Spain players know they must silence Real Madrid star Ronaldo

Spain know they must silence Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo if they're to overcome Portugal in the Euro2012 semifinals. Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is up for the challenge.

Spain know they must silence Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo if they're to overcome Portugal in the Euro2012 semifinals.

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is up for the challenge.

Busquets said: "We all know what a great player Cristiano is. He'll spend a lot of time on Arbeloa's side, but you need to work together as a team to stop a player like him."

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque was also well aware of the test facing his side.

He said: "It's tough trying to stop a player with his qualities. He's extremely dangerous both when he has space and without it."

Defender Gerard Pique agreed, adding: "He's one of the best in the world and if we want to stop him it will have to be a collective effort."

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