Records were being broken and maintained during weekend’s World Cup matches as Russia beat Spain to reach the quarter final for the first time in history. Spain’s hoodoo continues as they continue to lose to host countries in the World cup anytime they face them. Apart from that, Russia made a bit of history during their round of 16 clash with Spain by becoming the first nation to bring on a fourth substitute in a World Cup match.
The host nation held firm through 90 minutes against Spain.
Sergei Ignashevich’s own goal pushed the Spanish in front early on, but Artem Dzyuba converted a penalty to pull the host nation back level.
Russia stayed level from then on, pushing the 2010 World Cup champions to a 1-1 draw through regular time while making all three permitted changes.
But the 2018 World Cup, for the first time in history, has made an allowance for a fourth substitute for teams in extra time, and Russia became the first side to make use of the rule when Aleksandr Yerokhin was brought on in the 97th minutes