Portugal v Spain Match of the Day Live


Portugal v Spain

Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the first semi-final of Euro 2012 from the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, as Portugal take on their Iberian neighbours Spain.


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Good evening. The semi-finals of Euro 2012, and I think it would be

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 105 seconds

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fairly accurate to say we have the We'll see Germany face Italy

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tomorrow night, but first, it's the Spain of Xavi, Iniesta, Alonso and

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co against the Portugal of, well, Ronaldo - in the company of Hansen,

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Shearer and Dixon. Absolutely fantastic. Really looking forward

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to it. If you look at the quality of the players, they are

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exceptional. This Spanish, arguably the best the world has ever seen in

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possession. They played football of a sublime nature. But Portugal are

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a good side. I just hope they don't play the way they play against the

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Germans. If they play with flair, they have shown we are in store for

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a belter! Everybody seems to sit back against the Spanish. At times,

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you have no choice. That is the way to Spain plays. We do not need to

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tell anybody how good they are with possession of the ball, how much

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more they have than any other team. They have passed the ball more than

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twice the number of times Portugal have in this competition, so they

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will have to get it right, defensively. But they have had some

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decent tests, and I think they have been OK. I watched Portugal-Germany,

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and they did not come out and play until they were 1-0. So common I

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hope they are like that from the start of the game. Then they iron

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for a chance. For all the talk of Spain, people are starting to say

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the Spanish are boring! You would love England to be boring, though,

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wouldn't you?! Do you buy that, though? You can get a bit flippant

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with that. It is very difficult to play like that, and to keep the

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ball. But also the way they lose the ball, they probably work harder

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to win the ball back then any other team. You will have a team in

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possession, and the most important thing for Portugal is to be in

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position when that happens. Them, you have got a chance. Nanny and

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Ronaldo can surprise Spain. It is so hard for opposing teams to get

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the ball back of Spain. When you do get it, you give it away in the end.

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But he -- teams keep on sitting back against the Spanish. So, why

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it shouldn't Portugal just have a go? Let us hope so. Beat players

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arrived 10 a short while ago. You probably recognise him. Cristiano

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Ronaldo. A terrific in the last two games. And there cut the Spanish

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stars. Just world-class players. And Vicente del Bosque, who has

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That is the big surprise - they went 10 against Italy and France

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with no number nine, and they still got the results. But they will try

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and dominate midfield as they always do, and that will pass, pass,

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pass. We will have more passes than before. Torres has struggled in the

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tournament. Obviously, the big thing here is Ronaldo. I think he

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is a weak link, and there will be an interesting confrontation

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an interesting confrontation between the two. Postiga is out

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injured, so a bigger test for him. The Spanish have been struggling to

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score goals, which you might suspect. Perhaps, it could be the

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remedy. But you look at their results and they have not really

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needed a striker. This got the odd one. It is a case of carry on

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regardless because they pass the ball so well. They rely on stout

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defence and winning the ball back. They have set high standards. They

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have only scored one less than Germany, who have scored eight

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goals up to on now. Having said that, eight goals... I genuinely

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think the Spanish looked a better side when they had a striker.

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They've met three times before in major competitions and so far, it's

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The old international rivals. Both of them must go for a win. What a

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Spain, in football terms, have usually had the edge over Portugal.

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Ronaldo! And here is Fernando And it is a red card at! And it is

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Costa! And Spain's striker gets You were at that game at 2010,

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weren't you? Yes, they could not get the ball off him after he

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scored the goal. But, of course, they played them in a friendly not

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too long after that and Portugal beat them. I know that is only a

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friendly, and sometimes people say friendlies do not count, but they

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do. There were five teams left in this tournament until Sunday

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night's rather painful experience. Gabby's been with England

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throughout the Euros, here's her So, the names young and coal

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complete the names wishing the penalty hole opened them up and

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swallowing them up. But first, the positive - England fulfilled and

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exceeded modest demands. They showed the required levels a fight.

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For the first time perhaps, England can return home with their heads

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held high. On arrival, Steven Gerard told that he hoped to be

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able to come up from a championship with a sense of pride. The nation

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is cautiously back onside. A small point, perhaps, but this Krakow

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experience proves the England football team can lead relatively

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normal lives. Past experiments of station in them on an island, up

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the mountain, up a volcano can be banished for good. Also, it appears

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this has been a happy harmonious camp, where the potential for

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discord was office. And the FA's chosen one managed to organise a

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difficult to beat side. England nearly stuck around until the semi-

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finals. But organisation can only take you so far. The gap between

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England and the top nations remains wide. But it probably will not beat

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Roy Hodgson who benefits. May be his successor, or even the man

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after him. Not the first time, it we leave the Euros. When Germany

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found itself lagging behind, they overhauled their coaching system. A

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gifted a new generation glowed and grew. Look at them now. Indeed,

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previous shoot up failures have been treated as disasters, but here,

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it was a whispered relief that there was better to use this way. I

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asked the captain whether it was sustainable for England to

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surrender so much possession to the other side. He said, Chelsea won

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the Champions League that way. England need to learn to cherish

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the ball. It will take time. The hard work starts now.

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Mixed opinions on England's performance. There was talk of the

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great effort. But you think England were largely poor throughout the

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tournament? Yes, I do. The big thing that people have spoken about

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is the together nurse. I do not attach any blame to Roy Hodgson,

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and the worker put, but if you want 11 guys to go out and work, I can

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go and get 11 guys from Newcastle city centre! That has to be a given.

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So, I do not go along with the hard work thing. Yes, we were together,

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but we are one million miles behind the top teams. Do you think France

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have gone home to that kind of reception? 20 years ago, England

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was like an exclusive club where the harm worker, team ethos and

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determination was miles in front. Now, it goes in technical. When you

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look at the Spanish passing, when the ball was coming towards the

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Spanish, they just think, I will control it. Whereas the English

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have learnt to control it. When the ball comes towards you, if you look

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at Iniesta, for example, or I do not think there is one English

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Let's remind ourselves where we were two years ago, with Capello.

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So, there has been an improvement. But we went backwards, and then we

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have gone forward again. Hang on. The way the team was then, it was

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an absolute shambles. So, we have repaired that. We have not moved

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forward, we have moved backwards, as far as the football is concerned.

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What really worried me the other night, people say... The main thing

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is, we have to win games. But the one thing which stood out for me

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was not the fact that we went out in the quarter-finals, or that we

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went out on penalties, the thing that got me was that we were

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playing against a team with Pirlo as a free man for 120 minutes. That

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was not sorted from the first minute to the last minute. You do

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not keep getting hit by the same thing. He absolutely ran that game,

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and we did nothing, neither on the pitch with the players, or from the

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point of view of the manager, that needed to be sorted. If you look at

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the players in 2006, and from that year onwards, there were some

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terrific players that year. There are not as many world-class players

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now. Absolutely. We are a helluva lot behind. 20 years ago, Spain had

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a revolution, they started paying for coaches. Germany, 12 years ago,

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they had a revolution because they had not won anything for just a few

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years. We do not seem to be prepared to do that, to invest in

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the coaches. We have got something like 3,000, the Germans, the

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Spanish, the Dutch, have got about 30,000. That has to change, surely.

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It has to change, and to be fair, the FA are trying to implement that.

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But that is not going to happen within a year or two. We will not

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be winning the World Cup in a couple of years' time. It will take

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a lot longer than that. It takes time to put all of these systems in

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place. We have got to get out of the habit of saying, yes, we can go

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to tournaments and expect to win it. This tournament has proved that.

