Russia has defied all odds and have been very impressive thus far as the hosts have scored eight goals as much as what Spain managed in their 2010 victorious campaign.
The Egyptians on the other hand have disappointed a lot of football loving fans after failing to record a win in two games losing to Uruguay and just recently, Russia.
The poor start to their campaign continued in the second half when Egyptian captain Ahmed Fathi’s own goal in the 47th minute gifted the lead to the Russia but Salah scored a consolation through a penalty but it was a bit too late.
Russia’s incredible World Cup form has continued on home soil with a 3-1 win over Egypt; a result that puts Mohamed Salah’s Pharaohs on the brink of first-round elimination.
Russia is on the brink of advancing to the second round of the FIFA World Cup following a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday.
Russia’s win over Egypt means the host nation can advance to the second round of the tournament if Uruguay beats Saudi Arabia in Group A action on Wednesday. Even if the South Americans don’t win, Russia looks well placed to move on to the knockout round.
Star striker Mohamed Salah was in the starting lineup after sitting out Egypt’s opening game with a shoulder injury.
Denis Cheryshev doubled the hosts’ advantage in the 59th minute, scoring his third goal of the tournament.