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Argentina, in which Lionel Messi played, was shocked by the match with Saudi Arabia! The World Cup Group C match was a big surprise.
Going forward with consecutive goals in the second half of the match, in which the first half was defeated, Saudi Arabia scored a historic victory. Messi scored Argentina’s only goal from the penalty spot.
In the first match of the 2022 World Cup Group C held in Qatar, one of the favorite teams, Argentina, faced Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium. In the match, which finished the first half ahead 1-0 with Lionel Messi’s penalty goal, Argentina lost 2-1 at the beginning of the second half with goals conceded within 5 minutes.
The goals that brought the victory to the Saudis came from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari. Lionel Messi scored Argentina’s only goal from the penalty spot.
Argentina Saudi Arabia Match: Consecutive Goals
In the 10th minute of the match, Messi turned the penalty into a goal and took the lead 1-0 with Argentina, sending the ball to the nets three more times in the first 45 minutes. However, these goals were not counted due to offside. Starting the second half fast, Saudi Arabia caught the draw with Saleh Al-Shehri in the 48th minute. Salem Al-Dawsari, who took the stage this time in the 53rd minute, 5 minutes after this golden, put his team forward by scoring a stylish goal.
There was no other goal in the remaining minutes of the Argentina-Saudi Arabia match and the fight was completed with the superiority of Saudi Arabia 2-1.
Under coach Lionel Scaloni, Argentina failed to break Italy‘s unbeaten record. Undefeated for 36 matches until the Saudi Arabia match, Argentina missed the chance to equal the record by losing to Saudi Arabia in the first match of the 2022 World Cup Group C.