the last-16 stage. Lukasz Fabianski starts in goal as Wojciech Szczesny remains on the sidelines with injury. Lukasz Piszczek, Kamil Glik, Michal Pazdan and Artur Jedrzejczyk will line the back four, with Jakub Blaszczykowski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Krzysztof Maczynski and Kamil Grosicki in midfield. Arkadiusz Milik and Robert Lewandowski will provide the attacking threat.

7.18pmPORTUGAL XI: Patricio; Cedric, Fonte, Pepe, Eliseu; W.Carvalho; Silva, Mario, Sanches; Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo

7.22pmFernando Santos has made two changes to the team that defeated Croatia in their first knockout match. The big news is that Renato Sanches gets his first start! He's only 18 years old and he is starting his first match for Portugal on his ninth appearance for his country. Andre Gomes is the man to drop out as he is struggling with a knock, while Raphael Guerreiro also misses out because of a fitness issue. Eliseu comes into the defence.

7.24pmSo, we have Rui Patricio in goal, Cedric, Jose Fonte, Pepe and Eliseu in defence. William Carvalho will hold the midfield, with Adrien Silva, Joao Mario and Sanches sitting further forward. The main attacking threat will come from Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo.

7.27pmI'm sure you're all wondering how these teams got to this stage? Well, Poland finished second behind Germany in Group C after two wins and a draw and then defeated Switzerland on penalties in the last-16 stage. They have an impressive defensive record having conceded just one goal in the competition.

7.29pmNawalka's side opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland. Milik was the scorer on the day, but Lewandowski took centre stage in the next match against Germany as he was playing against a number of his Bayern teammates. They drew a blank, but fortunately for Poland, so did Germany. After that goalless draw, the team sealed second place with a 1-0 triumph over the Ukraine.

7.33pmIn the last-16 stage, Blaszczykowski put Poland ahead in the 39th minute, but Switzerland bounced back through Xherdan Shaqiri, who scored one of the goals of the tournament - a scissor kick. Nothing could separate the two sides after 120 minutes and penalties ensued. Poland managed to edge it 5-4.

7.35pmDID YOU KNOW? Poland have not yet been behind in a game in the tournament, but they have never scored more than one goal in a match in their last 10 European Championship matches.

7.38pmSTATS! The last time that Poland have reached a semi-final of a major tournament was in the 1982 World Cup. Marseille is quite a happy hunting ground for Poland as they have won both games there while not conceding a goal. Those matches were this tournament's group game against Ukraine and a 4-0 friendly over the UAE in 1990.

7.40pmSo, how did Portugal find themselves in the quarter-finals? Fernando Santos's side qualified as one of the best third-placed teams with three draws. The team struggled to pick up a win in the group stage, despite on paper facing relatively easy opponents. Nani gave his nation the lead on the half-hour mark in their opening match against minnows Iceland, but Birkir Bjarnason's 50th-minute equaliser restricted Portugal to a point.

7.45pmRonaldo went off in a huff, describing Iceland as having a "small mentality", but his opponents were not concerned as they celebrated the result.

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....


7.46pmAfter facing Iceland, Portugal once again were restricted to a point when they played out a goalless draw with Austria. The next group game was full of entertainment as Portugal came from behind three times to draw 3-3 with Hungary. Ronaldo scored twice and Nani also got on the scoresheet in the match that sealed them a spot in the knockout stage.

7.48pmThe last-16 stage for Santos and his men was arguably one of the most dreary and boring encounters of the competition! They took on Croatia and the game lacked creativity and intensity. It looked destined for penalties, but there was one moment of drama when Ricardo Quaresma scored in the final few minutes of extra time.

7.50pmSTATS! Portugal are the only team to have qualified for the final eight of the European Championships in every tournament since 1996. They have made it into the semi-finals of the tournament five times in seven finals.

7.53pmThose are some good stats for Portugal, but they are also the only nation to have played 32 games without ever winning the tournament. Ronaldo, as you would expect, is a dominant figure in Portugal's history. He has played more than any other player at a European Championship finals and is one goal away from equalling Michel Platini's record of nine goals in the competition.

7.54pmHEAD TO HEAD: Tonight will be the third time that Poland and Portugal have played one another. The previous meetings were in the 1986 World Cup, the 2002 World Cup and in a clash in February 2012.



7.56pmRonaldo and Lewandowski are leading their teams out onto the pitch at the Stade Velodrome. After the national anthems, there will be a minute's applause in memory of the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Turkey.

