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Spain Lost to the Host Russia Through Dramatic Penalty

Nur'deen Olaitan



Spain Lost to the Host Russia Through Dramatic Penalty

Another mighty has fallen in Russia, beaten by Russia via penalty kick after an action filled 120minutes in Moscow.

The Spanish team started the game on a good note going ahead after just 10mins following a hard earned own goal.

The host country levelled few minutes to the end of the first half with a controversial penalty taken by Dzyuba.

Spain tried their best to neutralise the tactical Russian defence but all to no avail till the end of regulation and then extra time.

At this time Russia fans starts to celebrate the draw and their possible win after penalty kick, a prediction they got absolutely right.

Iniesta, Pique and Ramos scored for Spain while Russia’s keeper, Akinfeev stopped Koke and Aspas shots.

However, all Russia’s four players scored to hand their supporters the country’s first quarter finals place in history.

Spain is out of FIFA World Cup, Russia 2018. 4-3 in favour of Russia.

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Nur'deen Olaitan, a Linguist from University of Ilorin. Passionate about sport, travelling, writing, & politics. He puts humanity above anyone or anything. He hold honesty and integrity in high esteem.Reach him via


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