Russia wins over Spain in penalties to advance to quarter finals
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- Spain beaten on penalties by Russia: World Cup 2018 - as it happened
- Paul Doyle
- Jul 1 2018
I had no stake in this game, so I'm happy to see Russia win. Having the home team advance is great for the atmosphere.
Still, Spain played the better football. Though, over a thousand passes and only one goal is pretty telling that the team lacks fangs.
That last save from the Russian goalie, though!
From a neutral fan's perspective, it was a pretty terrible game. Spain was clearly the more talented team, but their style of play is so awful. It's like they were trying to lose.
Wow, what an intense game this was! Has anyone else been following the World Cup? What do you think so far? Any insights for past games? Any predictions for the future?