R16 July 1 Russia v. Spain [R]

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018 - Knockout Rounds' started by soccernutter, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. soccernutter

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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    Hi everyone,

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  2. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

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  3. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
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    United States
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    Russia

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    Spain

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    Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (capacity: 78,011)


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  4. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I have to admit that Russia has played a lot better than I thought they would. Kudos to them for advancing and bringing some joy to their fans.

    That being said, their party is over today. Spain should smash them.
     
  5. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Tehran Iran
    I have to say is that I will be quite interested to watch this game. It will give a better sense of where Spain really stand, while I do have a good enough sense about Russia. They hosts, are pumped up as such, and have a couple of good players that can be cause trouble. Overall, though, they wouldn't be here if they weren't hosts and, possibly, if they had to fight it out in another group. One which wouldn't take them out of their dull drums by getting their campaign started off with a 5:0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia.
     
  6. legendofzola

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    Cape Breton
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    Chelsea FC
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    Canada
    #6 legendofzola, Jul 1, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2018
    I am expecting a tight game...nothing has been easy for Spain and like Germany they have a stunning lack of pace save for Jordi Alba.

    Can Golovin have the game of his life? I would prefer if Spain move on but I expect nothing less than a grind.

    I see Spain have Asensio in their 4-2-3-1 which is good. Russia go 3-4-2-1
     
  7. HomietheClown

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    I just can't see Russia slowing down Silva, Isco and Asesio. Plus Costa will have his way with their CBs.
    I see at least a 3-0.
     
  8. tudobem62014

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    Feb 26, 2014
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    I don’t see Spain winning this. Ramos looked like he was about to lose.

    Russia against all odds is my pick
     
  9. Philip J. Fry

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  10. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know how it ends, but I got a feeling Dzyuba will score for Russia...lol
     
  11. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
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    Spain finally wearing their famous red shirts. Now I know for sure they will win.
     
  12. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The first few minutes it already looks like the battle of Stalingrad...one-way street...
     
  13. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    This is Spain, but they are being shockingly inaccurate with their passing in these first 5 minutes. I've seen more missed 5 yard passes as we'd expect to see.over an entire game.
     
  14. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Russia does not counter properly yet...Should learn from Sweden or Mexico
     
  15. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Of course, not having Iniesta may have something to do with that.
     
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  16. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nacho has been eaten...
     
  17. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Russia needs to attack now...1-0
     
  18. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
  19. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Own goal...
     
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  20. tudobem62014

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    Feb 26, 2014
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    FC Barcelona
    Zen master says: an early goal leads to a loss ;)
     
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  21. HomietheClown

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    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
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    Cool own goal.
     
  22. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mind is for motherland but leg is for Spain...lol
     
  23. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member+

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Ramos taking full credit
     
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  24. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    This game is over people.
    The fans seemed more nervous than excited. The team did not have good energy.
    The goal will make things worse. Things could get ugly here unless they show some fight.
     
  25. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    if the other side just lays down and dies...lol
     

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