Players of Spain celebrate victory after the semifinal match between Spain and Portugal at the Euro 2012 football championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, June 27, 2012. Spain entered the final match by defeating Portugal 4-2 after the penalty shootout. (Xinhua/Meng Yongmin)
DONETSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Reigning champions Spain roared into the Euro 2012 final here on Wednesday, beating Portugal 4-2 on penalties after 0-0 for both regular and extra time.
Spain's midmielder Xabi Alonso shot wide in the first attempt, but keeper Iker Casillas blocked Portugal's midfielder Joao Moutinho's shot to keep the score 0-0. Then Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos and Cesc Fabregas scored for Spain, but Portugal's defender Bruno Alves sent the ball to the bar.
Spain will meet the winner of the Germany-Italy semifinal in the final.