Full score, FIFA World Cup 2018, Moscow: Russia defeat Saudi Arabia 5-0
Hosts Russia began their FIFA World Cup campaign in emphatic fashion, registering an easy 5-0 victory over minnows Saudi Arabia in a Group A game on Thursday. Get full score of the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia here.football Updated: Jun 14, 2018 23:50 IST
Russia launched the World Cup in emphatic style on Thursday when they outclassed a feeble Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament’s opening match to end a nine-month winless run and give the host nation’s team and fans the lift they desperately needed. Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored twice - the first after a piece of skill that would have graced a Lionel Messi highlights reel - and the second a superb shot in stoppage time. Yury Gazinsky had headed the World Cup’s first goal after 12 minutes, Artem Dzyuba got the third a minute after coming on as a 70th-minute substitute and Aleksandr Golovin completed a memorable day by smashing in free kick with the last action of the game. Get full score of the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia here.(LIVE STREAMING INFO | HIGHLIGHTS)
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First Published: Jun 14, 2018 18:00 IST