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Surprisingly or not, in the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup we saw how the national football team of Russia destroyed the team of Saudi Arabia. Most of the football specialists were expecting a slow start of the tournament with not that many goals. Shockingly we saw the amazing five goals in the opening game of the World Cup. Russia basically destroyed Saudi Arabia with 5-0 and showed to the world that they want to achieve something at this home tournament. In the same time, the national football team of Saudi Arabia proved the statement of many people that they are the total outsider of this tournament.
The stats of the game also proved that the game was dominated by the hosts of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In total, the Russians did 14 shots, while the Saudi Arabians did only 6. It was not a surprise that the Russians took the lead in the 12th minute with a goal scored after a set piece. The scorer was the young midfielder of the hosts Yury Gazinsky. After a couple of even minutes for both sides, the Russians suffered really bad news. Their star of the team Alan Dzagoev suffered an injury in his thigh and was substituted by Denis Cheryshev. Luckily for everyone that loves Russia, Cheryshev was amazing in this game and scored two goals (43rd minute & 90th minute). The other two goals were scored by Artem Dzyuba (71’) who also got into the game after starting the match on the bench and by Aleksandr Golovin (90+4’) who was one of the best for the team of Stanislav Cherchesov. Golovin was amazing during the whole game and together with his goals he also registered two assists.