Spain vs Russia, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates

Spain's Sergio Ramos was fouled by Russia's Sergei Ignashevich, who directed the ball into his own net

 CREDIT: AP

5:16pm

106 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Great noise in the stadium. Over 1000 passes now for Spain!

5:13pm

Halftime in extra time: Spain 1 Russia 1


Very little happened in that 15 minutes. Let's hope we get penalties. Russia has never been in one, Spain has been in three World Cup shoots, losing two and winning one.

5:12pm

100 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Asensio is coming off. See ya mate. Rodrigo is on.
And not a memorable or meaningful one among them.
5:07pm

99 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Spain try a "shot" - which is where you try to kick it at the goal rather than passing it sideways to your teammate. Asensio strikes it nicely, but straight at the keeper.

"What don't you like about Spanish football?" asks Alison Ramage. "Terrible game. Never thought I'd ever say that England is more fun to watch than Spain."I don't like the bloodless fiddling about in the midfield. Get it forward! Create! Run!
5:06pm

98 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Who do you fancy if this goes to pens?

This match is good news for England, Colombia etc fans, either way, I think. These two teams are possible semi final opponents.
5:04pm

96 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Vile shot from Koke. About 80 foot over.

Russia makes their fourth sub (you're allowed one more in injury time, which I do not approve of). Erokhin on, Kuziaev off

5:02pm

94 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


This has been everything I dislike about Spanish football, I must say. Anyway. Here's Aspas. The leggy Russians back off but eventually clear.

4:59pm

91 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Aspas gets to the byline almost right away, again we have seen too little of that. Carvajal, not sure why he's the man in the six-yard box but he is, and he cannot quite bundle it in.
4:56pm

Russians look dead on their feet
4:53pm

Russia has done well there


"Spain was happy to just pass sideways and hope to move a Russian defender out of place," says Alan Shearer. "It was not a pretty watch."
4:52pm

End of normal time: Spain 1 Russia 1


The four minutes are up as Koke crosses too... nobody in particular... and the referee has blown for the end of 90 minutes.

4:50pm

90+ mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Spain gives it away. Russia... Smolov! Shot always looked a long shot.

4:49pm

90+ mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Russia with a high press. Spain pressured into giving it away. But nothing comes of it. Are we heading for extra time? It certainly feels like it.

4:48pm

90 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Four minutes added. It's the Russians who look far more tired.

4:47pm

89 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


That's behind too. Another go for Spain. now Ramos meets it. Headed over.

4:46pm

88 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Spain has a freekick but wastes it with some tomfoolery from the training ground. They win a corner. Pique gets the header but a Russian the last touch. Another corner, this one from the left.

4:45pm

87 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Iniesta and Pique combine. Spain wins a free kick.

4:44pm

86 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Good break from Russia, causing panic in the Spain ranks. Offside as it would have turned out.

4:43pm

85 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Iniesta the man who will make the difference? Cross. Cushioned chest pass from Aspas... Iniesta hits it! Saved. Aspas tries to follow in but he can only drive it across goal.

4:42pm

83 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Iniesta does run at the defense. Looks to play the one-two with Aspas but is, I thought, fouled.

4:37pm

78 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Home fans whistling. Isco fiddling. Not sure whether I am enjoying this match or not, really. Russians not really countering either. Diego Costa, who has worked hard without much service, comes off and Aspas comes on.

4:33pm

75 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


That was a nice move. Iniesta with the confidence to get beyond the midfield line. Links with Costa and was very nearly through. Didn't quite get the break of the ball.

Tense, nervy stuff.

4:31pm
73 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1
Good corner from Spain, Ramos nearly got on the end of that. Asensio the man who took it.
4:30pm
70 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1
About 20 minutes to go, then. Can Spain start stringing some passes together? Nobody is really playing the ball forward with any purpose.
4:28pm
70 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1
Zobnin has gone through Alba. Booked. Nacho off Carvajal on.
4:26pm
67 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1
Spain stroking it about. Russia camped back.

Russian defense well-set CREDIT: BBC
4:24pm
65 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1
Golovin takes on Ramos, falls over in the area. Just slipped. Here is Iniesta. Silva the man to make way.

Those changes from Russia have given them a bit more pace and zip up fron
t.

4:22pm

64 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Not before time, looks like we are going to see Iniesta.

