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Spain vs Russia
Spain vs Russia
Jul 01, 2018 19:30 IST
Russia beat Spain (1 - 1)
SHOTS ON TARGET
FIFA World Cup, 2018
Jul 01, 2018 07:30 PM IST
David de Gea
Andres Iniesta Lujan
Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez
Jorge Resurreccion Merodio
Marco Asensio Willemsen
Saul Niguez Esclapez
Sergio Busquets Burgos
Thiago Alcantara do Nascimento
David de Gea Quintana
Jose Manuel Reina Paez
Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta
David Josue Jimenez Silva
Diego da Silva Costa
Iago Aspas Juncal
Lucas Vazquez Iglesias
Rodrigo Moreno Machado
Alvaro Odriozola Arzallus
Cesar Azpilicueta Tanco
Daniel Carvajal Ramos
Gerard Pique Bernabeu
Ignacio Monreal Eraso
Jordi Alba Ramos
Jose Ignacio Fernandez Iglesias
Sergio Ramos Garcia
Alan Yelizbarovich Dzagoev
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Golovin
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Samedov
Aleksandr Yuryevich Yerokhin
Aleksei Andreyevich Miranchuk
Anton Andreyevich Miranchuk
Daler Adyamovich Kuzyayev
Denis Dmitriyevich Cheryshev
Roman Sergeyevich Zobnin
Yuri Valentinovich Zhirkov
Andrey Yevgenyevich Lunev
Artem Sergeyevich Dzyuba
Fedor Mikhaylovich Smolov
Mario Figueira Fernandes
Spain eliminated by Russia! Defiant result in Moscow
Spain had their chances and Russia stopped them in regulation and in the penalty shootout. Igor Akinfeev saved his best work for the end, stopping Koke and Iago Aspas. The fans roar their approval for the home side.
Spain penalty #5 - Aspas
Iago Aspas waits and hits a low drive. Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev deflects the shot with his trailing left foot! Russia wins!
Russia penalty #4 - Cheryshev
Denis Cheryshev sends it into the empty center of the net. Russia lead 4-3.
Spain penalty #4 - Ramos
Sergio Ramos stutter steps and scores.
Russia penalty #3 - Golovin
Aleksandr Golovin slams it in past David De Gea. Russia lead 3-2.
Spain penalty #3 - Koke
Koke puts it low and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev dives centrally to make the simple block!
Russia penalty #2 - Ignashevich
Sergey Ignashevich steps up slowly as David De Gea falls to the right. Tied 2-2.
Spain penalty #2 - Pique
Gerard Pique slots it home in the left corner with Igor Akinfeev diving the other way.
Russia penalty #1 - Smolov
Fedor Smolov scores with David De Gea diving the correct way. Tied 1-1.
Spain penalty #1 - Iniesta
Andres Iniesta scores as Igor Akinfeev dives the wrong way
Penalty shootout begins - Spain up first
Andres Iniesta will take the first kick for Spain.
Extra time over! Game goes to penalties
A tired but focused Russian defense stood strong in the extra time period and Spain appeared to tire as well. Substitutes Rodrigo and Iago Aspas were the most active getting forward but physical play to stop Isco and Andres Iniesta from creating chances kept Spain from finding the winner.
Aspas has a shot
Iago Aspas turns from the top of the box but his left-footed shot skids low and Igor Akinfeev makes a save on the ground.
One minute injury time
One minute injury time given
Spain try down the left
Russia defend another Spain run down the left as Jordi Alba cannot reach a ball before the byline.
Back and forth with five minutes remaining - Russia have a corner
After a throw is cleared for a corner, Aleksandr Golovin puts a corner through but it is headed clear. The ball heads the other way but Rodrigo cannot reach it and turn to goal.
Fans cover up as the rain pours down in Moscow.
Video review does not change the call
No penalty is given after a brief delay.
Another free kick for Spain
Isco is knocked down again on the left, this time by Sergey Ignashevich. Koke curls in the free kick but no one a shot off. Immediately, Spain players led by Sergio Ramos appeal to referee Bjorn Kuipers for a penalty.
Chance for Spain after a foul
Alexander Erokhin knocks Isco down and Spain have a free kick from the left side. They play it quick and short. The ball crosses to Gerard Pique on the far side but his shot is blocked.
Russia waste a long free kick
From just past midfield a free kick sails directly out over the Russian attack. After the excitement of Rodrigo's run to the byline, Russia would have been happy for a breather.
Best chance for Spain in a long time
Rodrigo makes a run down the right and out-dribbles the defender to cut onto his right foot. Igor Akinfeev deflects his shot and Dani Carvajal slides into the rebound but his effort is blocked.
