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World Cup: Saudi Arabia defeat Messi-led Argentina 2-1
By: News Editor
Tue, 22 Nov 2022   ||   Qatar, Doha

World Cup favorite, Argentina has been defeated in a shock performance by Saudi Arabia, in a display of resilience at the ongoing 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Argentines were defeated 2-1 in their match against the Saudis.
After a dominant first half, Argentina failed to secure all three points after having two goals cancelled before the half time whistle.
Seven time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi, scored the only goal of the match for his side through a penalty in the first ten minutes of the match.
Both Messi and Lautaro Martinez had their goals cancelled after a VAR intervention for offsides in the build-up.
The Saudis turned the game around immediately after the second half resumed with Saleh Alshehri’s goal, 48′, leveling up with Argentina and Saleh Aldawsari’s 53rd minute winning goal.
Saudi Arabia’s keeper, in a stunning performance, stalled all possible goals from the opposition up until the final whistle.
The Argentines have their 30 games unbeaten run come to a shocking end by the Middle Eastern Nation.



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