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The Russian national team won against Spain in the 2018 World Cup playoffs

Score – 1: 1, everything was decided in a penalty shootout.

Artem Dzyuba. Getty Photos
The Russian national team played the first match of the playoffs of the home World Cup, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, the team won against Spain. In the playing time, the teams did not reveal the winner and scored one goal each. The outcome was decided in a penalty shootout.

The first goal on 11 minutes was scored by the defender of Madrid “Real” Sergio Ramos after filing with a penalty. Already after the ball was recorded on Sergei Ignashevich.

By the end of the first half, the score was equalized by Artem Dzyuba, who scored from the penalty spot, designated for the Spanish game by hand.

In the main and extra time, the teams did not reveal the winner, so the match went to the penalty shootout. Russia has never in history participated in a series of penalties at international tournaments.

In a penalty shootout Igor Akinfeev twice pulled the ball after the Spanish strikes and led the Russian team in the quarter finals. All Russian players scored their goals.

The rival of the Russian team will be determined on July 1 in the match Croatia-Denmark. The next match will be held on July 7 in Sochi.

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