Spain cross too high
Dani Carvajal tries to find Iago Aspas making a run in but his long cross goes directly to the gloves of Igor Akinfeev.
Spain work it up from the back
After Russia lose the ball on the right side, Spain patiently work it through the midfield. Switching to the left, Andres Iniesta has a shot blocked and Russia clear it deep.
Russia defended well but Spain look closer to scoring
Few if any real threats from Russia on the counter came in the first period of extra time. Spain had better chances from closer distance.
Free kick for Spain
After Isco is tripped up, Koke puts a free kick into the box but Gerard Pique cannot direct a header past Igor Akinfeev.
Ball barely leaving the Russian half
The fans in Moscow cheer every clearance and defended ball as Russia continue to sit deep, allowing Spain all the time they want beyond 30 meters from the goal.
Fourth substitution - Spain - Rodrigo for Asensio
Rodrigo enters for Marco Asensio as Spain chase a winner.
Rodrigo (on). Marco Asensio (off). (Spain)
Shot attempt from Asensio
Marco Asensio receives a short pass from Iago Aspas outside the box but his shot is right at Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Spain has put more pressure on the goalkeeper in the first period of extra time than the entire second half.
Fourth Substitution - Russia - Erokhin for Kuziaev
Alexander Erokhin enters for Daler Kuziaev. Russian manager Stanislav Cherchesov wastes no time putting on fresh legs in midfield.
Koke with a long shot
Koke sends a shot from deep over the bar after Spain works it around on the left.
Alexander Erokhin (on). Daler Kuziaev (off). (Russia)
Aspas and Isco quick chances on the left
Rescuing balls in the corner on consecutive spells of possession, Isco and Iago Aspas both work it in but cannot get a shot or cross through the middle.
Space on the left for Alba
Jordi Alba has a shot blocked outside the box.
Quick chance for Spain
Short passes combine on the left and Dani Carvajal fins enough space to slide into a shot inside the box. Bright start for Spain.
Spain need better chances if they hope to score
Counter-attacks generally look more threatening than passing and possession and thus Russia seemed the more fit and fierce team in the second half.
End of the second half
Referee Bjorn Kuipers blows the whistle to end the second half. Each team will be allowed one additional substitution in the extra time period.
Not much energy in injury time from Spain
Russia have made the better forays forward with time winding down. Denis Cheryshev has a pass from the byline cut off by Koke. Down the left side Fedor Smolov takes a shot from the left corner of the box but his right-footed effort stays wide of the goal.
Four minutes injury time
After a few stoppages in play in the half there will be at least four more minutes in regulation.
Spain with a corner then another then another
Koke sends in a corner from the right but Russia clears. Same thing from the left side as Isco has his crossing ball blocked out. The third corner from Isco reaches Sergio Ramos but his header is high and out.
Free kick for Spain from the right side
Denis Cheryshev commits a foul and Spain set up 30 yards from goal on the right side. Isco and Marco Asensio stand over the ball. Spain plays it short and Isco has his cross blocked for a corner kick.
Russia counter interrupted
Imprecise passing in the middle of the field almost frees up a Russia counter but nothing comes of it.
Iniesta and Aspas have shots on goal
Andres Iniesta shoots from just outside the box and Iago Aspas has a go on the rebound but Igor Akinfeev stops both. Since entering Iniesta and Aspas have been active and energetic looking for openings in the left channel.
Possible handball in the box - quick video check
Marco Asensio sends in the corner. The ball bounces in the center of the box and Spain appeal for a handball after Sergio Busquets tries to get his foot on a volley. No penalty given.
Spain earns a corner
Isco side-foots a pass in the direction of Iago Aspas but the ball is cleared for a left-side corner.
Iago Aspas (on). Diego Costa (off). (Spain)
Russia mess up a counter
Another counter for the Russian team lights up the crowd but a pass to the wing slides out.
Iniesta and Costa make a little something
Andres Iniesta combines with Diego Costa on the left side of the box but Costa cannot return the short pass to the cutting Iniesta.
Spain earn a corner
After a simple clearance from Sergey Ignashevich, Marco Asensio curls a cross over everyone and Russia clears.
Yellow card - Russia - Zobnin
Roman Zobnin receives a yellow card for a foul on Jordi Alba in midfield.
Roman Zobnin (Russia)
Substitution - Spain - Carvajal for Nacho
Fernando Hierro swaps right-backs with Dani Carvajal entering for Nacho.
