Euro 2016: Portugal overpower Poland in penalty shootout to clinch semis berth

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Portugal players celebrate as Ricardo Quaresma scores the winning penalty in the Euro 2016 quarterfinal against Poland. AP

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Poland's Robert Lewandowski and his teammates look dejected after their loss to Portugal. AP

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Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak and Portugal's Nani go for a header during the match which ended on a 1-1 draw and went on to a penalty shoot out. AP

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After a blistering start thanks to an early goal, Poland had the momentum till the equaliser. AP

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Renato Sanches scored the important equalizer for Portugal in the 33rd minute. AP

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Poland's Robert Lewandowski scored his first goal of the competition, after hitting a record 13 in qualifying round. AP

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A fan ran into the pitch in the 109th minute and it took fourteen security personnel to carry the Ronaldo fans off after he was caught. AP

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored Portugal's first penalty in penalty shootout, after the captain took the responsibility of going first despite missing one earlier in Euro 2016. AP

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Jakub Blaszczykowski, who had scored twice before to bail Poland out, missed his penalty which eliminated his team. AP

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Updated Date: Jul 01, 2016 13:08:20 IST

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