SAUDI ARABIA defender Yasser Al-Shahrani was stretchered off the pitch after a horror collision with goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais.
The full-back went up for an aerial collision when he clattered into keeper Alowais, leaving him knocked out.
AFPYasser Alshahrani was stretchered off after a collision with Mohammed Alowais[/caption]
ReutersYasser Al-Shahrani is consoled by his team-mates[/caption]
APSaudi Arabia’s Yasser Al-Shahrani on a stretcher[/caption]
Al-Shahrani had to be stretchered away but put his thumbs up as Saudi Arabia desperately defended their shock 2-1 lead over Argentina.
Stopper Alowais cut a distressed figure as his team-mate was taken off the field in added time.
It added even more time to Saudi Arabia fans, who nervously watched on as a historic upset was on the cards.
And amazingly, after over 100 minutes were played, Lionel Messi’s Argentina were stunned in Qatar.
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The PSG superstar opened the lead on just ten minutes after coolly converting from the penalty spot.
But he suffered frustration as THREE goals were ruled out – which was a sign of things to come.
Striker Saleh Alshehri levelled on 48 minutes with an excellent finish into the bottom corner.
It set the scene for an upset for the ages.
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Winger Salem Aldawsari took home the spoils with a stunning goal to win the game.
He cut in on his right foot on 52 minutes to curl home what is already going to be a contender for goal of the tournament.
Argentina knocked on the door for well over 40 more minutes but Saudi Arabia remained solid at the back, especially keeper Alowais.
Al-Shahrani’s injury will come as a blow to manager Herve Renard, who guided his team to a famous win.
GettySaudi Arabia celebrate their upset win[/caption]