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Spain through to the final after Iberian penalty drama - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSpain booked their place in the Euro 2012 final on Wednesday night after overcoming a spirited Portugal side on penalties. The Iberian rivals could not be separated after 120 minutes of tightly-contested action, with Cesc Fabregas the decisive penalty-scoring hero. Vicente del Bosque included Sevilla frontman Alvaro Negredo in attack in a shock move, with Fabregas the man sacrificed from the team that had beaten France. Paulo Bento opted to field Hugo Almeida in the absence of injured forward Helder Postiga, with the side unchanged otherwise. The first-half was very even, with both teams playing to win the match and taking the game to their opponents. The best opportunity of the first 45 fell to full-back Alvaro Arbeloa, who fired over after good work from Andres Iniesta. At the other end Cristiano Ronaldo hit the side-netting after excellent harrying and closing down by the Portuguese midfi...
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