Ricardo Quaresma Euro 2016

#Euro2016 Match Report: Croatia 0 ~ 1 (aet) Portugal, Quaresma Extra-time Goal Sends Team Through

Ricardo Quaresma struck a dramatic winner late in the second half of extra time as Portugal scraped past Croatia 1-0 in a dour Euro 2016 last-16 encounter in Lens. Portugal advanced to the knockout stages following an electric 3-3 draw with Hungary in Lyon, but Saturday’s game could not have contrasted more starkly. Although Marcelo

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#Euro2016 Match Report: Wales 1 ~ 0 Northern Ireland, McAuley’s Own-goal Sends Wales Through

Gareth McAuley’s own goal proved costly as Wales battled past Northern Ireland 1-0 to book their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday. Wales star Gareth Bale had, unsurprisingly, been highlighted as the dangerman before the last-16 tie at the Parc des Princes but was largely stifled in a tense all-British affair. However,

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#Euro2016 Match Report: Switzerland 1 ~ 1 (aet, 4-5 pens) Poland, Xhaka Penalty Miss Costs Swiss

Granit Xhaka’s woeful spot-kick proved decisive as Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 on penalties to render Xherdan Shaqiri’s sublime strike redundant in a 1-1 draw after extra time. With Switzerland trailing 1-0 courtesy of Jakub Blaszczykowski’s 39th-minute strike, Shaqiri produced a brilliantly executed bicycle kick to stun Poland and force an additional 30 minutes. However, if

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