DONETSK, UKRAINE - JUNE 23: Xabi Alonso of Spain celebrates after scoring the first goal during the UEFA EURO 2012 quarter final match between Spain and France at Donbass Arena on June 23, 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Xabi Alonso scores the opening goal for Spain during their Euro 2012 quarterfinal against France. Alonso, who made his 100th appearance for La Roja on Saturday, would notch one more goal before it was all said and done.
Bursting at the seams
France's Franck Ribery tore his jersey during Saturday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal. France may have lost, but they definitely didn't go down without a scrappy fight.
Yohan Cabaye nearly has his head kicked by Xabi Alonso on Saturday. He was lucky it didn't end up worse; a loss and a black eye would've added injury to insult.
Karim Benzema, between Xabi Alonso and Sergio Busquets, just couldn't help his country find a way to the Euro 2012 semifainls.
Karim Benzema takes a free kick for France on Saturday. Set pieces were when France looked most dangerous, but they couldn't get past Spain and Casillas in net.
Arbeloa and Ribery were all over each other throughout the match.
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas didn't have much work to do in net Saturday, but when he was called upon, he got the job done. Not a single ball got past Casillas in Spain's 2-0 win over France.
Over the top!
Alvaro Arbeloa challeneges Franck Ribery for the ball during their quarterfinal match on Saturday. France fell to Spain 2-0, and La Roja booked their ticket to the Euro 2012 semifinals.
Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa helps France's Karim Benzema up during their Euro 2012 quarterfinal on Saturday. Spain would defeat France 2-0, thanks for a brace from Xabi Alonso.
Cesc Fabregas stumbles after making contact with Gael Clichy during Saturday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal.