Russia crush Saudi Arabia in 2018 World Cup opener

14 Jun 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Hosts Russia took the first game against rivals Saudi Arabia by five goals. The team maintained control of the match from the kick-off, and then went on to take the lead in the 12th minute.

The lead was further strengthened courtesy a 43rd minute goal by Cheryshev to give Russia a 2-0 advantage. The following goals were scored by Artem Dzyuba, Aleksandr Golovin and then Cheryshev in stoppage time.


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