Robert Lewandowski gave the discount goal to Poland vs. France after shooting from the twelve steps. The Barcelona striker missed the first opportunity against Lloris, but he was able to repeat the shot due to an early exit from the French goalkeeper.
The Polish star saved the honor of his team by converting a penalty in discount, which he had to repeat after missing a first attempt, but the referee ordered a repeat because several French players invaded the area prematurely (90 + 9).
The penalty in favor of Poland was given by a handball by Dayot Upamecano. Referee Jesús Valenzuela went to VAR to review the play and gave the maximum penalty executed by Lewandowski.
Lewandowski says goodbye to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Lewandowski protested to the referee, harangued his teammates, complained, asked for more offensive vocation. He looked for any loophole to hope without finding it.
One of the best strikers in the world in recent years says goodbye to Qatar, with the only consolation of having ended the curse that followed him in this competition, by scoring his first goals in a final phase, in the match against Saudi Arabia and this Sunday against France.
On this occasion, unlike in Russia 2018, at least they made it past the group stage, but their performance was gray, like that of the Polish team as a whole despite reaching the round of 16.
More was expected from Poland, a little more ambition, but they were somewhat reserved, which hurt Lewandowski, who once again had to deal alone against the French center-backs when Juventus Arkadiusz Milik was left on the starting bench. The maximum penalty decreed at the request of the VAR, inconsequential, somewhat alleviated the bittersweet taste of defeat and goodbye.
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