‘Ripenalty in Mexico-Poland stalemate’ is one of many articles aimed at covering the ‘Ripenalty’ in Mexico’s recent World Cup qualifying campaign against Poland. In this article, we will take a look at the team’s performance, including the performance of the goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who saved a penalty, and also the team’s record in CONCACAF qualifying.
Robert Lewandowski’s performance
Despite his impressive record at Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski’s performance after Ronaldo leaves Man Utd has been somewhat sluggish. With only one year left on his contract and with Barcelona already in the hunt, the Pole is desperate for a move to Spain or the Premier League.
Lewandowski isn’t just a prolific goalscorer; he’s also one of the fittest players on the planet. His fitness is key to his success. He’s never missed more than six games with injury. That is quite a feat, and he could be an ideal fit for the Premier League.
In addition to his impressive goalscoring record, Lewandowski has also proven to be a model professional. The Pole is known for his hard work and his fitness level is impressive. He recently met with Xavi in Ibiza and is said to be keen on a move to Spain or the Premier League.
Despite the fact that Lewandowski has only had a year left on his contract, Bayern have been busy dug in over his departure. It’s thought that the Polish star would prefer a move to Spain rather than Bayern, but they won’t be able to let him go without a replacement.
Guillermo Ochoa saves a penalty
Despite a stalemate, Mexico and Poland shared the spoils in a thrilling World Cup Group C clash in Doha. A slick penalty save by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was enough to keep Mexico in the hunt and set the tone for an exciting second half.
After a sluggish first half, Mexico came alive in the second half and had a real chance to break through the Polish defence. Alexis Vega headed a fantastic chance inches wide of the target. The Mexican defence also prevented Poland from latching onto the rebound.
The Mexican fans came out in force, outnumbering their Polish counterparts by a massive 10 to 1. Despite the fans’ enthusiasm, Mexico failed to turn their momentum into a winning goal.
Ochoa had a superb save in the 58th minute to deny Robert Lewandowski a penalty. The veteran goalkeeper dived low to his left and made a brilliant save. It was the first penalty save by a Mexican goalkeeper in World Cup history.
Mexico’s record in CONCACAF qualifying
Despite having not won a World Cup, Mexico has never finished below fourth place in a World Cup qualifying round. Mexico’s record in CONCACAF qualifying has been strong.
Mexico has had a winning streak of four consecutive World Cup qualifying matches. Its current record is 6-3-2. It has lost just one match, and two of those losses were against U.S., including a 2-1 victory in Mexico in 2007. Mexico has a three-point lead over Costa Rica, and a goal difference of +7. The Mexicans haven’t lost a match since April, and they’re just four points behind Canada.
The USMNT has won all three matches it’s played in Mexico. However, it hasn’t beaten Mexico in a competitive match in Mexico. Its two wins have come in neutral venues.
Mexico will have to win its Central American match against the USMNT, and then win its match at Estadio Azteca to ensure it will make the playoffs. It will also have to win two more matches against teams that won’t make the yalla shoote playoffs.
Mexico’s last 12 World Cups have come in the second half
Despite being one of the most dominant North American football nations, Mexico’s recent World Cup performances have been lackluster. They have failed to make it through the knockout stage in each of their last five tournaments and have not won a game in seven straight tournaments.
They haven’t reached the quarterfinals of a World Cup since 1994, and they’ve lost five of their last seven matches against top-seeded teams. Their most recent performance was a 2-0 loss to Bulgaria in the Round of 16. Their best performance came in 1986, when they beat Bulgaria 2-0 at home.
In Group C, Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina 2-1 early in the group. They then stunned Poland 1-0 in the return leg. That means the Andean nation now sits tied with Switzerland in the World Cup rankings. With a little more than a year before the tournament, they are still in the running for the group’s top spot.
Mexico is in a tough group. They’ll face Argentina on Saturday. They’ll then face Saudi Arabia in the group’s final. If they advance, they’ll play eventual champions Italy in the quarterfinals.
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