First it became Lionel Messi. Next up, it’s Robert Lewandowski. The massive-call fighters keep coming for Saudi Arabia.
After shocking Messi and Argentina in one of the largest World Cup upsets, the Green Falcons turn their attention to Lewandowski and his Poland team on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia, the second one lowest-ranked crew inside the event, could even e book its location inside the second round with a win – a super fulfillment for a facet without a foreign-based totally gamers.
Unlike the lovers, Saudi Arabia’s French coach Hervé Renard isn’t always celebrating yet.
“The Argentina sport is one sport of the three essential games we should play,” Renard said Friday. “The simplest proper issue at the stop of this group degree is to complete number one or number two. So whatever takes place, the most critical component is to be certified for the following round.”
His players also are searching ahead.
“We will work even more difficult than in the previous match,” midfielder Sami Al-Najei promised. “Everyone is aware of that the next fit is greater important than the preceding one.”Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari’s desires blew open Group C and left the alternative rivals scrambling for factors after Mexico’s 0-0 draw with Poland.
It turned into Lewandowski’s fourth World Cup recreation and his fourth without scoring, too.
Veteran Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa stored Lewandowski’s penalty within the second half of to keep the sport goalless.
Scoring is second nature to Lewandowski, Poland’s report intention-scorer with seventy six desires. He netted 312 goals in 384 Bundesliga video games before switching to Barcelona within the offseason. He has 13 dreams in 14 La Liga games for Barcelona thus far.
But scoring for Poland isn’t always as smooth in teach Czeslaw Michniewicz’ 4-three-2-1 formation. Lewandowski has never made any mystery of his desire for gambling with a strike associate, and no longer alone, expecting service from deep-mendacity teammates.
“There’s room for improvement going ahead, we need to risk more,” Lewandowski stated. “It’s very hard for a forward to track so far again. But if the coach has those procedures, then we should alter. Of route, as a forward I want for extra of the ball.”Lewandowski need to see extra of it in opposition to Saudi Arabia, which had to rely upon goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais to finish the victory over Argentina with a pair of past due saves.
Yasser Alshahrani is out after his brutal collision with Al-Owais at the quit of the sport. It’s not clean what his damage is, however coach Hervé Renard stated the defender left Doha on a “special flight” and had surgery Thursday with any other technique to observe on his face.
“Now they nonetheless need to perform a little extra surgery for the face,” Renard stated. “He’s someone very essential for us. We omit him. We reflect onconsideration on him. We’ll combat for him.”
A win for Poland would go away both teams on three points with all to play for of their final video games in Group C. Poland faces Argentina four days later, whilst Saudi Arabia will play Mexico.