Mario Fernandes’ incredible header tied it up, and the match went to penalty kicks before Russia lost to Croatia.
With the Croatia leading 2–1 with just over five minutes left in extra time, Mario Fernandes tied it up for Russia on Saturday in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Fernandes scored off Alan Dzagoev’s free kick in the 115th minute, making the home crowd go crazy.
Domagoj Vida had scored earlier for Croatia to take the lead.
But despite the goal, Croatia won 4–3 on a penalty-kick shootout.
Croatia will face England in the semifinals Wednesday after the Three Lions beat Sweden 2–0 earlier Saturday. It’s Croatia’s first semifinals apperance since 1998.
Recap Croatia’s win with Sports Illustrated’s match blog here.