The Argentine team reached the Qatar World Cup 2022 as one of the favorite teams for the title. However, that changed only in the team’s first game, as they lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in their debut, in the first surprise result of this edition of the tournament.

Argentina He had no luck, because during the first half on three occasions the Albiceleste team was sanctioned with offside after having scored goals.

lionel Messi He put his team ahead in the 10th minute of the game after converting a penalty, which became his seventh goal in the World Cup, in his fifth participation in the tournament. A grab in the area on Leandro Paredes dictated the maximum penalty.

Al Shehri managed to equalize at minute 48 of the second half with a good definition of his left foot at the entrance of the area and the delirium of the Arabs came with the goal from Salem Al-Dawsari, the most outstanding in Saudi Arabia, with an impressive shot from the area entrance.