World Cup: Saudi Arabia end Argentina’s 36 games unbeaten run

World Cup: Saudi Arabia end Argentina’s 36 games unbeaten run

Argentina’s 36 games unbeaten run has finally come to an end after suffering a shocking 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia during their World Cup opening game on Tuesday.World Cup: Saudi Arabia end Argentina’s 36 games unbeaten run

Argentina came into the tournaments as of one the favourites to win the competition after winning United Arab Emirates 5-0 in a friendly match to extend their unbeaten run to 36 games.

The Lionel Scaloni team took the lead in the 10th minute as they were awarded a penalty after the referee saw a foul on Paredes on the VAR monitor.

Lionel Messi, who has hinted that this will be his last World Cup, stepped up and converted the spot kick past Al Owais, who dived the wrong way.

Three more goals by the South American team—two by Martinez and one by Messi—were scored in the first half, but they were all called back for offside.

In the initial 45 minutes, Saudi Arabia failed to attempt a single shot.

Seven offside flags were raised against Argentina players in the first half as Saudi Arabia maintained a very high line.

It worked for them in the first half, and they quickly switched that game around in the second period, grabbing two goals within five minutes.

Saleh Al Shehri started the turnaround for Saudi Arabia in the 48th minute after scoring through a deflection from Romero before Salem Al Dawsari pulled a stunning strike five minutes later to hand his team the lead.

World Cup: Saudi Arabia end Argentina’s 36 games unbeaten run

His spectacular curling strike proved to be the winner as Saudi secured the win and all three points at the end of the final whistle.

Saudi goalie – Al Owais made five incredible saves during the contest, and in the 92nd minute, substitute – Al Amri swept the ball off the goal line to make sure his team sealed a 2-1 victory.

The Havre Renard team put on a strong spirited second half performance, which resulted in the first Qatar2022 shock.

After losing to Brazil (2-0) in the 2019 Copa América semifinal, Saudi Arabia handed Argentina its first loss in 37 games.

???? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ? ??????? ?? ??? ???!

About the Author

Sir Kris
Staunch football fan and footballer

Be the first to comment on "World Cup: Saudi Arabia end Argentina’s 36 games unbeaten run"

Leave a comment