Saudi Arabia gave the bump and Argentina fell in its debut at the World Cup in Qatar

The Argentine national team’s papers were burned and he had to the least expected debut in the World Cup in Qatar 2022 after losing 2-1 In front of a Saudi Arabia that closed the spaces, withdrew from the first minute of play and took advantage of the few chances that he had in front of the goal that he defends Emiliano Martinez.

The Argentine goal scored it Lionel Messi to the 10 minutes of the first half from the twelve steps and later the VAR annulled two goals from Lautaro Martinez for presumed offside. The match was widely dominated by Argentina, but a flurry from the rival in the second leg ruined the plans of those led by lionel scaloni.

The two goals for Saudi Arabia, scored by the forwards Salem Al-Dawsar Y Saleh Al Shehri They turned out to be a bucket of cold water for the Argentine team, which had to resort to making the first variants to improve the functioning of a team that, stunned by the Saudi slap, appeared to have no ideas to attack and weak in defense.

income from Julián Álvarez, Marcos Acuña, Lisandro Martínez and Enzo Fernández They gave them more pressure and mobility on the field of play, although with the result in their hands and the possibility of making history, the rivals decided to play online and bet on the offside -Argentina had 10 offsides in the match- and with that defensive strategy managed to contain an Argentine team that found it difficult to enter the rival area beyond the occasional free kick, corner or center that ended up in the hands of goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais, who became one of the figures of the match.

Beyond the modifications, the Argentine game ended up being solved with crosses to Messi and Álvarez, nullifying the creation of the game for Argentina, which ended up playing at the rhythm of the Saudis, who held out until the last minute of the game and took a historic hit in the game. world debut.

With this defeat, which interrupted an undefeated record of 36 games, Lionel Scaloni’s team was left with no margin of error to play the last two group games against Mexico, on Saturday the 26th, and Poland, on Wednesday the 30th.

Argentina: Emiliano Martinez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi and Nicolás Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes and Alejandro Gomez; Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi. DT: Lionel Scaloni.

Saudi Arabia: Mohammed Al-Owais; Saud Abdulhamid, Hassan Altambakti, Ali Al Bulaihi and Yasir Al Shahrani; Mohamed Kanno, Abdulellah Al Malki and Salman Al Faraj; Salem Al Dawsari, Firas Al Buraikan and Saleh Al Shehri. DT: Herve Renard.

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