Dani Carvajal (on). Nacho (off). (Spain)
Russia work it up the field
Fedor Smolov beats Gerard Pique to a header at midfield. After the ball works to the other side Aleksandr Golovin tries to cut between Jordi Alba and Sergio Ramos on the right but cannot keep the ball under control.
Andres Iniesta (on). David Silva (off). (Spain)
Substitution - Russia - Smolov for Dzyuba
Russia swaps strikers: Fedor Smolov enters for goal-scorer Artem Dzyuba.
Fedor Smolov (on). Artem Dzyuba (off). (Russia)
Ramos fouls Fernandes
Sergio Ramos fouls Mario Fernandes on the right side to stop a Russia counter. The ensuing free kick goes into the box where Artem Dzyuba heads it on but Fedor Kudriashov cannot reach the second ball.
Denis Cheryshev (on). Alexander Samedov (off). (Russia)
Nacho with another cross
Nacho sends in another cross from the right side and David Silva tries to flick it back to the back post but Diego Costa is not there to receive.
Substitution - Russia - Cheryshev for Samedov
Alexander Samedov exits for successful Russian attacker Denis Cheryshev as the hosts look for a goal with half and hour left in regulation.
Spain a corner the other way
Isco has his effort blocked, earning a corner. Isco then right-foots it in from the left corner but Artem Dzyuba rises to head it away at the near post before it can reach a Spain player.
Russia have a corner but no chance
Alexander Samedov and Mario Fernandes try to find a chance from the right corner but Aleksandr Golovin commits a foul.
Asensio back on the right
Spain remain committed to keeping attackers forward, defending in the same 4-2-3-1 that started the game, Asensio now on the right, Silva central, Isco left, behind Diego Costa pressing above.
Nothing from the Spain free kick
Spain do not make anything of the opportunity and Russia clear upfield. Jordi Alba steps in to stop any counter in the Spain half.
Yellow card - Russia - Ilya Kutepov
Ilya Kutepov fouls Isco on the left side to stop a string of Spain passes.
Ilya Kutepov (Russia)
Nacho looking for the cross
For the second time in the half Nacho has space to cross at the right corner of the 18-yard box. He tries to find Diego Costa in the center but the defense clears the low ball.
Koke takes the free kick
Koke clears in the free kick from the right side but the header is over and out.
Free kick for Spain
Nacho is tackled by Aleksandr Golovin on the right side setting up a free kick.
Spain gets some action in the box
Jordi Alba gets the top of his thigh to a ball in the center of the box and Igor Akinfeev dives to catch it without too much trouble. Marco Asensio found some space on the right to send in a chipped cross.
Substitution - Russia - Granat for Zhirkov
Vladimir Granat enters for Yury Zhirkov at the start of the second half.
Vladimir Granat (on). Yury Zhirkov (off). (Russia)
End of the first half
All square after 47 minutes in Moscow as the teams return to the locker room. Both goals came on accidental defensive errors. Russia look comfortable sitting back and rushing out on the break while Spain have has most of the possession but in areas that have led to few clear chances.
Costa with late chances
Diego Costa has two chances in front of goal, sliding in but not getting anything on the ball and then a header that Igor Akinfeev catches to set up a Russian counter down the left.
Two minutes injury time
Two minutes injury time given
Isco has a shot blocked
Diego Costa pivots a pass to Isco on the left side of the box. Isco tries to curl it in with his right foot but the shot is blocked in the box.
Spain return to quiet possession
Alexander Samedov fouls Jordi Alba on the left wing to disrupt another spell of Spanish possession.
Dzyuba converts the penalty! Russia even the score 1-1!
Artem Dzyuba slams home the penalty in the right corner with David De Gea diving the other way. Dzyuba had the header blocked for the penalty and makes good on the spot kick. Russia makes it 1-1!
Penalty Kick - Goal
Penalty Kick - Goal - Artem Dzyuba (Russia)
Yellow card - Spain - Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique receives a yellow card for the aerial handball in the box setting up the penalty kick for Russia.
Gerard Pique (Spain)
Spain concede a corner
Mario Fernandes cuts it back from the byline and Koke has to clear a cross out for a corner.
Golovin with the best Russian shot yet
Aleksandr Golovin tries to probe the Spain defense with Roman Zobnin. Not finding a central angle Golovin receives the ball back and has a shot that missed wide and low to the right past a diving David De Gea.
David Silva not finding much space today
Spain has no trouble passing around the back lines right now but trying to find David Silva between the lines beyond the midfield has proven difficult with Russia closing down those spaces immediately.
Spain race back to defend a slow counter
Russia gets numbers forward again along the right but Isco slides to block a cross. The following throw-in also leads to a blocked cross and Spain pushes slowly back up the field.
