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Poland 1-1 Portugal AET (3-5 Penalties) : 5 Talking Points

Poland 1-1 Portugal AET (3-5 Penalties) : 5 Talking Points

Portugal beat Poland to book a place in the semi finals of the Euro 2016. The game ended 1-1 after the extra time when an early goal by Lewandowski was cancelled out by a deflected strike from 18 year old Renato Sanches. The penalty shootout ended 3-5 in Portugal’s favor as Jakub Blaszczykowski’s penalty was saved by Rui Patricio and Portugal scored all five of them. Here we have a look at 5 talking points about the game.

Quaresma after scoring the winning penalty
Quaresma after scoring the winning penalty

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Lewandowski’s early stunnerĀ 

Lewa after scoring against Portugal
Lewa after scoring against Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 

The match had just started and it didn’t even take 2 minutes for Poland to score with their captain finally getting his name on to the scoresheet, having been goalless in the first four games. It was some poor defending from Portugal as Lewandowski was not properly marked by William Carvalho as he guided the ball home scoring the second fastest goal in Euro history. Poland looked completely in control in the initial stages and looked likely to cause an upset until some brilliance from Nani and Sanches. Lewandowski kept testing the Portuguese defense time and again in the first half as he got more involved in the attack today than before.

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