Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was delighted to help Spain beat France in the Euro2012 quarterfinals.

Real teammate Xabi Alonso struck twice in the victory.

"The good thing about football is you have always have a chance for revenge and today was our moment [against France]," Ramos told reporters after the game.

"This Spain team have taken a step forward - we showed what we are all about in this victory and we are in the semi-finals now.

"We have to carry this on all the way to the final.

"We can't rest on our laurels because every game is a final and Portugal have done really well to get to the semi-finals, so it will be difficult."