Lewandowski misses penalty as Poland and Mexico draw 0-0

Poland's Robert Lewandowski reacts after having a penalty kick saved by Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C match Mexico v Poland at the Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar on 22 November, 2022Reuters

Poland's Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty - and his chance to finally claim a FIFA World Cup goal - in a 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday that left Saudi Arabia as the early leaders of Group C after their shock win over Argentina.

Mexico played most of the attacking football in Stadium 974 but Poland won their penalty in the 56th minute when Hector Moreno pulled down Lewandowski only for the Polish captain to shoot too close to Guillermo Ochoa, who saved.

Poland's Robert Lewandowski has his penalty saved by Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa

Mexico brought on Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez as a substitute, capping his return from injury, but he failed to provide the breakthrough sought by coach Gerardo Martino.

Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa celebrates after saving the penalty

The draw left Saudi Arabia top of Group C with three points after they came from behind to beat Argentina 2-1 earlier on Tuesday in one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history.