Today , Mexico and Poland in the second round of Group C of the World Cup in Qatar started a confrontation, but the performance of the two teams was disappointing, and the campaign ended with a goalless score of 0-0. The most regrettable thing is that Poland’s 34-year-old gold medal striker Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty kick and missed an excellent opportunity to score points. At the same time, he was unable to achieve his dream of scoring goals in the World Cup opener.
Poland’s goal hopefuls – Robert Lewandowski
So far, Lewandowski has represented Poland with a record of 76 goals in major international competitions, and has also contributed as many as 344 goals during his eight years in the former Bundesliga Bayern Munich. Although his age has reached the twilight stage of his career, he still showed efficient results on behalf of La Liga Barcelona in the latest season, scoring 18 goals in 19 games and a perfect achievement.
Lewandowski was naturally Mexico’s biggest threat in the game, though his header went wide in the first half. Then, under the strengthening of Mexico’s defense, Lewandowski only scored once in the penalty area and completed only 3 passes.
Mexico were also held back by Poland ‘s defense offensively, with 24-year-old striker Alexis Vega bouncing his header off the post and 28-year-old midfielder Jesus Gallardo’s goal blocked by the 32-year-old. Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made a save and 24-year-old defender Jorge Sanchez volleyed over the crossbar.
Lewandowski misses a penalty, the goalkeeper saves a 12-yard penalty for the first time in the World Cup
But Lewandowski also got a penalty kick in the 57th minute. He could have scored his first World Cup goal in this game, but it was a pity that he failed to win this great scoring opportunity. When Lewandowski’s 12-yard penalty was fired into the right corner, Mexico’s 37-year-old goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa swooped in to save the Poland captain!
Lewandowski has missed his second consecutive penalty since representing Barcelona in La Liga against Almeria this month. It is worth mentioning that this is also the first time that Qatar has missed a 12-yard ball in the World Cup.
never scored a goal in the world cup
It was a huge humiliation for the European breakout star, who failed to score in three games in his first World Cup in Russia 2018, before Poland were knocked out in the group stage and are now unguarded Only the goalkeeper failed to score the penalty kick. I am afraid it will be difficult to achieve his dream of scoring his first goal in the World Cup this year.
Mexico is unbeaten in the last 3 games against Poland
There were a total of 17 shots in the game, but none of them were successfully scored. In the history of the confrontation between the two sides, Mexico has won 1 draw and 1 win in 2 international friendly matches against Poland. Now Mexico has once again tied with Poland in the World Cup opener in Qatar, extending its unbeaten record. Although Mexico performed well defensively in this game, they have been unable to break through and create scoring opportunities on the offensive end. If they can’t improve the offensive problem, they will probably lose to Argentina this Sunday because of the black opening. And if Lewandowski fails to adjust to his scoring performance at the club, there is a high probability that he will lose to the vigorous Saudi Arabia this Saturday and once again hate the group stage.