In a boring affair between Portugal and Croatia. Ricardo Quaresma was the man of the moment for Portugal, as he scored the lone goal of the match. With Santos’s men making it to 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 over Spain.
Although Brozovic and Vida came close in the second half. Both teams had 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 miss for Croatia as Vida hooked wide, but Portugal survived to set up a quarter-final clash against Poland in Marseille on Thursday.