27 June 2012
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Spain is the first known finalist of the Euro 2012 after yesterday's victory over Portugal. Both teams drew the match 0-0, but the Reds prevailed in the penalty shootout (4-2).
Casillas, Ramos, Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso played the entire match, while Albiol was on the bench.
The goalkeeper was a decisive player, clearing Moutinho's first penalty, while Ramos scored a phenomenal penalty Panenka-style. Iniesta, Pique and Fabregas scored the remaining penalties.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe (who scored a penalty) and Coentrao also played the entire match with Portugal.
With this win, five Madridistas have earned a spot in the final.