Matchday: Spain v. Portugal

DONETSK, UKRAINE - JUNE 23: A general view of Donbass Arena ahead of the UEFA EURO 2012 quarter final match between Spain and France at Donbass Arena on June 23, 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Kickoff from Donbass Arena at 7:45PM BST/2:45PM EST

"All opinions should be respected, but when a team always wants to attack against an opponent who are shutting up shop, who are only trying to stop you hurting them, football is not as attractive as when the game is open, with two teams who are looking to win." So says Andres Iniesta, conveniently overlooking that most of the time under Vincente del Bosque Spain doesn't actually set out to attack. And with that out of the way, on with the show…

Preview: Kicking Off the Semi-finals with an Iberian Derby

Ways to Watch: Live on BBC1 in the UK and ESPN/ESPN3.com in the US

Spain:

Casillas
Arbeloa, Pique, Ramos, Alba
Xavi, Busquets, Alonso
Silva, Negredo, Iniesta

Bench: Valdes, Reina, Albiol, Martinez, Juanfran, Pedro, Fabregas, Mata, Cazorla, Navas, Torres, Llorente

Portugal:

Patricio
Pereira, Pepe, Alves, Coentrao
Moutinho, Veloso, Meireles
Nani, Almeda, Ronaldo

Bench: Eduardo, Beto, Costa, Rolando, de Castro, Quaresma, Micael, Varela, Lopes, Viana, Oliveira, Postiga

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