Saturday, June 25, 2016

Euro 2016: Poland, Wales, Portugal Advance To Quarterfinals

The knockout stage of the European Championship commenced on Saturday with three Round-of-16 contests in France.

At Saint-Etienne:
Following a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation, followed by 30 minutes of scoreless overtime, Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Kamil Glik, Jakub Blaszczykowski (who scored in the 39th minute during regulation), and Grzegorz Krychowiak (who converted the deciding kick---which was followed by the above celebration) all converted their spot kicks as Poland took out Switzerland 5-4 in the penalty-kick shootout to advance to the quarterfinal round.

Associated Press poll by Darko Bandic

At Paris:
Gareth McAuley's own goal in the 75th minute enabled Wales to defeat Northern Ireland 1-0.   Here's Wales' Gareth Bale with the ball.

EPA photo by Georgi Licovski

At Lens:

Ricardo Quaresma (seen here celebrating) scored the game's only goal in the 117th minute as Portugal defeated Croatia 1-0 in overtime.

Getty Images photo by Clive Mason

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