MOSKWA - The Russian national team managed to get rid of the Spanish national team from the 2018 World Cup after winning on penalties with a final score 4-3 at Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday (1/7/2018).
In normal times, Russia and Spain drew 1-1. The goal of Russian defender Sergei Ignashevich, in the 12th minute, opened up Spain's lead.
|Koke headed towards the white spot in the Spanish vs Russian penalty shootout|
in the final 16 of the 2018 World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium, July 1, 2018.
The constantly pressing Russia finally managed to equalize through the white dot. The execution of Artem Dzyuba in the 42nd minute made the score equally strong.
Russia became the first team to score more than one goal in the World Cup this time.
In addition, Russia continued the trend of five World Cup organizers who had won on penalties.
Here are 5 interesting facts Spain vs Russia:
1 - Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, and Sergio Ramos were the first players to score three penalties for Spain on penalties.
5 - Five countries hosted the World Cup successfully on penalties. France in 1998 win over Italy, South Korea win over Spain (2002), Germany win over Argentina (2006), Brazil win over Chile (2014), and Russia win over Spain (2018).
Each of the last five times the WC hosts were involved in a penalty shootout, the hosts won.— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) July 1, 2018
2018 Russia vs Spain
2014 Brazil vs Chile
2006 Germany vs Argentina
2002 Korea Republic vs Spain
1998 France vs Italy@TeamRussia
17 - Sergio Ramos samai Iker Casillas in his World Cup appearance with Spain with 17 appearances.
23 - Spain has always scored on 23 matches it has run in every interstate competition.
38 - Sergei Ignashevic becomes the oldest player (aged 38 years 352 days) who scored an own goal at the World Cup. In addition, Russia also became the first team to score more than one goal in World Cup since 1966.
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