Passed Round of 16 Spain After Penalty Kicks Challenge, takedown the street celebrating . eliminated Spain penalty kicks, 4-3, after a 1-1 tie Sunday that extended through 90 of regulation 30 of .

everyone was doubt the lowest ranked the field of the Russian National man  the manager was always confident the potentiality of his , he had told reporters Saturday afternoon that  “ can be a good team if everyone tries to do .”

Behind his fearsome mustache,  the local considers his declaration lightly, the think hehe behave as a poker bluffing the cards but actuality had nothing his .

Nevertheless, the coach knows he was talking playing Spain a favorite team be taken seriously, particular reason he reorganizes the Russian team , react score in knock-out match game. But Cherchesov seemed to know better. He thought his team had to . he was right.

In a wonderful  upset, Russia eliminated Spain penalty kicks, 4-3, after a 1-1 tie Sunday that extended through 90 of regulation and 30 of .

The outcome is simple Russia defeated Spain on penalties to earn a victory after the inaugural shootout of the 2018 Cup. If the 90 minutes Russia was defending then ,  Koke saw his effort saved by Igor Akinfeev, before Iago Aspas’s unsuccessful spot kick the in into delirium.

It had all started so   Roja – who silenced the Luzhniki in the opening moments – a set- providing the opportunity for Spain to take the . Sergio proved a nuisance to , and the veteran defender turned the ball into his own net.

But Russia did not wilt in the sticky evening. The imperious revelled in his battle and Gerard Pique, and of his victorious skirmishes against the resulted in the Barcelona man handling inside the box. Dzyuba himself stepped up and David Gea the .

The second settled into a of Spanish possession and Russian counter-attacks, but beside a late save by Akinfeev from Andres Iniesta, neither side looked to win the game in normal . A brave defensive from Russia in time earned them a penalty shootout against the 2010 winners, where Akinfeev was ultimately the hero.