Russia corner kick played backwards
Russia have a corner but they play it upfield and Spain clears.
Diego Costa active on defense
Spain striker Costa has energy early, coming back to defend along the wing and pressing Russian defenders trying to play it out.
Isco and Alba combine
Jordi Alba call for the switch and the ball eventually comes across to the left. He exchanges passes with Isco but the Barcelona full-back cannot pull a pass from Isco back from the byline. Out for a goal kick.
Russia free kick
After a Sergio Ramos foul outside the box, Alexander Samedov tries to find Artem Dzyuba in the air but Russia cannot win the second ball. Another cross comes in to Dzyuba at the back post but again Russia lack the support in the box to pounce on the deflected ball.
Spain dominating possession
Always content to pass around the back - especially with Russia not pressing the issue - Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique seems to be setting the rhythm for Spain.
Asensio roaming free
After starting on the right, Marco Asensio has started setting up in the inside left looking to combine with Isco who continues to drop deep to receive the ball from holding pair Sergio Busquets and Koke.
Russia tries to counter
Sergio Ramos has his pass blocked and Russia work it down the left side but a pass sails long for a goal kick.
Russia take a shot from deep
Russia will need at least a goal in this game and they immediately get forward after the costly Sergey Ignashevich error. Roman Zobnin hits a right-footed shot from the top of the box but it goes over the goal.
Spain score! Own goal by Sergey Ignashevich! 1-0!
Sergio Ramos is tackled by Sergey Ignashevich at the back post and the Marco Asensio free kick bounces off the defender's leg and into the Russian net! Spain take the lead!
Sergey Ignashevich (Spain)
Foul on the right sets up free kick for Spain
Yury Zhirkov puts a high boot into Nacho as the Spain right-back runs onto a long pass from Isco. Nacho receives a moment of medical attention.
Russia sitting deep in a 5-3-2
Big striker Artem Dzyuba has the pressing duties up top while the rest of the Russian defense leans back towards goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Spain faces the same predicament as against Iran and Morocco: breaking through an organized, energetic block that is content to defend and run out on the break if there is a mistake.
Russia take a corner
From the right corner the ball floats high over the top and Jordi Alba clears.
Choppy play so far
Russia content to break up Spanish play in the own half but a long run down the right sets up the first Russian corner kick.
The match begins!
Spain in red shirts, blue shorts, black socks. Russia in all white.
Russia (5-3-2) will sit deeper and will be without right-back Igor Smolnikov who earned two yellow cards in the first half against Uruguay and is suspended for this match: Akinfeev – Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Kudriashov, Zhirkov – Samedov, Zobnin, Kuziaev – Dzyuba, Golovin<br> Bench: Gabulov, Lunev, Granat, Semenov, Anton Miranchuk, Alexey Miranchuk, Cheryshev, Erokhin, Dzagoev, Gazinsky, Smolov
Spain (4-2-3-1) make three substantial changes from the starting lineup used in the last group game. Scorer of one of the best goals of the tournament Nacho returns in place of Dani Carvajal at right-back. Andres Iniesta and Thiago Alcantara have moved to the bench with the more physical Koke and young dynamic playmaker Marco Asensio replacing them in midfield: De Gea – Nacho, Pique, Ramos, Alba – Busquets, Koke – Silva, Isco, Asensio – Costa<br> Bench: Reina, Arrizabalaga, Carvajal, Odriozola, Monreal, Azpilicueta, Saul, Vazquez, Aspas, Rodrigo, Iniesta, Alcantara
Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up
Day two of the knockout phase of the 2018 World Cup begins in Moscow as Group B winner Spain takes on hosts Russia, who place second in Group A behind Uruguay. Spain topped Group B in dramatic fashion with a video-reviewed goal from Iago Aspas in injury time providing the necessary draw to keep the 2010 World Cup champions above Portugal.<br> Nothing has been easy about the progress of Spain in this tournament and some of the problems in on-field organization could be the understandable result of the off-field surprise switch in manager that occurred on the eve of the tournament. With only five points from a group stage that included a 1-0 over Iran and two hard-fought draws against Portugal and Morocco, manager Fernando Hierro will hope his side has found a semblance of form despite the turmoil.<br> Russia started their own tournament with a resounding bang, defeating Saudi Arabia 5-0 and Egypt 3-1 behind tireless running and confident finishing from Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba. But they enter the knockout rounds with less momentum after a 3-0 loss to Uruguay. The home underdog looked the more impressive side in group play and with the passionate Luzhniki Stadium crowd behind them the Russian team will hope to score first and have that support push them over the line.
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