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Argentina captain Lionel Messi created history on Tuesday (November 22). In his first match of the Qatar World Cup, Messi scored against Saudi Arabia in the 10th minute. He opened the team’s account by scoring a penalty. However, despite this goal of Messi, Argentina did not win. Saudi Arabia caused a big upset by defeating him 2-1. Saleh Alsehri scored for Saudi Arabia in the 48th and Salem Aldawsari scored in the 53rd minute.
With this defeat, Argentina’s winning streak of 36 consecutive matches was broken. During this he had won 25 matches and had 11 draws. Title favourites, Argentina will now face Mexico on 27 November and Poland on 30 November. This was only the third win in Saudi Arabia’s World Cup history. Argentina will now have to win their remaining two matches to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals.