Who will win: Russia vs. Spain?
It's quite obvious that the Russia that is playing now, is much better than the Russia Spain beat 4-1 in the first round of the Euro.
It's also evident to me, that Spain did not play that well against Italy, in large part due to the Italian defense, which despite its dull football, is excellent.
Russia played great against Holland, no doubt.
However, I think Spain will edge this match 2-1.
What's your say on this match?
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