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Host country Russia knikkert Spain from the world cup

Surprise of size on the WK, because Russia will send Spain home. After extensions were the Russians a little convincing Spain at 1-1 in the penalty shoot-out they made the.

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Spain came after 12 minutes the lead after a free kick, which followed a violation of Zhirkov on Nacho. The ball was, under pressure of Sergio Ramos, through the lower leg of the Rus Sergei Ignashevich own goal. That owngoal is good for an unenviable record: with his 38 years and 352 days Ignashevich the oldest player to get a owngoal to make it to the finals of a world cup.

The Spaniards had by far the most possession in the first half. The Russians have speculated on the counter-attack, but really shooting skill, was initially not continued. Five minutes for peace was still the gelijknamer. Picqué got a corner kick the ball against the arm: yellow for the Spanish defender and a penalty kick for Russia, Artem Dzyuba converted.

Dzyuba celebrates after he Russia from the dot at 1-1. © AFP

Also in the second half remained the spelbeeld the same: Spain with the most possession of the ball and Russia that tried to prick. Goals were not more, so for the first time this world cup renewals were needed. Both teams had all three bills run at the end of the regular time, but during the renewals could also be for the first time, a fourth wisselspeler be inserted. The Rus Erokhin was the first “fourth wisselspeler” ever. He was replaced in minute 97 Kuziaev. Seven minutes later, the Spaniard Rodrigo on the field for Asensio. After 120 minutes it was still 1-1.

In the penalty shoot-out saved by the Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev the elfmeters of Koke and Aspas and sealed him with the fate of the Spaniards. After a 4-3 victory in the penalty shoot-out, should Russia to the quarter-finals.

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