2022 World Cup: Guillermo Ochoa heroics earn point for Mexica against Poland

2022 World Cup: Guillermo Ochoa heroics earn point for Mexica against Poland

Robert Lewandowski had a penalty saved as Poland and Mexico performed out a goalless World Cup draw at a fervent Stadium 974.

Captain Lewandowski has by no means scored within the event and his wait continues after a tame effort was stored out by Mexico’s veteran goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

The 40,000-capacity venue was stuffed largely by raucous Mexico supporters and deafening cheers rung round when Lewandowski’s shot stayed out.

A forgettable first half noticed Alexis Vega head narrowly large and the one effort on the right track got here when Jorge Sanchez’s shot from the angle was pushed away by Wojciech Szczesny.

Hirving Lozano’s curling effort from vary was straight at the Poland goalkeeper, before the game lastly sparked into life within the second half.

But both sides had to settle for a draw after Ochoa, 37, dived the fitting method to preserve out Barcelona striker Lewandowski’s penalty, awarded after the referee watched a replay on the pitchside monitor.

Earlier within the day in Group C, Saudi Arabia triggered one of many greatest shocks in World Cup historical past by coming from behind to beat closely fancied Argentina.

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