The Winter World Cup in Qatar started with some hustle and bustle. A lightning strike at the opening, a peat festival from England or the acclaimed last-minute victory for the Dutch caused emotions. And on the third day? Among other things, the game Mexico – Poland took place there.
The encounter caused a great deal of disillusionment – among fans and players alike. One of the people who is particularly worried about Mexico – Poland is Robert Lewandowski. The Polish superstar is threatened with disaster at what may be his last World Cup.
Mexico – Poland: Don’t be disappointed
Lewandowski is undoubtedly one of the best players of his generation. Awards like that of the world footballer underline his incredible achievements. He was able to celebrate many successes at club level – but not with the national team. Despite their attacker, Poland are often outsiders.
That’s why Lewandowski had to wait many years before he was even allowed to play at a World Cup. 2018 ended early in the group stage against Senegal, Colombia and Japan. Lewandowski also remained without a goal. A bitter disappointment for the successful striker.
Bitter Lewy moment
After Mexico – Poland he has to tremble again. The game ended goalless 0:0. After many furious games at the start, the second zero in a row on Tuesday (November 22; Tunisia and Denmark also parted without a goal). This was also due to the fact that Robert Lewandowski made a mistake at the crucial moment.
After just under an hour, he was awarded a penalty by VAR – actually Lewandowski’s favorite discipline. So he grabbed the ball, his first World Cup goal firmly in view. It happened the way it had to. The former Bayer star shot low into the right corner, but Guillermo Ochoa saved.
Mexico-Poland: Poles with their backs to the wall
In Group C everything is open after the first matchday. Hours earlier, Saudi Arabia had caused a big surprise by beating tournament favorites Argentina. For Mexico and Poland that means you have to get points against the Saudis, but also against Argentina if you want to progress.
For Lewandowski it could be the big disaster. Will he drop out of the group at his second World Cup without a goal? It would be a bitter mark on his great career.