Portugal o v 0 Spain (aet)
Spain win 2-4 on penalties
Cesc Fabergas scores the winning penalty in a dramatic penalty shootout, as Spain go through to yet another final.
Defending champions Spain beat Portugal 4-2 on penalties after their Euro 2012 semifinal finished 0-0 after extra-time in Donetsk on Wednesday.
Cesc Fabregas scored the decisive penalty in the shootout after both teams missed their first penalties and Bruno Alves saw his penalty rebound of the bar. Portugal’s captain Cristiano Ronaldo end up not being needed as he was their fifth penalty taker.
The Spanish could have taken the lead in the first-half of extra-time but Andres Iniesta’s point blank shot, set up by a great run by Jordi Alba, was brilliantly saved by Portuguese keeper Rui Patricio.
Both sides had a couple of clear chances in both halfs of normal time, with Ronaldo missing a great opportunity in the 90th minute, firing high over the bar when one on one with club team mate Iker Casillas.
Spain will now play either Germany or Italy in the final on Sunday. Germany play the Italians in the other semi-final on Thursday in Warsaw.
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