LUSAIL, Qatar — Saudi Arabia scored one of many largest World Cup upsets ever by beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 on Tuesday.
Messi’s quest to win the one main title to elude him received off to a surprising begin and introduced again recollections of Cameroon’s 1-0 win over an Argentina workforce led by Diego Maradona within the opening sport of the 1990 World Cup.
Objectives by Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari in a five-minute span within the second half gave the Saudis their best win. Messi rolled in a penalty to present Argentina a Tenth-minute lead.
This additionally rivals surprising outcomes comparable to Senegal beating then-titleholder France 1-0 within the 2002 match opener and the US beautiful England by the identical rating in 1950.