4:22pm

63 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Pique looking pensive. Russia doing some decent work with long diagonal balls, looking to isolate one or other of the Spain center backs.

Russia, curiously, is already making their third change. Dzyuba, who has been the focal point, is coming off for Smolov.

4:18pm

60 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Samedov coming off, Denis Cheryshev on.

4:16pm

58 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Nice play Costa. He gets to the byline. Plays it for Isco who should have cracked that first time as he arrived in the box. Tries to dribble and has to settle for the corner.

4:15pm

54 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Corner Russia, Costa clears, only as far as Fernandes, back in. Cleared. Golovin stops a Russian break with a handball.

4:14pm

D for performance so far
4:12pm

54 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Spain coming with a bit more pep and vigor in this break... Kutepov stops the runner, Silva, by grabbing him around the waist, flag-football / British bulldog style. Booked.

4:11pm

53 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Asensio with a nice ball into the back stick, half-cleared. Busquets fluffs the shot.

4:10pm

52 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Iniesta is warming up. Spain needs someone who can unlock rather than passing it sideways.

4:08pm

50 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Golovin cuts across Nacho, who makes the most of an opportunity to practice his Tom Daley. I mean, it was definitely a foul. But he arched his body with a satisfying theatricality.

The resultant set piece gives a chance to Diego Costa, who heads well over.

4:05pm

47 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Chance! Nacho manages to bundle the ball across and here is Alba arriving late... it's a hard ball to hit, sort of bouncing up on the half volley. Ends up playing it with the thigh and the keeper gathers.

4:02pm

46 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Zhirkov is coming off and Granat is coming on.

An early error from Ramos hands the ball to Golovin but Russia don't have #numbers in that part of the pitch.

4:02pm

Right then


Can Spain start creating something? England fans: remember that this is your side of the draw... Spain is a potential semi-final opponent. As indeed are Russia, obvs.

3:53pm

Have ball
3:52pm

Fans enjoyed the penalty!
Moscow fan park CREDIT: BBC
3:51pm

Rio Ferdinand on the Pique penalty


and Pique protesting his innocence. "He is a mate... but he is lying there!"

3:48pm

Halftime: Spain 1 Russia 1


Spain dominated the possession but didn't create all that much. They were handed an own goal after 12 minutes and really should have kicked on from there.
3:47pm

45+ mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Ball into the box, header from Costa. Easily gathered, and Russia starts a counter. Golovin carrying it well, my goodness these Russian lads are full of running. Lightning break, across.... and Ramos has to tidy up.

3:45pm

45 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Brilliant goalkeeping. Ball through to Costa, Akinfeev is off the line in a flash and he just does enough to put off Costa.

3:45pm

44 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


This is better from Spain though. Good work Diego Costa, and now Isco runs and shoots. Repelled.
3:44pm

43 mins: Spain 1 Russia 1


Samedov has clattered Alba. Spain, for all their dominance of the ball, has not actually created a chance.

3:42pm

GOAL! Russia 1 Spain 1 (Dzyuba 41 pen)


Excellent penalty, he waits for De Gea to dive, and he slots it the other side.

3:40pm

PENALTY TO RUSSIA


Pique handball... Ball into the box, he leaped in the air and it went over his head. It was headed back and it hit Pique on the left arm. He is protesting bitterly but this is a pen. His hand should never have been up there.
He is booked for complaining.

3:40pm
39 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


Good from Russia! Ball forward, they're onto it, corner.

3:37pm

36 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


Russia's best chance! The ball hit forward, Dzyuba has either out-muscled or fouled Ramos depending on your point of view. Laid off. It drops for Golovin, who opens up his body and... fires wide.
3:36pm

35 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


Busquets, Koke, Isco. Bossing this now. One touch. Move.



Spain passing at will CREDIT: BBC
3:32pm

33 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


Russia now pegged back after a decent few minutes. Spain passing it around. Russia not pressing much so Spain have got the run of the place.
3:30pm
30 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


This is more like it. Zobnin with a powerful run. Tracked step for step by Isco, who tackles. Russia has a throw down by the corner. Samedov nearly smuggles it through into the box.
3:29pm

29 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


Clash of styles: 231 passes for Spain and just 58 for Russia.

3:27pm

26 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


Samedov has the ball from the short corner. Diego Costa, in full defensive forward beast mode, robs him.

