Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia: Lionel Messi steps out of Super Eagles’ shadow but Argentina suffer Saudi shock

The three-time African champions are the favourite customers of the Paris Saint-Germain icon at the FIFA World Cup

Lionel Messi scored his seventh goal at the FIFA World Cup as Argentina stumbled to a disappointing 1-2 loss to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday afternoon.

Messi found the back of the net in the tenth minute, converting expertly from the penalty spot after Leandro Paredes was fouled in the box.

Saudi Arabia striker Saleh Al-Shehri, however, equalised four minutes into the second half.

And the Arabians completed the stunning turnaround five minutes later when number ten Salem…

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