Argentina largely dominated the Group C opener as expected but will be disappointed to have only entered half-time with a one-goal margin against Saudi Arabia’s aggressive high line. Martinez would have felt hard done by with his first disallowed strike, but he’ll be disappointed to have not held his run for the second.
Scaloni has plenty of attacking firepower on the bench if he wants to shake it up later in the game at the Lusail Stadium, including Paulo Dybala, Julian Alvarez and Angel Correa. Argentina, one of the World Cup favourites, also face Mexico and Poland in the group stage, and they will be keen to follow another frontrunner in England by winning big to start their campaign.
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