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Russia has broken the jinx of never winning a World Cup opening match with an astounding 5 – 0 win against Group A underdogs, Saudi Arabia.

It only took 12 minutes for Yuri Gazinskiy to open scoring via a Aleksandr Golovin cross.

Substitute Denis Cheryshev added a second just before halftime as he collected Roman Zobnin’s pass, cut inside two Saudi Arabia defenders and finished well.

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Another substitute, Artem Dzyuba, grabbed Russia’s third within two minutes of coming on by heading in from Golovin’s delivery.

Cheryshev scored a spectacular fourth with the outside of his boot, before Golovin curled in a stunning 25-yard free-kick for Russia’s fifth.

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Saudi Arabia failed to register a shot on target as the hosts completely dominated. Watch and download Russia Vs Saudi Arabia Highlights FIFA World Cup via the download button below

DOWNLOAD MP4: Russia 5 – 0 Saudi Arabia [2018 FIFA World Cup Highlights]


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