Spain admitted that they are worried about facing Cristiano Ronaldo in their Euro 2012 semi-final on Wednesday.
SOUNDBITE (Spanish), Vincente del Bosque, Spanish coach
"We are getting ready for a semi-final, we will need to take Cristiano Ronaldo into account. He is playing an important role in football worldwide, and in Spain, with Real Madrid, which means a lot."
SOUNDBITE (Spanish), Andres Iniesta, Spanish midfielder
"There will be nothing personal about the match with Portugal. It will be a match between two good teams with great players. Since the beginning, our concern has been the same: that Spain make it to the final and lift the trophy. Personally, all I want to do is to give my best during each match."
SOUNDBITE (English), Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish defender
"It's not easy to stop Ronaldo. Everyone knows that because he has scored three goals so far. He has played really good games and we know that Portugal is not only Ronaldo, they have other good players like Nani who is having a really good tournament and there are other players with quality. So we have to stop all of them, not just Cristiano."
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The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|