Twitter reacts to Russia stunning Spain, advancing to World Cup quarterfinals

Spain were one of the heavy favorites left in the field heading into the Round of 16, but on Sunday host nation Russia stunned them with a victory achieved on penalty kicks.

The game was all tied up at 1-1 after regulation, prompting a penalty-kick finish. The reason it was tied in the first place will likely be a source of angst for Spain and their fans for years to come.

Russia won the lively penalty kick conclusion, 4-3, thanks to four straight makes, two misses by Koke and Iago Aspas and a gorgeous save by Igor Akinfeev.

The stunning finish sends Spain packing and Russia one step closer to winning the World Cup in 2018.


Twitter had many varied reactions to this stunning outcome.