Croatia knocks out Denmark and Russia beat 2010 winners Spain
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 8:07
Danijel Subasic saved 3 penalties as Croatia knocked out Denmark in a nerve-shredding shootout to set up a World Cup quarter-final tie against hosts Russia.
It came at the end of a largely disappointing 1-1 tie - and one that had seen Luka Modric spurn a golden chance to snatch a late winner when his penalty shortly before the end of extra-time was superbly saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
Meanwhile, Hosts Russia pulled off the biggest shock of the 2018 World Cup so far as they beat 2010 winners Spain in the first penalty shootout of the tournament to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 48 years.
After extra-time ended with the score locked at 1-1, goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was Russia's penalty hero, denying Koke and then Iago Aspas to spark scenes of delirious celebration at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.