Mexican Fans Rejoice As Guillermo Ochoa Saves Robert Lewandowski’s Penalty at Qatar 2022; Video

Mexican Fans Rejoice As Guillermo Ochoa Saves Robert Lewandowski’s Penalty at Qatar 2022; Video

Byron Pillay
November 22, 2022 at 5:40 PM
  • Poland's Robert Lewandowski has failed to score in his last four fixtures in the FIFA World Cup
  • Guillermo Ochoa once again proved why he is so invaluable to the Mexican squad with a penalty save
  • Mexican fans let out a deafening roar as they celebrated their veteran goalkeeper's brilliant effort

Guillermo Ochoa is a legend in Mexican football, and his antics against Poland further confirmed that.

The Mexican keeper produced a brilliant save to deny Poland from opening the scoring in their World Cup encounter.

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Mexican fans could not be silenced as they celebrated Guillermo Ochoa saving Robert Lewandowski’s penalty attempt during their World Cup game. Image: Andrej Isakovic/ Charlotte Wilson/ Serhat Cagdas.
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Polish captain Robert Lewandowski was given the perfect chance to put his side in front with a penalty in the second half.

Lewandowski was brought down in the box by Hector Moreno, and despite a penalty not being given originally, VAR soon intervened.

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Lewa then stepped up to take the kick, but saw his effort being blocked by Ochoa in goal. The save sent a deafening roar throughout the stadium as Mexican fans rejoiced.

Lewandowski’s miss compounded Poland’s misery. The European side have failed to convert their last three penalties at the FIFA World Cup, and Lewa has also failed to score in his last four World Cup games.

The miss would prove to be somewhat costly as Poland and Mexico had to share the spoils in the game. Both teams had chances to win it, but Lewandowski's chance was easily the best of the bunch.

The draw will come as a relief to Argentinian fans after they lost to Saudi Arabia. Despite being bottom of the group, La Albiceleste still are in with a good shot of qualifying from the group.

Mexican supporters steal the show

Mexico fans brought the party atmosphere to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, as is normal for the Mundial.

The Mexican side opened their World Cup account with a game against Poland, but the fans stole the show.

Before, during and after the game, Mexican fans made their voices heard as they outnumbered their Polish opposition, Sports Brief reported.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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