The next two matches of the Round of 16 were held of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018. The match wise highlights are appended below.

World Cup 2018: Round Of 16 – Day 1 – Summary & Highlights

FIFA World Cup 2018 – M51: Spain Vs Russia 1-1(3-4)

WC ’18 – Match 51: Spain Vs Russia

Result: 1 – 1(3 – 4)

Goal Scorers:

  • Spain: Sergei Ignashevich 12′ (OG)
  • Russia: Artem Dzyuba 41′ (P)

Scorers – Penalty Shootouts

  • Spain: Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique , Sergio Ramos
  • Russia: Fyodor Smolov , Sergei Ignashevich, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev

Match Statistics:

Spain

Team Stats

Russia

24

Shots 7

9

Shots On Target 1

79%

Possession 21%

1114

Passes 290

5

Fouls

19

1

Off Sides 1
1 Yellow Cards

2

0 Red Cards

0

Highlights:

  • Spain’s unbeaten run came to an end as the 2010 World Cup winners were knocked out by none other than the World Cup 2018 hosts, Russia.
  • In the 1st half, Sergei Ignashevich’s slight error put Spain in the lead after the 38 year scored an own goal in this knockout match.

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  • Spain dominated possession for the most part but a handball from Gerard Pique awarded Russia with a penalty.
  • Artem Dzyuba took the shot and equalised the score as the 1st half ended with the score being 1 – 1.

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  • In the 2nd half, Spain dominated the possession even more but neither they nor Russia could score as the match dragged itself to extra time.
  • Russian defensive plans continued in the extra time as Spain’s attackers were unable to crack through and it all boiled down to penalty shootouts.
  • Spain had a chance to win, but Russian attackers and Subasic were equally impressive as Russia knocked out Spain by 3 – 4.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M52: Croatia Vs Denmark 1-1(3-2)

WC ’18 – Match 52: Croatia Vs Denmark

Result: 1 – 2(3 – 2)

Goal Scorers:

  • Denmark: Mathias Jorgensen 1′
  • Croatia: Mario Mandzukic 4′

Scorers – Penalty Shootouts

  • Denmark: Somon Kjaer, Michael Kroh-Dehli
  • Croatia: Andrej Kramaric, Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic

Match Statistics:

Croatia

Team Stats Denmark

20

Shots 14

6

Shots On Target

3

54% Possession

46%

603 Passes

529

5

Fouls 19

2

Off Sides 0
0 Yellow Cards

1

0 Red Cards

0

Highlights:

  • Denmark made a dream start in this knockout match as Mathias Jorgensen scored at the 1st minute to put his team in the lead.

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  • But, 3 minutes later, Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic equalised the scoreboard to make it 1-1.

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  • The 1st half ended with the same score as neither side could muster up a goal.
  • The same story repeated itself in the 2nd half as no goals were scored and the match dragged into extra time.
  • Croatia were awarded with a penalty in the 2nd half of extra time, but Modric missed it as extra time finished and the match went into penalty shootouts.
  • The Croatians outclassed the Danish in the penalty shootouts and moved into the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup 2018.


Join allsportspk tomorrow for the next matches of the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

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