By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Saudi Arabia produced one of the stunning upsets in World Cup history by beating Argentina 2-1 in their Group C encounter at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Lionel Messi gave Argentina the lead from the penalty spot on 10 minutes following a controversial VAR decision.

Saleh Al-Shehri levelled for Saudi Arabia just three minutes after the break.

The goal encouraged the Saudis to pour forward and they netted winning goal through Salem Al-Dawsari in the 53rd minute.

Al-Dawsari plucked the ball out from the sky and turned inside two Argentina defenders before curling his finish beyond the reach of Aston Villa defender Emiliano Martinez.

The result ended Argentina’s 36-game unbeaten run.