Russia stun Spain on penalties to make last eight

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Russia are in to the last eight of their own World Cup after a shock win over Spain on penalties.

The teams could not be separated after 90 and then 120 minutes, signalling the first penalty shoot-out of the 2018 World Cup.

Iago Aspas and Koke both missed from 12 yards, with the shoot-out ending 4-3 inside the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

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Russian players celebrate their penalties win over Spain in the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
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A dejected Koke pictured after missing Spain’s third penalty
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Midfielder Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring in the shoot-out

Spain join Germany, Argentina and Portugal as the fancied teams eliminated.

They had taken the lead on 12 minutes after Sergei Ignashevich deflected a Marco Asensio free-kick into his own net.

But the Russians levelled from the spot shortly before half-time, Artem Dzyuba converting after Gerard Pique handled the ball.

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Spain’s Gerard Pique handles the ball in the box to concede a penalty
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Sergei Ignashevich deflects a Marco Asensio free-kick into his own net

Russia were not expected to progress past the group stage but now find themselves alongside France and Uruguay as the first teams to qualify for the last eight.

Attention now turns to the 7pm kick-off between Denmark and Croatia.

England play Colombia for a place in the quarters on Tuesday, with Spain’s elimination meaning their half of the draw is now even less perilous.



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