International Friendly: Russia 3-3 Spain (Highlights)

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos scored two penalties as Spain drew with 2018 World Cup hosts Russia.

The home side found themselves trailing 2-0 just after the half-hour mark, as Spain appeared to pick up where they left off in their 5-0 hammering of Costa Rica, but Russia fought back and ultimately secured a commendable draw thanks to Smolov’s stunning second goal.

Spain finish 2017 unbeaten, but looked uneasy in defence as their seven-game win streak ended in humid conditions under the roof at the St Petersburg Stadium.

Russia should have clinched a remarkable win five minutes from the end, but Aleksandr Kokorin saw his effort saved by De Gea at the end of a swift counter.

A nasty collision between Rodrigo and Lunev resulted in the Russia goalkeeper being withdrawn late on, forcing Denis Glushakov to go in goal for the final moments due to all of their substitutions being made, but Spain failed to capitalise and the hosts held out for a draw.

 

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