Russia 2018: Russia beat Spain 4-2 on penalties to make quarterfinals

By Mutala Yakubu
Russia beat Spain in Russia 2018
Russia beat Spain in Russia 2018

Russia managed to beat Spain 4-2 on penalties which means they qualified quarterfinals of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Spain dominated possession from the onset and the Russians sat back waiting for their moment.

Nacho won a freekick for Spain down the right wing which Asensio whipped a delivery in towards Ramos at the far post.

The Real Madrid defender got into a tussle with Ignashevich and the ball went came off the Russian defender in the 12th minute to give Spain the lead.

Just 3 minutes to the end of the first half, the host nation roar back to life. and get a reward finally. Gerard Pique handled the ball in the box and Russia were awarded a penalty.

Artem Dzuba stepped up to send De Gea the wrong way and it was one all it ended at halftime.

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They await the winner of the game between Croatia and Denmark.

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