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Donbass Arena (ATT 46,145) 23rd June 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: N Rizzoli

Spain Spain vs France France

Spain 2

X Alonso (19, pen 90+1)


France 0

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  1. Full-time: That's it. The referee blows the whistle for full-time. France go out with a whimper, hardly creating a chance. Spain were comfortable - if not impressive - throughout. They will play Portugal in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

  2. 90+4

    Busquets plays in Torres and the Spain forward wins a corner.

  3. 90+3

    Ole football now. There will be four minutes of added time.

  4. 90+1

    Goal! Xabi Alonso scores again! Sends Lloris the wrong way from the spot and Spain are in the semi-finals.

  5. 90

    Penalty! Pedro with a stepover in the box and he is fouled by Reveillere.

  6. 89

    Torres trying to wriggle away from Koscielny but can get nowhere.

  7. 88

    Nasri takes and Rami wins the header, but it's a looping ball in and a looping header on goal. Out of play for a goal-kick.

  8. 87

    Final chance? Ribery wins a corner for France.

  9. 85

    Slack pass from Cabaye allows Spain to break but Torres misunderstands the run and loses the ball. It's not been the most impressive effort this from the Spanish but it looks likely to be enough.

  10. 84

    Cazorla comes on to replace Iniesta.

  11. 83

    Clichy crosses but there is only Giroud in the box and that's over him and into the hands of Casillas.

  12. 82

    Not looking particularly likely though. France have made the attacking changes but now they are struggling to get the ball.

  13. 80

    Alba charges through from left-back and slips Torres through but he is adjudged offside. That was very close but Lloris saved the shot anyway.

  14. 79

    Blanc's final throw of the dice. Giroud is on for M'Vila.

  15. 78

    But Spain take it short and continue to play keep-ball.

  16. 77

    Torres wins a corner.

  17. 76

    Menez is booked for dissent. He will miss the semi-final if France make it.

  18. 75

    France look to be running out of ideas. This time it is the long ball to Benzema and Menez commits the foul when trying to reach the knock down.

  19. 73

    Del Bosque's side appear happy to play on the break in these closing stages. France certainly seem to lack any kind of cutting edge.

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