It really happened!!: Twitter stunned as Saudi Arabia beat Lionel Messi's Argentina 2-1 in FIFA World Cup 2022

Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari each -scored for Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 22 November 2022 06:22 PM

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The FIFA World Cup 2022 witnessed its first iconic moment as Saudi Arabia pulled off a historic upset to defeat Lionel Messi led-Argentina 2-1 . The match was played at the  Lusail Stadium, where the Falcons went down 1-0 early in the first half. 

Then moments into the second half,  Saleh Alshehri levelled the score with a quality finish at the 48-minute mark. Then just two minutes later,  Salem Aldawsari doubled the lead, thanks to his curling finish into the far corner. Then it was a battle of attrition as the Falcons held onto every Argentinian attempt and took home the victory. 

After the full-time whistle, fans on social media expressed their shock on Argentina's loss. 

Check out some of these reactions here:

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