Posted June 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Spain hasn't altered its playing style to win its recent titles, and it won't start now just because it's coming up against Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal will be counting on Ronaldo in Wednesday's European Championship semifinal against the defending champions, a second Iberian derby in as many tournaments after Spain beat its neighbor on its way to a World Cup triumph in 2010. A total of eight Real Madrid players are spread across the Iberian rivals, making the teams privy to a fair degree of inside knowledge about each other. Still, Spain and Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso says the world champions have no special defense for Ronaldo, just ''small adjustments.''
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