Euro 2016

Shaqiri stunner no match for penalty-perfect Poles

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri (right) scoring a spectacular overhead kick in their Euro 2016 last-16 tie against Poland yesterday. His 82nd-minute goal cancelled out Jakub Blaszczykowski's 39th-minute opener, and the tie went into extra time and then
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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri scoring a spectacular overhead kick in their Euro 2016 last-16 tie against Poland yesterday. His 82nd-minute goal cancelled out Jakub Blaszczykowski's 39th-minute opener, and the tie went into extra time and then penalties. Granit Xhaka missed for Switzerland while Poland scored all their five spot kicks to seal their spot in the quarter-finals against either Croatia or Portugal.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 26, 2016, with the headline 'Shaqiri stunner no match for penalty-perfect Poles'. Print Edition | Subscribe