Yuri Gazinskiy scored the opening goal of the World Cup to give hosts Russia a great start to the tournament.
With 12 minutes on the clock at Luzhniki Stadium, Gazinskiy placed a fine header home from Aleksandr Golovin’s left-wing cross.
Russia started on top in Moscow, but the goal came from the first effort on target of the match.
It was also a landmark moment for Gazinskiy as it was his first international goal for Russia.
1 – Yuri Gazinskiy scored with the first shot on target at #Russia2018. Opener. #WorldCup
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However, there was a blow for Russia mid-way through the first half as star playmaker Alan Dzagoev limped off.
Dzagoev appeared to pull a hamstring off the ball and could be a doubt for the rest of the tournament.