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Summary

  1. Portugal scored after first shot on target came in 117th minute
  2. Quaresma headed home from two yards
  3. Portugal will face Poland in quarter-finals

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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And we're done

Croatia 0-1 Portugal

Well, it has been a pleasure*.

If you want to watch the highlights of this game, they are just starting on BBC One. Or you could shove sharpened matches down your fingernails. Up to you.

Keep the faith and join us again tomorrow for three more last-16 ties.

I'll see thee.

*Not entirely true.

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Croatia 0-1 Portugal

There was one second between the first shot on target (116:08) and the last shot on target (116:09). 

Dramatic finish.

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RegularJohn: Well done Portugal. Croatia promised so much this tournament but couldn't keep the momentum going tonight.

Yomi Adenuga: Went to brush my teeth and get ready for penalties and missed a goal. Typical! Should've only watched the last 5 mins.   

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It is really hard to take a man with red and white checks dyed into his hair crying seriously. Ivan Perisic is not alone, though. All of the Croatia players are devastated. 

They came out of the group stage as one of the favourites to win this tournament. They leave it off the back of timid, conservative display in Lens.

On the opposite end of the spectrum - the Portugal players are obviously delighted. If I was a Poland player, I wouldn't be getting any sleepless nights. And if they are, just watch this game again. Bang. Out like a light.

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Andrey Arshavin
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Ricardo Quaresma scored the first goal in extra time at the Euros since Andrey Arshavin in 2008.

'Hapless'

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Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

That half of the draw - teams must be looking at it and thinking 'wow we have a great chance to make the final. Two hapless teams. Portugal got lucky.

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Adam Levitt: Suffer for 116 mins of dire football. Step away from the TV for 30 seconds and Portugal score. Figures.   

GutA: What are you moaning about? I switch TV on and within 90sec saw a chance hit the post and a goal. Looks like a cracker! ;-)   

FULL-TIME

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It was a game that didn't deserve a winner. Neither team was prepared to make any kind of risk to win it. But Portugal are the ones who progress, courtesy of that late Ricardo Quaresma goal. 

Ronaldo
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Oh! So close! The initial free-kick is headed away but the ball is returned from the opposite side and pinballs around before Domagoj Vida hooks an effort just wide of the far post.

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Time is almost up. Croatia have a free-kick on the left.

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Pope Packard: I don't believe it!! Went to make a cup of tea to get me through pens. Typical.   

Helles Mammut: Brilliant move by Cristiano Ronaldo, initiated the counter-attack with an opening pass and gave the assist at the other end.

Khurshid Patel: 27 seconds between Croatia hitting post and Portugal scoring a goal. Electric Speed.   

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Croatia have been pedestrian all night, but suddenly they are absolutely desperate.

Modric
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'Even in this game you can't miss that'

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Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

This is unbelievable. The header at one end comes off the post, it goes up the other end and Ronaldo is one-on-one. It's an awful finish. The keeper palms it out and even in this game Quaresma from two yards out has to hit the target.

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GOAL - Croatia 0-1 Portugal

Ricardo Quaresma

Would. You. Believe. It.

Not a shot on target for 115 painful minutes and then, from nowhere, we have one minute of madness that ends with Portugal scoring what is probably going to be the winner. Kalinic can't reach a cross across the face of goal before the men in red and white hit the post through a Perisic header. Portugal then immediately break and set up Ronaldo for a shot that is saved and then headed into the empty net by Ricardo Quaresma from point-blank range.

Ricardo Quaresma
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Croatia 0-0 Portugal

Six minutes left. Then the sweet, blessed relief of a game-ending penalty shoot-out. I've spent happier times in a dentist's chair.

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Chance! A really good one as well. Croatia swing a corner to the back post and Portugal keeper Rui Patricio trips over his own defender to give Domagoj Vida an open goal to hit. The ball is just a touch too high, though, and he can't keep his header down. We still don't have a shot on target.

