Saturday, June 23, 2012
EURO 2012 : Spain beat France 2-0 in quarter-final
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)