Spain vs Iran 1-0 Highlights 2018
1-0 Diego Costa
Spain 1-0 Iran All Goals 2018
Iran vs Spain 0-1: Costa goal breaks stubborn resistance
Spain have moved level on points with Portugal at the summit of Group B after edging past a spirited Iran side at the Kazan Arena.
A fortuitous Diego Costa goal helped Spain overcome a dogged Iran to secure a 1-0 win in their World Cup Group B clash in Kazan.
Carlos Queiroz’s side produced a defensive masterclass to reduce Spain to nothing more than half-chances during a hugely frustrating opening 53 minutes for the 2010 champions.
Costa – who scored twice in Friday’s pulsating 3-3 draw with Portugal – eventually found the breakthrough, though, when Ramin Rezaeian’s attempted clearance cannoned off his leg and into the bottom-left corner.
Iran had the ball in the back of the net just eight minutes later courtesy of Saeid Ezatolahi, but their wild celebrations were cut short after referee Andres Cunha was advised by VAR that Rezaeian’s vital intervention had been made from an offside position.