Russia faces Egypt at Saint-Petersburg Stadium, Saint-Petersburg. Both teams pressed a lot in the first half, but no goals were created.
New goals came in the second half. Russia scored three goals by Ahmed Fathi’s suicide in the 47th minute, as well as a pair of goals each from Denis Cheryshev in the 59th minute and Artem Dzyuba 69 minutes.
Meanwhile, Salah had time to reduce the position in the 77th minute through the white point. The goal was unable to save Egypt from a 1-3 defeat.
The result left Russia topping Group A with six points. While Egypt is still nirpoin of two games, after losing 0-1 from Uruguay in the first game.
Russia is also a great opportunity to qualify for the 16th phase of the World Cup, if Uruguay unbeaten in the face of Saudi Arabia.
Russia first threatened in the sixth minute. Sergei Ignasevich could have gored a corner kick into the Egyptian goal, but still led right into the arms of goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy.
While Egypt is now playing Mohamed Salah, can occasionally spread threats. The 25-year-old striker’s move is really troublesome for Sbornaya’s back line.
Egypt turns back in the 16th minute. Mahmoud Trezeguet unleashed a placing kick to the far post from the right, but his direction was still slightly off the Russian goal.
In the 42nd minute, Mohamed Salah threatened his action. Mastered the ball in the penalty box, he kicks off the left foot into the goal. But the direction is still deviated thin of the goal. Until the first half is complete, no goals have been created. Russia vs Egypt is temporarily still 0-0.
In the second half, Russia is still pressing Egypt directly scored his first goal. 1-0 advantage gained the host after Ahmed Fathi committed suicide. He failed to dispel Aleksandr Golovin kick that makes the ball into the goal itself.
Egypt try to retaliate. In the 55th minute, Salah got a chance in the penalty box, but close kick can still be blocked the Russian defender.
Instead of equating the score, Egypt even again conceded in the 59th minute. Denis Cheryshev breaking into the goalkeeper El Shenawy after receiving sweet sodorant Mario Fernandes. It became Cheryshev’s third goal in this tournament, making him equal Cristiano Ronaldo.
Russia even made a goal back three minutes later. Artem Dzyuba’s follow-up turn listed his name on the scoreboard. He outwitted one Egyptian player, before releasing a kick that failed to be dammed by El Shenawy. Russia lead 3-0.
Egypt gasped. In the 77th minute, a penalty came Egypt after Salah was fouled in the penalty box. One who became the executioner, can finish it to minimize the lag to 1-3.
Towards the end of the game, Russia and Egypt several times presents an opportunity. One could kick off in front of the penalty box in the 88th minute, but the direction is still deviated. A minute later, the co-operation of Golovin-Aleksandr Semedov failed to be maximized.
Until the match is complete, no additional goals are created. Russia won 3-1 over Egypt.
Composition of Players
Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov (Kudryashov 86 ‘), Gazinskiy, Zobnin, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev (Kuzyaev 74’), Dzyuba (Smolov 79 ‘)
Egypt: El Shenawy, Abdelshafy, Hegazy, Gabr, Fathy, Hamed, Elneny (Warda 64 ‘), Trezeguet (Sobhi 68’), Elsaid, Salah, Mohsen (Kahraba 82 ‘)