Portugal made it to the quarterfinals of the European Cup in 2016. Ricardo Quaresma’s single goal in extra innings brought them a 1-0 win over Croatia.
In the match at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Sunday (26/06/2016) pm dawn, Croatia played a more dominant with ball possession to 58%.But that dominance is not offset the number of threats against the opponent.
In fact, the two teams was able to record a trialon targetover the 90 minutes.There were no goals in normal time, the game was finally resumed to extra innings.The situation had seemed unchanged, until in the final minutes.
In an attack, the chances of Croatia through Ivan Perisic countered goalposts.Portugal then counterattack and scored fruitful.Cristiano Ronaldo kick pushed over, ball bounce and then dicocor Quaresma easily into the empty net.
In total, Portugal only got five shots and only two that led to the goal, both listed in extra innings.Medium Croatia has 15 trial and none led to the goal.
These results make Portugal qualify for the quarterfinals.They will next face Poland.
Croatia started the game by taking the initiative to master the game.But Portugal appear tightly around the penalty box to close the gap.Portugal itself several times tried to launch an attack through both sides, but can still be driven Croatian defense.
There are no chances created up to 20 minutes of the game running.Created a new first opportunity in the 25th minute by Portugal.Raphael Guerreiro long ball from a free kick on the left hand side welcomed Pepe’s header, but the rebound.
Five minutes later, Croatia counter the threat.Starting from Nani delivers the ball free in the middle of the field, Milan Badelj release through ball to Ivan Perisic on the right side.Perisic tried to make a move to cut into the middle and fired a kick, but was wide on the right side of the goal.
Croatia get a chance from a corner in the 35th minute.Darijo Srna feed side try headlong Mario Mandzukic in the middle of the penalty box, finished off target.Mandzukic trouble to greet the ball cleanly because guarded by two Portuguese players.
Croatia has a good chance in the 40th minute, when Ivan Strinić receiving feedback breakthrough on the left side and in the free position.It’s just his attempt to cross was met teammate and drove Portugal.
There are no more opportunities are created until halftime.Both teams are equally not recorded experiments on target during the first 45 minutes.
A quick attack from the left Croatia almost give serious threat to Portugal.Strinic cross bolted to the front of the goal and try headlong Marcelo Brozović, but failed because the ball going too heavy.
From the resulting corner kick defense cleared the ball after Portugal, Croatia again threatened.Rakitic received Brozovic sodoran ball in the penalty box, and then directed into the goal.Still sped away over the bar.
Portugal responded in the 57th minute through Renato Sanches bait after playing a one-two with Joao Mario.Also still not lead to the goal for his shot from outside the box off to the left.
From a dead ball in the 61st minute, Croatian creates other opportunities.Srna feed side welcomed Domagoj Vida standing quite free, but his header ended wide to the left of the goal.
A Adrien Silva received a pass from Nani in the box in the 63rd minute, but his header at the far right of the goal.In the process greet the ball, Nani fell after a duel with Strinic.But the referee did not move.
Two attempts Perisic has not met the target.Her effort in the 71st minute wide to the left, while in the 80th minute rebound.
Until the end of the second half, there was also no goals are created.For 90 minutes not even a chance that led to the goal of both teams.The match was continued into extra innings.
In the 94th minute, a header from Perisic from outside the box welcomes feedback Vedran Corluka are still thin on the goal.Two minutes later, Nikola Kalinic get a room on the right side but shot wide.
Croatia back to try their luck from outside the box through Brozovic.Again did not lead to the goal.
Croatia got a good chance in the 113th minute through a corner.Brozovic headlong Vida feed side, while Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio empty after previously trying to cut bait.Again, the ball just bounced.
Croatia came close to reap the benefits, but a header from Perisic countered goalposts.Portugal then counterattack and scored fruitful.
Nani’s cross from the left disepak Ronaldo at the far post, but it can be pushed Danijel Subasic.Throw the ball then struck by Ricardo Quaresma into the goal.
In the final minutes of the extra half, Croatia almost equalized.But kicking Vida thin sideways at the right goalpost.Another game ended goalless.