First half exciting, players going for it – an early goal from Lewandowski. Always helps make a game more exciting. Great equalizer for Portugal, via a deflection, evened things up.
Second half boring. Extra time turgid. Penalties, gripping as ever. All on target, but one saved and Poland go home. Portugal have yet to win a game in 90 mins. And they have reached the semi-final.
While the expanded format has freshened up the tournament with new faces, going on the old tournament format, Portugal would not have made it out of the group stage.