Euro 2016: Shaqiri scores ‘goal of the tournament’
•As Switzerland lose to Poland on penalties
XHERDAN Shaqiri scored what could be the goal of the tournament as Switzerland faced up against Poland in the first last-16 fixture of the weekend.
After falling behind to a first half goal from Jakub Blaszczykowski, Swizterland looked to be heading home as the game approached the final ten minutes.
After the ball was cleared by the Poland defence following a cross from the left, Shaqiri stepped up to the mark with a moment of pure magic.
Positioned on the edge of the box, Shaqiri pulled off a stunning overhead scissor kick in the 82nd minute to send the ball flying into the lower right-hand corner of the net.
The goal pulled Switzerland level at 1-1 and sent the game into extra-time. After both sides failed to break the dead-lock, Poland eventually went on secure their spot in the quarter-finals after winning 5-4 on penalities.
The 24-year-old, who plays for Stoke in the Premier League, scored his first goal for his country in more than a year as his most recent effort before Saturday’s match came against Lithuania in Euro 2016 qualifying on 15 June 2015
Granit Xhaka’s woeful penalty proved decisive as Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 in a shooutout to render redundant Xherdan Shaqiri’s sublime goal in a 1-1 draw after extra time.