EURO 2012 LIVE: Portugal 0, Spain 0

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WARSAW, POLAND (AP) - Portugal plays Spain in the first semifinal of the European Championship in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday. Here’s the running account of the action and pre-match buildup. All times are local to Poland.

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2313: IT WILL BE SETTLED BY PENALTIES! At the end of extra-time, it’s Portugal 0, Spain 0.

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2312: PhillipsIan: Tonight’s winner? Germany … Unless Italy springs a surprise, can’t see either of these teams beating Germany in a Euro 2012 final. (via Twitter).

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2308: From AP’s simonhaydon: Ronaldo did an excellent impression of the dying swan as he hit the ground, apparently unconscious. Ten seconds later he’s up and about. Fabregas then breaks through but can’t finish. Four minutes left.

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2306: Jesus Navas fires at the goalkeeper from 12 yards. Rui Patricio gets a hand to it and it rebounds off Pepe. Spanish players go nuts looking for a free kick for a passback but they’re wrong and we meander on gently towards penalties. Then, a yellow for Alonso for a late challenge on Real Madrid teammate Ronaldo.

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2257: Sergio Ramos thrashes a shot just over the bar as the first half of extra time comes to an end with Spain on top. If it stays like this, it’s another penalty shootout, the second of Euro 2012.

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2256: Iniesta really should have scored. Presented with the ball six yards out, his shot was weak and pushed to one side by the Portugal goalie. He won’t get many better chances than that. Jordi Alba is making an impression down the left wing.

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2247: The pace of the game has slowed right down as both teams show they’re desperate to avoid mistakes. They’re also tired. One moment of genius could settle this one. Ronaldo or Iniesta?

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