LIVE Poland vs Portugal Euro 2016
After Lionel Messi lost out on a silverware with Argentina, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s chance to redeem himself at the international level as Portugal take on Poland in the first quarterfinal of the Euro 2016 in the southern French city of Marseille on Thursday.
While Portugal reached the quarterfinals following a 1-0 win over Croatia, Poland booked their last-eight spot after defeating Switzerland in a thrilling penalty shootout.
Poland are unbeaten in their past three matches against Portugal and the match is touted as a clash between the monstrous Polish centre-back and the fiery pair of Ronaldo and Nani.
However, Portugal defenders need to be wary of misfiring Robert Lewandowski and in-form striker Jakub Blaszczykowski if they are to reach the semi-finals for the fifth time in seven European Championship finals.
Poland: Fabianski, Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk, Blaszczykowski, Maczynski, Krychowiak, Grosicki, Milik, Lewandowski.
Portugal: Patricio, Cedric, Fonte, Pepe, Eliseu, W. Carvalho, Adrien, Joao Mario, Sanches, Nani, Ronaldo.