Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia: World Cup hosts start the party with convincing win led by a pair of subs
By Roger Gonzalez 4m ago • 1 min read
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia got off to the perfect start for the hosts as the Russian national team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, using three goals from substitutes, including two from Denis Cheryshev.
Russia scored just 12 minutes into the match thanks to a header from Lury Gazinsky, but they would need nothing more to take all three points and move atop Group A.
Here's the winner from Yury Gazinsky:
But it wasn't all great for Russia, as they lost Alan Dzagoev to a hamstring injury before the attack starting clicking. Cheryshev then made it 3-0 right before halftime with a glorious touch and finish in the 43rd minut