Sergio Busquets of Spain attempts to block the shot by Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Spain and Portugal at Green Point Stadium on June 29, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Getty Images)more pics »Cristiano Ronaldo (Getty Images)
One of the biggest matches of the World Cup happened today, as Spain defeated Portugal to advance to the quarterfinals.The two nations, which share a border and thousands of years of history, are locked in battle to see who will advance out of the round of 16.
The two teams do not often face each other. The last time was six years ago, in the Euro 2004, which Portugal after a goal by Nuno Gomes.
Spain, thanks to a second half goal by David Villa
, managed to overcome a tough and unrelenting Portugal defense.
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