Poland edged Switzerland 6-5 on penalty kicks (1-1 aet) to advance to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016. After goals in regulation from Jakub Blaszczykowski and Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka’s poor penalty miss was the difference between the two sides.
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski continues to have a relatively poor Euro tournament with zero goals to his name thus far. After the season that Lewandowski had for Bayern, he’s “due” for a monster game, right? It wouldn’t shock anyone if he grabbed a goal or three in the quarterfinals.
However, nothing on the day matters quite like the bicycle kick from Switzerland attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.
The former Bayern man had a relatively anonymous group stage for Switzerland, but his equalizing goal against Poland was something to behold. It’s hard to imagine that we’re going to see a better goal than that in the rest of the tournament.
Lewandowski and Poland will face new Bayern teammate Renato Sanches and Portugal in the quarterfinals.