The Russian team in Moscow “Luzhniki” victory over Saudi Arabia opened the 21st world Cup.
The team of Stanislav Cherchesov in the first half achieved a comfortable advantage. On 12-th minute midfielder “Krasnodar” Yuri Gazinskaya’s header following a cross from the left flank by Alexander Golovkin, and shortly before the half-time substitute Denis Cheryshev after a fast attacking shot near corner of the Arabians.
In the second half worked another replacement Cherchesov – the forward “Zenith” Artyom Dzyuba had two minutes after entering the field shot from the second floor to bring the score to devastating.
In injury time the Russians scored twice Cheryshev picked up the ball meters in 18 of the gate and hitting the outside of the foot sent the ball into the far corner, and Golovin perfectly executed free-kick.
The hosts of the world Cup has not arisen the slightest problem keeping their goal intact. Suffice it to say that the Saudis have never struck the target Igor Akinfeev.
Russia — Saudi Arabia 5:0Голы: Gazinskaya, 12, Cheryshev, 43, 90+1, Dzyuba, 71, Golovin, 90+3.
Russia: Akinfeev — Fernandez, Ignashevich, Kutepov, Zhirkov — Gazinskaya, Zobnin — Samedov (Kuziaev, 65), Dzagoev (Cheryshev, 24), Golovin — Smolov (Dzyuba, 71).
Saudi Arabia: Al-Maluf Al-Break, U. Hawsawi, O., Hawsawi, Al-Shahrani — UTair (Al-Muwallad, 65), Al-Faraj — Al-Shehri (Bahabri, 73), Al-Jassim, Al-Dawsari — As-Sahlawi (Assiri, 83).
Warning: Golovin — Al-Jassim.
For Russia’s home world Cup continues on June 19 with a match against Egypt. Saudi Arabia June 20, will play against Uruguay
Standings: Russia – 3 (1 match), Uruguay 0 (0), Egypt – 0 (0), Saudi Arabia – 0 (1).