27 June 2012
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Ten Madridistas will play in the Euro 2012 semifinals between Wednesday and Thursday. Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Coentrao will play with Portugal against Spaniards Casillas, Ramos, Alonso, Arbeloa and Albiol on Wednesday. Ozil and Khedira will face Italy on Thursday with Germany.
The Euro 2012 final will feature Madridistas for sure. Either Portugal or Spain will qualify and Germany has a strong chance on Thursday against the Italians.
Cristiano, Pepe and Coentrao were the first to qualify for the semis with the 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic in which Ronaldo scored a spectacular header.
Germany were next with their 4-2 win over Greece, in which Khedira netted a strike and both he and Ozil gave stellar performances.
Spain qualified after defeating Benzema's France 2-0 with two goals by Xabi Alonso (from a header and a penalty).