Cesc Fabregas has already made something of an impact for Spain. He gets into a wide position, dragging Portugal's defence out of position, and some combination play with Andres Iniesta results in Joao Peireira bringing the former Arsenal man down near the edge of the box. He gets a yellow card for his troubles.
The initial free kick is cleared for a corner; the corner is cleared as well, and although Spain keep up the pressure they're eventually thwarted by Alvaro Arbeloa bringing Nani down for a free kick. Portugal can regroup. A few minutes later Xabi Alonso attempts to catch Rui Patricio napping with a quickly-taken 80-yard free kick, which was Spain's best chance of the half. I think that sentence encapsulates everything that's gone wrong with this game.
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