Spain in a tense match played Iran minimum At the world Cup. Despite the seeming gap between the levels of the teams, the match turned out to be double-edged. The Iranians did not look like "boys for beating", giving a worthy rebuff to the eminent rival.
In the first half, no goals were scored, although the Spaniards had an overwhelming advantage both in possession of the ball (73% by 27%) and on goal - 10 against 2.
The second half also began with the attacks of the Spaniards, who scored their only goal in the 54 minute of the meeting-the defender of the Iranian national team unsuccessfully knocked the ball, which hit Diego Costa in the leg and flew into the goal - 1:0.
After 9 minutes, the ball was in the net of David De GEA, but the judge canceled the goal after watching the video replay - was recorded offside. Thus, in the match Iran-Spain for the first time in the history of the world Cup with the help of VAR was canceled goal.
At the end of the match, the Iranians have greatly increased and had a chance to pull a draw, but the middle East players did not have enough accuracy. It is worth noting that the Spaniards also had chances to extend the lead, but played very well the goalkeeper of Iran, Ali Beiranvand.