Euro 2016: Twitter reacts as Poland beat Switzerland on penalties
Poland managed to make it to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after they defeat Switzerland 5-4 in a penalty shootout after the game finished 1-1 at the end of 120 minutes. Granit Xhaka’s penalty was wide of the target and that cost Switzerland the match. Jakub Blaszczykowski opened the account for Poland while Xherdan Shaqiri equalised for the Switzerland with an exceptional overhead kick from outside the penalty box.
With an intense battle that went to the penalty shootout, Poland had the last laugh. Poland was under immense threat from Shaqiri especially in the later stages of the second half when the time was running down. Poland managed to keep him at bay and took it down to the wire. Eventually, Granit Xhaka’s horrific penalty is going to torment the Swiss fans for quite some time.
5 - Jakub Blaszczykowski has been directly involved in five of Polands six goals in EURO history (3 goals, 2 assists). Inspired.— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 25, 2016
22 - There have been 22 shots attempted in the first half of #SUIPOL, highest tally at the Euros since 2004. Show.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 25, 2016
73 - CLOSE! A wonderful free-kick from Rodrguez is destined for the top corner before Fabiaski produces a fine one-handed save. #EURO2016— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) June 25, 2016
Wow!!!!!— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 25, 2016
Gooooallllllll— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) June 25, 2016
Madre ma. Lo que acaba de hacer Shaqiri. pic.twitter.com/5gYF1KADmA— #BenditaPremier (@EPL_es) June 25, 2016
Could Shaqiri do that though on a wet, cold Tuesday night in Stoke?— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 25, 2016
Slightly unfair on Poland that Switzerland got 2 extra days between games to practice bicycle kicks from outside the box.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 25, 2016
Shaqiri pic.twitter.com/e1O1U8BPgF— Football Trolls (@Footballltrolls) June 25, 2016
Let's hope Shaqiri doesn't get cramp or he'll need the entire stadium to help him stretch those legs out: pic.twitter.com/L31BFjv9SM— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 25, 2016
An Arsenal man single handedly sent his country out of a major tournament in round of 16.DNA #Xhaka— Ashwin (@Ashwii7) June 25, 2016