Robert Lewandowski’s second-half penalty attempt was saved by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, leaving Poland to settle for a 0-0 draw Tuesday at the World Cup.
It was Lewandowski’s first penalty miss for the national team. Poland’s all-time leading scorer with 76 goals remains without a World Cup goal.
Lewandowski was awarded the penalty following a VAR review after Hector Moreno got hold of his shirt and pulled him down. Ochoa, playing in his fifth World Cup, came up yelling in celebration after his stop, sending the crowd into chants of “Memo!”
Mexico and Poland played to a 0-0 draw in their opening match of the World Cup, with the Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa emerging as the hero with his penalty kick save in the 58th minute. https://t.co/H2kCzSva55 pic.twitter.com/bgh6ZvSpvC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 22, 2022
FT Mexico 0-0 Poland
Guillermo Ochoa is, once again, Mexico’s savior in a World Cup match. The goalkeeper stepped up in the moment of the game and denied Robert Lewandowski from the penalty spot. Both teams begin the World Cup with a point each. #ElTriEng #ElTri
— Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) November 22, 2022