Diogo Costa's heroic saves of three penalties secure Portugal's spot in the Euro 2024 quarter-finals
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Portugal progressed to the Euro 2024 quarter-finals following a dramatic 3-0 victory on penalties against Slovenia, after a tense goalless draw that kept fans on the edge of their seats.

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The decisive moment came when Bernardo Silva calmly converted the final penalty, securing Portugal's passage to the next round. Goalkeeper Diogo Costa emerged as the hero of the night, making three crucial saves during the penalty shootout, showcasing nerves of steel under immense pressure.

The match, held at Dusseldorf, was a tightly contested affair with both teams displaying strong defensive performances, preventing any goals during regular time and extra time.

A pivotal moment arrived in the first half of extra time when Cristiano Ronaldo had an opportunity to put Portugal ahead from the penalty spot, only to be denied by an impressive save from Slovenia's goalkeeper, Jan Oblak. The miss left Ronaldo visibly emotional, underscoring the intensity of the occasion.

Diogo Costa helps Portugal into the quarter-finals – Getty image[/figure]

With neither side able to break the deadlock after extra time, the match was decided by penalties, where Diogo Costa's exceptional performance between the posts proved decisive for Portugal.

Portugal's next challenge awaits them in Hamburg, where they will face France in the quarter-finals on Friday, with a spot in the semi-finals a

t stake.