Poland and Portugal faced off in Marseille in the first Quarter Final of Euro 2016. Poland took an early lead in the first half which was cancelled by a superb strike from teenager Renato Sanches. The game was pretty dull overall with both sides missing several good chances, there were no more goals in regulation time. Extra time was no different before penalties were summoned and Portugal won 5-3 with Blaszczykowski being the unlucky one to miss. Here are 5 things we learnt from Poland vs Portugal.
1 Poland have themselves to blame
Poland took a really early lead from a superb strike by Robert Lewandowski after 2 minutes. They should have really used that goal for their advantage and should have gone all attack after that , instead they allowed Portugal to come back in the game and ultimately paid the price. They were wasteful after that and despite the heartbreaking they should look back and be proud of their achievement.