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Lionel Messi stunned as Argentina suffer shock World Cup defeat against Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi's Argentina suffered one of the World Cup's greatest shocks as Saudi Arabia came from behind to win 2-1 at Lusail Stadium on Tuesday in front of a 88,012 crowd.

Messi gave Argentina, one of the favourites to win the tournament, a 10th-minute lead from the penalty spot with a coolly taken spot kick.

But two goals early in the second-half, including an outstanding strike from Salem Al-Dawsari, turned the game on its head and left the Albiceleste with little margin for error against Mexico and Poland in their other Group C fixtures.