Russia defeated Saudi Arabia at World Cup
The score of the match resulted in 5:0 in favour of the host team.
In the opening match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the national football team of Russian won over the team of Saudi Arabia with a score of 5:0, BNews.kz reports.
The Russian national football team, owing the right of the host country, started the match very active and went on attacks. The team of Saudi Arabia over the first minutes responded to attacks of the host team and made attempts to move forward from the defense.
Quarterback of FC Krasnodar Yury Gazinsky was the author of the first goal of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the national football team of Russia at the World Cup.
Footballers of the national team of Saudi Arabia attempted to control the ball and tried to attack by quick passes, which were not the danger for the Russian team.
At the 20th minute, Alan Dzagoyev had an injure and ended playing. He was swept by footballer of Spain’s Villarreal Denis Cheryshev who after 20 minutes scored the second goal of the national team of Russia resulting the score of the match 2:0.
After a break, at the 70th minute, Cherchesov made a second swap and Artem Dzyuba entered the match. Dzyuba within a minute scored his first goal at the World Cup.
The Prince of Saudi Arabia who watched the match from a VIP-lounge together with the President of Russia told that he had not gotten around yet to pay special attention to football.
Players of the national team of Saudi Arabia had several attacks, but kept losing the ball near the penalty area and barely retuned to their home zone, its good for them that the national football team of Russia made many mistakes.
The national team of Russia has confidently finished the match and was pleasant with the score. The footballers of Saudi Arabia having accepted the defeat attempted to play with many passes. However, the Russian footballers did not let them to play their way.
Finally, the Russian national football team led, and at the 90th minute after the counterattack, Denis Chernyshev did not leave a chance to the goalkeeper.
At the additional time, the national football team of Russian was given a chance to play a penalty from 22 meters, Golovin was given a chance to score the goal and he did it, sending the ball in the corner. The score of the match was 5:0, the national football team of Russian confidently starts the World Cup and gets its first three points and ranks first place in its group.
Yury Gazinsky, Denis Chernyshev, Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin became the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th players in the history of Russia who have scored at World Cups.
The last time the national football team of Russia had such a result in November of 2017, the score was 3:3 in the match against the team of Spain.