World Cup 2018 – Match 1: Russia beats S. Arabia 5-0


WC ’18 – Match 1: Russia Vs Saudi Arabia

Result: 5 – 0

Goal Scorers:

Russia: Yury Gazinsky 12′, Denis Cheryshev 43′, 90’+1, Artem Dzyuba 71′, Aleksandr Golovin 90+4′


  • The play started after the national anthems of both teams were played in front of a packed stadium.

Russia Vs Saudi Arabia

  • Russia’s ball play from the very 1st minute was exceptional. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia were struggling to take the ball in their opponents half.

Russia Vs Saudi Arabia

  • And, Russia’s dominance was awarded as Yuri Gazinskiy scored the opening goal with the help of an assist by mid-fielder, Aleksandr Golovin.

  • Russia substituted Alan Dzagoev for Denis Cheryshev at the 25th minute of the match. And, with precision and accuracy, Denis struck a goal just before the close of the 1st half.

  • The 1st half came to an end, with the Russians in the lead by 2 – 0 and unsurprisingly, Saudi Arabia hadn’t even a single shot at their opponent’s goal.
  • The 2nd half went underway and Saudi Arabia’s defence was quite better in the 1st part of the 2nd half.
  • But, Saudi’s defenders couldn’t hold Russia for too long as Artem Dzubya scored a goal with a 2nd touch to triple Russia’s lead.
  • At this point, Russia Vs Saudi Arabia became pretty much one-sided.

  • The play was now coming to an end and Saudi Arabia were now looking for a consolation goal.
  • But, Russia weren’t finished yet as in the 2nd half’s injury time Denis Cheryshev made a successful shot with his outside foot to net the ball and quadruple Russia’s lead.

  • Further humiliation rained down upon the Saudis as Aleksandr Golovin scored a goal off a free kick as Russia handed their opponents a daunting defeat of 5 – 0.

Breaking: WC ’18 – Russia Vs Saudi Arabia: Russia Wins By 5 – 0

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