1 minKICKOFF! Poland get us underway in Marseille! Felix Brych is the referee for this one.

2 minLewandowski tries to release Grosicki down the left-hand side, but Cedric gets a decent tackle in.

2 minGOAL! POLAND 1-0 PORTUGAL (LEWANDOWSKI)

2 minWow! Lewandowski hasn't scored for Poland since October 2015 but he has just netted a potentially crucial goal for his country! It takes just two minutes for the Bayern Munich star to find his shooting boots! Grosicki gets the ball out wide again, and this time breaks away from his marker before pulling the ball back into the centre of the box. Lewandowski latches on and fires past the keeper. Perfect start for Poland!

6 minPortugal were shell-shocked by that opener, but they have managed to compose themselves. The problem for Ronaldo and co is that Poland have a very tight defence, and they will make it very difficult for their opponents to break through.

6 minPortugal win a free kick after a foul from Milik on Sanches. The referee opts against brandishing a card, but that's a warning to the Polish forward.

9 minPepe surges from the back and plays in Cedric on the right. Cedric tries to play it through to Ronaldo, but he's closed down and Poland force the ball out for a Portugal throw-in.

9 minThe ball is eventually played out to Ronaldo on the edge of the area. The three-time Ballon d'Or star takes a shot, but it bounces right into a Polish defender.

10 minCHANCE! Some decent play between Sanches and Cedric, who then crosses the ball into the box for Ronaldo. He takes a swing at it with his right foot, but once again, he sends the ball straight into a defender.

12 minPatient play from Poland as they knock it around the back, which isn't pleasing the Portuguese fans! The ball is played high for Ronaldo, who heads it back down for Mario. The midfielder then knocks the ball out wide to Cedric on the right, who tries a short ball to Ronaldo, but it's cleared.

14 minTwo quick corners for Portugal and they're starting to dominate play here. This particular move breaks down when Mario drifts offside.

15 minAfter being on the backfoot for the last few minutes, Poland get on the ball and Milik charges from the middle of the park before unleashing a shot form range, but it drops wide.

16 minPortugal win a free kick and it looks like Ronaldo is going to go for goal, despite being 35 yards out! It's disappointing from him, though, as he smashes the ball straight into the wall.

17 minCHANCE! Poland go on the attack with Milik on the right. He delivers a low cross towards Lewandowski, who latches onto it on the edge of the box. He uses quick feet to pull away from Pepe and Fonte before drilling a low shot, but the keeper handles comfortably.

19 minBoth teams have given the ball away in these last few minutes. Portugal have shown creativity going forward, but they're struggling to break through the defence. As for Poland, they are using their counter-attacking strengths.

22 minMilik takes on Pepe and unleashes a shot from distance, but it gets deflected off the defender and goes behind for a corner.

22 minIt's whipped into the area and headed away from Ronaldo, who has dropped back to do defensive duties.

23 minThe danger is not cleared completely, though, as Poland show some lovely one-touch play on the edge of the area between Milik and Grosicki. The latter gets the ball back on the left side of the box, but his cross into the centre is kicked away by Fonte.

25 minRonaldo has the ball on the edge of the area and knocks it back to Sanches, who lines up a shot, but it's not the best effort as the ball smashes into his marker. Poland then try to launch another counter-attack, but the 18-year-old manages to win the ball back.

27 minSilva gets in some space on the left-hand side of the final third and delivers a cross into the box searching for Ronaldo, but Glik gets in front of the Portugal captain and heads clear.

28 minPoland are in control of this game at the moment. They look comfortable keeping the ball and continue to cause trouble for Portugal's defenders on the counter. Portugal have not quite found their stride and any attacks are thwarted.

29 minCHANCE! Nani gets in behind and drags the defenders out before knocking the ball to Ronaldo, who shoots low, but he sends the ball straight to Fabianski.

30 minPENALTY DENIED! Ronaldo is not happy after tumbling in the box following a clumsy shove from Pazdan. The referee waves away his claims, but replays show that it was a foul from the defender.

32 minNani plays the ball out wide to Cedric on the right. He's unmarked and delivers the ball into the box, but his high cross is cut out by Poland's defence.

33 minGOAL! POLAND 1-1 PORTUGAL (SANCHES)

33 minGame on! Portugal find an equaliser and it's 18-year-old Renato Sanches that scores it! The teenager gets the ball from Nani and cuts inside on the edge of the area before taking his shot with his left foot. With the help of a deflection, the ball drifts past Fabianski.

