The albiceleste saw three goals disallowed in the first half for offside.
The Saudi Arabian team gave the first big surprise of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by defeating Argentina 2-1 on the first day of group C. The match was held at the Iconico de Lusail stadium, located in the city of the same name.
The scoreboard was inaugurated by Lionel Messi with a penalty goal in minute 10. Although the first half ended without changes in the light, the Albiceleste he was left without a win after the annulment of three goals out of place. The advanced positions were carried out by the Argentine star in the 22nd minute, as well as by the striker Lautaro Martinez in the 27th and 35th minutes.
After the break, the Saudi team managed to turn the game around in less than ten minutes with two goals by Saleh al Shehri in ’48 and Salem al Dawsari in ’53.
The Argentines Statistically outstripped their rivals throughout the contest, but the Arab team knew how to defend tooth and nail, while converting their only two shots on goal into goals.
In this way, the selection of the South American country, which arrived as one of the main favorites of this contest with a 36 match unbeaten series in the qualifiers and the games played in the last three years, for the moment it is located in the last place of the group.
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