Spain went into their knockout tie with Russia as heavy favourites, but as we’ve seen time and time again in football’s biggest knockout competitions, favourites means nothing sometimes.
Despite taking the lead early on, Spain managed to get pegged back to 1-1 after Gerard Pique gave a penalty away, and despite the player himself moaning about the decision, it was spot on.
The second half came and went, with Spain lacking in creativity and ideas and Russia were shattered but they held firm and defended for their lives. They hardly left their half for 45 minutes, and when the whistle for extra time came, they looked even more exhausted.
Despite that, they managed to take it all the way to penalties – and avoided giving one away after some pushing and shoving in the box, with VAR their friend, and as we all know, anyone can win on penalties.
It was a chance for De Gea to go from zero to hero after a poor campaign so far – or for Russia to shock the world.
After Spain lost the penalty shootout, people were shocked – and Egypt fans thrilled. It was certainly a moment to remember, and the World Cup of underdogs continued.
SPain heading out… Love it!
— Amen E (@Serpiko_G) July 1, 2018
SPAIN ARE OUT!
AND WE KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS…
— 888sport (@888sport) July 1, 2018
Spain are OUT. WHAT A GAME.
WHAT A WORLD CUP
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) July 1, 2018
DDG can’t go back to Spain… To God be the glory @ManUtd
— J (@JBChaleboy) July 1, 2018
I’m already pissed to the max, Spain if you get out on penalties against fkng Russia I’m rioting
— Lamiah (@Lamiah98) July 1, 2018
HAHAHAHAHA fuck off Sergio Ramos and Spain. Karma is a real bitch.
— LA. (@Koloholic) July 1, 2018
At least the Spain Jersey is on sale now.
— Rodolfo (@RVDT_) July 1, 2018
If you’re Spain though, you gotta let Russia win that one. You know they’re poisoning you otherwise.
— MeIissa Stites (@StitesMelissa) July 1, 2018
Andd Spain out wow, if Costa and Vazquez were on the pitch and played the penalties instead of these bums that would have been much better, Hierro is far from being a world class manager yet
— OMAR (@Omaaar96) July 1, 2018
UN FUCKING BELIEVABLE!!!!!!!
RUSSIA HAVE ELIMINATED SPAIN FROM THE WORLD CUP!!!!!!
— Castro1021 (@Castro1021) July 1, 2018
Germany, gone. Argentina, gone. Portugal, gone. Spain, gone.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) July 1, 2018
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