Portugal no surprises for the semi-final

As expected, Hugo Almeida in place of the injured Postiga is the only change in the Portuguese team for the semi-final of Euro 2012. Since Spain has a new little expected.

Paul Benedict remained exactly the same initial team of the first four games in Europe, except for the compulsory exchange of spearheads.

And the position of center forward has always been the great center of discussion of the Spanish team, with Vicente Del Bosque to switch between Fabregas and Fernando Torres. For the semi-final, the world champion picker chose a third option. Alvaro Negredo was chosen to play up front, with the support of Iniesta and David Silva. Check out the lineups:

Portugal: Rui Patrício; João Pereira, Pepe, Bruno Alves e Fábio Coentrão; Miguel Veloso, Raul Meireles e João Moutinho; Nani, Hugo Almeida e Cristiano Ronaldo.

Other Options: Eduardo, Beto, Miguel Lopes, Ricardo Costa, Rolando, Custódio, Rúben Micael, Hugo Viana, Quaresma, Nélson Oliveira e Varela.

Spain: Casillas; Arbeloa, Piqué, Sergio Ramos e Jordi Alba, Busquets, Xabi Alonso e Xavi; David Silva, Negredo e Iniesta.

Other Options: Valdés, Reina, Raúl Albiol, Javi Martínez, Juanfran, Fàbregas, Santi Carzola, Pedro Rodríguez, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata e Fernando Llorente.

Source link: http://www.jn.pt/desporto/euro2012/portugal/Interior.aspx?content_id=2634412

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