Messi in the defeat against Saudi Arabia


Historic 'Gatillazo' of Messi's Argentina in its World Cup debut (1-2)

Published:22/11/2022 - 13:07h

Updated:22/11/2022 - 16:48h

The engagement between Argentina and Saudi Arabia was full of surprises. The South Americans started as favorites but the solidity of the Asians ended up putting the balance in their favor

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The première of the selections of Argentina and Saudi Arabia in the Glass of the World was full of feelings from beginning to end. Both groups went up the curtain of the group C in the stadium Lusail, where the fans of the two countries tiñeron of colour the terracings of the enclosure calm of the final of the tournament. The sudamericanos split like favourites and with the figure of Lionel Messi at most referent, but the good approach of the Arabs finished for giving the surprise in the final result (1-2).

The 'albiceleste' began imposing his football and giving brushstrokes of why heaved like champions of America in 2021. It did not go until the 10' minutes of the first-half when Leandro Walls manufactured a 'penaltito' in the Asian area that the referee determined sentencing after reviewing the played in the monitor of the VAR. Leo took the spherical from the 12 metres and put the (1-0) partial in the marker, beating to the guardameta Mohammed To the Owais.

The Argentinians continued with the siege to the rival arch but the Saudi saga left to the forwards in illegal position in several opportunities. Lautaro Martínez pusó the (2-0) to the 29' but was cancelled by offside, what shows the good management of the French technician Hervé Renard in defence. The '9' of the Inter of Milan had revancha against the Saudi arch but remained advanced for the second time to the equal that the own Messi, the one who to the 34' received a pass filtered that it left him hand manually and that also would be invalidated. The referee, with help of the VAR, desestimó the three so many by 'offside' and went back to avivar the controversy on the suitable use of the technology.

Traced back epic

Already in the complement, the Arabs did not lose time and proposed give him turn to the marker with the advanced by the bands of Saleh To the Shehri and Salem To the Dawsari. In fact, they would be leading to the few minutes of restarted the meeting, when to the 48' To the Shehri would equalise the actions with a finish inside the area to win put it of the 'Dibu' Martínez.

Arabia took advantage of the 'bajón' anímico of the tie in the Argentinian and so alone selection 5' minutes afterwards would be To the Dawsari the one who would concretise the traced back with a finish to the angle totally inatajable for the goalkeeper 'albiceleste'. The good game reigned in the Asians until the 70' minutes when replegaron his lines to sustain a historical result of face to the classification to the following phase.

Messi and company looked for the equality and would be the rosarino the one who decided to look for by own account the equality. However, the solidity at the bottom of the Saudi was notorious to brake several of the occasions of the forward of the PSG. The goalkeeper also dressed of hero in front of Julián Álvarez and consolidated a triumph épico in front of one of the candidates to raise the Glass.

Technical index card

  • Argentina: Martínez; Molina, Romero (Martínez, min. 59'), Otamendi, Tagliafico (Coins, min. 71'); Of Paul, Walls (Fernandez, min. 59'); I Gave María, Messi, Gomez (Álvarez min. 59'); Martínez.
  • Saudi Arabia: To the Owais; To the Shahrani (To the Burayk, min 99'), To the Bulayhi, Tambakt, Abdulhamid; To the Malki, To the Dawsari, Kanno, To the Faraj (To the Abid, min 49'; To the Amri , min 88'); To the Brikan (Asiri, min 89'), To the Shehri (To the Ghannam, min 78').
  • Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
  • Incidences: corresponding Party to the first day of the phase of groups of the World-wide of Catar 2022
  • Goals of the party: 0-1, Lionel Messi (min. 10', p.); 1-1, To the Shehri (min. 48'); 1-2, To the Dawsari (min. 53').

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