Fifa World Cup 2022: Messi's magic could not work, Saudi Arabia crushed Argentina

22 Nov, 2022

The first major upset of the Fifa World Cup 2022 has been seen. Saudi Arabia surprised the entire Football World by defeating Argentina 2-1 in the Group-C match played at Lusell Stadium on Tuesday. This is Saudi Arabia's first victory over Argentina in the history of the football world. Earlier, a total of four matches were played between the two teams, in which Argentina won two matches, while two matches were left on a draw.

Saudi Arabia scored both goals after half time

After halftime, Saudi Arabia increased the attack on Argentina and scored the first goal of the match in the 48th minute. This goal was scored by Saleh Alshehri for Saudi Arabia. After this, Salem Aldsari scored the second goal for Saudi Arabia in the 53rd minute to go ahead 2-1 in the match. The Argentine players tried their best to reduce this lead, but Saudi Arabia's strong defense kept them in check and in the end Saudi Arabia won.

Players in both teams

Saudi arabia team

Mohamed Al-Owais (goalkeeper), Saud Abdulhamid, Hassan Al-Tambakati, Ali Al-Bulayhi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohamed Kanno, Abdullah Al-Malki, Salman Al-Faraj (Captain), Salem Al-Dawsari, Firas Al- Bricken, Saleh al-Shehri.

Argentina team

Emiliano Martinez (goalkeeper), Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alejandro Gomez, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi (captain)

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