UEFA Euro 2016, Last 16: Switzerland-Poland, Wales-Northern Ireland, Croatia-Portugal
Sunday, June 26, 2016
In the Last 16 knockout phase of UEFA Euro 2016 yesterday, Poland defeated Switzerland 5–4 on penalties, Northern Ireland lost to Wales by an scored by , and Portugal defeated Croatia as Ricardo Quaresma scored a late header.
Switzerland 1–1 Poland
In the additional time, one player of each team was booked and as nobody scored, the match progressed to a penalty shootout decider. Excepting Swiss midfielder, everyone else scored as Poland won the game 5–4 in penalties and reached the quarter-finals.
Wales 1–0 Northern Ireland
In an attempt to save Gareth Bale's shot, Gareth McAuley scored an own goal in the 75th minute which helped Wales advance to the quarter-finals. Wales is to play the winner of Hungary and Belgium in on Friday.
Northern Ireland has not defeated Wales in the last 36 years.
Croatia 0–1 Portugal
Group D winners Croatia faced Portugal as Luka Modrić faced his Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe. Nobody was able to score in the 90 minutes of game play. Pepe's header flew over the crossbar, and Ivan Perišić's shot hit the woodwork as the referee signalled additional time.
It seemed the match would be decided over penalties as nobody was able to find the net, but Ricardo Quaresma's header in the 117th minute sealed the victory for the Portuguese.
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