Made some comfortable saves in the first half and was quick to come off his line throughout. Denied Messi on several occasions but could have conceded a penalty.
Kept things simple when in possession but, defensively, his positioning was often suspect. The weak link in an otherwise reasonably solid Saudi back-line.
Put in some strong tackles and didn't look in any way overawed by his illustrious opponents.
Looked vulnerable at times but played his part in a solid team effort with some neat passes and a couple of decent interceptions.
Decent display at the back. Was not drawn out of position too often and held his line well in the face of Argentina's constant through-balls.
Floated in the free kick for the disallowed goal. Went off injured before half-time.
Put in plenty of running and helped guide his team-mates, too. Made captain during the second half.
Showed plenty of endeavour but contributed little of note.
A solid contributor to a determined team effort without really excelling in his own right.
Could have given his side the lead on the break in the first half, but shot tamely. Reasonable game otherwise.
Did well, without ever really shining. Decent on the ball and helped the team break when they had the opportunity.
Made no positive impression on the game.
Had little to do in the first half but saved his side after the break. Just about kept out a counterattack in the first half, too.
By no means overworked but repeatedly headed the ball back from where it came. Looked at home, albeit under little pressure in the first half.
Did not really get forward to support the attacks, but was comfortable enough in defence before half-time. After the break looked a little more vulnerable.
An average night for the man hoped to be Argentina's long-term centre-back. Stood and watched as the Saudis poured through the defence in the second half.
Provided more of an attacking option on the right-hand side of defence and got a couple of shots in.
Did absolutely nothing in the first half and was substituted at the break.
Created a decent chance for Di Santo late on with a good cross, but otherwise his creative talents were limited.
Played a number of direct balls through to the forwards, but they didn't come to anything. Held court well in the centre of the pitch, though.
Was withdrawn at half-time after an anonymous first-half showing.
Failed to hit the heights that he normally manages. Had a few tame efforts that were comfortably saved. Rarely ran with the ball or created chances.
Some neat touches but very little else. Struggled on the night, but he was not the only one.
On the fringes of Argentina's attacks as Messi, Aguero and Di Maria attempted to dominate, although, of course, they couldn't.
Unable to impose himself on the proceedings - despite having the entire second half in which to attempt do so.
Made no impact on the proceedings after coming on at the start of the second period. Indeed, looked a little out of his depth.
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