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EURO 2012: Spain beat France to reach semi-finals

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EURO 2012: Spain beat France to reach semi-finals

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Spain kept themselves on track to retain their European title on Saturday when Xabi Alonso scored twice to help the holders to a 2-0 quarter-final victory over France in Donestk.

Alonso headed home the opener after 19 minutes to put the reigning champs in front.

He netted his second from the penalty spot in added time to seal the win and send Spain into the semi final showdown with Portugal on Wednesday.