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That is how far we are behind now. We can go home and people can say

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we can hold our heads up high because we got to the quarter-

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finals. What about the emphasis of people watching kids playing

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football, win at all costs under the age of eight... If you look at

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the Continental teams, they are all doing it differently from how we

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are doing it. And we are not progressing, so they must be doing

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it right - it is not rocket science. We keep saying our league is the

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best in the world, for entertainment, but there's a

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helluva lot of foreigners in our league, that's why. Back to

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tonight's game, and our co- commentator tonight will be Martin

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Keown. He is now speaking with Damien Johnson. You can get a

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fantastic view of the stadium from here. Martin Keown joins me. What

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are we expecting tonight? I think the Spanish really have not turned

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up yet in this tournament. It will be about now that they will start

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to turn up the volume. Expect to see some lovely passing from Spain,

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and maybe some goals this time. They have got Ronaldo, the best

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player on the planet, apart from Lionel Messi, who will punish them

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if they do not get it right. there a danger that Portugal are

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depending too much on Ronaldo? do. They have got some other really

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good players, Meireles in midfield, and Pepe at the back. Nani is

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another player who can be really dangerous. But essentially, it is

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about Ronaldo. He is an outstanding talent. Just to reflect on

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England's departure, how do you feel about what they have done, and

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on the way forward? I think it has been a step forward, a lot of this

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is about Roy Hodgson, and what he has learned from the situation. It

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is very rigid, the way we played, perhaps we need to change that.

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People are saying that we were not very good technically, but I think

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it was more of a tactical issue, in the match against the Italians.

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Maybe Steven Gerrard could have got on the ball a bit more. We have got

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to build towards the future, but we trust in Roy Hodgson, we have now

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got a top quality manager. Everywhere you go, the Scandinavian

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countries are talking really highly of him. I think we have got a

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decent manager, but let's hope he is learning. Spain of course are

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both European and World Cup holders, but other resting on their laurels?

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 105 seconds

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Expectations are higher than ever Spain can win this title again.

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Our man in the Spanish camp is Damien Johnson. England's training

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base in South Africa at the World Cup was off the beaten track, but

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it is nothing compared with Spain's training camp here, deep in the

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Polish countryside. No distractions, as they attempt to become the first

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team to successfully defend their European title. Spain have swapped

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their rural retreat for Ukraine's rugged industrial heartland for a

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semi-final meeting with neighbours Portugal. The reigning champions

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have hardly raced through the gears on the way to the last four. It has

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been more family saloon than Formula 1. Some have been muttering

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that by monopolising possession and not scoring very often, their

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football is boring. That's a new one.

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TRANSLATION: Football is great in this respect. Not everyone likes

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the same thing, and not everyone can agree on everything. It is a

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mix of opinions, that's what makes it so special. We have our own

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style, our own game. We won two trophies with this style of play.

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Whether to field an out and out striker is one of the few selection

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debates - the false nine or Fernando Torres? The Chelsea man

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has played a big part, when selected. I am happy in the

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national team, playing with confidence, enjoying the time I

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have here, and having the confidence of the coach in the

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second game, I scored two goals. The team played very well, and I

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feel very good as well. There is no reason to think that something has

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to change. At the other end of the pitch, the unstoppable force meets

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the immovable object, as Cristiano Ronaldo tries to breach a Spain

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defence which has not conceded in nearly five hours of football at

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this tournament. You have to be more focused when you have the ball,

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because it is more dangerous. Because if you lose the ball, that

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is when he starts to run, and that is when he is unstoppable. I don't

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know who will try to stop him, it is not about me and Christy Jarno,

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I think all the defence has to help each other to defend him, and if

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someone is looking at him, do not give him space or time, because

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then, you are dead. A bit like England against Scotland, but with

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more sunshine, these two countries have an intense rivalry. Spain's

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record against Portugal is not that good, just two wins in more than 50

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years. Spain have made the decision to play a strike on this occasion.

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We he spoke about it earlier on, Negredo has been selected. He has

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got a pretty decent record. Yes, he has got six goals in 11 appearances

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for Spain. Spain introduced a new system to everyone, when they

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decided to play 4-6, with six midfielders, if you like. At times,

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it worked for them, because it suits the way they play. They had

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to get a midfielder into the box, but having a forward tonight will

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give them that extra punch. definitely think they are better

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playing with a striker. It gives them more fluency of movement.

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looks like they have stuck the big man up front! He is not scared of

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making changes. You might think Fernando Torres would come straight

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in, but straightaway, he brings in someone else altogether. We have

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spoken many times about how good Spain and are with the ball, but

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you're really impressed about what they do when they have not got the

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ball. Well, they have the ball a lot, no mistake about it. When they

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lose the ball high up the pitch, they all press at once, they have

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this five-second mythical rule, to win the ball back. So, they are

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very dangerous. But also, if they cannot pass, they will all dropped

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off, and they just get into a great shape, they are superbly organised.

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You can just watch this clip on how You can just watch this clip on how

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they move around and link up with each other. The ball comes out to

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the wing, and straightaway, the first thing you see is pressure on

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the ball. Arbeloa, tight on his winger, making sure he cannot get

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past him. Covering the centre-back, down the line. But also, there's

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pressure from Torres and baskets, all putting pressure on the ball.

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As they switched the ball, a little run across field, and all of a

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sudden, Alonso goes instead. It is as if it they are telepathic. He is

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doing the screening, and everybody is behind the ball, nice and

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patient. This is not the hard pressing, high up the pitch. The

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ball gets switched again, this time, Arbeloa goes very tight. Iniesta

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decides to drop in behind, to do the covering. Absolutely superb.

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This is them pressing high. They lose the ball, and one of their

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weaknesses, if you can get through that first phase of pressing, if,

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then all of a sudden, you can get then all of a sudden, you can get

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through. As Alan said, their two full-backs I think are susceptible.

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Martin Keown said, they have not really got started yet. They have

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scored eight goals, and they have not even conceded one. What do you

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mean, that they have not even got started yet? Old school! For all

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the Spanish brilliance, they still do not possess the star of the show.

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COMMENTATOR: Wonderful movement and then the cool finish. Admired but

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not loved, appreciated but not adored. Magical, but for the

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doubters, just not Messi. Messi is always one of the lads, always

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around, always giving, giving, giving. Ronaldo is more driven by

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ego. How much does that affect the chemistry of the team? Cristiano

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Ronaldo is a Madeira man. This was By the age of 17, he had left his

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island home for the Portuguese giants of Sporting. But it was

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Manchester United who eventually gave him the stage he craved.

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not seen anybody take players on and score goals and make goals like

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he did. Never short of step-overs, never short of goals, and never

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short of that belief that was it was his destiny to be considered

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great. The brand grew mighty with every bullet free kick. The men at

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Madrid saw him as the real deal, the man to wrestle back the Spanish

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crown from the Catalan Kings. all knew that one day, he was going

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to leave. They paid a king's ransom, a world record �80 million.

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motivation is very high. I want to play, and I want to win many things

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here. With the title back at the burn about, and more than 100 goals

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increase seasons, the return has not been bad. -- in three seasons.

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For his country, things have never been so straightforward. His first

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major tournament ended in heartbreak in the final of Euro

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2004, as the golden generation melted at the hands of the Greeks.

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Two years later, Portugal polished off England, and the Battle of

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Ronaldo against Rooney ended with a resounding win for Ronaldo. As the

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season went on, there were less and less people shouting derision at

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Cristiano Ronaldo. They had to admit that he was a marvellous

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The joint top scorer at Euro 2012 started the tournament slowly, but

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at times, he has been tireless, To be a true great you have to do

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it on the international stage, say the pundit parade. And what better

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way to silence the doubters? Some of might doubt it, but he never

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There he is. I saw a newspaper article saying 95% of women in

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Ukraine are supporting Portugal because they love Ronaldo at! He is

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some player. He is absolutely fantastic. We always talk about his

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quick feet, pace, strength brewing there. It is a wonderful

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combination. If the fullback comes then, if he can get the ball to him

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quickly, he can attack. He has got a great partnership. Ronaldo

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attacks in here. And it is inside out. That happened every time

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against the Dutch. The movement is against the Dutch. The movement is

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against the Dutch. The movement is terrific. The fullback does not

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come in a tall because of fear. The same again. He is there. He has got

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to tucking in. Massive space. And look at that. What a finish!

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Absolutely fantastic. And then against the Czech Republic, he

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comes of that touchline. Great save. comes of that touchline. Great save.

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. Normally aggressive and desperate to be successful. He is desperate

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to score goals. You can see the willingness and desire there. He

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has had more shot on target than anyone on this tournament, more

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anyone on this tournament, more shot off-target that anyone.

