Going into the opening World Cup game most of the talk around Russia’s squad was on Aleksandr Golovin and Alan Dzagoev.

Unfortunately the latter had to go off injured but his replacement, Denis Cheryshev, took the game by the scruff of the neck.

He scored his side’s second with a lovely chip over a defender before slamming home, and then the fourth with a sensational strike with the outside of the boot.

And that strike sent fans wild over the former Real Madrid man.