Dzyuba penalty puts Russia level with Spain at halftime

MOSCOW: Russia forward Artem Dzyuba converted a penalty three minutes before the break to pull the World Cup hosts level at 1-1 with Spain at halftime in their round of 16 tie on Sunday.

Spain went ahead in the 12th minute when Marco Asensio floated over a cross from the right and Russia's veteran defender Sergei Ignashevich turned the ball into his own net as he tried to wrestle Sergio Ramos to the ground