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shot off-target that anyone. Watches movement here. He just goes

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one yard to his right, and that the offender goes with him. First touch

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- 1, 2, and it is in the back of the net before you know what. Look

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where he actually starts. Just watches movement. He is sprinting

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and breaking his net -- neck to get into the box. The next one, I laugh.

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Against the Czech Republic. You often see wide Milt -- midfielders

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admiring. But not this guy. He just wants to get in and score goals,

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and his movement is just fantastic. A-grade header at the end of it. He

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is just walking. Watch how he comes is just walking. Watch how he comes

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alive at now. It is a very good header. When you are a fall-back,

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you want him out there, near the line. As soon as the ball is on the

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other side, you have got a big problem. I would like to see you

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play against Ronaldo! Tell you what, I will have a go! You can see him

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getting a ball early. Pique is the next man coming out to him. He is a

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contender for the Golden Boot, of contender for the Golden Boot, of

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course. Gomez and Ronaldo would be the obvious favourites. He is also

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hunting down a certain Alan Shearer in the league table of top

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goalscorers. You could save first is first and second is nowhere!

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penalties, was that?! And I am rock-bottom on the list! The other

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thing about Ronaldo, in this tournament, you can tell when his

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face he once said. Portugal or Spain? Portugal. Very tight Spain

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when. I think Portugal might give them the game. We have come halfway

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to Siberia to see the pride of It is Spain versus Portugal for a

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place in the Euro 2012 final. Back to tonight's game and our co-

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commentator here in the Donbass Arena will be Martin Keown. Here he

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Tonight could be a classic semi- final. That visit Portugal can get

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final. That visit Portugal can get final. That visit Portugal can get

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the ball and give it to him. The arena is so -- the jaw of the Crown

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are in a city founded by a Welsh industrialist. Under Soviet rule,

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it was a city closed to foreigners completely. It is full of

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foreigners tonight, though. Can Spain become the second team ever

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to reach three successive major tournament finals? Kent Portugal

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may get to their first final on foreign soil? Or can Cristiano

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Ronaldo's individual brilliance eclipse Spain's collective

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excellence? Into the arena bestride. meeting between these two was one

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up 4-0 by Portugal. But Inchcape down, two years ago in the World

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Cup, Spain were the victors. It will be the Spanish SPANISH

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will be the Spanish SPANISH PORTUGESE NATIONAL ANTHEM:

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# Herois do mar, nobre Povo. # Nacao valente, imortal.

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# Levantai hoje de novo. # O esplendor de Portugal!

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# Entre as brumas da memoria. # O Patria, sente-se a voz.

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# Dos teus egregios avos. # Que ha-de guiar-te a vitoria!

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# As armas, as armas! # Sobre a terra, sobre o mar.

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# As armas, as armas! # Pela Patria lutar.

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# Contra os canhoes marchar, # Contra os canhoes marchar,

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# Contra os canhoes marchar, # Contra os canhoes marchar,

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not sink, it is because it does not whether that might have a part to

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play. Spain have had two days fewer to recover them Portugal. This is a

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UEFA respect match, by the way, and both captains will address the

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crowd prior to kick-off. We all applaud the respect for diversity.

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It is probably not the first thing on the players's mind. It is a new

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one, isn't it? See how they get on. He is saying we owe our success to

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our team spirit and the device at the bar backgrounds. On the pitch,

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we stand together, united as a team. That is why we are against all

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football can bring people together, no Mata what their background is.

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That is why we are supporting UEFA's respect diversity message.

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So, Spain or Portugal cot --? Two years ago, in Cape Town, the coach

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was pretty defensive. And they lost 1-0. Paulo Bento is in charge this

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time. He has had to make one change. First time in this tournament he

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has made a change. Postiga has an injury. There are defensive

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question marks, I think. Some very good players. But there is only one

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Cristiano Ronaldo. And he is absolutely plain. -- key to

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Portugal's chances of reaching the final. The youngest referee of the

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finals. He also sent off John Terry in the Champions League semi-final.

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Well, like Portugal, Spain have started every game. The only

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dilemma seems to be whether to go with the striker all Fabregas. He

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Fernando Torres feels about that. Yes, he must be hurting. But what

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an outstanding team of the Spanish side is. Ronaldo playing against

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Spain. Can he pull it off against so far, against the Italians. They

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line up now against their near neighbours, the Portuguese. Spain

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have played in four semi-finals in European Championships and World

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Cups, and they have won them all. They did lose a semi-final in the

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Confederations Cup back in 2009, to the United States, however.

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Portugal, in contrast, have only won one semi-final, which was on

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home soil, in 2004. They have lost four others. Spain get the semi-

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final under way. Xabi Alonso immediately plays it forward, but

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Ronaldo's first touch. Portuguese who was just dozing a bit. Pique,

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immediately helped out by Arbeloa, whose clearance was not the best.

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That is going to be a Portuguese corner.

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MARTIN KEOWN: The Spanish players claiming handball. Veloso can hit

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them from distance. STEVE WILSON: Miguel Veloso will

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corner. Good early test for the keeper. Veloso has got a lot of

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goalkeeper, Casillas, playing in his seventh major tournament. We

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are now two minutes in, and Spain finally have some proper position.

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Arbeloa felt his man, and that will be a Portuguese free kick. I think

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the Portuguese will be very pleased with the first couple of minutes.

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Yes, Coentrao is a player that they might feel they can get out, of

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course, being more of a winner. -- more of a winger. The first touch

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for the Portuguese goalkeeper, Rui put the high price on, not allowing

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the opposition to play out from the Free kick goes Portugal's way again.

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Yes, Pique giving the free kick away. But Pepe, for the Portuguese,

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doesn't he look outstanding? It is getting to the stage where you

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the back four for Portugal. That is a feature of their play, Bruno

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Alves, every time he gets it, he will be looking to play those long,

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raking, diagonal passes. Their wingers give them so much width.

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The Portuguese coach, that 4-0 victory over the Spanish in Lisbon

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back in November 2010 was just his that's a throw to the Spanish.

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Jordi Alba to take it. There were two in the middle, but the cross

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was dealt with almost as soon as it left the foot of Jordi Alba by Pepe.

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Pass-and-move, Iniesta, lovely last two or three minutes.

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Portuguese have realised that they have got to take the fight to this

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Spanish team, otherwise they will just destroy you with their passing.

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Xabi Alonso won his 100th cap against the French in the quarter-

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the halfway line. Xabi Alonso looks in this tournament, how far up the

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field they have managed to get Arbeloa. I do not see him doing

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that with Cristiano Ronaldo on his side of the pitch too often. David

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Silva has given it away, but now Alvaro Arbeloa has never scored for

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his country, and he might have done better with that.

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MARTIN KEOWN: Both the Spanish full-backs involved in the build up

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here, it was a beautiful move. Arbeloa again, probably technically

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not the most gifted of Spaniards, he puts it over the bar. But it

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just demonstrates, there full-backs just want to push on. Coentrao for

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Portugal, dispossessed by Busquets, who was snapping. Pepe has been

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busy already in defence for Yes, if he looks to his left, there

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is a better pass on for him. Just interesting, though, after that

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chance, they have just gone up a gear. They are really passing the

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ball well. You get the feeling, if they want to turn it on, they can.

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They are passing the ball more quickly than in previous matches,

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Spain. Here's Coentrao, and Pique comes across. The referee says it

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is a Portuguese throw. Spain have spent so much of this tournament

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passing the ball to each other in front of the opposition, but it is

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not the way the first 10 minutes of You can compare it to the England

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team, just sitting back and inviting teams on. Rui Patricio

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below will take it. Coentrao goes really seeing much of Negredo, it

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is not really getting into the front player for Spain, but they

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He has barely had a mention in the pre-match conversations, but he is

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capable of course of doing outrageous things. If he can get

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the ball, that is. Well anticipated by Miguel Veloso. Now, Ronaldo has

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it, running at Pique! Lovely ball in! But Casillas was there. It was

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a fabulous cross. Yes, the counter- attack, that is what we were

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waiting for. Ronaldo did not disappoint, but it was a great take

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the end, a free kick has gone against Temple stop yes, if he is

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the one player, isn't he? He gets isolated and makes the wrong

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decision. Reported that Arbeloa has just extended his Real Madrid

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contract to 2016 today. At least, I think his representatives have done

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that on his behalf. He probably has Pique. And the referee has given a

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free kick. Quicksilver, through your fingers. Yes, Arbeloa were is

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desperately trying to get back. Any kind of contact and he goes down.

