On November 22, Mexico and Poland played to a scoreless draw in the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Stadium 974 in Doha. As a result, Group C is suddenly extremely open, with Saudi Arabia leading after one game week. The Mexican team had a mixed record before this competition. In their last five games in various tournaments, they have won two and lost three. They won two games while keeping two clean sheets, but they also lost one game without scoring, illustrating the inconsistency.
Poland, on the other side, came into this match with a record of two victories, four defeats, and one draw. In these games, they struggled in front of the net, scoring just five goals. Mexico tried to get off to a good World Cup start by coming out strong in the opening minutes of the game. They achieved a notable 1-0 victory over Germany in the previous competition in Russia in 2018, and they hoped to have a similar impact in Qatar. They had 63% of the first half’s possession, but they squandered their opportunities. They made five attempts, but only managed to hit the target once.
Poland, on the other hand, appeared to lack any meaningful threat going ahead. They only made one shot, which missed the mark. Mexico did a good job of thwarting Robert Lewandowski’s threat. But Piotr Zielenski, who was his strike partner, played fairly well. The teams entered the halftime break tied 0-0 after a fun first half.
Players from Mexico and Poland surged forward to try to score as both teams came out for the second half with an increased attacking purpose. In the second half, Mexico maintained control of the ball 58% of the time, dominating possession once more. They were able to make several shooting opportunities as a result. Only three of their six attempts toward the goal were successful. Poland, on the other hand, made five attempts, but only two of them found the target.
The most significant play of the second half came just before the hour when veteran goalie Guillermo Ochoa made an outstanding stop to keep Lewandowski from scoring from the penalty spot. Mexico and Poland were tied after another fantastic 45 minutes of football, and no goals were scored.
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