What is the best thing about sports, do you know? Every time you enter the field, you have the chance to start over from scratch, and even if you are heavyweight, you must play your best game to win.
It was a depressing night for Argentina’s football fans as they lost to Saudi Arabia by a score of 1-2. Mohammad Al Owais and specific players deserve praise for their audacious performance at the crucial moments of the game.
Does the topic of why Argentina and Messi lost against Saudi Arabia even come up? Let’s investigate carefully:
1. Argentina was under pressure to easily defeat Saudi Arabia because they were considered the favorites to win this year’s FIFA title. However, pressure can sometimes backfire, and it was clear that Argentina looked out of sorts against Saudi Arabia and lost the match.
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2. Messi started to move in the game’s 10th minute when Paredes won a penalty and Al Owais split early, but the illustrious striker was unable to score from the spot.
3. The Saudi Arabian team gained confidence as a result of the skillful saves made by goalkeeper Mohammad Al Owais against Argentina.
Saudi Arabia could have folded when they went a goal down to Argentina, but they wanted it more than their opposition.
Saudi showed so much heart & desire, they wanted it more, they deserved this victory.
— Raphael Wilson (@089968Raph___) November 22, 2022
4. Defender Abdelelah Al Amri deserves credit as well because he stood beside goalkeeper Owais and headed the ball away from the goal line.
5. Messi promised that we would recover from this setback and that the South American Champions would go on to stage stunning comebacks going forward.
6. “We know that Saudi Arabia is a team with good players, who move the ball around well and play a high line. We worked on that but we rushed it a bit. There are no excuses, we’re going to be more united than ever before. This group is strong and has shown it before. We had not been in this situation for a long time. Now we must show that this is a true group. We have to go back to the basics of who we are. We have to think about what’s coming next,” Messi said these words while taking to different media outlets.
7. Argentina lost this crucial match because the Saudis’ offside trap succeeded because they were playing risky. In the opening 12 minutes of the game, Argentina had three goals disallowed, with Messi scoring the game’s first goal and Lautaro Martinez scoring the next two. Argentina did show signs of panic during key moments of the game, but when they attempted to rally against Saudi Arabia, the latter’s defence proved to be too strong for Messi and Company to penetrate.