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He just catches him, ever-so- forward. Joined inside a pair of --

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penalty area. Kids all over the world are addressing the ball right

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now. Straight into the wall. Yes, corner of. This is a contest, no

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question about it! Ronaldo has clapping his hands and urging those

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around him. The ball has come off the head off Sergio Ramos, and this

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is a good spell for Portugal. Spain have not been at the end of a

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passage of play like this too often. Italy scored against them. No one

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Long ball in. Pique was doing to him what he was doing to Ramos I

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off he goes! The referee has said - player on! Cannot believe it!

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there has run across them, without doubt. A cynical foul, that. The

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referee has Mr that. Not convinced it Nani needed to go down, but I am

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convinced he was fouled. Here it is. Just steps across. Does go down

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easily, we know that. But to me, it encouraging for Portugal. Spain

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used to playing most of their matches firmly in their comfort

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zone. They are a long way short of that at the moment. It has ruffled

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their feathers a bit. They are the three players who have just

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passed the ball to each other. Now Yes, that midfield is crowded with

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lots of bodies and lots of players. And their wealth comes from their

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Know, but I am hoping Roy Hodgson is watching! It is about learning.

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They have given us a lesson in quickly. Bruno Alves was determined

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to win that. Nicely done from were. A free kick is given. And

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Vicente del Bosque are concerned enough to come over and a shrug his

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shoulders. Coentrao gets his reward. It is extraordinary. Vicente del

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Bosque has been in charge of 59 games for escape -- Spain and they

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rueful smile. Only scored three goals. He has had the post four

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tournament today. Not counting the Iniesta control dead as it dropped

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out of the sky. And Spain have a free kick. I think it has been

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fascinating so far. Just love the way the Spanish amount of their

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confronted by two. That is too deep as well. And too close to Casillas.

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Yes, a pity. Some good play it there from the Portuguese. Winning

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the ball from high up on the pitch is their best way forward in this

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match. Nebreda, his movement for was worried enough to have a look

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at the referee, who immediately it, from the Portuguese? That is a

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Portuguese throw in. It was a question asked. Chest and Chen, I

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would say. Yes, get away with that. There is no way that was deliberate.

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Just a bit panicky there, when Beaten by Switzerland in South

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Africa. They cannot get it into Xavi, can they? Alonso in the end.

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Iniesta, that little man, great feat, hasn't he? We all know what

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he was trying to do with that. Just that had that been going under the

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bar, he might have got his gloves referee has blown his whistle.

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That's just incredible. Has he with high hopes of a classic, but

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in the back of my mind was the nagging thought that Portugal would

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just try to contain and probably end up losing 1-0, but the first

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half an hour has been really, really good. No, the Portuguese,

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they really fancy it. The Spanish, it seems like a strange performance,

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quickly they win this ball back, fantastic. Ronaldo is on to this in

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a flash. Just put it past the post. Credit to Joao Moutinho, who gain

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from the shadow of Ronaldo tonight. this poor to give -- in this

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Portuguese team, with runners off the ball. The Spanish team, on the

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other hand, we're not seeing any real movement off the ball. Their

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enthusiasm for the gritty side of the job it is impressive as well.

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You could say that about both sides, wing. Iniesta now... He kept it in

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cleverly. Did he? Apparently not. Yes, but that's what they need,

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they need somebody prepared to run at the Portuguese, in the same way

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that Ronaldo is doing. Lovely feet from Iniesta. Portugal were not

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happy about the choice of referee, not particularly because Cuneyt

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Cakir was chosen, but because the President of the Spanish football

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federation also happens to be the president of Uefa's referee

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shake, they are forcing them to go wide, and to go along. Nani has

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been excellent so far. -- to go along. But he is not getting much

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help from the referee. Negredo has lost it, and the referee is going

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to go and check on Nani on the far see him doing that, going over?

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Let's give him the benefit of the be sure there is some physical

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contact. The Portuguese coach so far deserves great credit for the

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way he has set his team out. He played in Portugal's semi-final

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defeat in the year 2000, when they the ball, floats into the game, and

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finds Iniesta. Pepe was in the right spot. It is just not

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happening for Spain in the final kick, by jumping into Negredo.

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have never seen Casillas kicked the into Iniesta. It was not a bad idea.

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He has to try to find Iniesta, because Negredo just is not moving.

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He is completely stationary, at the top of the team. We are not in

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control of these pictures provided by Uefa, but I guess it will not be

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long before we see a picture of Fernando Torres on the substitutes'

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member of the Portuguese squad four years ago. Raul Meireles, doing the

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same as Alonso does, dropping deep, through to Iniesta, that was an

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important block. Ronaldo, blocked off by Sergio Ramos, and this term,

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the free kick is given, and the card is old. It is not a lot

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different from the one he got away with before. Yes, he just steps

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across him again. Ronaldo and Nani looks so sharp. We have not seen

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the same sharpness in the Spanish Portugal have lost possession. It

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having a good game. Bashing top play from the Portuguese, passing

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the ball just as well, if not better, than the Spanish. And then

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they have the threat with Ronaldo, who just seems to go up a gear, and

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waste of a free kick. Joao Moutinho has been brilliant. Yes,

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defensively, he has been fantastic, the way he presses. And technically,

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he is a great player. The complete midfield player, really. He did not

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even get selected for the World Cup Almeida was ghosting in behind.

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does look as though Pique mistimed that one. It was just a bread-and-

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butter ball. He should be doing far side of the field, Jordi Alba

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for Spain, and Joao Pereira for that one. It is going to be a

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Referee not too concerned by what he saw. Pereira has got that in his

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nature, hasn't he? He is an angry man. Bruno Alves has put that

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straight out of play. And he for Coentrao or Pepe? Must have

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said something. Yes. Coentrao has of the ground up there, did he?

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Definitely a foul. In stoppage time, Xavi. And Patricia is there.

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that is it. The referee has blown his whistle and brought a

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fascinating first half to a close. Portugal have come out in a

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positive frame of mind, and they have asked the world if you

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question civil stop let us see how they can respond in half-time.

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Portugal have got a game plan, and has worked. I think the Spanish

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have had more longer balls and the first half the men have the last

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four years! If you look at the Spanish individuals, we always see

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the great players struggling - Xavi and Silva struggled. Top marks to

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Portugal. They have not created a lot of chances, and I suppose the

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Spanish have had the better of the chanters, but the tactics have been

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spot-on. It is tough to sustain that level. To do that for 90

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minutes is hard work. But the better it works, the more

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confidence you get. They can definitely take heart from the way

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they played Portugal. We spoke about Negredo before. We have not

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seen him at all. He has not run in behind. Torres did do that when he

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played. They will have to... If it would not be surprising if you saw

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Torres or even Fabregas. Paulo Bento has got his tactics right,

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but how brave his seat to run against the Spanish like that in

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midfield? Confident, and the way he has set the team out, they will be

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disappointed they have not got more chances. This second half now, they

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have got to do the same. Spain will get back into it. Martin Keown was

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right. The pressure started ride from the very first minute. It was

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clear what Portugal were trying to do. They foster the Spanish into a

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game they were not familiar. Look what Spain do. One pass, two passes,

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body shape is forcing him down the line. Long-ball. This time, you

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have got the three players there. And Casillas ends up killing and.

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You are talking about a team that usually has three options

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alternatives. But the way the Portuguese have played so quickly,

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they have got more options. I run it that that long ball eventually

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comes to Iniesta, who has the shot. It goes over the bar. I do not

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think I have ever seen Spain kicker think I have ever seen Spain kicker

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so long in the first half. When they do get the ball, and the ball

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does go forward, you look at where a has landed, and there is no one

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within 20 yards of it. Still see the occasional flashes of the

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the occasional flashes of the Spanish at their best. Arbeloa were

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at one particular move. It is hard closing them down. But you have got

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to try and limit that. They are excellent players. Interesting to

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see Arbeloa were getting the chance. We have talked about him before. I

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We have talked about him before. I think he has had a decent half. He

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is the only one Google forward in that occasion. Arbeloa of verses

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that occasion. Arbeloa of verses Ronaldo? He has got a difficult job.

