Cesc Fabregas started preparing for a Euro 2008 semi-final after helping Spain defy history and send Italy out on penalties at Vienna's Ernst Happel Stadium.
The Arsenal midfielder kept his cool to earn his country a 4-2 win on
spot-kicks after the goalless draw, with Russia now standing between Luis
Aragones' men and the final.
It was the first time they had beaten Italy in a competitive match since the
1920 Antwerp Olympics and also ended their run of penalty defeats on June 22, at
the World ...