It only took 12 minutes for Yuri Gazinskiy to open scoring via a Aleksandr Golovin cross.
Substitute Denis Cheryshev added a second just before half-time as he collected Roman Zobnin’s pass, cut inside two Saudi Arabia defenders and finished well.
Another substitute, Artem Dzyuba, grabbed Russia’s third within two minutes of coming on by heading in from Golovin’s delivery.
Cheryshev scored a spectacular fourth with the outside of his boot, before Golovin curled in a stunning 25-yard free-kick for Russia’s fifth.
Saudi Arabia failed to register a shot on target as the hosts completely dominated. Download Russia Vs Saudi Arabia Highlights FIFA World Cup below: –