The opening game of Russia 2018 ends in an exciting mood with the host nation Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5:0.
The opening goal was scored by Denis Cheryshev, boosting the morale of the host nation to drive the second goals by Yuri Gazinskiy.
Artem Dzyuba added the third goal at 89 seconds after his introduction as a second-half replacement, but an injury to star man Alan Dzagoev will cause concern for Russia.
Dzagoev hurt his hamstring in the opening period.
The fourth and fifth goal was scored by Cheryshev and Golovin respectively.
Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men struggled to create a chance of note, failed to record a shot on target and gave away possession on countless occasions, enabling Russia to record their first World Cup win since 2002.