Russia vs Egypt 3-1 Highlights 19 June 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Russia Hands a Crushing Loss to Egypt With a Flurry of Goals

The World Cup host Russia continued its blistering form, defeating Egypt, 3-1, in Saint Petersburg Tuesday night and all but qualifying for the knockout rounds for the first time since 1986, when it competed as the Soviet Union. In a largely even and back-and-forth match, Russia’s three second half goals in 16 minutes stunned the Egyptians.

Russia’s place in the knockout stages will be secured on Wednesday if Uruguay avoid defeat against Saudi Arabia in the next Group A game.

Ahmed Fathi put the ball into his own net two minutes after halftime, followed by two goals in a three minute spell from Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba around the hour mark as Russia took their tournament goal tally to eight in two games.

Egyptian talisman Mohamed Salah, playing for the first time since injuring his shoulder in last month’s Champions League final, pulled one back from a 73rd minute penalty, awarded after a review by the video assistant referee. Get highlights of Russia vs Egypt, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A game, here.

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