Euro 2012

Spain advance on penalties

2012-06-27 23:30
Cesc Fabregas (AP)
Donetsk - Cesc Fabregas struck the winning spot kick as holders Spain beat Portugal 4-2 on penalties after their Uefa Euro 2012™ semifinal ended goalless after extra time on Wednesday.

It was the second successive game to go to penalties after Italy beat England in the last eight, with the Italians playing Germany in Warsaw on Thursday in the second semifinal.

Portugal coach Paulo Bento added: "If I had to choose a way of losing I wouldn't choose this way... but Spain are a great team and we can leave with our heads high."

"That life has given me another chance like this is really incredible," said Fabregas. "It doesn't matter who we play in the final but if I had to pick one for the sweepstake I would pick Germany."


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