Poland beats Switzerland on penalties 5-4 to reach Euro 2016 quarters

GERMAN PRESS AGENCY - DPA
ST. ETIENNE, France
Published 25.06.2016 18:51
Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak scores during the penalty shootout to win the match (Reuters Photo)
Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak scores during the penalty shootout to win the match (Reuters Photo)

Poland reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Switzerland in St Etienne Saturday, after their opponents rescued a 1-1 draw with a wonder-goal by Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Swiss were heading out to Jakub Blaszczykowski's first half opener with just eight minutes remaining when Shaqiri equalized with a magnificent scissor-kick from the edge of the box.

With no decisive goal coming in extra-time, it fell to spot-kicks to settle the tie. Switzerland's Granit Xhaka missed the only penalty, sending a woeful effort wide, and Grzegorz Krychowiak smashed home the winner.

Poland now move to Marseille on Thursday where they meet the winner of the last 16 tie between Croatia and Portugal.

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