Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia: World Cup hosts start the party with convincing win thanks to subs

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –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.

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