Euro 2012 is winding up as the final four teams kick into action this week, with Portugal and Spain clashing in the first semifinal for the right to battle either Germany or Italy in the final.
This Iberian encounter will be a fascinating clash between the reigning World and European champions and a Portuguese side with plenty of attacking talent yet an oddly reserved style of play.
Key individual battles all over the pitch could prove decisive in determining the outcome of the match.
Here, we look at six such clashes. The team that sees the most cumulative victors in these areas might well be the one playing in the Euro 2012 final on Sunday.