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Host nation, Russia knock out Spain on penalties



Russia progressed to the World Cup quarter-finals by beating Spain 4-3 on penalties.

Spain took the lead through a Sergey Ignashevich own-goal in the 12th minute of the last-16 clash in Moscow.
Russia forward Artem Dzyuba equalised before half-time from the penalty spot after Gerard Pique's handball.


The round of 16 match headed to extra-time and then a penalty shootout as the sides could not be separated.
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was the hero as he saved spot-kicks from Koke and Iago Aspas in shootout.

The two sides could not be separated after 120 minutes after Russia forward Artem Dzyuba cancelled out Spain's 12th-minute opener just before half-time.
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved two spot-kicks to send the hosts through to the last eight

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