Saudi Arabia defender Ali Al-Bulayhi reveals what he shouted at puzzled Lionel Messi during shock World Cup win over

    Saudi Arabia defender Ali Al-Bulayhi was spotted squaring up to Lionel Messi during his side’s shock 2-1 win over Argentina.

    The incident happened shortly after Saudi Arabia took the lead early in the second half, which stunned the South American side.

    Saudi Arabia celebrate their come-from-behind win over Argentina on Tuesday

    Saudi Arabia celebrate their come-from-behind win over Argentina on Tuesday

    Messi and Co were on the receiving end of one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history

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    Messi and Co were on the receiving end of one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history

    As Messi was coming to terms with his side’s collapse, Al-Bulayhi slapped the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner on the back.

    He then shouted at him, clearly delighted at the turn of events.

    “I told him: you will not win, you will not win,” he explained afterwards.

    Messi initially appeared puzzled at the provocative act but remained calm and eventually laughed at the Saudi star.

    Despite his intimidation attempt not having the desired effect, Al-Bulayhi had the last laugh when the final whistle blew.

    Argentina will wonder how they lost the Group C opener, having dominated a first-half where they had three goals chalked off.

    Al-Bulayhi slaps Messi on the back shortly after Saudi Arabia took the lead

    Al-Bulayhi slaps Messi on the back shortly after Saudi Arabia took the lead

    Al-Bulayhi tells a shell-shocked Messi, “You will not win!”

    Al-Bulayhi tells a shell-shocked Messi, “You will not win!”

    A puzzled Messi appears baffled at Al-Bulayhi’s provocation

    A puzzled Messi appears baffled at Al-Bulayhi’s provocation

    Messi laughs off Al-Bulayhi’s attempts to intimidate him

    Messi laughs off Al-Bulayhi’s attempts to intimidate him

    Messi’s goal from the penalty spot was all they had to show for their efforts and ultimately paid the price when Saudi Arabia stunned Lionel Scaloni’s side with quickfire goals shortly after the interval.

    Following the game, Messi fronted up for the television cameras and admitted his side could have ‘no excuses’ with how the game played out.

    He said: “We knew that [Saudi] Arabia is a team with good players, that moves the ball well and that advances the line a lot. We work on it, but we speed up a bit.

    “There are no excuses. We are going to be more united than ever. This group is strong and they have shown it.

    “It is a situation that we did not have to go through in a long time. Now we have to show that this is a real group.”

    Argentina will need to regroup quickly as the games come thick and fast. Scaloni’s side face a crunch clash with Mexico on Saturday before a clash against Robert Lewandowski’s Poland next week.

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