Poland vs Portugal player ratings: Who shone brightest in Marseille?

1 Jul

Poland took an early lead in their first ever European Championship quarter-final but were pegged back by a Portugal side with more history in the competition.


Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the shoot-out and helped his country through to next Wednesday’s opening semi-final, where they will face either Belgium or Wales.

But which players took top billing? Check out our ratings and leave your comments in the section below. 

 

POLAND

Łukasz Fabiański 6 out of 10

Wrong-footed slightly by deflection for Sanches equaliser and not called upon for large periods until shoot-out

Łukasz Piszczek 7 out of 10

Defended well against intermittent threat of Ronaldo and got forward well

Kamil Glik 8 out of 10

New Monaco signing continued his fine tournament, making large number of clearances and blocks. Unfortunate to be on losing side

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Michał Pazdan 7 out of 10

Quietly impressive again but fortunate not to give away penalty with bodycheck on Ronaldo

Artur Jędrzejczyk 6 out of 10

Strong in the tackle as ever and picked up customary booking

Jakub Błaszczykowski 7 out of 10

Goals in last two matches propelled Poland into last eight and unlucky to be fall guy in penalty shoot-out

Grzegorz Krychowiak 7 out of 10

Rarely gave away possession and a threat with his passing from deep

Krzysztof Mączyński 7 out of 10

Swept up loose ball and helped patrol area in front of defence, limiting Portugal threat

Kamil Grosicki 7 out of 10

Sent in cross for Lewandowski opener and always positive when on the ball

Arkadiusz Milik 6 out of 10

Went close with couple of attempts when really should have scored

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Robert Lewandowski 6 out of 10

Finally broke his Euro 2016 duck but quiet thereafter. Confident spot-kick in shoot-out.

Bartosz Kapustka 6 out of 10

Great hope returned form suspension to add late impetus from the bench

 

PORTUGAL

Rui Patrício 7 out of 10

Not entirely convincing with handling but made all-important save in shoot-out

Cédric Soares 6 out of 10

Did some things well, others not so much. Remains a divider of opinion among supporters 

Pepe 8 out of 10

Best player on the pitch, used physicality well and dominated against Polish attack

José Fonte 7 out of 10

Benefitted from commanding showing of Pepe and played part in keeping Poland out after opener

Eliseu 6 out of 10

Struggled to make impact after being brought back into the side

William Carvalho 7 out of 10

Caught the eye with his positional sense and time on the ball. Banned for semi-final, however.

João Mário 6 out of 10

Struggled for composure at times and replaced by ultimate hero Quaresma

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Renato Sanches 8 out of 10

Hot young prospect earned start and showed what all fuss is about with fine goal and composed penalty

Adrien Silva 6 out of 10

Did not make as much an impact as hoped, having impressed against Croatia in last sixteen

Nani 7 out of 10

Headed wide early on but has enjoyed a fairly decent tournament so far. Scored from spot

Cristiano Ronaldo 6 out of 10

Quiet again but opened scoring for his side in the shoot-out to play his part

Joao Moutinho 7 out of 10

Played some delightful balls to highlight folly in his starting on the bench,

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