DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- For Spain it's more about stopping one man, while for Portugal it will be about containing a whole team when the two meet in Wednesday's European Championship semifinal.
While Cristiano Ronaldo holds the keys to Portugal's chances of taking a step closer to a first major trophy, Spain's charge toward an unprecedented third straight tournament title is anchored in selfless teamwork.
Spain simply does not need a Ronaldo, Portugal desperately does.
After a difficult start to the tournament, Ronaldo has stepped up when it matters, scoring three goals in the last two games to move Portugal within touching distance of its first final since Euro 2004, where it lost on home soil to outsider Greece.
This time, Portugal will be very much the outsider at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk.