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Robert Lewandowski Misses Penalty in Mexico-Poland Sttalemate

Despite an excellent performance by Robert Lewandowski, Mexico lost a crucial World Cup match to Poland. Lewandowski missed a penalty kick in the second half of a stalemate that left Mexico needing a draw to advance to the second round. The Polish player has yet to score in the tournament, but was credited with a penalty in Mexico’s win over Russia.

Guillermo Ochoa saves from Robert Lewandowski

Despite a spirited performance, Mexico slipped to a draw against Poland in the opening game of Group C on Tuesday. A lackluster performance by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny cost Mexico as the Poland defence failed to impose their dominance. The Polish players lacked the final touch to break the deadlock and Mexico were able to rely on a stunning penalty save by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to rescue a point koora live.

Robert Lewandowski was awarded a penalty in the 58th minute of the game. The Polish striker was put under pressure by Hector Moreno in the box. Lewandowski attempted to apply more power to his shot. He saw his effort to Ochoa’s left blocked away.

Mexico dominated possession in the second half, but failed to break down Poland’s defence. The home side dominated the midfield, and their attack was limited. Lewandowski did have a few half chances, but they were unable to find the net.

Mexico have scored only once in the group stage, while Poland have scored just once in the entire tournament. Both teams had very limited chances, with only two shots on target. The game was played in ideal conditions for both sides.

Mexico were dominant in midfield, with Edson Alvarez and Cesar Montes proving effective. Hirving Lozano was the chief outlet for the Mexican attack in the first half. He forced Szczesny into action. During an extended period of waiting, Lewandowski saw an attempt to Ochoa’s left parried away. He then tussled with Hector Moreno in the box.

Goalkeeper’s role in Mexico’s World Cup campaign

Despite Robert Lewandowski’s 18 goals in 19 appearances for Barcelona, he’s still searching for his first World Cup goal. In the second half of Poland’s match against Mexico, he missed a penalty and failed to score in the first half.

Lewandowski was a superstar in Barcelona’s first season, scoring 18 goals in 19 games. His first two penalty attempts were fluffed – he tried a free kick and a low shot from his left – but he got a lucky ricochet to score in the 53rd minute.

In the match, he was tussled with in the box and pulled down by Hector Moreno. The VAR suggested a penalty, but the referee awarded it after the pitchside review. The Mexicans did well to defend it, but Lewandowski had to settle for a point.

It’s a long time since Mexico’s last World Cup quarterfinal appearance. They’ve failed to reach the round of eight on seven occasions, but they’ll be hoping for a change in fortunes this time around. They’ll face Argentina in the next round.

Mexico dominated the first 45 minutes, but they struggled to make much of their chances. Poland pressed hard in the second half, but Mexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made two important saves, including a fine penalty save to deny Lewandowski in the second half.

Robert Lewandowski’s performance

Despite being on the front foot for most of the match, Mexico found themselves on the losing end of a goalless draw with Poland. Despite a strong performance from Hector Moreno, Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty that could have swung the match in Poland’s favour.

In the first half, Lewandowski had no touch inside the Mexican penalty area. The Poland striker was well marked by Poland’s defenders. His only notable attempt in the opening half was a header that deflected harmlessly off the head of a Mexican defender.

Mexico had the best chance of the game early on. Vega sent a header wide after 26 minutes. Lozano also missed the target with a low cross. Szymanski was then replaced by Przemyslaw Frankowski.

Poland were not as sharp as they were in the first half. They lacked the cutting edge in midfield. Their main threat came from down the flanks. Their first chance came after a good move from Alexis Vega. Vega sent a header past the far post.

In the second half, Mexico started to dominate possession. They took advantage of the VAR review and went close to scoring. The referee initially turned down the penalty. However, after the review, he reversed his decision.

Source : كورة لايف

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