Saudi Arabia produced a stunning performance to beat World Cup favorites Argentina 2-1 in a show of resilience at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
After a dominant first half, Argentina fell short of the three points, having two goals canceled out before the half-time whistle. Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi scored his team’s only goal in the first ten minutes of the game with a penalty.
Both Messi and Lautaro Martinez had their goals disallowed after VAR intervention for offsides in the build-up.
The Saudi Arabian team turned the game around immediately after the restart of the second half with Saleh Alshehri’s goal in the 48th minute to equalize with Argentina and Saleh Aldawsari’s winning goal in the 53rd minute.
The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper, in an amazing performance, stopped all the opponents’ goals until the last round.
Argentina’s 36-match unbeaten run has dramatically ended the Middle Eastern nation’s run.
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