Domagoj Vida
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Nani goes for the spectacular with an acrobatic effort in the box but like everything else in this game he falls flat. On his backside. The ball spins off away from goal and is cleared.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Ivan Rakitic has been really disappointing. He is not alone of course. I only mention it because he's off, replaced by Marko Pjaca.

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They could genuinely sell the DVD of this game as an insomnia cure. There is nothing of any note happening. 

Pepe
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The never-ending game?

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It's clear that when this game does go to penalties, not a single one will be on target. This will never end. #Fact #CROPOR #EURO2016

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Christopher David: "It's like watching Croatia/Portugal" may soon replace the phrase "It's like watching paint dry"   

SUBSTITUTION

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Portugal change. Adrien Silva is replaced by Danilo.

Croatia 0-0 Portugal

Looking at the teams in this tournament, England could actually win the darn thing.

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Christian Evans: To paraphrase the comic book guy from a certain famous cartoon; Worst. Game. Ever.  

Mufc believer: This has been a poor tournament so far, let's admit it. Good players have been bad, the bad have been good. So upsidedown.

Mark Duffell: Twitter full of 'paint drying' comments now. For god's sake. That's ridiculous. And unfair. On the paint

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Dross, ridiculous etc...

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Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Fans have paid good money to be here. It's absolute dross. No attempt on goal in 105 minutes. It's just ridiculous at the moment. 

KICK-OFF

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Does either side have the guts to try and win it?

This game is surely heading for penalties. Whichever team loses will be left to wonder why they didn't actually try to win the game at any point?

It is utterly no risk football, designed to cling to a 50/50 chance of progress from spot-kicks.

HALF-TIME

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So that's 105 minutes without a shot on target. No wonder there are boos from the stands in Lens.

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Luka Modric tries to get his team ticking, but while his cross reaches Ivan Perisic at the back post, the midfielder is on too tight an angle to threaten with his volleyed effort.

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Vedran Corluka is down following the corner. He is not a happy man. Looks like it might be a groin problem. It doesn't look like he'll be able to continue.

Vedran Corluka
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Cristiano Ronaldo Shots before #CROPOR: 32 Shots tonight: 0 #EURO2016

Cristiano Ronaldo Shots before #CROPOR: 32 Shots tonight: 0 #EURO2016

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Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

This has to go down as one of the worst football matches ever seen.

Darijo Srna
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It gets worse. Ricardo Quaresma slips delivering a free-kick and is lucky that a Croatia head gifts his side a corner. Not that they can do anything with it as the Croatia defence head clear.

Croatia 0-0 Portugal

Well, Croatia are at least having shots. They're not hitting the target - Marcelo Brozovic the latest culprit from about 25 yards - but at least they are shooting. I mean, what do we expect from Europe's best players? Accuracy? Pah.

A long-time coming

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Ronaldo
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This is the first major tournament game without a shot on target inside 90 minutes since 1980.

Oh, and there were no goals scored in any of the last four Euros matches that went to extra time...

Croatia 0-0 Portugal

Oh good God. Nikola Kalinic gets in behind the Portugal defence and has an actual sight of goal. We all hold our breath as a shot on target - maybe even a goal - beckons, but the substitute slices his effort wide like his boot was a block of Toblerone.

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Andrew White: Been out all evening so just picking this game up now as it goes to extra time. What did I miss? 

Stick around, Andrew. It's been a belter...

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Croatia 0-0 Portugal

I think the 90 minutes have reconditioned this crowd to what constitutes a close chance. They warmly applaud Nikola Kalinic's header, which loops harmlessly over the bar.

Croatia 0-0 Portugal

Risky from Renato Sanchez. He has already been booked and barges into Luka Modric, sending him spinning to the turf in the Portugal half.

Darijo Srna decides to take attacking matters into his own hands, but hammers his 35-yard free-kick into the wall.