Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 3:34 AM on Thursday 18 September

/ Front page / Sport

Argentina held to scoreless tie

Ap
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.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. The race is on
  2. Leader of the pack
  3. FijiFirst leads
  4. Provisonal results from the Fiji Elections Office
  5. Army grateful
  6. Ba voters enjoy kava
  7. Counting kicks off at all polling centres
  8. Labour trails
  9. Tight security in Savusavu
  10. Counting in Bua begins

Top Stories this Week

  1. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  2. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  4. PM confirms release of 45 peacekeepers Friday (12 Sep)
  5. Couple seeks end to problem Friday (12 Sep)
  6. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  7. Safe and alive Friday (12 Sep)
  8. Emotional visit for contestants Tuesday (16 Sep)
  9. Lawman saves widow Monday (15 Sep)
  10. The unsolved murders of Wailada Tuesday (16 Sep)