Russia’s World Cup honeymoon feel came crashing down on Monday as they were pounded 3-0 by Uruguay.
Luiz Suarez gave Uruguay a 10th minute lead with a sublime free kick that beat the Russian wall to give the South Americans the lead.
Uruguay made the Russians chase the game as they dictated with crisp passing and runs.
And it was 2-0 on 23 minutes as Diego Laxalt’s shot deflected off Russian midfielder Cheryshev to keep the South Americans further ahead.
And it was over as a contest as Torreira whipped a corner in and the unmarked Godin headed towards the right corner.
Akinfeev made a save but Cavani fired in the rebound to open his account for the tournament from a yard out on 90 minutes.
Uruguay topped group A with 9 points with no goals conceded.
They will face the runners-up of group B, with hosts Russia confronting the winner.
Source: Voice of Nigeria