Lionel Messi's Argentina lost 1-2 to Saudi Arabia. Argentina's first goal came in the 10th minute when Messi converted a penalty. Saudi Arabia's forward Saleh Al-Shehri equalized in the 48th minute, & midfielder Salem Al Dawasari won five minutes later.


Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Lionel Messi's Argentina Shocked As Saudi Arabia Win 2-1


 Lionel Messi's Argentina stumbled to a shock 1-2 defeat against Saudi Arabia and hence their tournament started on the worst note possible.


Just minutes into the second half, Saudi Arabia scored a stunning equalizer through Saleh Al Shehri and then Salem Al Dawsari doubled the lead for his side, courtesy of a brilliant solo goal. Earlier in the first half, Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the spot after VAR intervention saw Argentina earn a penalty against Saudi Arabia.


Both Messi and Lautaro Martinez have seen multiple goals being denied by offside flags. Credit to Saudi Arabia for not letting the game go out of their hands at half-time, with Argentina only being 1-0 up at the break.