Spain vs. Russia, Last 16

They have been second best in this first half, but they are back on level terms. Aspas' penalty kick is saved and the hosts are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

However, Russia can expect help from the 81,000 fans in the Luzhniki Stadium and will also take heart from the fact Spain have never beaten a host nation in a major tournament. He became the first player to enter the field as the fourth substitute at Russia's World Cup clash with Spain.

They though they had penalty with five minutes left in the match, with Pique seemingly pulled down in the area.

Stanislav Cherchesov's men started to get out of their defensive shell towards half-an-hour but they could not get beyond just hovering outside the Spain's box. A free-kick from the right was heading for Sergio Ramos, but Russian defender Ignashevich was focused on grappling with the Spain skipper and ignored the ball, which bounced off his heel and went into the far corner of the net. His shot from a tight angle forces Akinfeev into a save!

The 2010 world champions controlled the game with their slick passing but failed to add to their lead as the Russians defended with discipline.

With five minutes to go they were agonisingly close to a victor as Iniesta latched on to a clever touch from Aspas and his low strike from the edge of the area hit the post.

Sergio Ramos was emotionally drained after Spain's World Cup defeat to Russian Federation and left the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium in tears just moments after delving into his book of underhand tricks again.

In the last action of extra-time Rodrigo had a shot on goal saved by Akinfeev but the teams remained level at 1-1 and the match would be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Despite overwhelming possession time, Spain were unable to break down the Russian defence even after extra-time.

Spain appealed loudly for a penalty when Pique appeared to be held from a deep Koke free kick but, after a VAR check, the referee signalled for play to continue and at the other end Sergio Busquets dawdled but, after Smolov had taken possession, his pass was woeful.

Dzyuba calmly sent De Gea the wrong with his penalty to join Cheryshev on a team-leading three goals. After Denis Cheryshev converted his spot kick, Akinfeev stopped Iago Aspas's effort with his legs to spark mass celebrations in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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