DOWNLOAD WORLD CUP VIDEO: Spain vs Russia 4 – 3 2018 All Goals & Highlights
In fact, they did so well, they will keep playing. In a stunning upset, Russia eliminated Spain on penalty kicks, 4-3, after a 1-1 tie that extended through 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of regulation.
The deciding monent came when Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev used his trailing left foot to kick away Iago Aspas’s fifth penalty attempt for Spain. The Russians had been dominated throughout the game, but a penalty kick by Artem Dzyuba before halftime allowed them to tie the score at 1-1 and a gritty, disciplined defensive effort ultimately led to the penalty shootout and a result that many had considered unthinkable.