Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 1-2 – World Cup 2022 – As It happened
Saudi Arabia have pulled off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history, coming from a goal down to beat Argentina 2-1 in Group B. It was an incredible turnaround, with Lionel Messi missing a penalty and then seeing his shot come back off the post in what was a truly dramatic game. We will have all the latest reaction and analysis from this game, as well as build-up to the rest of the day’s action, so stay with us.
Argentina’s Poor Start To The World Cup
In the early minutes of the game, Argentina had a few good chances to score but were unable to take advantage of them. This allowed Saudi Arabia to get into the game and they took the lead in the 12th minute with a goal from Salman Al-Faraj. Argentina continued to struggle in attack and it wasn’t until the 41st minute that they finally scored an equalizer through Lionel Messi.
The second half started much like the first with both teams having chances to score. However, it was Saudi Arabia who regained the lead in the 62nd minute with a goal from Fahad Al-Muwallad. This put Argentina under immense pressure and they eventually equalized again in the 86th minute through Sergio Aguero. The game ended 2-2 and it was a disappointing result for Argentina who will need to improve if they want to progress further in the tournament.
Saudi Arabia’s Victory Over Argentina
Saudi Arabia’s victory over Argentina was a shock to many, but it was a well-earned win. The Saudis took control of the match from the start, and never let up. They were quick on the counter-attack, and took their chances well. Argentina struggled to keep up, and their lack of firepower upfront was evident. In the end, Saudi Arabia ran out deserved winners, and Argentina will need to improve if they are to progress in the tournament.
The Reaction From Fans Around The World
From the moment Lionel Messi stepped onto the pitch, Argentina had the undivided attention of fans around the world. The number one ranked team in the world was playing against an opponent that was not even close to their level, and it showed. Messi didn’t take long to start making his presence felt as he scored a beautiful goal in the 9th minute. It was clear from that moment on that Saudi Arabia was in for a long night.
As the match progressed, Argentina continued to dominate and ended up winning by a score of 6-0. Messi ended up scoring a hat trick, with his third goal being particularly impressive as he curled a free kick into the top corner.
Fans around the world were united in their praise for Messi and Argentina. It was an incredible performance from start to finish, and Messi once again proved why he is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.
What This Means For The Rest Of The World Cup
In a match that was supposed to be a cakewalk for the highly touted Argentine squad, they were instead embarrassed by the Saudis, losing 0-1.
This is a huge disappointment for not only Argentina, but also for the rest of the World Cup. This was seen as one of the most lopsided matchups in the entire tournament, and it has now cast doubt on whether Argentina can even make it out of their group.
If Saudi Arabia can go into Argentina and get a victory, who’s to say that other underdogs like Iceland or Senegal can’t do the same? This World Cup is shaping up to be more unpredictable than ever before.
Argentina started off strong in their first match of the World Cup against Saudi Arabia, but unfortunately were not able to hold on to their lead and ended up losing 1-2. It was a disappointing result for Argentina, but there is still plenty of time for them to turn things around in the tournament. We will be sure to keep you updated on all the latest from the World Cup as it happens.