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The Portuguese national team qualified for the semi-finals of the Euro 2016 European Championship after winning a penalty shoot-out over its Polish counterpart.

The two teams ruled for a penalty shootout after the end of the original and extra time, with a goal for each.

The Polish team advanced early with a goal for Robert Lewandowski in the second minute, before Renato Sanchez tied for Portugal in the 33rd minute.

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Portugal goalkeeper Roy Patricio saves the penalty shootout

Sanchez, who has not yet been nineteen years old, is the youngest player in the history of the European Nations Finals to score a goal in the tournament’s elimination stage.

Portugal awaits the winner from the Welsh-Belgium meeting in the semi-finals.

The Welsh national team will meet its Belgian counterpart on Friday in the city of Lille, while the German national team will meet its Italian counterpart on Saturday.

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The match between Portugal and Poland came a struggle with the two teams, especially in overtime, but the two sides’ attackers did not succeed in scoring the winning goal.

The stars of either team, Cristiano Ronaldo or Robert Lewandowski, did not appear as distinctive to them as they used to with their teams Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

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