PLAYER EVALUATIONS: Guillermo Ochoa is STILL Mexico’s star at the World Cup

PLAYER EVALUATIONS: Guillermo Ochoa is STILL Mexico’s star at the World Cup

PLAYER EVALUATIONS: Guillermo Ochoa is AGAIN Mexico’s star as he produces even more World Cup heroics… with Robert Lewandowski enduring a tough night for Poland in a lackluster 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 but Lewandowski had a golden opportunity to put Poland ahead three minutes before the hour mark when his side were awarded a free kick.

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

The two sides then apparently settled a point in what was a pointless contest.

Sportsmail’s Liam Morgan assessed both teams’ players after the match.

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

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

MEXICO (4-3-3)

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

Jorge Sanchez – Seemed OK in the future and was rarely tested by the Polish front line. 6

Cesar Montes – Was solid in the middle of the defense but didn’t have much to do. 6

Hector Moreno – A clumsy challenge on Lewandowski could have cost Mexico dearly. 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. seven

Edson Alvarez – Played some great passes but faded as the game progressed. 6

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

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

Alexis Vega – Caused all sorts of problems for Poland, but his last pass or shot let him down. seven

Hirving Lozano – Was a real threat on the right side and might have scored another day. seven

Henry Martin – Struggled to get into the game and was taken off with 20 minutes remaining. 5

Hirving Lozano was another bright spark for Mexico, even in a lackluster and austere draw in Doha

Hirving Lozano was another bright spark for Mexico, even in a lackluster and austere draw in Doha

Raul Jimenez – Replaced Martin but failed to make an impression. 5

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

Ariel Antuna – Didn’t have enough time to influence the game. 5

POLAND (5-3-2)

Wojciech Szczesny – Did everything asked of him quietly. 6

Matty Cash – Provided a dangerous attacking outing from right-back but the delivery could have been better. seven

Bartosz Bereszynski – Did well and did some decent bouldering in the area. 6

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

Jakub Kiwior – Didn’t have too much of an impact but no horror shows either. 6

Kamil Glik received his 100th cap for Poland, the country's fifth player to reach that figure

Kamil Glik received his 100th cap for Poland, the country’s fifth player to reach that figure

Grzegorz Krychowiak – Protected his back four and closed in with a late effort from range. 6

Jakub Kaminski – Failed to take advantage when Poland repeatedly blocked. 5

Sebastian Szymanski – Another who was largely anonymous for a dish on the Polish side. 6

Nicholas Zalewski – Gave his midfield players a wide option but didn’t do enough with the ball. 6

Piotr Zielinski – Expected to do well for Poland but didn’t bring his Napoli form to the national team. 6

Robert Lewandowski – Was a passenger for long periods and missed a golden chance of the place. 5

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

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

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

Przemyslaw Frankowski – Entered as a substitute. A reservation its only real contribution. 5

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

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