PLAYER RATINGS: Guillermo Ochoa is the star for Mexico AGAIN at the World Cup


PLAYER RATINGS: Guillermo Ochoa is the star for Mexico AGAIN as he produces yet more World Cup heroics… with Robert Lewandowski enduring a difficult night for Poland in drab draw in Doha

Guillermo Ochoa saved a second-half penalty from Robert Lewandowski as Mexico and Poland played out a 0-0 draw in their World Cup Group C clash in Doha.

Chances were few and far between but Lewandowski had a golden opportunity to put Poland in front three minutes before the hour-mark when his side were awarded a spot-kick.

Ochoa, playing at his fifth World Cup, was equal to Lewandowski’s effort to deny the Barcelona striker.

The two sides then seemingly settled for a point in what was an uninspiring contest.

Sportsmail’s Liam Morgan rated both teams’ players after the game. 

Guillermo Ochoa saved a penalty from Robert Lewandowski as Mexico and Poland drew 0-0

MEXICO (4-3-3)

Guillermo Ochoa – Mexico’s star man yet again at the World Cup. Saved a penalty from Lewandowski in the crucial moment of the match. 8

Jorge Sanchez – Looked OK going forward and was rarely tested by Poland’s frontline. 6

Cesar Montes – Was solid at the middle of the defence but had little to do. 6

Hector Moreno – Clumsy challenge on Lewandowski could have cost Mexico. 5

Jesus Gallardo produced a solid display from left-back and looked good going forward

Jesus Gallardo produced a solid display from left-back and looked good going forward

Jesus Gallardo – One of Mexico’s brightest players in attack who put in a good performance from left-back. 7

Edson Alvarez – Played a couple of excellent passes but faded as the game wore on. 6

Hector Herrera – The 32-year-old is not getting any younger but still had the legs to compete. 6

Luis Chavez – Looked comfortable in possession and provided the odd creative spark. 6

Alexis Vega – Caused Poland all sorts of problems but his final pass or shot let him down. 7

Hirving Lozano – Was a real threat off the right-hand side and may have scored on another day. 7

Henry Martin – Struggled to get into the game and was withdrawn with 20 minutes to go. 5

Hirving Lozano was another bright spark for Mexico, even in a drab and dour draw in Doha

Hirving Lozano was another bright spark for Mexico, even in a drab and dour draw in Doha

Raul Jimenez – Came on for Martin but failed to make an impression. 5

Carlos Rodriguez – Another second-half substitute who was solid in midfield. 6

Ariel Antuna – Was not given enough time to influence the match. 5

POLAND (5-3-2)

Wojciech Szczęsny – Did all that was asked of him with little fuss. 6

Matty Cash – Provided a dangerous attacking outlet from right-back, but delivery could have been better. 7

Bartosz Bereszyński – Did OK and made a couple of decent blocks in the area. 6

Kamil Glik – Showed his experience at the back in his 100th cap for his country. 6  

Jakub Kiwior – Did not make too much of an impact but equally no horror shows. 6

Kamil Glik was handed his 100th cap for Poland, the fifth player in the country to reach the figure

Kamil Glik was handed his 100th cap for Poland, the fifth player in the country to reach the figure

Grzegorz Krychowiak – Protected his back four and went close with a late effort from distance. 6

Jakub Kamiński – Failed to take advantage when Poland countered on more than one occasion. 5

Sebastian Szymański – Another who was largely anonymous for a flat Polish side. 6

Nicola Zalewski – Gave his midfield players an option out wide but did not do enough with the ball. 6

Piotr Zielinski – Tipped to do well for Poland but did not bring his Napoli form to the national side. 6

Robert Lewandowski – Was a passenger for large periods and missed a golden chance from the spot. 5

Robert Lewandowski failed to make an impression and missed from the spot in the second half

Robert Lewandowski failed to make an impression and missed from the spot in the second half

Krystian Bielik – Subbed on early in the second half and was fine yet unspectacular. 6

Przemysław Frankowski – Came on as a substitute. A booking his only real contribution. 5

Arkadiusz Milik – Was only given a few minutes off the bench. 5 

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