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The Barcelona defensive midfielder has assured that Los Blancos' players in the Spanish team will be ready to fight against their in-form club team-mate in the Seleccao

Sergio Busquets is confident that Real Madrid's players in the Spain side will not hold back when they face their colleague Cristiano Ronaldo in the semi-final showdown with Portugal at Euro 2012.

After beating France 2-0 in the last eight on Saturday, the title holders are set to take on a side whose last three goals came from the Madrid attacker, first in the group stage against Netherlands where he scored a brace, then in the dying minutes of the quarter-final against the Czech Republic.

Barcelona midfielder Busquets dismissed the notion that the likes of Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso may be tempted to go soft on their club team-mate to avoid injuring him.

"If the Real players are told to go strong into a challenge on Ronaldo, they will go strong," Busquets was quoted as saying by O Jogo. "These aren't club clashes but national team clashes. It is a different story altogether."

Busquets also warned that La Roja must not focus solely on the Madrid forward.

"This semi-final will not be played against Ronaldo but against Portugal," Busquets said.

The clash will kick off on Wednesday, June 27, at 20:45CET.