Mexico and Poland failed to take advantage of Argentina’s shocking loss to Saudi Arabia in their first World Cup 2022 Group C match, which ended goalless.
Gerardo Martino’s team had more possession and more chances overall, but Poland could have won if star striker Robert Lewandowski hadn’t missed a penalty in the second half.
After a fight with Hector Moreno in the box that was reviewed by video assistant referees, the Barcelona forward won the penalty. However, his weak shot was saved by veteran Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa, who became only the eighth player and fourth Mexican to play in five World Cups.
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Lewandowski has yet to score at a World Cup, but Poland’s preference for containment meant that they did little to merit victory.
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Alexis Vega’s header and the dangerous Jesus Gallardo gave Mexico chances in the first half. Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saved a Henry Martin header after the break.
On Saturday, El Tri will play Argentina, who were defeated earlier by Saudi Arabia, while Poland will play the Green Falcons.
Live scoring updates and highlights from Mexico vs. Poland at the 2022 World Cup were being covered by The Sporting News.The complete results from Qatar’s Group C match can be found below.
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Krychowiak20 Zalewski, Bielik-46.19. ZielinskiSzymanski (Frankowski-72) — 9.Lewandowski’s live coverage of Mexico vs. Poland and highlights from the 2022 World Cup FULL-TIME:Mexico versus Poland 0-0 was, in a sense, a missed opportunity for both teams.
Mexico appeared to be playing better for the majority of the game, but they failed to make any of their chances count.Guillermo Ochoa saved a poor penalty from the great Robert Lewandowski, which could have won Poland the game. Poland only had one notable penalty.
After the first round of matches, Saudi Arabia leads Group C!
96th min:Grzegorz Krychowiak lines up a long-range shot from 25 yards out during Poland’s forward break, but it always misses.
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94th min:Will either side have a final chance?Now, both appear to be pretty worn out.
90th min:There will be an additional seven minutes.Where do they get everything from?87th min:Poland also made a late substitution, Piotr Zielinski being replaced by Juventus forward Arkadiusz Milik.
84th min:Uriel Antuna was sent by Mexico to replace Alexis Vega, who has worked tirelessly without success.82nd min:Moving on to the issue at hand.Raul Jimenez enters Poland’s penalty area, but the Wolves striker’s touch prevents him from scoring just as he was about to do so.
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75th min:So, in this Group C match, there are 15 minutes left of normal time, plus at least five more minutes if the rest of the tournament so far is any indication.Can either side come out on top, or will we settle for a second goalless draw of the day?
72nd min:Poland also made a change by substituting Sebastian Szymanski for the midfielder Przemyslaw Frankowski.
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70th min:Mexico’s change is double.Raul Jimenez, a striker who has struggled to get fit in recent months, and Charly Rodriguez have joined in place of Hector Herrera and Henry Martin.
64th min:Mexico has a chance!Henry Martin heads a cross from the left that Kevin Alvarez sends in, but Wojciech Szczesny is up to the challenge and dives to his left to deny it.
60th min:The crowd has certainly been energized, as evidenced by Mexico’s wild celebrations as if they had just won the World Cup.
57th min:SAVED!Guillermo Ochoa, who has won his 137th cap, dives to his left to keep out Robert Lewandowski’s kick, which he is attempting to send to the right.Lewandowski has yet to score a goal at the World Cup.
If you’re in the United States, watch the save:
54th min:Robert Lewandowski and Hector Moreno are fighting in the box.Pulling each other’s jerseys and working hard for the ball, the two players.Penalty possibility?It is now with VAR.
52nd min:Pattern that is similar to the first half so far.Poland, which has only made one attempt at goal, is content with confinement, with Mexico conducting the majority of the pressing.46th min:At Stadium 974, we are back on the road.Poland made a substitution at halftime, replacing Roma’s Nicola Zalewski with Birmingham City’s Krystian Bielik.
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HALF-TIME:Poland 0-0 Mexico Mexico is the stronger team, and they have had a few half-chances, but Poland are holding their ground.Let’s hope for goals in the second half—incidentally, Mexico’s last 12 World Cup goals have all come in the second half.
