Excited Russia fans stripped to their pants as they celebrated knocking Spain out of the World Cup. The jubilant supporters peeled off and jumped in a fountain after their team pulled off a huge shock with a win on penalties.
Russia put in a two-hour defensive shift to stun Spain and send them packing in their own capital.
No-one expected anything of the lowest-ranked team in the tournament going into the summer – especially Russian supporters themselves.
Cheering blokes embraced in the water, while some girls left their jeans on but still went for a dip.
Russia are in the quarter-finals for the first time in 48 years after a dramatic penalty shootout win over 2010 champions Spain in which CSKA Moscow goalkeeper and Russia captain Akinfeev saved two spot-kicks.
His second stop sealed the victory and provided a moment of realisation that said yes, there would be a new crescendo in the wave of optimism that has been building here since Russia’s two sweeping group stage wins made everyone sit up and take notice.