In a boring affair between Portugal and Croatia. Ricardo Quaresma wasthe man of the moment for Portugal,as he scored the lone goal of the match. With Santos’s men making itto the quarterfinals in a 1-0 win over Croatia.
Portugal made it to the first knockout stage, after a 3-3 draw against Hungary. With Croatia earning top spot, after a 2-1 win overSpain.Although Brozovic and Vida came close in the second half. Both teamshad no shot on target after 90 minutes, for the first time at a major tournament since 1980.Ivan Perisic struck the bar in the second additional period. With Portugal staging a fast break, from the miss.Nani, who became the fourth player to reach 100 caps for his country, scuffed a shot across the box to Cristiano Ronaldo.The Portugal captain’s effort was kept out by Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, but Quaresma was on hand to head home in the 117th minute.
There was one more agonising missfor Croatia as Vida hooked wide, butPortugal survived to set up a quarter-final clash against Poland inMarseille on Thursday.