Russia is the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in her own country had an excellent start. The host won the opening match in Moscow against Saudi Arabia with a large difference: 5-0.
Yury Gazinsky gave the Russians already after twelve minutes a droomstart by for the 1-0. Just before half-time doubled Denis Good the score, after which Artem Dzyuba halfway through for 3-0 created.
Good shot in injury time away, also 4-0, which then Aleksandr Golovin from a free-kick even 5-0.
Russia took this a tradition, because a host country lost never the first match at a world cup. Saudi Arabia has been waiting for since 1994, a victory at a world cup.
By this victory, Russia is automatically at the top in group A. Uruguay and Egypt, the two other countries in the group, come Friday, only in action.