Soccer: Gazinsky nets opening goal of World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Yury Gazinsky took 12 minutes to score the opening goal of the World Cup and substitute Denis Cheryshev added a second as hosts Russia made a dream start to the tournament and led Saudi Arabia 2-0 at halftime at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group A – Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia – June 14, 2018 Russia’s Yury Gazinsky celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Carl RecineGazinsky headed home a cross and Cheryshev showed fancy footwoork before putting the ball into the roof of the net in the 43rd minute.
He had come on after Alan Dzagoev pulled up with a hamstring injury after 22 minutes of the Group A match. .

 

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