To your attention the review of the day of World Cup 2018 for July 1.
Spain – Russia 1: 1 Goalscorer and match review WC-2018
Russia defeated Spain in the first series of penalty shoot-outs at the FIFA World Cup 2018 and reached the quarterfinals of the tournament. First, Igor Akinfeev repelled the blow to Koke, and then the strike of Iago Aspas, plunging the Moscow stadium “Luzhniki” into a state of violent joy.
And the match started very successfully for the “red furies” – at the very beginning of the match, the first standard almost for a few moments made the Luzhniki silent: the Spaniards came forward after the veteran of the Russian national team Sergei Ignashevich in the fight with Sergio Ramos sent the ball into the grid own gate.
However, Russia did not give up on this stuffy Moscow evening. Artem Dzyuba successfully fought for the riding balls with Sergio Ramos and Gerard Piquet, and in one of the episodes shortly before the break the ball that flew on target after his header hit fell into the arm of the defender of FC Barcelona. Realized a penalty himself Dziuba, masterfully divorcing De Gea and the ball in different angles.
In the second half, the Spaniards owned the ball, but could not realize their positional advantage, and the Russian team hoped for counterattacks, which could not be completed with a really dangerous blow. The only really scoring chance was a blow at the last minutes of the substitute Iniesta, who parried Akinfeev. In extra time the Russian national team defended itself and managed to withstand the pressure of the Spaniards, and in the penalty shootout the main hero of the match was Igor Akinfeev.
Croatia – Denmark 1: 1 Goalscorer and match review WC-2018
After an exchange of goals in the first four minutes, Croatia only in the series of post-match penalties was able to break the resistance of the uncompromising Denmark team, which showed its best game in the attack on the tournament, but eventually remained with nothing.
In less than a minute after the starting whistle, Denmark came forward. Mathias Jørgensen in the goalkeeper’s Croats successfully struck in touch on the ball, and he, slipping through the palisade of his legs and fallen Daniel Subasic, slowly rolled over the goal line. However, the joy of the Danes did not last long. At the 4 th minute, Mario Mandzhukich restored the balance in the account, punishing the Danes for sluggishness at their gates.
Since that moment, Croatia has dominated throughout the first half, with Luka Modric playing much deeper than previous matches. Nevertheless, the Danes did not forget to respond with sharp attacks, in one of which Christian Eriksen struck the crossbar.
The longer the game lasted, the more confident the Scandinavians became, but their approaches to the gates of the “checkers” did not conceal real danger in themselves. In the second half the Croats noticeably surrendered at speeds and in regular time they were not able to tip the scales in their favor. In extra time, Croatia began to actively play in the attack in the hope to score the winning goal. A magnificent opportunity for this was introduced in the 116th minute, when the Argentine referee appointed a penalty for the demolition of Ante Rebić, but Luka Modric artlessly struck from the “point”, allowing Casper Schmeichel tightly fix the ball. The Doters daterpeli to the series of 11-meter, in which again brilliantly showed their goalkeeper, which reflected two more blows. Nevertheless, his counterpart Daniel Subasic did not stay in debt and took up three hits from the 11-meter mark, giving his team a place in the quarterfinals.