Argentina missed the chance of equalling Italy’s 37 games unbeaten run as they fell to a brilliant comeback by Saudi Arabia in a match filled with roller coaster of emotion on Tuesday.

Scorers: Messi (PEN) 10′; Al-Shehri 48′, Al-Dawsari 54′.

Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina as they came back from one goal down to score two goals in five minutes and win the game.

Argentina who have scored 19 times without reply across five games, including 5-0 thrashings of Estonia and the United Arab Emirates, couldn’t score two non-offside goal against Saudi Arabia.

It was all going as planned for the Albiceleste when Leo Messi scored the first goal from the penalty in the first 10 minutes.

That goal meant Messi became the first Argentinian player to score at four different World Cups.

However, Argentina put the ball into the net three more times in the first half but were all ruled out for offside.

But two goals in six minutes early on in the second half changed the dynamics of the game.

First, Saleh Al-Shehri burst into the box to drill a left-footed effort into the bottom corner before Salem Al-Dawsari left the Argentines stunned with a powerful curler from the edge of the box which rifled into the top corner to give his side the lead.

As Argentina pushed for an equalizer, Julian Alvárez had a shot cleared off the line by Alowais to keep the game at 2-1 in favour of the Arabians.