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Argentina held to scoreless tie

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Friday, November 16, 2012

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia held Argentina and Lionel Messi to a 0-0 draw in a friendly match on Wednesday.

Messi and Sergio Aguero struggled for much of the night to showcase their talents, with neither posing much of a threat to the Saudi goal.

The visitors had several chances just before halftime but Pablo Zabaleta's shot was saved and Messi then failed to connect with Eduardo Salvio in the area.

Saudi Arabia had the best chances of the second half, with Yasser Al Qahtani twice denied by keeper Sergio Romero.

The run-up to the match was dominated by the chaotic arrival of Messi to Riyadh Monday, with security guards unable to control the crowds at the airport and one soldier inadvertently pointing his gun toward the Argentine star.


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