Portugal Vs. Spain, Euro 2012 Semifinals: Time For A Shootout

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

Before Sunday, no game in Euro 2012 had been scoreless. Since then, we've had 240 minutes without a goal, which isn't really a very good advert for the sport. You can probably blame Gigi Buffon (Glen Johnson) and Rui Patricio (Andres Iniesta) for that one. Anyway, 0-0 after 120 minutes here means that Portugal vs. Spain has gone to penalties. Hooray penalties!

Spain did manage to kick it up a notch in extra time, going close via Iniesta and with substitutes Pedro and Jesus Navas causing a tiring Portugal defence some real problems. It was, however, too little too late, and now we go to spot kicks. Are the European and world champions going out at the semifinal stage? No team has ever defended the Euros...

First up are Spain.

Xabi Alonso MISSES. A fantastic save from Rui Patricio, diving to his left to keep out a well-struck kick!

Joao Moutinho MISSES. Iker Casillas saves it to his right. Not a good kick.

Andres Iniesta SCORES. Down the middle, easy as you like.

Pepe SCORES. Long run-up, slotted into the bottom corner past Casillas.

Gerard Pique SCORES. Smashed in, great penalty, just out of Rui Patricio's reach.

Bruno Alves Nani SCORES. Right into the top corner. Unstoppable.

Sergio Ramos SCORES. Remember his last penalty, the one from the Champions League semifinal? Imagine the opposite of that.

Bruno Alves MISSES. Off the crossbar! So close, and yet so far. You'd have to wonder whether Nani hauling him back for spot kick number three messed him up.

Cesc Fabregas SCORES! In off the post! SPAIN GO TO THE EURO 2012 FINAL.

We have live coverage in our Portugal vs. Spain, Euro 2012 Semifinals StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter.

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