Russia thrash Saudi 5-0 in World Cup opener

Russia’s midfielder Aleksandr Golovin (C) celebrates scoring his team’s fifth goal with Russia’s midfielder Roman Zobnin (R) and Russia’s defender Mario Fernandes during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Patrik STOLLARZ 

Host nation Russia thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup to start their tournament in style in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.

Iury Gazinsky opened the scoring with a header after 12 minutes, Denis Cheryshev added a second before Artem Dzyuba got the third in the 71st minute.

Cheryshev added a fourth with a superb finish before Golovin curled in a superb free-kick in injury time as President Vladimir Putin watched on in delight.

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