Mexico-Poland 0-0: Lewandowski misses a penalty, relief from Argentina

Lewandowski and the World Curse

The World curse for Robert Lewandowski continues. The Barcelona centre-forward, in his second participation in the finals and never scoring in the three games played in 2018, kicks a bad rigor against Mexico by having his shot blocked by Ochoa in the key episode of a match that the Poles have long played too defeatist. Mexico is better as a game and as opportunities, especially in the first half, but both teams lacked the right spark. Qualification is yet to be conquered, but now we will also have to deal with the revelation of Saudi Arabia. Among the “Italians”, beware Szczesny and Glik, in the shade Zalewski And Zielisnki, Lozano he tried to wreak havoc in the Polish defense with little success.


95′ – Krychowiak doesn’t scare Ochoa

Krychowiak sin of selfishness by kicking from the edge without committing Ochoa too much: Milik ignored free inside the area.

6:49 pm

90′ – Seven minutes of added time allowed

Granted seven minutes of recovery. There is still time for Mexico and Poland to go for victory, but a draw would still be valuable for both.


87′ – Milik takes over Zielinski

Offensive substitution by Michniewicz, who is only now playing the card of the two strikers: enter Milik instead of Zielinsky. The Juventus player joins Lewandowski in attack.

6:43 pm

83′ – Krychowiak scares Ochoa

By now there are no more tactics, long teams looking for a victory that can change their respective paths in the World Cup. Krychowiak waste from a corner kick, then immediate reversal in the face with Mexico in attack. Meanwhile Martino also sends Antuna into the field for Vega.


70′ – Whirlwind of changes, Jimenez also enters

After the halfway mark, the coaches fished from the benches: they entered Mexico Rodríguez And Jimenez for Herrera and Martin. Michniewicz sends on the field Frankowski for Szymanski.


19′ – Mexico pushes again: Szczesny saves on Martin

Second half definitely more fun than the first fraction. After the danger Mexico has returned to push: Gimenez tries from afar, Martin he corrects his head, but Szczesny rejects.

6:16 pm

16′ – Lewandowski misses the penalty, Ochoa saves Mexico

Lewandowski waste everything! The Barcelona center forward kicks the ball badly rigor, little angled conclusion and great rejected by Ochoa. Then melee in the Mexico area, which is saved!

6:13 pm

13′ – Penalty for Poland granted by the Var!

Penalty for Poland! withholding of Moreno in area up Lewandowski. Referee Beath recalled by the Var and penalty granted after field review. Yellow card for Moreno.


1′ – Off to the second half: a change between the Poles

The second half begins with a change in Poland. Bielik detects Zalewski, but Poland’s tactical set-up did not change, which remained with a 4-4-1-1 formation: Szymanski widened to the left and the new substitute went into the middle of the field.

5:47 pm

A first half ends with little emotion

Referee Beath sends everyone to rest after two minutes of added time. No goals and little emotion in the first 45 minutes. Clear the territorial supremacy of Mexico, which however created few dangers, at the beginning and at the end of the two halves. Poland perched and renouncing.


45′ – Final siege of Mexico, Poland in the corner

Mexico raises the pace and closes the first half in attack: Lozano falls in the area, the ball reaches Sanchez who tries the shot, Szczesny rejects for a corner with some difficulty.


35′ – Poland gives up, Mexico does not break through

The Poland coach opted for an almost unedited one back fourwith the clear objective of armoring the lateral bands. Mission essentially successful, given that Mexico was only the author of a couple of flare-ups. However, the Poles were very reluctant, the offensive phase in fact non-existent and Ochoa inactive.


29′ – Sanchez gets the first yellow card of the match

Sanchez gets the first yellow card of the match for a repeated hold on Szymanski. The punishment for Poland, however, has no effect.


25′ – Vega close to scoring: header out by a whisker

Here comes the first goal chance of the match! Mexico still dangerous on the right, ball in the middle and header by Vega which does not frame the door by a whisker, but Szczesny it was on the way.


15′ – Study phase, Mexico plays the game

Slightly lower pace now after the great start. Poland came out of the shell, balanced match and now quite tactical, but ball on the ground Mexico is preferred. It will be seen in the course of the match how much the defeat of Argentina will affect the attitude of the other two teams in the group.


5′ – Mexico immediately in attack, Poland throw-in

Mexico got off to a strong start, immediately putting Poland in trouble on the wings. Great sprint of Lozano on the right, cross shot missed by szczesny, then Vega misses the tap in on the far post. The Poles focus on restarts.


1′ – Off to the match! Mexico-Poland has begun!

Kick off referee Beath. The first ball is from Mexico, it started there second match of Group C of Qatar 2022!


Mexico-Poland, everything is ready for the start

Teams in the field, ongoing the national anthems. The superiority of Mexican fans in the stands of Stadium 974 is clear. The game will be played under the orders of the Australian referee Chris Beat.


Mexico-Poland, “Italian derby” at Qatar 2022

There will be six players who play in Italy on the pitch from the start. Challenge within the challenge that between Hirving Lozano And Piotr Zielinskifriends and teammates of the Naples, protagonists in the last two victories of Spalletti’s team against Empoli and Udinese (two assists by the Mexican for the Pole). In Poland, the Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, the Benevento defender Kamil Glik (one of the two players of the Italian B called up, the other is the Australian Fran Karacic of Brescia), the center back of Spezia Jakub Kiwior, the full-back of Sampdoria Bartosz Bereszynski and Roma full-back Nicola Zalewski. Bench instead at the start for the Florentine Zurkowski, for the Juventus Milik and the Salernitan Piatek.


Mexico-Poland, the official formations

There is no shortage of surprises in the formations chosen by coaches Martino and Michniewicz for their debut at the 2022 World Cup. In Mexico in midfield the expert Guardado is out in favor of Chavez, Poland instead on the field with a prudent and Zielinsky behind only Lewandowski. Only bench therefore for Milik, Piatek and also for Swiderski, who was announced among the starters.

Mexico (4-3-3): Ochoa; Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo; Chavez, Alvarez, Herrera; Lozano, Martin, Vega. Ct.: G. Martino.

Poland (4-4-1-1): Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski; Kaminski, Krychowiak, Szymanski, Zalewski; Zielinsky; Lewandowski. Ct.: C. Michniewicz.

4:05 pm

Mexico-Poland, forbidden to make mistakes after the flop of Argentina

Mexico And Poland take the field at Stadium 974 of Doha to conclude the first day of Group C of Qatar 2022. The third day of competition at the World Championship has so far been marked by surprises, with the clamorous defeat suffered in comeback byArgentina against theSaudi Arabia and the 0-0 of the Denmark with Tunisia, for group D. The match between the Tricolor and the red and whites, which complete the Argentina group, therefore assumes even more importance in a grouping in which Saudi Arabia is now in full swing for qualification.

Stadium 974 – Doha

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Mexico-Poland 0-0: Lewandowski misses a penalty, relief from Argentina

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