After another unentertaining knockout game, Portugal booked their place in the last four of Euro 2016, via a penalty shoot-out against Poland.
In normal time, Robert Lewandowski finally got off the mark, netting after just two minutes. However, teen sensation Renato Sanches leveled things up just after the half-hour mark.
Cristiano Ronaldo endured a disappointing game, failing to make the most of a couple of very decent chances.
In extra-time, a pitch invader provided more excitement than the 22 players, with the loon in question looking to have been heading for Ronaldo (who side-stepped him superbly) before being tackled by the stewards, who really shouldn’t have let the man make it onto the pitch in the first place.
A pitch invader tried to hug Cristiano Ronaldo :) pic.twitter.com/IUPoN1lfSI
— Stanislaw (@stas8t) June 30, 2016
The game ultimately went to penalties, with Poland facing their second shoot-out in a row, after winning on penalties against Switzerland. Ronaldo, who fluffed a spot-kick against Austria earlier in the competition, coolly fired home, before Lewandowski netted his penalty.
Then, with the shoot-out score at 4-3 to the Portuguese, Jakub Blaszczykowski, who has impressed throughout the tournament, saw his effort superbly saved by Rui Patrício.
Sub Ricardo Quaresma, who was the match-winner in his side’s 1-0 win against Croatia in the Last 16, then stepped up and converted the decisive penalty to send Portugal through to the semi-finals.
While Portugal find themselves in yet another Euro semi-final, despite winning just one game in the competition, Poland go home after what was still a decent run.