Ochoa is a wall, but the defense leaves doubts; Alexis stood out in his debut, but at the cost of Chucky Lozano’s discomfort
The Mexican team drew 0-0 against Poland in his debut in Qatar World Cup 2022in a match in which the Aztec team was the owner of the ball, but was far from hurting the Europeans’ goal, even, despite their dominance, Guillermo OchoaOnce again, he ended up dressing up as a hero by saving a penalty from Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski.
Below, we present the lessons that the draw in the World Cup debut left behind.
Guillermo Ochoa, the ‘monster’ of the World Cups
It is already a custom that the goalkeeper who disputes his fifth world Cupappear with the hero tag to save the Mexican team in World Cups He had already given away stamps in Brazil 2014, Russia 2018 and now in Qatar 2022, with just one match, he already has a historical image in which he will appear Guillermo Ochoa, as he dives to prevent his cabin from being drilled.
The play against Robert Lewandowski, the star of Polandoccurred at minute 58. The attacker, after being fouled by Héctor Moreno inside the area, placed the ball in the penalty spot and shot to the left side of Guillermo Ochoa. The Mexican goalkeeper jumped into the right place to save the shot that came from the Polish captain’s boots.
Alexis Vega was more of a factor than ‘Chucky’ Lozano, but he lacked a goal
The Chivas footballer made his debut in the World Cups this Tuesday in the game against Poland. With the ’10’ on the back, Alexis Vega He was one of the most unbalanced players who had the Mexican team on the field of Estadio 974, he was even the one who was closest to the mark with options that were born from Hirving Lozano’s boots, but on both occasions the ball went deflected from the rival goal.
On the other hand, ‘Chucky’ Lozano, who was shaping up to carry the offensive weight of Mexicowas diluted with the passing of the minutes, after in the first moments he commanded the Aztec attacks, but later, somewhat victim of the lack of depth of the Tri, the youth player from Pachuca had no interference in the process of the match.
The midfield has potential, but lacks synchrony
Gerardo Martino opted for Edson Álvarez, Luis Chávez and Héctor Herrera as midfielders for the duel against Poland, a trio that played together for the first time. The three collaborated on offense through passes or long-distance shots, but defensively, although they were in charge of recovering balls, there were some oversights that could cost dearly. Henry Martín and Raúl Jiménez, without opportunities to demonstrate
The Mexican team He had 61 percent possession of the ball, by 39% of the Poles in the first half. However, despite the superiority in this area, the Aztec team lacked depth and creativity on offense, since of the eleven shots it had, only four were directed towards the goal, of which only one was from Henry Martín, one of the two forward centers that Gerardo Martino used in the matches, since Raúl Jiménez, with 19 minutes on the pitch, had no options to finish off the goal, and on occasions he even had to leave his area to have contact with the spherical.
Despite zero, the defense left doubts
Mexico he managed to keep his act intact against an offense led by Robert Lewandowski, one of the best center forwards in the world. This was achieved, it was achieved in a large part of Guillermo Ochoabut outside of the goalkeeper the defense had an approving performance in general, but there were oversights, especially by Jorge Sánchez and Héctor Moreno, who in a direct elimination instance could cost the Mexican team dearly.