Lewy's Poland through after shootout drama
Robert Lewandowski and his Polish team-mates are the first side to make it to the EURO 2016 quarter-finals thanks to a dramatic 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Switzerland in Saint-Etienne. Jakub Blaszczykowski put Poland in the lead before the break, former Bayern pro Xherdan Shaqiri sent the game into extra time with an equaliser for Switzerland shortly before the final whistle. With no further goals in the additional 30 minutes, Switzerland's Granit Xhaka was the only player to miss a penalty in the subsequent shootout. The Swiss were the better team especially in the second half, but missed many scoring chances. Lewandowski netted from the spot for Poland, who encounter Croatia or Portugal in Marseille on Thursday.
Green light for Boateng
Jérôme Boateng will be available for selection in Germany's Round of 16 encounter with Slovakia. "His calf stood the test today. He didn't have any problems, he completed the whole session. He's going to play tomorrow," head coach Joachim Löw said after the final training at the Evian team base on Saturday. Boateng sustained a calf injury in the last group match against Northern Ireland and subsequently completed individual sessions.
Big family day at the FCB Erlebniswelt
The Europa Park visits the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, and the EURO 2016 is the motto on 26 June from 10 am to 6 pm. Next Sunday visitors big and small have lots to enjoy as Germany's largest theme park visits Germany's largest club museum. All families are invited to enjoy a special day at the Erlebniswelt. Apart from watching artists the younger guests will explore their creative talents in juggling and handicrafts workshops. With a bit of luck visitors might also win great prizes at a Europa Park raffle.