Euro 2012: Match Preview- Spain vs Portugal

Taken from Ole OleIt was the Portuguese who first achieved independence by expelling the Moors, originally from North Africa, and achieving national unity. Portugal then established a far-flung colonial empire, only to lose out later in large part to Spain. The result was a prolonged feeling towards Spain as an upstart and arrogant big brother.Tonight, the Iberian neighbours will be taking their off-the-pitch rivalry to the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. The last time the two countries met in competitive football was in South Africa two years ago. That night David Villa completely ran the show and obliterated out-of-position right back Ricardo Costa, scoring the only goal of the game in the process. Unfortunately, Spain's all-time record goalscorer was ruled out of Euro 2012 back in Januar...

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