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He is caught inside there. Silva end up running back on him. This

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time, Ronaldo ahead of him. Look how many Spanish players are trying

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to get back to help them up. Does not get there in the end. He tries

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to get behind, Arbeloa were kind of stays with him. A better ball

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perhaps from the left back. That was Ronaldo. To be fair to him, he

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has done very well. With that chance to get tight, he has gone

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tight. In the end, he brings him down. Sometimes, you have got to be

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down. Sometimes, you have got to be a pest. Bang! Gets a tackle in.

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Spanish have contained Ronaldo. They have trebled up. One of the

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little half chance. But he did really well here. You can see

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Ronaldo, on the edge of the ball. He just comes loose. Great tackle

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there. He is on to it quickly and he has hit it brilliantly. That has

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been the best that we have had. They have contained them, yes. More

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of the same. But it will be very hard work. The other semi-final is

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also light on the BBC tomorrow night. Germany play Italy, two

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football chants whose paths have crossed over the years. We have

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just spotted Tim there. He has been looking forward to the prospect of

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Jake Humphrey. Welcome to Walsall. It was peaceful and calm. But that

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one not be the case in 24 hours time. Germany-Italy is a clash, to

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say the least. What is the atmosphere like? I think they are

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getting excited, tense but little bit. You want to get a game like

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that every day if you could. I am sorry to remind you about 2006, but

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it is indicative of the way these fixtures have gone in big

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tournaments. Germany just do not have the edge of it Italy. I do not

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know. Every game is different. It is always very close. Sooner or

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later, you are going to change that. Do you think Germany have got what

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it takes to do it tomorrow night? They have got a young, Phyllis team.

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They have the quality and a pretty experienced group of players in

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there, with some of dynamic and creative youngsters with a lot of

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energy. They have a lot of belief in their group. They are ready for

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it. To be the Italian team will be -- or taking off. What would be the

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code's message? Really to step it up tomorrow night. And to make a

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difference. You have got to be at the top of your game, based Pacific

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time. And the players need to be aware of it. I think they are aware

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of it. There are also some older, experienced players. They have been

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around the block for quite a while, and they need to put his stamp on

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their career and win a tournament. You do not want to miss too many of

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those occasions. The Italians know what it takes towed went a

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tournament. The Germans will have to find a way of tackling some

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players. He is a special player. He is like a conductor in an orchestra.

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He needs to find a solution. Her whether you kind of dedicate to

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that role, they need to be on him. They need to step on his toes.

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Otherwise, he can kill you with one ball. At the moment, there are

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young couples having coffee and cake and tea Houses. Tomorrow night,

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it will be a little bit busier. Indeed. They generally serve up a

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feast, those two. Absolutely. It will be interesting to see how they

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cope. The Germans have got great players and so much enthusiasm and

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pace. Also, he left three of them out in the last game. Will he bring

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them back? Also, they have had two days of rest. They are normally

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efficient, pacy and fit. Join us efficient, pacy and fit. Join us

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tomorrow night from 7pm on BBC One. Spain may be struggling, but we

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have got great guests and a studio. Our Wimbledon coverage continues

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Our Wimbledon coverage continues from 11:30am tomorrow. Andy Murray

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will be an action. Looking back to the second half here, it is

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goalless, have caused. Interesting to see if the Portuguese can

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maintain this style of play. When you are successful, to me, we have

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seen it time and time again with the Spanish can lift their game.

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But I am not so sure it will happen. The Spanish never had any fluency

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in the first half. They have stopped the Portuguese a couple of

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times. Nani has been unfortunate. The referee has had a tough time.

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He completely misses this one, doesn't he? Look where the referee

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as! Not an awful lot in it, but it was a foul. Really strange.

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Brilliant play from Nani. And he stops it. And he has been good,

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Nani. When you see him play the Manchester United, sometimes it is

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hit or miss, but when it is a hit, I don't know if Spain have made any

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changes, but they need to, quickly, and when they do so, it will change

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the whole pattern of the game. can see over our shoulders, the

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Portuguese team... He has not changed things at the minute.

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would appear to be unchanged at the moment. We cannot see any obvious

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substitutions at present. But here come Portugal. Nani has been

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terrific so far, and Moutinho is a lovely footballer.

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ALAN HANSEN: Great feat. And what can we expect from Ronaldo in the

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second half? A goal would be fantastic. But like Lee says,

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Arbeloa has done reasonably well against him, but they have been

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doubling up. He just needs one chance, up against Arbeloa. It is

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all to play for. Let's get back to all to play for. Let's get back to

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Martin Keown and Steve Wilson. STEVE WILSON: There have not been

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any half-time substitutions, so Negredo is still out there for

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Vicente del Bosque's Spain. You would say that he has more

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alternatives at his disposal than Paulo Bento, when you think that

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they have got Fabregas on the bench, Fernando Torres, Navas, Martinez

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and Llorente. Portugal do not have anything like the same options. But

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anyway, we will see, as the game Bosque will leave it, Martin, if

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things do not change. MARTIN KEOWN: Well, he is giving

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them another opportunity. They came out onto the pitch before the

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Portuguese side. Interesting, Ronaldo, holding them back, let

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them get out early and sweat a bit. Maybe that is something he has

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learned from Jose Mourinho. He is very much the leader of the

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Donbass Arena, it is a magnificent stadium. Paid for by Ukraine's

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richest man, the baccarat Shakhtar Donetsk. Very much in the same way

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that Roman Abramovich backs Chelsea, and he is here tonight as well.

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is a very different Donetsk stadium to the one that I visited here some

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years ago. We had a little walk down to the stadium where Arsenal

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played against Shakhtar Donetsk, all those years ago. What was the

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score again, Martin? We lost. I think you will find. I remember

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commentating on it. Arsenal were already through to the next phase

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of the Champions League, however, and Shakhtar Donetsk were already

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out. It is a very, very different stadium from this. The hotel was

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very different as well! You should get that with him going in the

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second half? They had 54% possession in the first half, much

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lower than normal for them. They have got to just keep passing the

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ball, believing in themselves. David Silva has been quiet so far.

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He looks strangely muted. Spain have also got one matter, who has

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not even kicked a ball yet in this tournament. -- have also got Juan

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wavelength. It is most unusual. They just need to snap out of this

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was a good defensive header from to Spain. Negredo is holding the

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top of his head. He takes no prisoners, Bruno Alves. He is a

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composure, Spain, but they have not comes in from Arbeloa. Spain's

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see Xavi going in to the central position, it is like he has

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switched on his footballing brain, Portuguese. Again, the long,

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diagonal ball. Good movement, and Spain did not seem to be able to

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it was not his best, and neither was the clearance from Alonso. It

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Vicente del Bosque has not waited long. No, seven minutes, he has

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seen enough, he needs to make it happen. He needs some inspiration

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take the throw, and I don't think anyone will be too shocked to see

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that Negredo's number is up. He has done absolutely nothing in this

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continues, Fabregas is on. I think he has got every right to be

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annoyed. Fabregas has scored twice in this tournament. Martin, you

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were a central defender - do you want to play against a centre-

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forward? Or a floating, shadowy presence, like Fabregas? Fabregas

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is a great passer of the ball. He has great technique to find a

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player. He is not a centre forward. But really, the runners will have

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to come from deep, and he will have to try to find them with a piece of

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vision. But he is not really going Arbeloa is helped out by David

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Silva. Fabio Coentrao has done superbly, he has won a corner.

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sloppy clearance on the through ball from Arbeloa, and he ends up

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having to defend on that corner. much, but he did have Ronaldo and

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Nani to pick out with a pass. think he has seen the headlines.

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There is no way he should be shooting from there. I don't think

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Alonso seems to have lost his Just to underline, I am not sure he

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is quite good enough. Ronaldo is making that run. He needs to find

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him again. Instead, he shoots from an impossible angle. Busquets has

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clearly pulled back Cristiano yellow card.. And Navas is going to

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go one for Spain any minute. think Ramos here, just doing enough.

