Spain 1-1 Russia (3-4 on Penalties): Player Ratings as Russia Knock La Roja Out on Penalties

Spain crashed out of the World Cup after a dramatic penalty shootout defeat to host nation Russia. 


After an own goal gave Spain the lead, the hosts equalised through a penalty from Artem Dzyuba after a handball from Gerard Pique, which took the game to extra time and eventually penalties. 


Below is a look at the player ratings from this match, which provided yet another shock result in this year's World Cup.

1. Spain - Goalkeeper & Defenders

David De Gea - 5/10. Had a decent game, but also had very little to do as Spain dominated the ball.


Nacho - 6/10. Spain didn't pass the ball with any great purpose, so he couldn't influence the game much going forward. Had a tidy game, though.


Gerard Piqué - 6/10. Gave away a penalty in the second half for a stupid handball. Otherwise, he was just his normal self.


Sergio Ramos - 6/10. Kept the defence well organised and made some good passes from the back. Scored his penalty in the shootout well.


Jordi Alba - 6/10. Got up and down the left hand side well, but Spain were not incisive enough for him to create real problems.

2. Spain - Midfielders

Sergio Busquets - 5/10. Did not have to break up the play too much, but also could not make things happen going forward. Had a frustrating game.


Koke - 5/10. Looked average. Lacks the quality to make things happen that Andres Iniesta has. Could not build through midfield as well as they could have with Iniesta playing instead of him.


Isco - 8/10. Seemed to be involved in every attacking move Spain had. The ball always went through him and he dictated the play.

3. Spain - Forwards

Marco Asensio - 6/10. Looked like showing good promise, but struggled to break down a resolute Russian defence.


Diego Costa - 5/10. Had one header at the end of the first half. Half-chance. Otherwise, did not really influence the match.


David Silva - 5/10. As above, really. Was sacrificed for Iniesta midway through the second half.

4. Spain - Substitutes

Andres Iniesta - 7/10. Made a difference when he came on, but it was 65 minutes too late. He has the ability to unlock the Russia defence, which Spain were lacking for most of the game.


Dani Carvajal - 7/10. Got forward a lot more than Nacho did, sensible move by Fernando Hierro. Was unlucky not to break down Russia.


Iago Aspas - 6/10. Looked to have the desire to create chances and could have scored if Russia were less organised in defence.


Rodrigo - 4/10. Came on for extra time and did very little.

5. Russia - Goalkeeper & Defenders

Igor Akinfeev - 9/10. Made a few good saves, particularly in the second half. Solid performance. Turned HERO in the penalty shootout, earning himself a 9/10 rating with two fantastic saves.


Ilya Kutepov - 7/10. Was part of a strong Russian unit that held a fantastic defensive shape. Did not stand out but organised the team extremely well.


Sergei Ignashevich - 6/10. Scored an horrendous own goal in the first half while trying to rugby tackle Sergio Ramos. Made a couple of mistakes but overall, his side were well organised defensively.


Fyodor Kudryashov - 7/10. Also defended well and organised his team, without being challenged a great deal.

6. Russia - Midfielders

Mário Fernandes - 6/10. Played very defensively, dropping to a full back in the second half. Did well in a team that defended strongly.


Daler Kuzyayev - 7/10. Worked very hard in the middle of midfield. Did not create much but gave it his all to stop Spain from building momentum. Great performance.


Roman Zobnin - 7/10. Like Kuzyayev, he worked very hard all afternoon to deny Spain from building up good chances through the thirds.


Yuri Zhirkov - 6/10. Was also focused on defending, did a solid job.

7. Russia - Forwards

Aleksandr Samedov - 7/10. Looked decent. Showed desire to get forward and create things, but did not have too many chances due to the nature of the game.


Aleksandr Golovin - 7/10. Had a great chance in the 36th minute but curled his shot wide of the post. Looked like he was almost the most likely Russian player to score a winner, especially in the second half.


Artem Dzyuba - 7/10. Held the ball up well and acted as the main focal point of the Russia side before being substituted. Was difficult for him as Russia didn't have the ball much.

8. Russia - Substitutes

Vladimir Granat - 6/10. Came on at half time. Looked solid and defended well.


Denis Cheryshev - 6/10. Showed his usual energy, but Russia were already playing for the draw by the time he came onto the pitch.


Fyodor Smolov - 6/10. Added a different dimension to the Russian attack and looked to make a difference. 


Aleksandr Yerohkin - N/A. Played just over 20 minutes but didn't really have enough time to stamp his mark on the game.