Spain vs Russia: Russian keeper thanks God for luck against Spain

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But Stanislav Cherchesov's Russian Federation, gathering strength from its fans in the capital city, ensured a gladiatorial battle to wrest an unbelievable win against one of the tournament favourites Spain.

Aleksandr Golovin - 6 - Russia's most creative outlet during the match, and other than Dzyuba, he was the host's greatest threat in the final third. "He thought it was the best thing to do".

Spain had taken the lead when Marco Asensio's curling free-kick into the six-yard area hit the ankle of Sergei Ignashevich, who was marking Sergio Ramos, and flew into the net.

Sergio Ramos was emotionally drained after Spain's World Cup defeat to Russian Federation and left the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium in tears just moments after delving into his book of underhand tricks again. Artem Dzyuba equalised moments before half-time and the scene was set for a nervy second-half.

"I'm not the man of the match, the man of the match is our team and our fans", said Akinfeev, after each converted penalty, and his saves from Koke and Iago Aspas, were greeted with a deafening roar from a crowd of 78 011 at the Luzhniki Stadium.

They progressed from their group through victories over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, then held Spain to 1-1 after extra-time, prevailing 4-3 in the shootout.

The experienced CSKA shot stopper dived to his right and with his outstretched boot somehow managed to divert Aspas's shot to safety as the hosts progressed to the quarter-finals 4-3 on penalties. "The situation was what it was. there is no sense in looking back". Turmoil erupted two days before the opening game, when the federation fired the head coach.

We were hoping for penalties.

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The second half was an even more exaggerated version of the first.

Sometimes the endings are not as one dreams.

Spain has now failed to win a knockout game at three major tournaments since it won Euro 2012.

Spain dominated the first 30 minutes, pressing Russian Federation heavily as the hosts struggled to advance beyond the halfway line in humid conditions.

By contrast, Croatia stormed through Group D, winning all three games and put in arguably the best performance of the first stage, a 3-0 thumping of Argentina, in Nizhny Novgorod, where they will also play Denmark. The second half was played at nearly walking pace, brought very little drama - ditto the first extra time of the tournament - and Fernando Hierro's side paid dearly for their lack of ideas and intensity by exiting 5-3 on penalties in the shootout.

Spain was more urgent in extra time after being too passive for 90 minutes.

The rule is aimed at reducing injuries and allowing higher-quality play in extra time, when players are most exhausted. The score was 1-1 at the end of regulation time in the round-of-16 game. Pique, Ramos, David Silva, Costa and Sergio Busquets will be 33 or older.

Now 2010 champions Spain have followed these favourites out of the World Cup revolving door after they were stunned by hosts Russian Federation in the last 16 in front of 78,011 fans at the Luzhniki Stadium yesterday.

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