Russia sensationally advanced to the round of 8 in the 2018 WC

Russia sensationally advanced to the round of 8 in the 2018 WC

In the match for the right to enter the quarterfinals of the World Cup, the Russians in the series of penalty shootouts defeated Spain. The main time ended 1: 1 with the full domination of la Furia Roja.

After the starting whistle, the Spaniards rushed forward to score an early goal. It was required from the team of Fernando Hierro for the confidence and retention of the required account, and with that the team from the Iberian Peninsula previously stood out against the background of rivals. One of the first standard positions for the goalkeeper of Russia Igor Akinfeev ended in a goal. The 38-year-old Sergei Ignashevich did not keep Ramos in and struggled to score the ball into his own net.

For the next half hour the Spaniards kept the ball in the center of the field, remembering the golden days of ticks. After the departure of coach Julen Lopetegui, the players of La Furia Roja, as if transferred in 2010 and methodically rolled the projectile from the flank to the flank. However, the main weapon of the Russians for the upcoming match worked. The White-Blue-Reds tried to surprise De Gea with distant blows and get the right to the standard at the opponent's goal. One of the five corners earned in the first half led to a blow to the head of Artem Dzyuba, after which the ball found the straightened arm of Gerard Piquet. Chief referee of the match Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the point, and Artem confidently implemented the verdict, leveling the score.

In the second half of the match, the Spaniards almost did not give the ball to the opponents, holding it at 78% of playing time. For the second half the team of Cherchesov once hit towards the goalkeeper Manchester United, when Akinfeev had to try after the punches of Iniesta and Aspas in the end of the match. This game was played mainly on the left flank of the attack of Spain, but Mario Fernandez, Kutepov and Kuzyaev controlled Alba, Isco and Silva.

In overtime, the main-time script continued. Spain controlled the ball, and the Russian team sat at their goal, for which they got it hard from Cherchesov. The apogee of the efforts of the Spaniards to save the match was the strike of Thiago Alcantara, with which Akinfeev coped. And in the penalty shoot-out Igor left the strikes of Coke and Aspas, bringing Russia a sensational hit in the quarterfinals of the Mondial.

For the match, Spain made 1137 accurate passes, while Russia stopped at 285. This football is beautiful because even a team that experts and bookmakers do not believe in can beat the ex-world champion. Coefficients for the victory of Spain ranged from 1.55 to 1.59, and to Russia - 6.50. On the departure of Spain, the change of coach in front of the Mondial affected, so players began to draw from back pocket old skills of ticks, which in the last five years does not bring results. Russia surprised the football world and deservedly reached the quarterfinals, defeating one of the main contenders for the title. Goliath is defeated, and David will meet with Croatia.