Portugal fairy tale continues in Euro 2016

Portugal fairy tale continues in Euro 2016. They win their quarter final match against Poland on penalties 5-3(1-1). Portugal Uefa European championship semifinal runs continues as well. They have been here five times and four times they have made it to the semifinal.

Portugal fairy tale continues as they were struggling to be in knockout they played a heavy goal scoring match against Hungary to draw. They were no where in match against Croatia in knockout, they managed to pull a goal in 117th minute to send Croatia home. Today, Poland were ahead in game earlier but Renato sanchez 18 year kid steals the show and back them on level terms, and it all goes on penalty shootout. In penalty shootout they scored all five from the spot and Poland only managed to pull the first three.


Poland, the team who has played a draw against Switzerland in knockouts advanced on penalties to play quarterfinals fell short this time and Portugal goes ahead on their expense. Portugal will next meet the winner of Wales vs Belgium match in semifinal.

Poland were ahead in match in first half with Roberto Lewandowski early goal in 2′ minute, and they do have the chance to make it two or three nil in first half itself. They were really having good run in first 30 minutes but they lost the momentum in middle and Portugal took advantage of that. Renato Sanchez played one two with Nani, and Sanchez pulled the trigger in 33′ minute for Portugal to make score level.

Both sides took their foot off the accelerator for the duration of the second half and extra-time. There was no sign of goal from both sides. Ronaldo missed couple of good chances for Portugal and Milik missed couple for Poland as well. But, it’s not new both of them have missing sessions for their respective country in this Euro 2016.

Ronaldo after scoring his penalty

Portugal first penalty from spot was taken by Ronaldo and he converted as always. Lewandowski came first for Poland and he delivered as well. Renato Sanchez was the surprise penalty taker as a 18 year old but he powered it brilliantly. Milik slide it for Poland as well. Moutinho who missed against Spain four years back put it well this time as well. Portugal are 3-2 ahead, Glik blasts it home to make it level 3-3. Nani came as fourth for Portugal and converted his as well, Blaszczykowski missed his by a brilliant save from patricio- the portugal keeper.

Once again Quaresma stands to take the winning one, he has already tasted the glory scoring the winning goal against Croatia in 117th minute. He scored and Portugal celebrated their fourth semifinal berth in Uefa European championship.

Poland may have sensed the opportunity to advance for the very first time into a major tournament semifinal after 1982 World Cup, but the luck has run out for Polish team. It’s Ronaldo’s Portugal who advances with their fairy tale and all the luck playing their part in their advancement in each stage. Portugal played all draw in group matches, a dull match against Croatia in knockouts and here they are with penalty shootout luck into semifinal. Belgium or Wales will have to prepare well whoever win to face Portugal because they couldn’t leave it on luck, all luck currently going in Portugal favor.

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