(Video) Euro 2016: Arsenal ace Granit Xhaka’s awful penalty sees Switzerland crash out

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Poland are the first team to advance to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after overcoming Switzerland on penalties.

Grzegorz Krychowiak scored the winning penalty as they defeated the Vladimir Petkovic’s men 5-4 in the shoot-out in their last-16 clash in Saint-Etienne on Saturday.

The Sevilla star was highly influential during the game in another impressive performance, and he was able to keep his cool when it mattered to slot his penalty home and secure the win.

Meanwhile, it was heartbreak for the Swiss as they crashed out and will now head home after failing to continue their journey in France.

New Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka was the guilty party in the shoot-out as he was the only man to miss as he sent his wild effort way wide of the post.

Jakub Blaszczykowski had given Poland the lead in the first-half, but a stunning individual goal from Xherdan Shaqiri forced extra-time.

Neither side were able to find the all-important third goal of the game, and in turn, it led to Xhaka missing from the penalty spot, with Poland converting all five of their spot-kicks to march on.

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