Compete in Kazan Arena, Kazan, Spain and Iran fight since the early minutes. Spain who dominated possession, could be muffled in the first half without a goal.
New in the second half, Spain could break the deadlock through Diego Costa. Iran got a goal, but disallowed by VAR for offside. Spain won 1-0 until the end of the fight.
These results make Spain four points in Group B, the same as Portugal. While Iran trailed at number three with three points, above Morocco who became temporary caretaker.
In addition to Morocco which has certainly eliminated, Spain, Portugal, and Iran must melakoni last fight to fight for 16 major tickets. Spain next face Morocco at Kaliningrad Stadium, while Iran challenges Portugal at Mordovia Arena, Saransk on Monday (25/6).
No goals in the first half. Spain is playing press, difficulty penetrating the penalty box Iran is so disciplined.
The second half rolled, Spain immediately got two chances in a row in the 48th minute and 49. First through Pique sontekan in the goal mouth that can be blocked Alireza. Then Sergio Busquets strong kick can be countered by the goalkeeper. The Spanish attack just ended a corner kick.
Three minutes later, Iran took turns threatening. In an attack, Karim Ansarifard kick off a strong kick from inside the penalty box, but the ball deviated thinly from the Spanish goal.
Spain finally broke the deadlock in the 54th minute through Diego Costa. The anticipated mistake of Ramin Rezaeian as Costa received Iniesta’s pass in the penalty box made him kick the ball against Costa’s leg and his ball went into his own.
Iran is trying to retaliate. In the 59th minute, a crossing Omid Ebrahimi released can be headlong Mehdi Taremi, but still deviated thin from the goalkeeper Spain who kept David De Gea.
In the 62nd minute, Iran got a goal through Saeid Ezzatollahi who kicked the ball crisis free kick results. But the linesman considered offside. After checking through Video Assistant Referee (VAR), Ezzatolahi is offside so the goal disallowed.
In the 70th minute, Spain almost doubled the score. A beautiful corner football scheme was performed by Isco and Iniesta, which ended with Ramos kicking. The ball was then blocked causing a turmoil in the mouth of Iran’s goalkeeper. The referee stopped him for being offended.
Iran again threatened in the 75th minute. The cross was released by Vahid Amiri from the left side, but Taremi failed to meet him in the goal mouth.
In the 82nd minute, Iran again created a golden opportunity again through the cooperation of Amiri and Taremi. Amiri can help Pique and release the bait to the center. Unlucky for Iran, Taremi’s header was still too tight so his ball flew slightly over the Spanish goal.
In the rest of the game time, no additional goals are created. Spain can defeat Iran’s fierce resistance by 1-0.
Composition of Players
Iran: Alireza Beiranvand, Ramin Razaelan, Majid Hosseini, Morteza Pouraliganji, Ehsan Haji Safi (Milad Mohammadi 69 ‘), Omid Ebrahimi, Saeid Ezzatollahi, Karim Ansarifard (Alireza Jahanbakhsh 74’_, Mehdi Taremi, Vahid Amiri (Saman Ghoddos 86’) , Sardar Azmoun
Spain: David De Gea, Jordi Alba, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Dani Carvajal, Andres Iniesta (Koke 69 ‘), Sergio Busquets, Lucas Vazquez (Marco Asensio 79’), Isco, David Silva, Diego Costa (Rodrigo 89 ‘)