The Group C opener in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has given fans the first shock after Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina leaving Lionel Messi scarred
The Argentine team with superstars like Messi, Martinez, Dybala and many others, were the favourite to win the group has been handed a setback after a 1-2 loss to the Arab country.
Argentina opened the scoring in the first half after a cool penalty slotted home by their captain Lionel Messi.
They however would count themselves unlucky after scoring 3 more goals in the half that was cancelled for offside.
The second half started with the Saudis all gun blazing, equalizing in the 48th minute after a sublime strike by Al Shehri.
The 100,000-capacity stadium was thrown into jubilation 5 minutes later after Al Dawsari hit the top corner with a goal of the tournament strike to give Saudi Arabia the lead.
The Arabian Falcons were resilient in keeping the Albicelestes out and held on to win the group opener as they ended Argentina’s unbeaten record.
The “sky blue and white” will be looking to remedy the loss as they regroup to play Mexico and Poland.