FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia vs Spain , Match Report

Published on: Jul 1, 2018 11:08 pm IST|Updated on: Jul 2, 2018 2:47 am IST

Russia vs Spain , Story of the match

Since the Soviet Union part their ways, Spain maintained their superiority over and their last face off against each other ended up in a draw 3-3. Spain has scored ten goals against Russia in their previous three games. Spain has maintained their hegemony over other nations, they have been unbeaten in their last 23 fixtures of among 31 teams at the World Cup 2018, while Spain’s previous defeat came against Italy in the round of 16 of the Euro cup 0-2 in June 2016.

First half: excitement at par!

When you are watching the match of Spanish giant, then you are enjoying more than a treat. At the 12th minute, there came a moment when Spain created a chance to score, but Russian defender Sergei Ignashevich made it easy for them. He scored an own goal which created a mess for them. Although after the major blow at the 41st minute of the game, Russian striker scored a penalty goal to equalise the score line 1-1.

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Second half: what a match!

In future, maybe this story could attract people, “Once upon a time there was a country named Spain got knocked out by Russia in World Cup 2018”. This was a historic moment when a country like Russia knocked out Spain to secure their berth in the last 8. It was the major accident of football’s history when a team like Spain got knocked out in not so crucial clash. It started after 90 minutes when extra time was not even sufficient to finalise the winner. Here came the first penalty shootout of this world cup and it ended up 4-3. In this shootout, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos scored three goals for Spain while Iago Aspas and Koke missed the valuable chance, on the other hand, Fyodor Smolov, Sergei Ignashevich, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev Scored for Russia, and no one lost a shot.

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