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Poland 0-0 Mexico: Lewandowski misses penalty in El Tri stalemate

Robert Lewandowski - Poland
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The Group C clash found no winner as the Poles failed to start the World Cup with a victory.

Mexico drew 0-0 against Poland in their World Cup match on Tuesday. The Group C rivals left the game with one point each as Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty.

Ochoa to rescue!

Both sides lacked enough cutting edge to make serious chances during the first half.

The midfielders on both sides got involved in physical challenges as they struggled to provide their teammates with line-breaking passes.

Poland started the second period on a better note, developing their attacks from both flanks.

Following a foul by Hector Moreno on Lewandowski, the referee pointed to the penalty spot, providing a fine chance for Poland to break the deadlock.

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The Barcelona star tried to slot the ball into the bottom-right corner of the net. But Guillermo Ochoa stopped it with a fine save, adding another memorable moment to his collection of brilliant World Cup displays.

Mexico then tried to use their momentum to find the back of the net. But Poland held on to their defensive integrity and gradually regained their possession.

The Poles came close to scoring once in the 95th minute. But another save from Ochoa stopped Jakub Kaminski from registering the match-winner for Poland.

Both sides will return to action on Saturday. Mexico will face Argentina, while Poland take on Saudi Arabia.