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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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World Cup: Daily update from day 2 in Qatar

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:


Mexico 0-0 Poland

“Few expected that the first four-game day of this World Cup would end with Saudi Arabia sitting prettiest in Group C but that is the upshot after one of the most famous upsets in the tournament’s history and, to follow up, this far more forgettable stalemate. A goalless draw between Mexico and Poland had little of the drama witnessed in Lusail earlier on Tuesday, but it would not quite be a World Cup without at least one moment of Guillermo Ochoa heroics.

“The Mexico goalkeeper stole the show, as he usually does, spectacularly denying Robert Lewandowski from the penalty spot at the start of the second half. Ochoa added to the catalogue of memorable saves that he has accumulated since debuting at this tournament eight years ago, while adding Poland to Brazil and Germany on the list of opponents that he has frustrated on this grandest of stages.”

Here’s Mark Critchley in Qatar with our Mexico vs Poland match report:

Robert Lewandowski denied World Cup moment as Guillermo Ochoa steals show

Mexico 0-0 Poland: Ochoa saved Lewandowski’s second-half penalty to leave Saudi Arabia as the shock leaders of Group C

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 18:33

France vs Australia

So, France are out to avoid the recent curse of defending World Cup champions exiting in the group stage.

Here’s Richard Jolly, in Qatar, on that interesting trend:

How not to defend a World Cup

Brazil’s 2006 side are the only defending champions to even play in a knockout game this millennium, showing just how difficult it will be for France to win the World Cup in Qatar

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 18:27

France vs Australia

Again, here’s how Group D’s other fixture played out at the Qatar World Cup today:

Tireless Tunisia earn deserved point against Denmark

Denmark 0-0 Tunisia: The Danes came in much fancied to this tournament but were given all they could handle in the opening game of Group D

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 18:19

Mexico 0-0 Poland

One more game to come at the Qatar World Cup today: France vs Australia in Group D, where Denmark drew 0-0 with Tunisia earlier.

You can read our Denmark vs Tunisia report here and follow live updates from France vs Australia at the link below:

France vs Australia LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score and updates

Group D clash as Kylian Mbappe’s Les Bleus face the Socceroos at the Al-Janoub Stadium

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 18:08

Mexico 0-0 Poland

Here are our player ratings from this game!

Mexico vs Poland player ratings: Robert Lewandowski endures penalty woe

Mexico 0-0 Poland: Lewandowski missed a second-half penalty in a largely dour goalless draw.

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 18:01

Mexico 0-0 Poland

Group C

1. Saudi Arabia; 3 points, goal difference +1

2. Mexico; 1 point, GD 0

3. Poland; 1 point, GD 0

4. Argentina; 0 points, GD -1

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 18:00

Mexico 0-0 Poland

This result means Saudi Arabia are atop Group C after the first round of fixtures!

Their shock 2-1 win over Argentina earlier today has them on 3 points and Lionel Messi’s team on zero, while Mexico and Poland are on one point apiece.

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:57

Mexico 0-0 Poland

Full-time: It ends goalless in Group C!

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:55

Mexico 0-0 Poland

90+6 mins: A really deft move out from the back for Poland ends with a wild shot, when there were better options on.

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:54

Mexico 0-0 Poland

90+5 mins: A clever pass is stabbed through Mexico’s backline and to Kaminski.

He makes a decent connection with his left-footed shot inside the Mexico box, but Ochoa catches the rising effort.

Alex Pattle22 November 2022 17:53

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