Head-To-Head:Tonight’s Spain Vs Russia fixture will represent the seventh match between the two teams, and Spain remain unbeaten against the Russians.
Spain:La Roja hope to get into the Quarters of the World Cup this year by beating Russia tonight, but they will need an impressive performance to get over the Russians. The Spanish campaign until now, has been short of the high standards they possess among them, with some poor performances in the 2-2 against Morocco and 3-3 draw against Portugal.
Key Players:Isco (Real Madrid) The Midfielder has been one of the very few positives that we have seen in this tournament for Spain. He has been good throughout the tournament with his creative spark that he possesses with him. His goal equalised the first goal scored by Morocco in their previous match.
Both players have been good and constantly try to barge into the defense of oppositions with their control and dribbling abilities, but it’s all void if the finishers don’t do their job. Iniesta’s creativity is very much the key for La Roja in tonight’s Spain Vs Russia.
30 – If he plays against Russia, This will be Andres Iniesta’s 30th game at major tournaments (World Cup + Euro), becoming the third Spanish player to reach that tally after Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos. Legend. pic.twitter.com/r27CfLChkl— OptaCan (@OptaCan) July 1, 2018
Russia:The hosts have been very impressive so far in the tournament and have played good football, although they lost their last game against Uruguay by 3-0, who qualified for the Quarter-finals yesterday beating Cristiano Ronaldo and company.
Key Players:Alexandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow) The CSKA Moscow play-maker has been in rich form and has played very well recently which has led to him being linked to a move to Chelsea. He has immense talent and can single-handedly win any game with his special performances, but it won’t be easy against the Spainsh defense. But he will surely be encouraged with the fact about how Ramos and co have been performing, and has every right to believe they can put in a blazing performance.
Denis Cheryshev scored two in the game against the Saudis and one goal in the next one against Egypt to leave him in contention for the Golden Boot. Russia will be hoping he and Golovin add to their tally against former champions Spain.
Denis Cheryshev has shone for Russia at the World Cup with three goals. Today he will face the country where he has lived since he was five years old pic.twitter.com/FbXuSLV8nM— Xinhua Sports (@XHSports) July 1, 2018