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Spain face Russia again

The second semi-final of Euro 2008 will see Spain face Russia again and I think this time they will face a totally different Russian side from the one they beat in Group C's opening group.

In that match Russia lost 4-1 despite playing some good football and it was their defence that looked very shacky and David Villa scored what could turn out to be the only hat-trick for the tournament.

Russia's coach Guus Hiddink has since fixed the defensive frailties and now Russia can exploit leaks in other team's defences.

After that win over Russia, Spain need last minute goals to beat both Sweden and Greece and failed to score against Italy and so it would appear that the momentum is with Russia.

I actually don't think Spain will repeat their win in the group stages and I think this match will be a lot closer and I think Russia could be in the final come Sunday. They are on a good run and also they have nothing to lose because not many expected them to go this far.

But since they are now in the semis I think all the pressure will be on Spain who now have a very good chance of getting some silverware and all they need is win the next two matches only if it was that easy.

I expect Germany to be in the final and I will make my prediction for the final after seeing the actual teams to reach that will reach stage.

Thanks for the post - It will be fun coming down the finals here. Will have to wait and see who comes out on top. Enjoy watching!

Thanks dee, it seems like Germany could be in the final with Turkey having so many players injured or suspended. Will see.

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