Russia Shows Spain The Way Out
Russia, the 2018 World Cup Host stunned Spain on Sunday in penalties for a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Underdogs Russia and the least ranked in the tournament had now dealt them a similar blow, like the Koreans.
The Russian Team started it campaign into the world cup with a massive 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their opener and then swept aside Egypt 3-1, making even their own sceptical public believe.
Russia only defeat so far in the competition is against Uruguay as the encounter provided them with a reality check.
Russia Determination before it own fan in the the 80,000-crowd Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow gave them the edge against star filled Spanish side that boast of the likes of Andres Iniesta, Isco and Diego Costa.
They held Spain 1-1 all through 120 minutes, even though they had an average of 25 per cent possession. Then in the penalties. Igor Akinfeev was the hero for Russia has he blocked the spot kicks from Spanish stars Koke and Igor Akinfeev was the hero for Russia has he blocked the spot kicks from Spanish stars Ramos and Pique. It was indeed a memorable victory for Russia, as they won 4-3.
Croatia Beat Denmark in Penalty Kick After 120 Minutes
In the same Vain, Penalty determined the Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark. Croatia was favoured at the spot as they won a place in the quarter-finals after Denmark gave the Croats a run for their money.
Mathias Jorgensen strikes gave Denmark the lead in the first minute of the match.
Croatia equalised in the 4th minute of the match through Mario Mandzukic’s goal. The ball hits into Christensen’s face and falls at Mandzukic’s right foot and he took a shot on the turn to make it 1-1 for Croatia.
Croatia goalkeeper Subasic is on the roll, saves another one after some misses from the spot after 120 Minutes to claim the win for Croatia.
Source: Naija News