The second-half has been not surprisingly. Spain was overwhelming the ball with Russia kicking back and attempting to counter. Isco is genuinely in the thick of things for Spain and has constrained two or three openings. In any case, the Russians are holding firm! 

Spain turns towards the prepared maestro Andres Iniesta looking for a victor. Hierro's men are progressively edgy here. They severely require some imagination. 

No happiness yet for Spain as Russia is substance to see them thump the ball about while staying undaunted at the back. It is safe to say that we are set for additional time and penalties here? 

Iniesta powers a spare!!! The ball breaks to him on the edge of the region, and his volley needs preventing from Akinfeev. We're going into additional time. Spain has been weak up until this point. Russia was steadfast. Will it change now? 

The home group applaud: their group has prevailed with regards to smothering Spain, who have been moderate and beret of thoughts. Now and again it looked like the two groups are playing for penalties. Russia surely is. Would Spain be able to summon some creativity in the following 30 minutes? Wouldn't we be ready to go straight to a shootout? Whoever in the long run rise up out of this stupor will confront Denmark or Croatia in the following round, neither of whom will have feel they have anything to fear.