Poland qualified for the quarter finals of the Euro 2016 championship after edging Switzerland on penalties on Saturday at St Etienne.
Błaszczykowski made a first-half breakthrough with cool finish to put Poland in front but Stoke City man Shaqiri leveled with a breathtaking overhead kick from the edge of the box inside the final eight minutes to force an extra time play.
Following a barren 30 minutes of extra, both side went into penalties and it was Arsenal new man Xhaka’s miss that ruined the day for the Swiss while Krychowiak kept his cool to blast in the shoot-out winner, handing Poland a 5-4 win.
Switzerland had never scored a penalty at a major tournament before, but they got off a flying start in the shootout as Stephan Lichtsteiner produced a composed finish down the middle.
After Robert Lewandowski levelled for Poland, Xhaka hit his penalty wildly wide to give the Poles the advantage.
Arkadiusz Milik, Kamil Glik and Kamil Grosicki also scored for Poland while Shaqiri, Fabian Schar and Ricardo Rodriguez found the net for the Swiss to make it 4-4.
The winning kick by Krychowiak sparked scenes of jubilation among Poland’s large support in Saint-Etienne.