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Euro 2016 : Portugal beat Poland on penalties to reach semi-final

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PARIS — Portugal fixed their place into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after a 5-3 win in penalties against Poland. Both teams were bolted at 1-1 after 90 minutes and then after extra time.

This is Portugal’s fifth Euro semi-final in seven past editions. The Cristiano Ronaldo-led side will face the winner of Wales and Belgium in the last-4 encounter.

Poland raced into the lead in the second minute when Kamil Grosicki burst down the left and crossed into the middle where Robert Lewandowski sidefooted the ball into the net for his first goal of the competition.

Jakub Blaszczykowski failed to convert Poland’s fourth penalty, which was saved by Rui Patricio, as Portugal earned a semi-final against either Wales or Belgium in Lyon on July 6.

Renato Sanches, 18, and starting an international for the first time, levelled for Portugal after 33 minutes, collecting Nani’s backheeled pass and firing past Lukasz Fabianski from the edge of the penalty area.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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