Russia through to the quarter-final after 4-3 tiebreaker win
Spain crashes out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a dramatic tiebreaker defeat, Akinfeev the hero...
Host Russia faced Spain in the fourth match of the Round of 16 and eliminated La Roha after a dramatic penalty shootout at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.
The game ended at 1-1 scoreline in the regulation time and extra time could not fetch the result asking for the penalty shootout to find the winner where Russia secure 4-3 win a double save from goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev
As expected, Spain was dominant from the very start and found an early lead in the 12 minute through an own goal coming in from Sergei Ignashevich who became the oldest own goal scorer in World Cup history.
Yuri Zhirkov gave away a free kick when he fouled Nacho on the right and, when Aesnsio curled the cross in, Ignashevish tangled with Sergio Ramos at the far post and the ball flew in off the defender.
Russia equalized in the five minutes before the break when Dzubya leaped to win the ball on a corner kick and it hit Pique´s raised hand the referee pointed to the spot and consulted VAR replays and booked the defender.
Spain has continued their domination and kept ball possession throughout the second half too, but could not break in. The match had to be moved to extra time.
Akinfeev dived to save a Rodrigo shot in the one added minute at the end of extra time to huge cheers from the crowd as the game went to penalties.
Koke´s penalty was saved by Akinfeev and Golovin stepped up to smash home and give the hosts the advantage, but Ramos kept Spain in it before Cheryshev put the hosts on the brink of victory -- and then Akinfeev saved Aspas´ effort with his foot to send them through.
Full-time: Spain 1(3)-1(4) Russia
Penalty shoot-out Penalty Missed by Iago Aspas (Spain)
Penalty shoot-out Penalty Goal by Denis Cheryshev (Russia)
Penalty shoot-out Penalty Goal by Sergio Ramos (Spain)
Penalty shoot-out Penalty Goal by Aleksandr Golovin (Russia)
Penalty shoot-out Penalty Missed by Koke (Spain)
Penalty shoot-out Penalty Goal by Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
Penalty shoot-out Penalty Goal by Pique (Spain)
Penalty shoot-out Penalty Goal by Fedor Smolov (Russia)
Penalty shoot-out Penalty Goal by Iniesta (Spain)
Full-time extra-time: Spain 1-1 Russia
120: One minute added.
106: Second half extra-time kick off
Half-time extra-time: Spain 1-1 Russia
105: One minute added.
104: Substitution for Spain, Marco Asensio OFF Rodrigo Moreno IN
97: Substitution for Russia, Daler Kuzyaev OFF Aleksandr Erokhin IN
91: First half extra-time kick off
Full-time: Spain 1-1 Russia
90: Four minutes added
80: Substitution for Spain, Diego Costa OFF Iago Aspas IN
71: Yellow card Roman Zubnin
70: Substitution for Spain, Nacho OFF Daniel Carvajal IN
67: Substitution for Spain, David Silva OFF Andres Iniesta IN
65: Substitution for Russia, Artem Dzyuba OFF Fedor Smolov IN
61: Substitution for Russia, Aleksandr Samedov OFF Denis Cheryshev IN
54: Yellow card Ilya Kutepov
46: Substitution for Russia, Yuri Zhirkov OFF Vladimir Granat IN
46: Second half kicks off
Half-time: Spain 1-1 Russia
45: Two minutes added
41: Penalty Goal by Artem Dzyuba for Spain
40: Yellow card Gerard Pique
12: Own Goal by Sergei Ignashevich
1: First half kick off
Russia subs: Andrey Semenov, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinskiy, Alan Dzagoev, Fedor Smolov, Andrey Lunev, Vladimir Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Vladimir Gabulov, Aleksandr Erokhin.
Russia line-up: Igor Akinfeev; Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov; Mario Fernandes; Daler Kuzyaev, Roman Zubnin; Yuri Zhirkov; Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin; Artem Dzyuba.
Spain subs: Daniel Carvajal, Andres Iniesta, Saul Niguez, Rodrigo Moreno, Thiago Alcantara, Lucas Vazquez, Alvaro Odriozola, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nacho Monreal, Iago Aspas, Pepe Reina.
Spain line-up: David de Gea; Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Koke, Sergio Busquets; David Silva, Isco, Marco Asensio; Diego Costa.