3:27pm

25 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


Decent spell Russia. They've won a corner down the right. Kevin Kilbane, co-comms on the BBC, makes a good point: "When you're playing such defensive tactics you need ball carriers. Cheryshev has been left out so it's down to Golovin for Russia."

It's true. They need runners, pick up fouls, get dead ball chances.

3:26pm

Poor old soul
3:24pm

21 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


All of Spain. Dzyuba wins a foul under an up-and-under, the ref generous in his ruling that Ramos barged him. Useful freekick in, but Spain clear... and Isco look dangerous on the break. Stopped by a good tackle.

Russia looks like what they are: a defensive team with a sporadic set piece threat. Spain several classes above them and they're not really off the bridle yet.

3:20pm

19 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


Nice ball up to Fernandes and well controlled but the brilliant Ramos has read that and he intercepts.

3:18pm

Steady now
3:17pm

16 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0


Lovely skills from Isco as he tries to fiddle a way through. Russia looks a little shellshocked at the back.
3:16pm

15 mins: Spain 1 Russia 0
Looking again, deffo pen. But not the worst thing for this match means the Russian side will have to have a bit more of a go.

3:12pm

GOAL! Spain 1 Russia 0 (Ignashevich OG 11)

Ignashevich is so busy trying to wrestle Ramos that he has fallen over and the ball has hit him on the calf and beaten his keeper. Or was it Ramos? Really hard to say. I think an OG. Probs a penalty if it hadn't gone in. Wrestling contest, they both fell, and the ball hit the Russian veteran.
Freekick comes over CREDIT: BBC
Might have been a penalty anyway CREDIT: BBC
3:10pm

9 mins: Spain 0 Russia 0


Diego Costa getting to work. The Russians have a back five, and he'll work each and everyone one of them like a dog.

Crossfield ball. Nacho gathers. Zhirkov, studs up, into his thigh. I'd have given a yellow for that. Nacho is limping.

3:08pm

6 mins: Spain 0 Russia 0


Silva loses out, and Russia can break, but the movie flounders.

I strongly fancy Spain to win this in the 90.

3:07pm

5 mins: Spain 0 Russia 0


Russia under pressure. Spain is very high up the pitch. Russians defending narrow. Spain down the right now, Nacho also very wide, hugging the touchline. First signs of panic from Russia as they hack clear.

3:05pm

3 mins: Spain 0 Russia 0


Another composed little spell from Spain. Alba is advanced and very wide. Chalk on the boots. He fails to control a ball from Silva...

Russia counter - that will be their plan of course - Golovin into that space vacated by the advanced Alba. He wins a corner. That is cleared.

Clues there for Russia as to how they might get something from this. 

3:02pm

2 mins: Spain 0 Russia 0


Ten, 15, passes from Spain... Alba tries a darting run and loses out.

3:02pm

1 mins: Spain 0 Russia 0


A bitty start as Spain hit it long, Russia tidies up. A couple of throw-ins. The ref blows the whistle because there's an extra ball on the pitch. Spain looking to settle, passing it around now at the back.

3:00pm

Teams


Spain in red, Russia in white. It is the visitors who kick off.

Spain: de Gea, Nacho, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Koke, Busquets, Silva, Isco, Asensio, Costa. Subs: Arrizabalaga, Carvajal, Iniesta, Saul, Rodrigo, Thiago, Lucas, Odriozola, Azpilicueta, Monreal, Aspas, Reina.

Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Kudryashov, Zhirkov, Samedov, Zobnin, Kuzyaev, Dzyuba, Golovin. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Cheryshev, Gazinsky, Dzagoev, Smolov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Gabulov.

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)

Two balls for Judo's Sergio Ramos CREDIT: REUTERS

2:59pm

Russia side

Russia side CREDIT: BBC


Looks like a back five for them. 

2:58pm

Spain side

Spain side CREDIT: BBC

2:56pm

Russia now


This is quite something! Spain is playing 80,000 and 11 this afternoon in this stadium. "We play for you," says a huge banner behind the goal.

2:55pm

Anthem time!


Spain first.
2:53pm

Steve Wilson BBC coms


"In the old days you might have said everyone from the Politburo to the proletariat is watching, now it might be more oligarchs to office clerks," I say! We're off and running.

2:52pm

Stadium looks a treat

CREDIT: BBC

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