37 minGrosicki tries to lift the ball over the keeper, and instead of Patricio snatching the ball from the air, he makes a hash of it and ends up pushing it back into the field of play. The ball comes back into the area, but it's cleared by Fonte.

38 minPoland win a free kick in Portugal's half. Milik sends the ball in from the right side of the area and its flicked on by Eliseu and then cleared by his teammate.

42 minBOOKING! Jedrzejczyk is the first player to recover a yellow card for a poor challenge, and it means that he will miss the semi-final should Poland progress.

45 minGrosicki finds Jedrzejczyk unmarked on the left side of the 18-yard box, but Pepe manages to get a touch on the ball to clear the danger.

45+1 minHALF-TIME: POLAND 1-1 PORTUGAL

8.49pmThe first quarter-final of Euro 2016 is all square at the break as Poland and Portugal head into the dressing rooms on 1-1. Robert Lewandowski ended his goal drought by scoring in the second minute, and his team approached the game well as they defended strongly and caused trouble on the counter-attack. It took some time for Portugal to get into the game, but they eventually strung some decent plays around the box and their efforts paid off when 18-year-old Renato Sanches scored from the top of the box with his left foot. We'll return for the second half shortly!

46 minRESTART! Portugal get the second half underway! Will we see a winner before the 90 minutes are up, or are we destined for extra time and penalties?

49 minPoland have had more of the ball in these early stages. Piszczek charges down the right-hand side of the final third before delivering a cross into the box. It's slightly short, but Lewandowski chases and attempts a low header, but he fails to trouble the keeper. He was never going to get much power on it from that height.

51 minSanches plays the ball to Cedric, who delivers it into the box to find Ronaldo, but his header goes wide.

52 minAlmost a blunder from Fabianksi as he fails to keep hold of a cross for Ronaldo, but he manages to recover quickly to snatch the ball.

55 minThe tempo of the game has slowed down slightly as Poland knock the ball around their own half. We are yet to see any serious chances at goal.

56 minWhat a waste from Ronaldo! Nani does well to play in the Real Madrid star, who then takes aim at the near post. He ends up hammering the ball into the side netting, though. It was a tight angle, but he should have done better.

59 minThis time, Eliseu tries to test Fabianski by aiming for the top left corner with a shot, but the keeper manages to get hands on it. Portugal look the more threatening side at the moment.

62 minCHANCE! Is this going to be another frustrating night for Ronaldo? Nani crosses into his former Manchester United teammate, but Ronaldo fails to get on the end of the ball and it trickles to Cedric, who shoots from the edge of the box, but it's blocked by Krychowiak.

64 minWell, that would have been a spectacular goal! Cedric lets one fly from 30 yards out. He unleashes the shot from the right side of the area, but it just drifts wide of the top left corner of the goal.

66 minBOOKING! Kamil Glik is the next to go in the referee's book after blocking Ronaldo from getting past him.

69 minSAVE! Good reaction from Patricio as he denies Milik a goal from close range. The ball comes into the box from Jedrzejczyk, and Milik gets a slight touch, but the keeper drops down quickly to gather the ball.

71 minBOOKING! Portugal's Silva receives a yellow for a foul on Blaszczykowski.

73 minRonaldo looks unhappy as he once again fails to get on the end of a cross from Nani. Could we be destined for extra time?

74 minPORTUGAL SUB: We have the first change of the game as Silva makes way for Moutinho.

76 minA decent break from Poland and the ball ends up at Grosicki's feet on the left-hand side. The midfielder goes for glory, but his shot soars wide of the bar.

79 minSAVE! Portugal win a corner and as the ball is whipped into the area, Fonte gets on the end of it with a header, but it goes straight into the hands of Fabianski.

80 minPORTUGAL SUB: Quaresma is on the pitch as he replaces Mario. Poland are yet to make a change.

81 minAlmost an own goal from Jedrzejczyk! Pepe plays it forward for Ronaldo, who is about to receive it on the right side of the box, but the Polish defender intercepts. His interception, though, sends the ball inches wide of left post.

83 minPOLAND SUB: The first change for Poland as Kapustka comes on to replace Grosicki.

