Russia team made an impressive start at the 2018 World Cup opening with an impressive start by thrashing Saudi Arabia 5 Nil.

With goals from Y. Gazinskiy (12), D. Cheryshev (43), A. Dzyuba (71), D. Cheryshev (90+1)  and A. Golovin (90+4).

2018 World Cup: Russia thrashed Saudi Arabia 5 - 0 on the opening

Russia now has the momentum to take into their next two Group A games after making the perfect start to the tournament. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, needs to get themselves into gear ahead of their next outing against Uruguay.

Russia makes the perfect start to the tournament with a hammering of Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup. Stanislav Cherchesov’s men dominated their opponents with their clinical edge in the final third. Yuri Gazinskiy got them off the mark in the tournament with a fine headed finish from close range before Denis Cheryshev scored the first of his two strikes, displaying great composure.2018 World Cup: Russia thrashed Saudi Arabia 5 - 0 on the opening

Artem Dzyuba was the second player to come off the bench to find the net when he headed home. In stoppage time Cheryshev scored a beauty with the outside of his left foot before Aleksandr Golovin capped off the game by curling home a free-kick.

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