Euro 2016, Portugal qualifies for semifinals by defeating Poland at Penalties Strokes as both teams make one goal in the match (1-1) so it leads to the penalties where Portugal takes leads over Poland (3-5).
Portugal had responded positively to going behind to Robert Lewandowski’s lethal finish and, but for a clutch of misses by Cristiano Ronaldo, they might have won much earlier. Ronaldo miskicked, air-kicked and miscontrolled when well placed on his three clearest opportunities.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed the penalty last time, redresses his mistake and hit the goal on penalty.
It was a difficult night for him, although he opened the shoot-out by scoring with his penalty and the blot on it for him – and everybody – came in the 109th minute, when a man charged onto the field from behind one of the goals and sprinted towards him.
“The dream is getting closer and anything can happen now. I’m not missing anything and even if my career finished today, I would still feel privileged,” said the Cristiano Ronaldo
“But I’ve always said, and I don’t hide it, that I would love to win a title with the national team. We’re on the right road.”