score football magazine
Euro 2008
Austria and Switzerland
Thursday June 26th

Semi final

Super Spain end Russian dream

A classy 2nd half display earned Spain victory over Russia and a place in the final of Euro 2008. In the first-half neither team could create more than a few half-chances, but 5 minutes into the 2nd half Iniesta drove the ball into the box and Xavi stuck out a foot to give Spain the lead. In the 73rd minute Sergio Ramos passed the ball to Fabregas who dinked it over the wall for Dani Guiza to lift past Akinfeev in the Russian goal. With only 8 minutes remaining Fabregas delivered an accurate pass into the box for David Silva to fire home and put the match beyond Guus Hiddink's men. Casillas made a reflex save from the head of Sychef in the 88th minute to keep a clean sheet for Spain who will meet Germany in the final on Sunday. (Spain 3 Russia 0)

daniel guiza
Guiza lifts ball past Akinfeev for second Spanish goal

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