Stephen Dunmoye

Mexican goalkeeper, Francisco Guillermo Ochoa has begun his fifth World Cup of his career against Poland on a good note as he made an impressive saves from Lewandoski’s penalty.

Both Ochoa and Wojciech Szczesny delivered impressive performances, one in each half. Chivas’ own Alexis Vega had a couple of chances but he missed them by inches.

For the first half, Wojciech Szczesny was the one who made a number of timely saves that allowed his team to keep themselves alive before half time.

Meanwhile, Ochoa’s big moment was saved for the second half when he had a great moment against Robert Lewandowski that proves why he earned his place to play his fifth World Cup.

Robert Lewandowski was taken down inside the box but the ref didn’t see it at first glance. After an intervention from VAR, a penalty was called in Poland’s favour.

The FC Barcelona striker felt confident as he prepared to take the shot from the spot. But he wasn’t expecting what happened next, Ochoa made a brilliant save. With this divine intervention from ‘Paco Memo’, the rest of the Mexican players got riled up and tried to pummel Poland during the final 20 minutes of the game.

After Argentina’s unexpected loss that shook the world earlier on Tuesday, Mexico had an extra motivation to try and beat Poland in the same group’s activity.

Both sides had a golden opportunity to get three points before Argentina does head of their pending games against Messi and friends.

But after 97 minutes, none of both sides were able to get three points. Saturday will bring us Mexico vs Argentina and Poland vs Saudi Arabia. Those two results will define who is going through to the next round.