Portugal 0-0 Spain Highlights (Pen: 2-4) – Euro 2012
Cesc Fabregas was the hero again as Spain kept alive their hopes of defending the European title with a dramatic shootout win in Dontesk.
Watch Euro 2012 semi-final match, Portugal Vs Spain highlights here.
Venue: Donbass Arena, Donetsk
Date: Wednesday, 27 June
Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Spain have beaten Portugal only twice in 54 years (W2, D6, L4).
This will be the 35th meeting of the sides. Portugal failed to win the first 15 encounters, eventually breaking their duck in 1948. Spain lead the overall head-to-head by 16 wins to six.
All six of Portugal’s victories came on home soil.
Cristiano Ronaldo has six European Championship goals in total. Only Alan Shearer (seven) and Michel Platini (nine) have scored more in the history of the tournament.
The Portuguese have lost four of their five previous semi-finals at major tournaments, and have never won at this stage overseas. Their only win was 2-1 victory against the Netherlands on home soil at Euro 2004.
They have hit the woodwork six times at Euro 2012 – including four efforts from Ronaldo. Spain
Spain will set a new record of 11 European Championship finals matches unbeaten if they avoid defeat. Their last loss in the competition was the 1-0 reverse to Portugal at Euro 2004.
The Spanish have kept eight consecutive clean sheets in knock-out games at major tournaments. Goalkeeper Iker Casillas is unbeaten in 780 minutes (13 hours) at this stage since Zinedine Zidane’s 90th-minute goal for France at the 2006 World Cup.
According to Opta, Spain have completed 2,623 passes at Euro 2012, more than twice as many as Portugal (1,159).