Portugal Vs. Spain, Euro 2012 Semifinals: Lineups

Update: Final score Portugal 0-0 Spain, La Roja win on penalties

There are no surprises with Portugal's lineup for the Euro 2012 semifinal clash with Spain. Hugo Almeida is in for the injured Helder Postiga, but other than that they're essentially the same Portugal side you've come to know and love so far this tournament. Spain, on the other hand, have sprung something of a shock - they're playing a striker.

Vicente del Bosque has been playing around with Cesc Fabregas as a false nine, essentially playing with six midfielders, but today he's starting a legitimate centre forward. We don't even have to make Fernando Torres jokes, because said centre forward is Alvaro Negredo. I guess Fernando Llorente is still lost.

Portugal starting lineup (4-3-3): Rui Patricio; Fabio Coentrao, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Joao Pereira; Miguel Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Raul Meireles; Cristiano Ronalod, Hugo Almeida, Nani.

Spain starting lineup (4-3-3): Iker Casillas; Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa; Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez; Andres Iniesta, Alvaro Negredo, David Silva.

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