Salem Al-Dawsari scored winner as Lionel Messi penalty was cancelled out by well-known second-half comeback
Saudi Arabia produced one of many biggest upsets in #WorldCup historical past as Salem Al-Dawsari’s beautiful solo effort secured a 2-1 victory over Argentina in Group C on the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Time stood nonetheless as Al-Dawsari plucked the ball out from the sky and turned inside two Argentina defenders earlier than curling his end past the attain of Aston Villa defender Emiliano Martinez, producing one of many greatest moments of any World Cup finals.
Lionel Messi had given one of many pre-tournament favourites the lead from the penalty spot after a contentious VAR resolution (10) however Saleh Al-Shehri levelled simply three minutes into the second interval to arrange an almighty upset.
The consequence ended Argentina’s 36-game unbeaten run, stretching again to defeat towards Brazil three years in the past however this was the best day in Saudi Arabian soccer historical past.
La Albiceleste final misplaced their opening World Cup group sport in 1990 – towards Cameroon – however they went on to achieve the ultimate the place they misplaced to Germany however that will likely be of little comfort to the South People proper now following defeat to the nation ranked 51st in world soccer.
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