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. TheDanceOfMaternity

    TheDanceOfMaternity Registered User

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    I just got back from the game and while everything people are writing I think is true, this was the best spectacle in sports I will have ever witnessed probably. 70,000 Russians chanting. I felt like they were just happy to be there at first and when they won that was the loudest crowd ever lol. This would be like if the US had beaten Brazil in 1994, so man was that crowd pumped.
    Also, I predicted this :)
     
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    You can do the same in hockey, if you have a hot goalie you don't even need a decent defence, so I guess you hate hockey too?

    Now, this particular game was unbelievably boring, don't get me wrong but winning while playing ugly is possible in most sports. Especially hockey.
     
  3. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    This game was bull****. Russia is not getting past next round, but again, same fate had we advanced awaited us.
    **** effort by us
     
  4. Bondurant

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    Of course. It's Russia. That was expected. Spain's loss is all on Spain.
     
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    DDRhockey Hockeyfan since 1986

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    If denmark wins today russia could be in the semis. Biggest happening since soviet was in semis 1990.
     
  6. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    There is no excuse to be made. Russia decided to play the wall game and we had enough time to break through. But we didn't, and that's on us, I suppose they thought that moving the ball around middle of the field would hypnotize the russians. Probably the most boring game I've seen in 2018
     
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    Do people think that was a penalty? Ramos did the same thing as earlier in the game where he backed into someone, fell to the ground, and tried to claim a foul. It wasn't.

    The Pique incident half a second before, that's the one where the Kremlin had a direct line to the VAR room.
     
  8. Suiteness

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    Quite frankly, Spain, as a footballing nation, don't have winning pedigree. They had a golden generation that delivered the goods but now that that goose is cooked, they've reverted back to that talented underachieving/choking side.
     
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    Acallabeth Days of glory

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    All you need to know ;)
     
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    I joined last night because I was looking for a place to talk about the FA signings today.
     
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    Already mentioned that Spain's playing style meant he didn't have much to do but also that Spain's weak defending meant that opposing teams got chances that were more or less unsaveable (not including Ronaldo's second in that obviously).
     
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    Russia’s lineup and game plan was specific for Spain. At one point they had 4 center backs on the field.

    I don’t think they will do this in the next round, even if they play Croatia.
     
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  13. Bobby Orrtuzzo

    Bobby Orrtuzzo Ya know

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    I kinda forgot what he looked like for a second lol. Should’ve known that.
     
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    Your coach is a genius. I said it before and I say it again.
     
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    Exactly... It is not like Russia plays the bus every game. But this time that was the only way to have a chance... I feel kinda sorry for neutral fans, but for me, seeing my team underperform since 1990, the result what matters. Pretty sure if we play Denmark the game will be a lot more exciting...
     
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    Are you watching how Denmark plays? I wouldn't count on it
     
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    I don't feel bad for Spain at all. There's only so many games you can win 1-0
     
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    TF is wrong with you people? First you lump Iniesta in with Ramos and now Gerry??? Anyway, happy the lads will be back in training much sooner now. Much more important competitions they need to worry about.

    Can't wait for Russia to get bounced for all the fans in this thead.
     
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    There is one more thing I want to mention and I think it has been very important factor in Russia’s success, this team is very versatile.

    Nearly every Russian midfielder is equally adept at playing just about anywhere on the midfield. This gives Cherchesov a lot of flexibility with his lineups.
     
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    What the hell is wrong with Spain? They couldn't score a single goal off their own foot against Russia?
     
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    That right leg save.
     
  23. ViD

    ViD #CBJNeedHugs

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    Russia / USSR hasn’t made quarterfinals of the WC since 1970
     

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