After a well-executed plan by Russia’s coach. Russia has qualified into the quarter-final.
Spain and Russia kicked off in a 1-1 score after a 120 minutes play. Sergei Ignashevich’s own-goal gifted Spain the lead. Then Gerard Pique conceded a penalty for handball to allow Artem Dzyuba to equalize.
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) July 1, 2018
After the whistle was blown for a penalty kick out. One could see the Russians jubilating. Looks like they had a secret formula.
— Alana Powell (@nanathetiger) July 1, 2018
The penalties ended in a 4-3 win after Russia’s goalkeeper, Igor Akinfeev saved balls from Koke and Iago Aspas to clinch victory.
This ends the road for Spain. Host Nation Russia continues…