86 minCHANCE! Dear oh dear, how did Ronaldo scuff that?! The ball is played over the top for the Portugal captain. He's out there on his own, but is played onside. He tries to lift the ball over the keeper but he fails to connect properly and he scuffs his shot into the ground before the keeper comfortably collects.

90+1 minThere are three minutes of added time before we move into 30 minutes of extra time. Will there be a late winner?!

90+2 minBOOKING! Carvalho gets a yellow for pulling back Krychowiak, and that means that he will miss the semi-final if Portugal progress.

90+3 minFULL-TIME: POLAND 1-1 PORTUGAL

9.54pmSo, we go into extra time! The two teams cannot be separated at one goal apiece. It seems like a long time ago when Robert Lewandowski and Renato Sanches scored! As it stands, we have another 30 minutes and if it remains all square, the winner will be decided on penalties.

91 minHere we go then! The first half of extra time is underway! Portugal kick us off.

92 minCHANCE! Oh my, Ronaldo's missed another opportunity! A great ball comes into the box and finds the feet of the Portugal captain, but he can't sort his feet out and the ball is cleared before he can get a shot away.

95 minAt the other end, Piszczek threads the ball through for Milik, but Portugal's defence get there first to clear the danger.

96 minPORTUGAL SUB: It's the final change for Portugal as Carvalho makes way for Danilo.

97 minPOLAND SUB: There's a substitution for Poland now as Jodlowiec comes onto the pitch to replace Maczynski.

99 minCedric delivers a cross in for Nani, who unleashes a header towards goal, but it ends up dropping wide. Ronaldo tries to help it on, but fails to connect.

101 minCHANCE! Poland break and Milik fires from the edge of the area, but it soars over the crossbar. The forward had Lewandowski alongside him but he opted against playing in his teammate.

103 minCHANCE! Close for Poland! Lewandowski delivers in a low cross from the right and it fizzes across the box, needing a tap in from another white shirt, but none of his teammates could get on the end of it.

10.14pmThat's the first period of extra time over! Unfortunately, we still don't have a winning goal and the quality on the pitch is not the best that we've seen in this tournament. We have 15 minutes remaining and then possible penalties.

106 minPoland get is underway! Fingers crossed we get a winner!

108 minPoland earn a corner and it's whipped in by Milik. The ball is initially cleared, but it ends up falling to Krychowiak, who tries to create as shot, but Portugal clear.

110 minWe have brief break in play as stewards wrestle a pitch invader to the ground! Considering how this game has panned out, I don't think anybody wants it dragged out any longer!

112 minSome nice play from Portugal as Eliseu crosses the ball into the box for Nani, but Jedrzejczyk gets there first and heads away for a corner, which comes to nothing.

114 minKapuska gets the ball on the byline and squares it high across the six-yard box, but nobody is there to latch on and the chance goes begging.

117 minThere are tired legs out there and both teams will be thinking about penalties now. Quaresma shows skill in the box as he tries to get away from the defenders but he loses out and the ball is cleared.

10.32pmPENALTY SHOOTOUT!

10.34pmThe game stands at 1-1 after 120 minutes, so we go to penalties! The first semi-finalist will be decided by spot kicks. This is the second consecutive shootout for Poland, so will they be the more confident of the two? We'll find out soon!

10.36pmHere we go then, Ronaldo is up first!

10.37pmGOAL! POLAND 0-1 PORTUGAL (RONALDO)

10.37pmGOAL! POLAND 1-1 PORTUGAL (LEWANDOWSKI)

10.38pmGOAL! POLAND 1-2 PORTUGAL (SANCHES)

10.39pmGOAL! POLAND 2-2 PORTUGAL (MILIK)

10.40pmGOAL! POLAND 2-3 PORTUGAL (MOUTINHO)

10.40pmGOAL! POLAND 3-3 PORTUGAL (GLIK)

10.41pmGOAL! POLAND 3-4 PORTUGAL (NANI)

10.42pmPATRICIO SAVES BLASZCZYKOWSKI'S PENALTY!

10.43pmQUARESMA SCORES! PORTUGAL THROUGH TO SEMI-FINALS!

10.49pmSo there we have it! After 120 minutes, Portugal qualify for the semi-finals at Euro 2016 after beating Poland 5-4 on penalties. It was a dream start for Poland when Lewandowski scored in the second minute, but after Sanches's half-hour strike and Quaresma's winning penalty, Poland head home empty handed. Thank you for joining us, and make sure you stick with Sports Mole for all the latest Euro 2016 news.

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