Spain's midfielder Mikel Merino celebrates after scoring the 2-1 goal during the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-final football match between Spain and Germany. Image Credit: AFP

Stuttgart: Spain defeated hosts Germany 2-1 after extra time in a dramatic Euro 2024 quarter-final on Friday to set up a last-four clash against either France or Portugal.

Substitute Florian Wirtz fired in an 89th-minute equaliser to rescue Germany after Dani Olmo's second-half strike, but Spain substitute Mikel Merino headed into the top corner in the 119th minute to break the home nation's hearts.