It was the first match at this world Championship, when the teams reached the first overtime, and then to a penalty shootout.
Spain in the main and even in extra time could not score in the gate of Igor Akinfeev. In the 11th minute was disallowed a goal in favor of the Spaniards, but the author was a Russian defender Sergei Ignashevich. It was he who hit the ball with his head with the filing of the Spaniards corner.
The goal scored, though not by his own efforts, brought freedom and peace to the Spaniards. The stands even booed De Geu and the rest of the Spanish players as they slowly put the ball into play.
The players of the Russian national team continued to show character. Striker Artem Dzyuba has repeatedly won the top selection in tall Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique, a defender Ilya Kutepov throughout the match did clean tackles, took the ball right from the feet of the Spaniards, used to getting kicked the ball into their penalty area.
At 39 minutes Gerard Pique in the penalty area Igor akinfeyeva played with his hand, after which the referee unconditionally appointed a penalty. Artem Dzyuba took this chance and shot in the lower right corner, deceiving De GEA. The score was 1: 1.
At the current world Championship, this is the third goal of Dzyuba: the first was in the goal of Saudi Arabia, the second - Egypt and the third - Spain.
In the second half, the Spaniards began to focus on the attack through the canopy in the penalty opponent. Apparently, they used the tactics of the autogol, hoping for another mistake. But Russian players fought off the threat canopies.
But to finish the match for 90 minutes did not work - two additional halves of 15 minutes each were assigned. The players quickly drank water during the break and returned to the game. At first, the Spaniards rushed to a quick attack, but the Russian players were able to beat off the last forces of these attacks.
With a score of 4:3 on penalties, the Russian team beat Spain in a difficult match for both teams. Igor Akinfeev was able to repel the blow of Coca and Aspos, while Smolov, Ignashevich, Golovin and Cheryshev struck exactly at the gate, which stood De GEA.