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Why did Busquets to get a yellow card? Not sure. I am not sure how

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the referee could not see those things at once. David Silva is

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coming off. He has done an enormous amount for Spain tonight. Navas is

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coming on. As he did against Italy, it came on and scored against

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Right in front of the Portuguese bench, who are not happy. Alonso

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did get a bit of Pepe's elbow in his back. The thing is, he is

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climbing for the ball there, Pepe. He has got his leg in the air. But

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he has got to win that. You want your defenders to be positive like

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that. The cards are beginning to flutter now, like blossom from a

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No love lost there? Not team-mates tonight! Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney

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Arbeloa of the Spain. Failed to has got to the stage now where they

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are beginning to really cancel each other out. The first half was

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fascinating. Here is Almeida. Still his feet so quickly. Sergio Ramos

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came across and then Ronaldo was back on his feet. He is patient,

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Ronaldo. Yes, good play all-round for Busquets. Now Fabregas. Iniesta

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in support. Fabregas was knocked over, just outside the penalty area.

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It is a yellow card for the Portuguese right-back. Suddenly, a

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little bit of movement in the Busquets and Iniesta or an Ramos.

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Pique and Fabregas lurking over the edge of it. Portuguese goalkeeper

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from Pepe. Good spell this, the free kick. Yes, Fabregas coming so

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deep. Absolutely no centre-forward. You wonder whether Vicente del

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Bosque it will make a change in a midfield. Maybe it is time to take

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header, wasn't it? From Hugo Almeida. It has been a strength on

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his team tonight. A little sneaky feeling that the pendulum is

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beginning to go Spain's way. Alonso is trying one of his specials,

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which she tried against the French Portuguese keep this up? Straight

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Expect Patricia to say that, though. Spain's first attempt on target,

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he? Navas, a new problem for a Coentrao to work out. Pepe just

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missed that. Spain getting a bit of furious with Jordi Alba. That is an

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excellent intervention by Sergio Ramos. Portugal have they throw in

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down here. Just starting to get tetchy, isn't it, Steve? Yes. A

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little kick out. He runs back and important part of the gable

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Portugal. The Spanish are beginning Steve? Lots of pace, tries to get

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behind the last defender. He areas, Navas. Played in the World Cup

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centre-field. Free kick! Well, they might just be within 30 yards this

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kick folk Cristiano Ronaldo. Yes, it just steps across him, doesn't

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he? Knows what he's doing. They are frightened to death of him. Cannot

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about retreating. Wait for my whistle. That is the signal from

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the referee. Cristiano Ronaldo steps back is five yards. They

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should cast at that pose in bronze. concentrated, isn't he? Knows all

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the drama, the build up. Big moment for the keeper there, Casillas.

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Just theatre, isn't it? Ronaldo Fabregas shakes his head.

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MARTIN KEOWN: Pepe's making all sorts of that. That's where you

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lose respect for him. He is a fine player, but he is a drama Queen at

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gives it to Iniesta, never a bad option. Good tackle, Joao Moutinho!

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He has had a terrific game. He has tracked Iniesta for about 30 yards

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Nani in the second half. He was dazzling at times in the first.

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I think the Spanish are retaining the ball better in the second half.

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But they have not got the same Nani was looking for. There were

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some very optimistic appeals for handball against Xavi. It is a

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and the goalkeeper obeyed the play by Sergio Ramos. It needed to

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be, Ronaldo's movement is superb asking whether that did not merit a

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Fabregas had Jesus Navas to his right-hand side.

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MARTIN KEOWN: Yes, it is very wild, isn't it? He puts his arms up, but

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it is coming at him so quickly, he cannot really get out of the way.

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for the Spanish. It is bizarre, really. Fabregas is up there in

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name only - he keeps dropping deeper. I don't think you could say

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either side looks terribly threatening at the moment - Spain,

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flight of the ball. Nani might have made a meal of that, actually, but

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didn't. It is going to be a Portuguese change. Nelson Oliveira

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will be coming on, the 20-year-old striker. It cannot believe that

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Almeida will stay on - that's unless he cracks this one in the

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net. But that was so poor, really. Miguel Veloso, straight to

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well here, I think Alba is making a lot of this. He has got to go for

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the ball, Nani. He actually gets there first.

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STEVE WILSON: So, Almeida makes way. would not say any of them had

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Casillas worried. So, on comes the 20-year-old Benfica striker Nelson

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Oliveira. He scored four at the world under-20 Cup in 2011. He

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scored on his debut for Benfica or back in the spring against Zenit.

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Can he score the biggest goal of did not at first, but I do now.

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drama starts again now. Free kick, was either handball or it was

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encroachment. It is Arbeloa. And Cristiano Ronaldo will have another

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Ronaldo scored from here? That wall is considerably more than 10 yards

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away. He looks like a man possessed. was coming round on the ball a bit.

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balance. The second semi-final is tomorrow night, Germany-Italy, live

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referee has got a job on here. Who is he putting over? I think it is

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Alves. Alves, one of the few who did not have a yellow card, but he

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has now. Pedro is coming on for Spain any second. That will be

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their third and final change. just takes him out, doesn't he?

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Getting tired, I think. The entire back four of Portugal has now got a

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Alves there. Up it will be a who comes off. He has not been

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Martin? It is. It is coming down to ball in play. One thing Spain have

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now got, with Navas on one side and Wasn't it? Because when he is

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running at you, he just gets his body across. Nani cannot help but

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his hand, hasn't he? He has. It is almost like a game of chess.

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mind here - keep this out! Alonso surveys his options. Bruno Alves,

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good defensive header. Could break in such a hurry to get this shot.

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Keeps it on the deck. You think he goes to strike it. Moving into

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three minutes of added time. Spanish fans behind that goal loved

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that. What a relief for them, though. Four white shirts, haring

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holding up. Taking on Coentrao. Corner kick - Spain. Stuck to his

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corner, but it found its way to Iniesta. Almost as if the Spanish

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isn't he, Casillas? Might just be time for one last attack. Strong

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challenge. The referee here. He will book another Portuguese -

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Miguel Veloso. Well, it is a heavy challenge. We have seen a lot worse

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than that, haven't we? Eight yellow the 90 minutes to the end, but not

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the game. The Iberian Derby will go into extra time, with a place in

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the final of Euro 20 top still to be decided. Portugal nil, Spain

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Well that was a rubbish, wasn't it?! Very disappointing. We might

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end up with penalties. They are always entertaining. Nothing like

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what we anticipated. And the big players of them I did not perform.

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Ronaldo, I thought, was in and out. The big players of Spain and never

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really got going. I mentioned the Spanish fluency, but they didn't

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get moving. Always knew there would be one big chance of the match, and

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it fell to run out a. Unfortunately, but at Mars over the top. How can

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That is the worst I have seen it Spain play. The things they are

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brilliant at, they were not on the game at all. Their passing was all

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over the place. They are the best passers and the world, and they

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were really of the game tonight. Every team has his off days. To be

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fair to the Portuguese, their unsettled the Spanish. I do not

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think the Spanish thought they would press them high up on the

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pitch like they did. They never settled into the sort of fluency

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that is the norm for the Spanish. This was that one breakaway for

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Ronaldo. Nani, and then a little ball in the corner there from

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Veloso. Not the best pass on to run out a. Should have done a lot

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better. He has got to hit the target though, hasn't he? You would

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expect him to hit the target there. Portugal have had two extra days of.

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A big advantage, that. Spain looked tired. A lot of Spain's players

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have had long, hard seasons. The Champions League, Europa League,

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etc. Yes, and it is a bigger test for them. If you play as badly as

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they have done, then the heads tend to go down. This Spanish side, you

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do not win as many sides -- games as they have done. I am sure the

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manager will be telling them the right things at the right time. He

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will expect them to come out in extra time and give it to go.

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would not surprise me at all if they found a little bit extra and

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this 30 minutes. I cannot believe Vicente del Busquets -- del Bosque

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did not put Torres on. Tonight, I thought he was crying out for him

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to be put on. He has got great believer in their passing game. It

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has not worked yet, but he is reluctant to change the way they

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play a. His tactics were spot-on. The Portuguese tactics helped them

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on the way. Will it be a moment of magic phone Ronaldo, it all come

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the Spanish find their game? All we get excited at all? I think we

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should just go straight to the penalty shoot-out! It is a

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spectacle. A massive disappointment. spectacle. A massive disappointment.

