World Cup 2018 – Spain vs Russia LIVE score and updates in Moscow

World Cup 2018 – Spain 1-1 Russia (3-4 pens) RESULT: Igor Akinfeev makes two saves in penalty shoot-out as host nation make the quarter-finals

  • Hosts nation Russia have beaten Spain 4-3 on penalties to make last eight 
  • Spain were gifted an early goal thanks to Sergei Ignashevich own goal
  • Dzyuba converted a penalty to draw Russia level after Gerard Pique handball
  • Russia clung on with tired legs throughout 30 minutes of extra time
  • Igor Akinfeev then saved from Koke and Iago Aspas in the penalty shoot-out 

Spain and Russia go head-to-head on Sunday afternoon as they look to book a place in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup.

Hosts Russia were unfancied when the tournament began but flew through as runners-up in Group A, while one win and two draws was enough for Spain to win Group B ahead of Portugal. 

The winner of this tie will face either Croatia or Denmark in the last eight, with those two coming together on Sunday evening in Nizhny Novgorod.

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