In a game rich in twists and turns, Saudi Arabia managed the feat of beating Argentina. Fans of the Green Falcons did not hesitate to chamber Lionel Messi after the meeting.
Argentina, undefeated for 36 games certainly did not expect to fall against Saudi Arabia, presented as one of the weakest teams in the World Cup. But the formation of Hervé Renard played a very bad trick at the Albiceleste by winning 2 goals to 1 at the end of a crazy meeting, thanks to goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari. Author of the opener from the penalty spot, Lionel Messi thought he had put his team on the right track. But finally, Argentina starts the World Cup in Qatar in the worst possible way with an unexpected defeat. After Saudi Arabia’s win, Greens fans chambered the Pulga with celebration of their biggest rival.
Saudi fans go after Leo Messi
😅 Saudíes saliendo del estadio tras ganar en el primer partido del Mundial a Argentina.
— MARCA (@marca) November 22, 2022
In the wake of Saudi Arabia’s victory, outside the Lusail stadium, Saudi fans celebrated their team’s prestigious victory in style. Saudi fans performed the mythical celebration of Cristiano Ronaldo in front of Argentinian supporters. Hundreds of “SIUU” were hummed in order to annoy a Messi, probably already frustrated by this defeat. A direct attack on Lionel Messi who, despite his seventh goal in the World Cup, failed to defeat the modest Saudi Arabia team, 51st in the FIFA rankings. This chambering should probably not please the PSG player who is the ambassador of the Saudi state, which he regularly advertises via spots or on his networks. Messi is already at the heart of a controversy in Argentina because of his support for Saudi Arabia, a candidate to host the 2030 World Cup, just like Argentina. The 2022 World Cup is starting delicately for the Pulga.