Argentine superstar Lionel Messi scored a penalty in the first half and Argentina went into the break 1-0 up. However, Salem Al-Shehri gave Saudi Arabia a goal in the first five minutes of the second half. The Saudis were the first team in World Cup history to beat Argentina in the opening match of a group. The result also ended Argentina’s 36-game unbeaten run. The loss, however, weakened the Argentina’s chances of qualifying for the tournament.
Argentina had several chances in the second half. The team had three offisides in the first half. The assistant referee ruled out three goals. The Saudis also had three chances on goal, but they were denied by the VAR.
The game was full of action and there was a great atmosphere. Argentina were in control of the game in the first half, but they could have been three goals ahead. The Saudis had a high defensive line and were always under pressure. There were only three shots on goal overall, but Argentina fluffed several opportunities in the second half. They were on the brink of a second win and they could have taken a lead with two more wins. In the end, Argentina lost 2-1.
Argentina had a penalty in the 10th minute of the game. Messi was fouled by Saud Abdulhamid and was awarded a penalty. He then shot past goalkeeper Al-Owais, but his shot was cleared off the line. He tried to score again, but Al-Tambakti tackled him. Earlier in the game, the Saudis had a goal disallowed because of an offside call.
Argentina also had three other shots in the first half. In the second half, the Saudis had two of the three shots on goal. Then, the game turned on its head. The Saudis used a risky offside trap. They managed to score twice, and Argentina was left with a lot of work to do in the final five minutes.
Argentina lost the game 2-1, the biggest upset in World Cup history. The team was ranked third in the world and was on a 36-game unbeaten streak. It was the first big upset of the tournament. Argentina hasn’t won a World Cup since 1986. The team is on the brink of winning its third tournament and will likely have its best chance of winning a major trophy in years. It will also avenge two previous generations of players who were dismissed as losers.
Argentina’s 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia ended Argentina’s 36-game unbeaten streak. It was also the first major upset in World Cup history. It was also the first time Argentina has lost a World Cup opener in five attempts. It was also the first time that Argentina has lost a World Cup match to a team that was ranked below them.
Argentina was ranked 48 places below Saudi Arabia in the world. The teams were tied at the top of Group C. It was a tough group, but Argentina aimed to win their first World Cup since 1986. They arrived in Qatar in good shape and with a big following. However, the team had several question marks concerning some key players’ fitness. It was also unclear whether Lionel Scaloni had the necessary experience to manage a team.