Saudis produce one of the biggest EVER shocks on World Cups
Even though Argentina seized the lead thanks to Lionel Messi early penalty, Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina in one of the biggest World Cup upsets ever.
What an amazing show, performed to a cacophony of ear-splitting noise and Arabian fervor. Everyone was aware of the occasion and history, and the atmosphere was magnificently, especially during the wild second period.
Argentina had come into this match as overwhelming favorites to continue their 36-match winning streak, which had started in November 2019 and included victories in the first Finalissima and Copa America. Everything appeared to be going according to plan.
Saleh Al-Shehri, a 29-year-old forward for Al Hilal, scored to bring Suadi Arabia even. Al Dawsari, another Al Hilal player, formed to go one way before cutting inside and unleashing the strike of his life, a shot that zipped past Martinez, the Aston Villa goalkeeper, before he realized what had happened, in what appeared to be their next attack, again down Argentina's right.