Lionel Messi scored the first Argentina goal and has taken the lead in the ongoing game against Saudi Arabia. Argentina earned the penalty after a foul from Al Bulayahi on Padres in the box. The referee checks for a possible penalty on the VAR monitor Messi scored the goal.
"GOALLL!! 1-0 ARGENTINA! MESSI! Messi puts Argentina in the lead from the spot! He waits for Al Owais to dive before rolling the ball into the bottom left corner."
Lionel Messi has scored in 5 consecutive appearances for Argentina for the second time and first time since a six-game run between November 2011 and September 2012.
Messi is the second oldest-Argentine player to score a goal in the World Cup. He is 35 years old. Argentina has not lost a single game since 2019 and has not lost a single game after scoring the first goal in the game.
In the Twenty-two minute, Messi scored a stunning goal but was ruled out as Offside.