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The second half, we talked about tactics. And Spanish passing was so

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bad. We thought the Spanish would pick themselves up, but it never

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happened. Chances were few and far between, and as respectable, it was

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a non-event. 30 more minutes. Let us rejoin Martin and Steve.

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Well, it has got to be decided. I do not quite know who will score.

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But it will have to be decided. Portugal's history in extra-time in

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the European Championships is not any source of encouragement for

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them - they lost in 1980 fought to France. And in 2000, they also lost

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to France. Away we go. Half an hour to play. And there may be penalties,

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who knows? Navas looked pretty lively when he came on. Pepe got

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there first, just. Bruno Alves with Portuguese. How much a big

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difference does it make it, Portugal play their quarter-final

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two days before Spain? Listen, if you had been out here in the

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Ukraine you will understand the heat. Playing in Poland was like a

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different tournament - it was ten degrees more cool. You wonder about

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the Spanish side though, I am not sure when you look at the players

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in the eye, or whether they really wanted, the Spanish. They have been

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tested. But you fill it is there for the Spanish have they wanted. I

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though not an enormous amount of contact with Busquets. Meireles,

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missed the Champions League final, of course. Not want to lose in a

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semi-final. Hard on the heels of that disappointment. Just as

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all of whom will be worrying about Getting a knee in the back. As you

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often find, a little bit of urgency is injected into things as 90

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minutes approaches. At the start of extra time, it is all gone. Yes,

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Moutinho's eyes were always on the ball, I think. You can't help

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thinking that it will be a moment of brilliance in this game. Was it

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set up for a Nani or another to come alive? We have not seen

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Ronaldo in the second half of the Pedro has kept it in. Perrera was

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fortunate that Pedro's first touch was a bit heavy. He was in a bit of

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Moutinho again. I do not see anything wrong with that. That's a

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superb challenge. The referee is right next to that. He is punishing

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good play. Maybe he has given it for the angle from which she came,

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but there is no question that he got his toe to double. Spanish free

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kick, Alonso over it. -- he got his a Iniesta, but blocked by Bruno

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the pitch, somebody who wants to run at players. Certainly a bigger

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Spanish contingent in the ground final four years ago between Turkey

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and Croatia, comfortably one of the worst games of football I have ever

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seen, and Croatia scored in the 119th minute. Turkey kicked off,

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went down the other end and equalised. So, you never know what

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Pique recognised the danger, the better of Pique. Was that a

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foul? No, says the referee. Spain He has taken out Pedro, but Pepe is

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not going to worry about that. The referee has stopped play. Little

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man hits big man. MARTIN KEOWN: Yes, I think you will

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find Pepe just using his body. He knows what he is doing, just

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leaving something on his opponent. stuff. I would not put it past him

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change, Portugal. Custodio will be coming on, the midfielder from

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Fabregas will take the corner. It Navas is happy just to I think it

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Remember, the entire Portuguese back four are on a yellow card. So

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is Miguel Veloso, who sits just in pitch by Pedro. He did superbly.

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Jordi Alba... Iniesta! It has gone for Portugal. Great play, they are

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almost passing them to death here. Just turning the screw. This is

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on, Portugal. Yes, desperate, aren't they? Some of them are out

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excellent. Nani retained his composure, and Pepe swept it away.

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But Portugal cannot keep the ball at the moment.

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MARTIN KEOWN: Spain are finding that extra energy from somewhere.

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STEVE WILSON: Spain at the moment are sapping the energy out of

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Portuguese legs. As Portugal lose their energy, Spain seem to be

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gaining it. Free kick. The referee is having a little look at Miguel

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Veloso. There will be one added minute at the end of this first

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period of extra-time. The pay just blocked off Iniesta. Yes, and he

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had a little kick at him here. This was very wild. -- Pepe. There is a

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desperate look about the Portuguese now. Custodio waits, he has been

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standing there for ages. They still cannot get him on. Spain, suddenly,

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look powerful again. Sergio Ramos! Well, it is closer than Ronaldo has

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been tonight. Is he really a centre was a great save by Rui Patricio.

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There was a has gone for the end of the first period of extra-time. And

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what a good save by Rui Patricio, Martin, to deny Iniesta right at

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the end. Yes, it took ages for a Spanish chance on goal. But that is

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the scion of a quality goalkeeper. It was a great save, pushes it

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round. How many times have we seen Iniesta come to the rescue for

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Spain? In the last five minutes of that first period of extra-time,

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the Spanish have come alive. They suddenly looked like world and

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European champions again. That is it. If you push champions into a

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corner, they find the extra gear. It is a real examination of the

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Portuguese team now. They will be taking the drinks on board, getting

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last messages from the manager. There will have to be a lot of

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resolve in this Portuguese team now. And finally, Custodio comes on.

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under way. Still hoping that they can provide another clearer

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opportunity for Cristiano Ronaldo. It did have one, towards the end of

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the 90 minutes, but it was wild. is just about getting him into a

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position where he can score. Their best bet would be on the break.

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Fatigue and fear are both big factors mangers. -- big factors now.

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We're not seeing the Portuguese pressure. Fresh legs at least in

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the Portuguese midfield. Jordi Alba down that left-hand side was

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magnificent in that first period of extra-time for Spain. Well, the way

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they are finishing the game, their set-up, as you can see, is much

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this Euro 2012 semi-final. Just red shirts around him. So calm, the

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in the end. Very patient. An excellent defender. That is the

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message - get M there, get tight. here. I am not entirely sure advert

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that Ronaldo is heard here. Sergio Ramos took it away from him. That

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is his ego dented. Ramos has really matched his power and pace, and he

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has nailed him. In fact, he has tried to nail him. But a positive

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he has, though. That is how you deal with him. Might just have got

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tonight, has he? He is another no- And you really get the feeling that

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Spain feel that the only way Portugal can win this is on

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penalties, and they are not about to give them the chance of they can

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help it. No, suddenly, there is an extra spring in their step. Pedro

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is a real addition to the second period of extra time. He looks much

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better for us but still no centre Pepe. Referee says it was not

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deliberate. Yes, Navas takes an age to get the cent. I think Pepe knew

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exactly what he was doing. Good save by Patricia again, though.

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copier. My bin and a. Perhaps the keeper. One from Iniesta, one from

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away. He has hardly got the energy to get off the pitch, has he? Just

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a goes to they know he can at the start of Euro 2012. It is coming on

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as a Meireles comes up. He has worked hard, though. Varela came on

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and scored over Portugal's win over And an immediate yellow-card from

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the referee. Yes, that was nasty. Yes, definitely. Look at that

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volleyball Fabregas put simple stop Peugeot, not played a lot this

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Goalkeeper thought about coming, was a stalemate. Extra heart has

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the Spanish winner before the end of extra-time? We need extra

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quality now from the Spanish. Lovely ball, Fabregas. Free kick

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Portugal. Just leans on Pereira, centre-forward, Fabregas. A real

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centre-forward Times is run better. The only guarantee is drama.

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Whether it is a Late, Late Show, or whether it is penalties, we can

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Coentrao dealt with that superbly, Well, that must have been close.

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Beautiful from Iniesta. Is it that one? A poor decision. I think so.

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The Spanish just a little bit more ambitious in their passing. Nobody

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wants penalties. Taking a few more there. But they are clinging on now,

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Portugal. Beautiful ball from Alonso. He rarely committed himself

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to that past. We have not seen that enough tonight. Spain have not been

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great tonight, but they are looking with the block. And Portugal with a

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big sigh of relief. Just wandered for a moment there, was Pedro going

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to go down? Could credit to him - at the pace of Jordi Alba! Still

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made the run. Why did they not do game to Spain in the first half.

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Spain dragged it back from them in the second. Could not find a way

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through, and we will have a penalty shoot-out for a place in the final

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Broughton his team in the second half, and they have produced the

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cobalt we are more accustomed to seeing from this terrific Spanish

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side. It will go to penalties. Ronaldo is sure to be one of them

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that takes a penalty for Portugal. Portugal are two for two in

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penalties. Into 1004 and 2006. Spain must be completely useless.

