Dramatic Penalty Shootout Deliver Spain to Final


Donetsk - Luck sided with Spain. By a shootout, Matador team finally made it to the final of Euro 2012. Xavi Hernandez et al won with a score of 4-2 (0-0).

Donbass Arena in a match on Thursday (6/28/2012) early morning, Portugal coach Paulo Bento entrust knocked Hugo Almeida as an interpreter accompanied by Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Nani.

As for Spain, Vicente Del Bosque tactician surprisingly for the first time playing in Euro 2012 Alvaro Negredo. Negredo get help from Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and David Silva.

First Round
Buying and selling attacks since the referee blew the Cüneyt Cakir from Turkey marks the start of the game. Nine minutes, Spain had a chance lewatn Sergio Busquets. Unfortunately, Barcelona midfielder's shot was still rising from the goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

At minute 24, Portugal's turn to get a chance to score. Real Madrid star is unleashing a volley of very loud, but still rising from goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Tiki-taka cooperation is a mainstay of Spain, looks very solid in the first round. Negredo bait to Xavi, who continued feedback to Iniesta. Unfortunately, the kick Iniesta's goal was still rising from Portugal.

Seleccao das Quinas (nickname Portugal) do not want to lose. At minute 31, the cooperation sweet Moutinho and Perreira is also open space to kick from outside the box, which is still sideways from the goalkeeper Casillas.

Control of the ball is again ruled Spain during the first half. However, Portugal did not want to lose and dare to attack. Unfortunately, the score goalless last until the first half ended.

Second Round
In the second interval, Del Bosque as disappointed with the contribution of Negredo. He decided to replace it with Cesc Fabregas, who again relied on to be the attacker.

Exhibited a rapid counterattack Portugal get a chance again. At 58 minutes, through a quick counter attack Almeida gets the ball and direct kick, which is still not on target.

Spain get a kick toward the goal the first time in this match, after Xavi trying to release a kick on 68 minutes. Unfortunately, his shot was just dipelukan Patricio.

Six minutes later, Ronaldo had a chance to break into the Spanish goal through a free kick. However, kicking the world's most expensive player is still rising from the goalkeeper Casillas.

Portugal re-throw opportunities. Through a counter-attack, Ronaldo again get a chance to score. Again, the former Manchester United kick was still rising from the goalkeeper Casillas. Score without a goal last until discharged and followed up to half of extra time.

Extra Time
In the game's first extra time, seen the Spanish began to dominate the match. At 104 minutes, Team Matador again get the chance. Unfortunately, first-time shot can still be stopped Patricio Iniesta.

Towards the end of the first extra time, Spain again to get a golden opportunity through a free kick Sergio Ramos. However, the goal kick was bounced from Portugal. The game goes into extra time second.

Spain again controlled the game. However, Portugal seeks to add strength to the midfield by playing Custodio and smashed Varrella to add to the data. However, Team Matador again get the opportunity to produce a goal.

At 115 minutes, substitute Jesus Navas trying to kick off the hard landscape. But, Patricio and back can still secure the net. Score without a goal to survive and continue to kick the penalty.

Penalty
Spain: Alonso (Failed), Iniesta (incoming) Pique (incoming) Ramos (incoming) Fabregas (incoming)
Portugal: Moutinho (Failed) Pepe (incoming) Nani (incoming) Alves (failed)

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