Euro 2012: Portugal v Spain preview

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World and European Champions Spain will be seeking to reach a third successive major final when they face Portugal in Donetsk on Wednesday.

Having swept past France to reach the Euro 2012 semi-finals, La Roja will now take on Paulo Bento’s men who will be without the injured Helder Postiga.

The 29 year old has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament after suffering a hamstring injury in the quarter-finals against the Czech Republic.

Beating Xavi Alonso’s team-mates will be a tall order but, with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo leading the charge, Portugal are hoping to end the dominance of their Iberian rivals who are on an 18-game unbeaten run in competitive matches.