Argentina – Saudi_Arabia 2-1- Played on 11/22/ 2022
The Saudi national team broke a huge opportunity and a historical record for the Argentine national team
The Saudi national team broke a huge opportunity and a historical record for the Argentine national team in terms of the “unbeaten” series, as Al-Akhdar defeated Tango after 36 matches without losing, after it was one match away from breaking the Italian national team’s record as the most team in history that won consecutive matches without defeat.
The Saudi Greens are considered the first Asian and Arab team to beat Tango in the World Cup and score two goals against Argentina in one match in history.
The Saudi national team achieved a historic victory over its counterpart, Argentina, in the biggest surprises of the World Cup, with a score of 2-1, in the match that brought them together at Lusail Stadium, in the first round of the group stage of the Qatar World Cup 2022.
Al-Akhdar turned a goal behind in the first half into a two-goal lead with the start of the second half, as Argentine star Lionel Messi scored in the 10th minute from a penalty kick, then Saleh Al-Shehri equalized in the 48th minute, and then Salem Al-Dosari added t he second goal in the 53rd minute of the second half.
The Argentine star, Lionel Messi, also achieved a historic record with his country, after he succeeded in scoring his first Tango goal against the Saudi national team, where Lionel Messi is considered the first player to score in 4 copies of the World Cup with Argentina (2006, 2014, 2018, 2022), surpassing Batistuta (1994, 1998, 2002) and Maradona (1982, 1986, 1994).
Messi also became the fifth player to score in four different versions of the World Cup after Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele, Miroslav Klose and Ove Zeller.
Messi scored his seventh goal in the World Cup in the ninth minute from a penalty kick, which he placed to the left of Muhammad Al Owais, as the referee counted it after returning to the var.
Slovenian Slavko Vincic, the referee of the match, canceled 3 goals for the Argentine national team, scored by Argentine star Lionel Messi in the 22nd minute, claiming offside, and two other goals by striker Lautaro Martinez in the 27th and 35th minutes, respectively.
Argentina’s national team against Saudi Arabia fell into the offside trap 7 times.
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is participating in the World Cup for the sixth time in history. After its first participation in the 1994 edition in the United States of America, the Argentine national team participates for the 18th time and has previously won this tournament twice, and that was in 1978 and 1986.
Argentina has exceeded the first round 12 times during its last 13 participation in the World Cup, and the only exception was in 2022.