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Mexico vs Poland LIVE: World Cup 2022 result and final score after Robert Lewandowski misses penalty

Mexico 0-0 Poland: Lewandowski was denied by Guillermo Ochoa in the crucial moment of the match to leave Group C wide open

Alex Pattle
Tuesday 22 November 2022 18:33 GMT
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Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty as Poland and Mexico played out a goalless draw in Group C of the World Cup in Qatar.

Mexico dominated the first half but could not break the deadlock at Stadium 974, with Poland’s star striker Lewandowski cutting a frustrated figure.

But the Barcelona forward was handed a golden opportunity in the second half when he was fouled in the box, only to see his penalty saved by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

With Saudi Arabia stunning Argentina in the opening game, it leaves Group C wide open ahead of the second round of fixtures. Mexico will play Argentina next while Poland face Saudi Arabia.

Follow all the reaction from Stadium 974 with our live blog below:

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56 mins: PENALTY TO POLAND!

The referee goes to the monitor, and he gives a penalty to Poland after their first decent move of the match!

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:14
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54 mins: All of a sudden, Poland decide to press! And what would you know? They get a great chance out of it!

A pass is slung into the feet of Lewandowski just inside the Mexico box, and he turns well before running at goal...

He’s shoulder to shoulder with Moreno, and the Poland captain loses out.

Better, though, from Poland! That looked dangerous for Mexico for a moment.

In fact... the referee is going to check for a penalty! Moreno looked to have pulled on Lewandowski’s shirt...

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:13
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53 mins: Lozano scoops a lovely pass over the Poland defence and onto Sanchez inside the box... and Sanchez wins a corner.

Szczesny comes out and punches it clear, but Mexico will attack again, this time with Lozano out on the left...

He cuts inside and curls a shot towards goal, but he slips as he hits it! Szczesny catches the effort comfortably.

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:10
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50 mins: Szymanski is brought down inside the Mexico half, and Poland have a free kick some way out, just to the left of centre.

It’s wasted, straight out for a goal kick.

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:07
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48 mins: The second half begins as the first ended, with Mexico enjoying a decent spell of possession.

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46 mins: Second half under way!

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:03
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Zalewski is replaced by Krystian Bielik for Poland.

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:03
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The second half is just a couple of moments away. Here’s a reminder of what happened in today’s other Group C game:

Saudi Arabia defy reality to stun Argentina with enormous World Cup shock

Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia: Goals from Saleh Al Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari completed an incredible comeback at the Lusail Stadium, ending the Albiceleste’s 36-game unbeaten streak

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:02
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Half-time: Goalless at the break. Mexico have been on top, though.

Alexis Vega (left) and Jakub Kaminski in action during Mexico vs Poland
Alexis Vega (left) and Jakub Kaminski in action during Mexico vs Poland (AFP via Getty Images)
Alex Pattle22 November 2022 16:47
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45 mins: Just two minutes of added time at the added-time World Cup – a real rarity.

Mexico fail to make the corner count – not for the first time today – but hang onto the ball thereafter.

They’ve had the lion’s share of possession for some time now.

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 16:47

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