World Cup: R16: Spain vs. Russia, 7/1/2018

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, Jun 25, 2018.

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Who advances?

  1. Spain

    74.2%
  2. Russia

    25.8%
  1. John Pedro

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    Russia didn't, but Portugal, Iran, Marrocos all had tons of chances off quick counters against Spain. Germany defense was a mess against it as well. Germany was a bit better offensively (created a lot, but had an unlucky tourney in terms of finishing, though). Keeping the ball without creating any scoring chance is viewed as great football nowadays. Gotta have some balance, control the ball but also create scoring chances and not bleed on counters.
     
  2. Tryamw

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    No that would mean I'd still be watching and that is far greater punishment for the non involved.
     
  3. Kshahdoo

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    Pretty expensive hockey team at the game

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  4. Bondurant

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    How did the ref bail out Russia? Keep your arm down in the box. Spain sucked. It's that simple
     
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  5. John Pedro

    John Pedro #JackHughes

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    I've absolutely nothing against Spain, seeing Sergio Ramos crying like a baby was a moral victory to the world, though.
     
  6. maclean

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    I would still be asleep, it was the announcer's shout that the Russian goalie stopped the penalty shot that woke me up :mad:
     
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    We were terrible, of course, in the 2nd and extra-time, but Spain shouldn't play like they did. It wasn't tiki-taka, it was ****.
     
  8. illpucks

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    Anyone can answer why they subbed off their best player of the tournament Diego Costa before ET?
     
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    I was talking about the stone cold penalty they denied in ET.

    That Russian dragged down Pique plus the other defender was fouling Ramos I think it was.

    Went to VAR and they still missed the clear call.
     
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    No, they didn't, they saw that Ramos was the one fouling his defenseman and thus canceled Pique being fouled.
     
  11. Duchene2MacKinnon

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    What a perfect post.
     
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    Tiki-Taka means quick, precise passing through channels and good off ball movement. This wasn't remotely close to that. This was a bunch of garbage back passes that focused far, far, far more on retaining possession instead of creating a chance.
     
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    Btw DDG greatest goalie had just the one save all tournament.
     
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    Russia had no business winning that game.
     
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    They said because Ramos also had his hand on the defender so they ruled it a 50/50 play
     
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    What a fun game to be at. Russia's fans made it easy to root for them. Amazing time.
     
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    Them making crap up to justify their horrible call doesn’t change much.

    I mean I understand why they did it, making the right call there likely puts their lives in danger.
     
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    The only goal Spain got on the board was an own goal by Russia. If that's all you could get with all your talent I'd say Spain had no business winning that game or even making it to extra time for that matter.
     
  19. Bobby Orrtuzzo

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    Who’s second from the left?
     
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    Kovalchuk...
     
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    Seriously? Lol
     
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    Caballero's better
     
  23. robertmac43

    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Bracket is officially a bust... but hey I like all underdog stories and the openness of the tournament, so whatever!
     
  24. DDRhockey

    DDRhockey Hockeyfan since 1986

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    Russia sucked too. One shot on goal in 120 min of play. Lmao.
     
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  25. DDRhockey

    DDRhockey Hockeyfan since 1986

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    It was basically belarus vs sweden 2002
     
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