Two wins out of two for Russia in FIFA World Cup qualifying. On Saturday afternoon, they beat Slovenia 2-1 at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi in front of 15,000 delighted home fans. Artem Dzyuba with a nine minute first half brace, the second of which was a sublime individual effort. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side have six points out of six so far after also beating Malta 3-1 in Ta’ Qali back on matchday one. This leaves them top of the group, somewhere they’ll have to stay if they’re to qualify for Qatar 2022 automatically. Croatia, Slovenia and Slovakia though will be challenging them for a top two spot although, Slovakia’s hopes of being at the World Cup have already suffered two serious blows. On matchday one, they were held to a goalless draw in Cyprus and then, on Saturday, found themselves 2-0 down at home to Malta. David Strelec and Milan Škriniar did score in the second half but it finished 2-2 at Štadión Antona Malatinského. This was always going to be a very competitive group and, whoever is to qualify, is surely going to have to beat the two minnows both home and away. Štefan Tarkovič’s side have already failed to do so, meaning they’re going to have to be outstanding in head to had clashes with the other hopefuls to qualify. Will Slovakia get back on track or will Russia pull clear at the top of the group in Trnava?