Fabregas sends Spain through to Euro final
CESC Fabregas scored the match-winning penalty as Spain kept alive their hopes of defending their European title with a dramatic shootout win over Portugal.
The Barcelona midfielder sent Spain to Sunday's final in Kiev, rolling his penalty in off the left-hand post to spark scenes of wild celebration.
Both sides missed their first penalty and then Bruno Alves struck the crossbar with Portugal's fourth penalty, which handed Fabregas, pictured, the chance to clinch victory for Spain.
It also meant that Ronaldo was left a bystander as Portugal's fifth penalty-taker.
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The match finished 0-0 after extra-time with neither side doing enough to win.
Ronaldo, though, missed a golden chance in the last minute of normal time.
The Portuguese burst out on a counter-attack through Raul Meireles and the Chelsea man found Ronaldo, who could only blaze his shot over the crossbar.
The Spaniards had started well, and ought to have gone ahead from their first chance in the ninth minute when Manuel Negredo pulled the ball back for Alvaro Arbeloa to fire over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area.
Almeida wasted a good chance in the 58th minute when he fired ambitiously over the Spanish crossbar instead of picking out Ronaldo or Nani, who were unmarked to his left and right respectively.