Lionel Messi’s GOAT standing has been mocked by Saudi Arabia followers after Argentina misplaced its FIFA World Cup 2022 opening match. Argentina suffered a 1-2 shock defeat towards Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
New Delhi ,UPDATED: Nov 22, 2022 19:53 IST
Messi reacts after Argentina misplaced its World Cup 2022 opener. (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Lionel Messi has been mocked over his ‘GOAT’ standing after Argentina suffered a shock defeat of their FIFA World Cup 2022 opening match towards Saudi Arabia 1-2 on the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old Messi began his fifth World Cup with a Tenth-minute penalty purpose as Argentina dominated the first-half convincingly. His workforce may have added three extra targets however all three of them had been disallowed for offside – one by Messi and two by Lautaro Martinez.
Saudi Arabia turned across the match within the second-half, with Saleh Al-Shehri’s equaliser within the forty eighth minute and Salem Al-Dawsari’s strike within the 53rd minute, leaving Messi shell-shocked.
Although Argentina had loads of possession, they didn’t penetrate. Subsequently, Argentina’s 36-match successful streak got here to an finish. Suprisingly, the Twitter was affected by some nasty reactions within the aftermath of Argentina’s defeat, targetting the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi.
A Saudi Arabia fan trolled Messi, saying: “Saudis to MESSI A CAMEL is bigger a GOAT!”. The person additionally used images for the reference.
A Kenya-based person tweeted: “Messi dribbling inside the box thinking Saudi Arabia is AC Ajaccio. Not my GOAT.”
“BREAKING NEWS: A certain lost Argentinian goat has been found in the pocket of Abdulelah Almalki. Anyone who happens to see the PSG owner, kindly alert him to come pick his property before it reaches Aram Market.”
“What a comeback!! Saudi Arabia humbling the GOAT Leo Messi,” one other person tweeted.
Argentina will subsequent play towards Mexico in a Group C match on November 27.
Nov 22, 2022