Russia completed the quarter-final lineup by beating Croatia ©Getty Images

A superb performance by Alexsei Shved propelled Russia to a convincing 101-78 victory over Croatia to reach the EuroBasket quarter-finals in Istanbul today.

Shved produced 27 points and 12 assists as Russia gradually moved clear after a tight opening 20 minutes. 

They led 45-41 at the break before increasing their advantage at the Sinan Erdem Dome. 

It sets up an intriguing quarter-final with Greece, who stunned Lithuania yesterday.

"It was a good game for us, not only by result, but also the way we executed what we wanted," said Russia coach Sergey Bazarevich.

"Okay, mistakes here and there - that's normal. 

"But we were patient, we kept doing what we wanted and it gave us this result."

Defending champions Spain also progressed despite being given a scare by hosts Turkey.

Spain overcame hosts Turkey to reach the quarter-finals ©Getty Images
Spain overcame hosts Turkey to reach the quarter-finals ©Getty Images

The Spaniards constantly but were unable to open clear daylight against a determined host nation.

Fifteen points from Ricky Rubio proved key in a 73-56 victory. 

It set up a quarter-final with Turkey.

Latvia thrashed Montenegro 100-68 in the opening last 16 match of the day.

Serbia also defeated Hungary 86-78.

They will now face Italy for a place in the semi-final and  Latvia will meet Slovenia.

Matches are scheduled to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday (September 12 and 13).