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Robert Lewandowski finally finds the net at the Euros in a cracking quarter-final

It’s been a pretty good half for Bayern Munich.

ALL GOOD THINGS come to those who wait.

Robert Lewandowski failed to score in his first four appearances at Euro 2016 but it took him less than two minutes of tonight’s quarter-final clash with Portugal to find the net.

It came from a mistake by Cedric Soares before Kamil Grosicki sent in a low cross that the Bayern Munich man expertly rifled home.

But Portugal did find a way back in to the game and it came from a player who officially becomes Lewandowski’s team-mate from midnight.

Renato Sanches has been handed his first start of the tournament (and first senior start ever) after impressing as a substitute against Croatia and he conjured an equaliser after 33 minutes.

The 18-year-old got more than a decent slice of good luck though as his left-foot strike from the edge of the area took a big deflection before nestling in the corner.

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Eoin O'Callaghan

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