Spain and Croatia had hardly set the world alight in the group stages. Croatia who reached the world cup final in their last major tournament had to beat the Scots in their last match to guarantee a spot in the round of 16. Spain had two lackluster draws followed by the bashing of Slovakia to make the final 16. It was a crazy open game from the start. A bizarre own goal, Unai Simon didn’t seem to have a care in the world about his duties only to provide a moment of brilliance in extra time. Spain out passing the Croats into submission to take a 3-1 lead into the dying minutes of the 90. Only for Modric and co to wake up just in time to equalize to make it 3-3. Set pieces were the route and Spain’s Achilles heel. What tiki taka does is it wears the hell of you down , constantly having to chase the ball. In extra time the Croats were spent. Morata with one of the two goals in the period to send the Spaniards through. Great match one if the all time great comebacks. Spain never never going to win the Cup with the way they defended let’s face it.