45th min:We’ll get another two minutes… 44th minute:Before going down, Hirving Lozano tries a one-two on the edge of the box.The ball goes to Jorge Sanchez, who is overlapping and forces Wojciech Szczesny to tip his effort over the bar in the 39th minute:Several teammates in the area miss Luis Chavez of Mexico’s teasing left-wing cross.Poland wins despite Hirving Lozano putting it back in the mix.El Tri is the only team pressing, but chances are still scarce.
37th min:By the way, a significant piece of history is being made today at this match.
33rd min:Poland is content to sit deep in a defensive block and allow Mexico to attempt to break them down.Following a decrease in the initial levels of energy, there is currently a tactical deadlock.30th min:In addition, Saudi Arabia appears to have declared a national holiday for tomorrow following their sensational victory over Argentina earlier in this group.Also, why not?
28th min:Jesus Gallardo gets a toe on a through ball ahead of Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who gets half a hand on it before his defenders bail him out, costing Mexico a corner. This is another half-chance for Mexico.
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26th min:Best opportunity of the game thus far.Alexis Vega of Mexico has a good head on a cross from the right, but his effort goes wide of the right post.
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23rd min:After a collision with Mexico defender Cesar Montes, Robert Lewandowski lands on the edge of the area, but nothing happens there.
21st min:Since 1994, Mexico have never advanced past the quarterfinals in any of their seven World Cup appearances.Could this be the tournament that pushes you to the next level?El Tri has had a decent start.
17th min:Hirving Lozano, who appears to be a threat for Mexico, attempts a one-two on the edge of the box, but Jorge Sanchez, who is overlapping, is disallowed for offside.
12th min:This encounter started off with a good pace and energy.Mexico receive a curling ball from the left corner of a corner kick, but central defender Hector Moreno is unable to keep his header down.
8th min:Poland goes on the attack after Robert Lewandowski makes a lovely pass, but Mexico defender Jesus Gallardo comes back to clear the danger and gives away a corner kick that doesn’t work.
5th min:Mexico is able to spring Hirving Lozano down the right as a result of a Poland error.The Napoli striker whips a ball across the goal line, but Alexis Vega can’t quite catch it when he reaches the far post.
1st min:Beginning for Mexico.After Argentina’s shocking loss to Saudi Arabia earlier in the group, this is a huge opportunity for both teams.
3 minutes before kickoff:At Stadium 974, it’s anthem time.We will begin shortly.
45 minutes before kickoff:The team news has decreased!
The fact that Raul Jimenez is only fit enough to play on the bench for El Tri despite Robert Lewandowski leading Poland is big news in the attack for both teams.
2 hours before the game:A disappointing record for Mexico ahead of the start in Doha, but can El Tri end their streak of seven consecutive losses in the last 16 in Qatar?
Two hours and thirty minutes before kickoff:Guillermo Ochoa and Andres Guardado, who are competing in their fifth World Cup, will be key members of Mexico’s squad in Qatar.
3 hours before the game:This match draws even more attention because of Saudi Arabia’s shocking victory over Argentina, and Mexico and Poland both want an advantage if they can win in Doha.
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3hrs 30mins from the opening shot:Good, good, good.Due to events in other parts of Qatar, Mexico and Poland’s Group C match just got even more interesting, and there is now even more at stake!The pool has just been opened wide thanks to Saudi Arabia’s stunning upset victory over Argentina!
4 hours and 30 minutes before kickoff:Even though this one is still a few hours away from starting, the preparations are well underway.In fact, this is the next step on the long road to the championship for both teams.
Poland needed to win a UEFA playoff to earn a spot in CONCACAF, where Mexico finished second to Canada.But now, it’s all about the little things, which could make all the difference in the world today!
5 hours before the start:Mexico is the next team to launch their Qatar 2022 campaign today, and they do so in the face of a significant threat posed by Poland and one Robert Lewandowski.On the off chance that they start decidedly, could this, finally, be the year they get past the Round of 16?