Saudi Arabia produced one of many greatest, if not the most important upsets in World Cup historical past as they surprised favourites Argentina 1-2 on Tuesday.
Within the match, after his aspect’s second aim was scored, Saudi participant Al-Bulayhi determined to sq. as much as Lionel Messi fairly than rejoice with the remainder of his team-mates. He had slapped Messi forcefully within the again to get his consideration.
After loads of debates on social media in regards to the interplay between the 2 gamers, The Solar quoted Al-Bulayhi, who revealed that he had mentioned, “You’ll not win, you’ll not win!” to the Argentine legend.
Monday’s end result dropped at an finish Argentina’s 36 match unbeaten streak since shedding the 2019 Copa America semifinal to Brazil.
After Saudi Arabia’s aim to make it 2-1, Ali Al-Bulayhi approached Lionel Messi, slapped him on the again and started repeating: “You will not win, you will not win”. It was the 53rd minute. pic.twitter.com/QSRSy2v0dZ
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Argentina took a primary half lead by way of Lionel Messi, who earlier grew to become the primary participant to function in 5 world cups for the Albicelestes, within the tenth minute after a VAR awarded penalty. Saudi Arabia, the second-lowest ranked group within the event after Ghana, charged at Argentina’s defence early within the second half in entrance of a frenzied 88,012 crowd as Saleh Al-Shehri, who was simply too fast for Romero, squeezed in a low shot to equalise within the forty eighth minute off what was Saudi Arabia’s first shot heading in the right direction.
The ultimate nail in Argentina’s coffin was put by Salem Al-Dawsari who plucked the ball out of the sky close to the left nook of the field, twisting and turning, earlier than bending a shot into the far high nook roller from the sting of the field to finish the Asian aspect’s comeback.
Argentina will subsequent face Mexico and might be hoping to emulate Spain’s journey within the 2010 World Cup the place the eventual champs had misplaced their first match in opposition to Switzerland.