Poland beats Switzerland on penalties, moves to Euro quarterfinals

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Saturday 25 June 2016
Switzerland's midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (R) shoots to score his team's equaliser during the Euro 2016 round of sixteen football match Switzerland vs Poland, on June 25, 2016 at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne. / AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK        (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Switzerland’s midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (R) shoots to score his team’s equaliser during the Euro 2016 round of sixteen football match Switzerland vs Poland, on June 25, 2016 at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne. JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images

Poland will meet Croatia or Portugal in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after beating Switzerland on penalties in the first knockout game of the tournament.

Arsenal newcomer Granit Xhaka was the only player to miss in the shootout, with Grzegorz Krychowiak scoring the winning spot-kick for the Poles.

Jakub Blaszczykowski had put Poland ahead six minutes before half-time.

Switzerland hit back through Xherdan Shaqiri’s sublime finish, an overhead kick from 18 yards.

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