The beginning of the first half of the meeting was marked by an excellent opportunity to open an account for the forward of the national team of Artem Dzyuba, however, Denis Cherisher's penetrating transmission was a complete surprise for Zenit striker. Then the game was leveled and the teams began to exchange half-moments, selecting the keys to the opponent's goal. The Russian national team beat a lot from afar, especially Alexander Golovin and Denis Cheryshev succeeded, and the Egyptians used the physical power of Marvan Mohsen, the center forward, extremely dangerous in the dueling. At the 42nd minute, Mohsen gave an elegant transfer heel to Salah and he was extremely close to the goal scored, when he hit from the turn from the penalty, to the far corner of Akinfeev. As a result of the first half, the score was 0: 0.