After the mouth-watering encounter we were dished yesterday between, it it now up to Russia and Spain to fight it out for a place in the Quarter-final of the world cup on Sunday.
The hosts go into the game after the confidence sapping 3-0 defeat to Uruguay in their last game, while Spain themselves head into the game with a bit of irregular form, having struggled to manage a draw against Morocco in their last group game.
Both teams would feel this is the best time to face each other, and with this world cup the way it is, anything can happen. Russia qualified for the round of 16 after two successive wins against Saudi Arabia and Egypt, while Spain struggled to qualify and needed a late controversial decision to hold Morocco after a draw with Portugal and a slim win over Iran.
The game will be played at the 80,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium and Russia will hope home advantage and their fans will play a key role in the game.
Russia came into the tournament on a bad streak that lasted Eight month, with the only bright spot, a 3-3 draw with Spain and will hope they are able to at least match the Spaniards in that regard. Anyways, they have a whole nation behind them.