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Andrés Iniesta has set his heart on winning the European Championships with Spain after he played a major role in helping them reach the final for the first time in 24 years.

The Barcelona midfielder had, arguably, his best game of the tournament and could not hide his delight at the final whistle after Spain had comfortably beaten Russia.

After laying on the opener for Xavi, Iniesta had a hand in the third too and was outstanding at helping the team break forward and control the play.

"It is incredible. We are in the final and we want to win," he told Spanish television channel Cuatro. "The team gave everything and we are very pleased to be in the final.

One thing that left many Spanish fans feeling worried before the break was the sight of David Villa limping out of the action and Iniesta admitted: "It was a difficult moment."

Now Iniesta is relishing the prospect of meeting Germany in the final at the weekend and revealed that they were the opponents that the squad wanted.

"But it was a game that we all wanted and that we are all looking forward too," he added.

Lucas Brown, Goal.com

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