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WATCH: Argentina stunned at World Cup as incredible Al-Dawsari strike secures historic Saudi Arabia win

  • Argentina stunned by Saudi Arabia
  • Messi had opened scoring
  • Underdogs hit back in second half

WHAT HAPPENED? Lionel Messi opened the scoring but La Albiceleste were stunned in the second half when the underdogs scored two goals in five minutes to take a shock 2-1 lead in Qatar. Saleh Alshehri levelled minutes after half-time before Salem Al-Dawsari's smashed home an incredible strike from distance, with the Saudis holding on to claim a historic victory.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Argentina headed into the World Cup after winning the 2021 Copa America and as one of the favourites to lift the title in Qatar. Lionel Scaloni's side looked set for a routine victory after going 1-0 up after just 10 minutes but Saudi Arabia's comeback handed Argentina a brutal reality check.

WHAT NEXT FOR ARGENTINA? La Albiceleste take on Mexico next in the World Cup on Saturday in Group C.