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ALAN HANSEN: It was an amazing turnaround. For 90 minutes, the

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fluency, the passing, of Spain, was appalling. And yet in extra-time,

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they pinged it about, some of the stuff was great. Iniesta had a

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great chance. Two brilliant saves. Absolutely. How many times over the

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years have we seen Iniesta in this position?

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ALAN SHEARER: This was Navas, I think this was great defending from

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think this was great defending from Pepe. His positioning was great.

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LEE DIXON: They were shouting for a pass back, but that would have been

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harsh. The way Spain played was partly down to the tiredness of

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Portugal. They looked really, really tired at the end.

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ALAN HANSEN: It is also a sign of the great teams, you can play

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really badly for 90 minutes, then you can pick yourself up and start

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playing. There was one move which started off in their own defence,

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eight palaces, and it was magnificent to watch. That was in

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the last two minutes of extra-time. Coming out of penalties, both of

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them are technical teams. Yes, we spoke about it the other night with

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England, it is very hard to do, but when you hear the crowd and you're

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walking up to put down the ball, you have got to completely block

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everything out. If you can do that and focus on what you have

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practised, then you have got a chance. It is one of those

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anomalies, you can play a whole tournament and not have a single 0-

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0 draw, then you can have two games in succession, both decided by

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penalty shoot-outs. ALAN SHEARER: I think Portugal

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would have settled for this before the game. This is where they are

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all going, not me! Interesting, you do not usually see that, the entire

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squad around the coach. You need characters to take the penalties.

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But some of those big characters sometimes do not like to take

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penalties. Tony Adams was a big character, but you look at him and

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he would go, I really do not fancy it. This is a moment, you have to

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go with the players who want to take one. And remember what you

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have practised. You have got to try and blank everything out. There is

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a big crowd here, but you do what you do in your training sessions.

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wonder if anybody will chip it, like Pirlo did the other night.

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send your best player down first, I think. You might be saving him, and

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you might be out. If you win the toss, do you go first?

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LEE DIXON: Yes, get it out of the way. I always think, take the first

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one. I feel a lot better sitting here than I did the other night

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when England were taking them. GARY LINEKER: I suppose in some

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kind of way, there will be less pressure on Spain, because they

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have won the last two tournaments, there is not quite the same

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pressure, because of that. Yes, but they are a team of winners, Gary,

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so they will be putting themselves under pressure.

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ALAN HANSEN: I would say there is more pressure on the team that is

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expected to win, so the pressure is on Spain. Ronaldo, having a few

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words with his goalkeeper, who kept them in it in extra time. It is

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Alonso going first. GARY LINEKER: let's go back for the

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penalty shoot-out, to join Steve Wilson.

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STEVE WILSON: Well, Spain's Captain won the toss and decided to back

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to! Xabi Alonso to go first, against Rui Patricio. Alonso, who

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scored in this ground against France in the quarter-final. In the

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same goal. From a late penalty. It is saved! Brilliant save.

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MARTIN KEOWN: He has made his mind up, and that was an outstanding

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save. He hit that with power, and it was virtually in the corner.

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Alonso will not be happy with that. Joao Moutinho comes forward for

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Portugal to try to give them the advantage. Facing Casillas. It is

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outstanding save again. Andres Iniesta. Surely we're going to see

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one goal tonight. Andres Iniesta, one of the greats, picks up the

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ball. Faces an inspired Rui Patricio. And scores! Spain lead.

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That was all about handling the nerves, the pressure. He is a true

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champion. You just wonder how many times Casillas and Pepe have taken

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penalties on Real Madrid's training ground. That was probably a bit of

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MARTIN KEOWN: He does ever so well with this, excellent under pressure.

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I have to say, I thought the way he was approaching the ball, he was

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just going to smack it. Here comes Patricio looks enormous in that

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goal. This is Bruno Alves. He is a bit of a free kick specialist, but

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he does not often get the chance for Portugal. Hello, Nani has sent

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interesting to see if Bruno Alves is supposed to be next. Well, there

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is no saving that penalty. Here comes Sergio Ramos. Still they

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He really cannot be a centre half. He has got nerves of steel -

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comfortable. Another defender, by one. I cannot say I am surprised.

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He did not look comfortable. Cesc Fabregas scored his penalty in the

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quarter-final in 2008 against Italy. He can send Spain to the final.

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Only once has a nation reached three successive major tournament

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finals. Fabregas can do it for Spain... He has done it, just! It

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is Fabregas, and it is Spain, who go to Kiev for the final.

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Incredible. In off the post. Real pressure. That young man has

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produced just when he needed to. And Cristiano Ronaldo never even

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got the chance to look Casillas in the eyes. Portugal are beaten on

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penalties. Iniesta, Pique, Sergio Ramos and Fabregas the goalscorers

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for Spain. This one had to be right in the corner to beat the 'keeper.

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He could not have been more precise. He gets away with it - just a

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fraction to the left, and it goes past the post. What a climax for

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Fabregas. What a hideous split- second that was, when he saw the

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ball rebounding off the woodwork, but in it went. Spain are through,

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GARY LINEKER: Spain's long undefeated run in tournament

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football continues after that unbelievable penalty shoot-out.

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Unbelievable penalty from Sergio Ramos. We question whether any

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player would dare do what Pirlo did the other night, but he did.

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Perhaps the biggest talking point is that Ronaldo clearly saved

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himself for the fifth penalty, and he was never needed.

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ALAN SHEARER: It is absolutely ridiculous. The coach, or Ronaldo

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himself, has got to put him forward before that. Surely he is their

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best penalty-taker. They have sent up two centre-halves before him, I

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do not understand it. Three centre- halves, because Bruno Alves went

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twice! ALAN HANSEN: I have never seen that

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before. He has got to the 18 yard line, and then Nani has gone and

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taking the kick, it was totally bizarre. But like you say, Ronaldo

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is the last man standing. LEE DIXON: The last thing we said,

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you have got to put your best penalty-taker first. And he does

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not get to take one. He fancied the big moment, but it never came.

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ALAN SHEARER: I just cannot were kicked out, how he has not taken a

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penalty. Let's have a look at one or two of those penalties. First of

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or two of those penalties. First of all we had this, Bruno Alves

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working up, and then Nani... They have obviously forgotten the order.

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We were saying at the time, that would not do his confidence any

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good. It did not affect Nani. then Bruno Alves has got to walk up

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twice. What about this? ALAN HANSEN: a central defender!

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And this was the guy who had already been up, and Nani had

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pulled him back again. He never looked comfortable. But what a

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penalty this was. He thinks he has Great scenes of course, for the

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Spanish. Desperation for Ronaldo. Him, as the captain, he has got to

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put himself forward and say, I have tried to get this off to a decent

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start. It was not the best of games overall. Extra time got a bit more

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exciting. Overall, it did they deserve to win, Spain? On the night,

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not really. I think it was quite even. The thing is with Spain, they

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finished really well, and also, they did not concede a goal. Still

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another clean sheet. They have got to play better than that and the

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final. I think we have seen a great side to them. If you can play that

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badly in 90 minutes, they have been able to pick themselves up and give

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something extra. That is a sign they are a great side. One goal

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conceded in five games. Must remind you, of course, that Spain are in

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you, of course, that Spain are in the final. We will find out who

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they face tomorrow night. And, of course, the final itself on Sunday,

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live here on BBC one. Spain versus live here on BBC one. Spain versus

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Germany or Italy. Final thoughts? Drama and excitement, but not a

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great game. I thought, because of the performance, I thought the

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Spanish deserved to win by just a margin. I agree. They played like

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we know they can do. They probably just deserved it. Thank you very

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Gary Lineker presents coverage of the first semi-final of Euro 2012 from the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, as Portugal take on Spain. Home to Shakhtar, the impressive Donbass Arena has a distinctive jewel-like shape, and is covered by glazed façade which can be lit at night. At the 2008 Euros in Austria and Switzerland, Germany and Turkey were involved in a thrilling semi-final, with Germany narrowly prevailing 3-2. They progressed to face Spain, who easily beat Russia 3-0.


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