Argentina hosted Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. L. Messi drop first goal at 10 minute of the match.
- L.Messi at 10 minute (1 : 0) (Argentina)
- S.AlShehri at 48 minute (1 : 1) (Saudi Arabia)
- S.AlDawsari at 53 minute (1 : 2) (Saudi Arabia)
Emiliano Martínez (rating 6)
Mohammed Al-Owais (rating 7.9)
L. Martinez (C. Romero, 59)
N. Al Abed (S. Al Faraj, 45)
- Argentina — 69%
- Saudi Arabia — 31%
In total two teams made 6 shots on target and shot 8 on goal:
- Argentina: 15 shots on target, 6 on goal. The most active in terms of the number of shots was — Lionel Messi.
- Saudi Arabia: 3 shots on target, 2 on goal. Best in hits on goal – Salem Al-Dawsari.
Best players for each teams with pass accuracy:
- Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina) — pass accuracy 91%, total passes 96
- Mohamed Kanno (Saudi Arabia) — pass accuracy 75%, total passes 37
Who made the most key passes from each teams:
- Lionel Messi (Argentina) — 3 key passes
- Firas Al-Buraikan (Saudi Arabia) — 1 key passes
- Intercepts. Number of interceptions for Argentina — 9 (leader — Nicolás Otamendi, 2). Saudi Arabia — 14 (Yasir Al-Shahrani has the most, 6).
- Ball tackles. Argentina — 1 (Cristian Romero, 1). Saudi Arabia — 2 (Ali Al-Boleahi — 1).
By the number of face-to-face fights for ball the leaders in the teams are:
- Nicolás Otamendi, Argentina (9)
- Mohamed Kanno, Saudi Arabia (7)
- A. Al Malki (Saudi Arabia) at 67 minute
- A. Al Boleahi (Saudi Arabia) at 75 minute
- S. Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) at 79 minute
- S. Abdulhamid (Saudi Arabia) at 82 minute
- N. Al Abed (Saudi Arabia) at 88 minute
- M. Al Owais (Saudi Arabia) at 90 minute
Penalties in a match:
- L. Messi (Argentina) at 10 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Argentina –
- Saudi Arabia –
Top 5 World Cup scorers:
- Bukayo Saka (2, England)
- Mehdi Taremi (2, Iran)
- Enner Valencia (2, Ecuador)
- Timothy Weah (1, USA)
- Davy Klaassen (1, Netherlands)
- Argentina will play with Mexico. November 26, on Lusail Iconic Stadium.
- Saudi Arabia will play with Poland. November 26, on Education City Stadium.