R16 July 1 Russia v. Spain [R]

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

  1. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You got to do with what you got ...Should not blame them...
     
  2. BlueDamian

    BlueDamian Member+

    Jun 7, 2005
    In the shade
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    That is true
     
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  3. Paul Quack

    Paul Quack Member

    May 3, 2009
    Club:
    Northampton Town FC
    Bloody hell, what a result!
     
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  4. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I hope so.
    And I hope it is Colombia!
     
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  5. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    They had outrageous help from the ref. That was a drop dead obvious PK at the end.

    I fault the people decrying spain for being boring when Russia was the epitome of anti-football. THOSE people are ********ing morons.
     
  6. logmarc

    logmarc Member

    None
    Belgium
    Jun 29, 2018
    Unbelievable :ROFLMAO:.

    I have always mixed feeling when the "better team" still loose due to an "all defense" strategy. I hope we will not have to many game like this going forward. It is only "interesting" ( to an extent ) if it is your national team playing.
    I hated when Greece or Portugal won the Euro with that kind of strategy ( it felt underhanded ) .

    Still penalties can be fun once in a while, congrats to Russia ! They made the best of what they had.
     
  7. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Or Colombia
     
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  8. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    The only way to stop it is to call penalties for clear penalties. defend the whole time? You better be spotless.
     
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  9. roverman

    roverman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    Bull..spain just didnt have the quality to open russia up..the better team won
     
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  10. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The ref favors Spain from the beginning to end...That's the only break they got...
     
  11. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    They hacked the goalie's leg in that last penalty.
     
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  12. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I called this earlier guys!

    ;)
     
  13. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    So garbage Russia qualified.
     
  14. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, both England and Sweden have been to the final before...
     
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  15. Paul Quack

    Paul Quack Member

    May 3, 2009
    Club:
    Northampton Town FC
    I'm going off you Homie, big time.:)
     
  16. oc2004

    oc2004 Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Badly kicked penalties in both sides. Can't believe De Gea could not stop any of those down the middle penalties.

    We may have a new world cup finalist on that side of the bracket!
     
  17. mfw13

    mfw13 Member

    Jul 19, 2003
    Seattle
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Well....that half of the draw is there for the taking. Gonna be interesting, given that Croatia and Colombia have been playing some terrific football.
     
  18. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Russia is a team that got spanked by Uruguay lol. They’ll be brutally destroyed by athletic teams like France and even Brazil could do well.
     
  19. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Russia came to play, they just didn't come to attack.
     
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  20. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sooooooo 13 teams left and 4 are in FIFA Top 10 World Rankings.
     
  21. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What an amazing game by Russian football team and that last penalty save by Igor Akinfeev This world cup is really a lot surprising Germany, Spain, Argentina, Portugal are all out
     
  22. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    De Gea has always been trash for his NT.
     
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  23. legendofzola

    legendofzola Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Cape Breton
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I agree - I said way back in this thread that Spain had zero pace like Germany and would have to grind this out. They couldn't. Russia would get torn apart by France or Brazil
     
  24. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  25. Azurra89

    Azurra89 Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Jun 27, 2018
    Tikk Takka is boring and doesnt work anymore. Hope they learn it from now on.

    Spain did nothing as well..keeping the bal possession in middlefield against a team who is all in defense, is not a bug deal.

    If Spain was that good to deserve to win, they would have scored a goal and win. They didnt, and they had plenty of time for it.
     
  26. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    clearing the way for a win by Russia. If Croatia or Denmark think they've got a chance of getting past Russia, well, that's cutely naive!
     

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