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Saturday, June 23, 2012

EURO 2012 : Spain beat France 2-0 in quarter-final

Spain eased past a tentative France side, winning 2-0 in Donetsk to set up a Euro 2012 semi-final meeting with Portugal.

Xabi Alonso headed in a Jordi Alba cross after 20 minutes to open the scoring for Spain and then seems content to sit back and play their short-passing game.

France struggled to make a mark and only conjured a rare threat when right-back Mathieu Debuchy headed a Franck Ribery cross over.

Spain sealed the win with a 91st-minute Alonso penalty.

Victory kept Spain on course for a third successive tournament triumph to follow Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.

Spain 2
(Alonso 20, 91)
France 0

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