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“San Memo”: the best memes left by Guillermo Ochoa’s save against Lewandowski’s penalty

Guillermo Ochoa came face to face with Robert Lewandowski in a penalty that the Mexican managed to save (Photo: Special)
Guillermo Ochoa came face to face with Robert Lewandowski in a penalty that the Mexican managed to save (Photo: Special)

In its debut at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Mexican team faced Poland in a heart-stopping game, because despite the fact that it ended in a 0-0 tie, goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa donned the hero’s cape save a penalty taken by the Pole Robert Lewandowskiwith which he avoided the first goal of the match.

It was around minute 10 of the second half when the arbitration body reviewed a close play by Poland in the large area of ​​Mexico. And it is that defenseman Héctor Moreno knocked down Lewandowski who was close to putting his team in front of the game, which earned him a yellow card.

After the save against Poland, Guillermo Ochoa became a source of memes (Photo: Networks)
After the save against Poland, Guillermo Ochoa became a source of memes (Photo: Networks)

However, VAR was used and the central referee Chris Beath scored the maximum penalty in favor of Poland. As expected, number 9 was in charge of taking the penalty, but the experience of the Mexican goalkeeper prevented the rival team from scoring the first score of the game.

In a quick move, Guillermo Ochoa dove to his left side and managed to save Lewandowski’s penalty, which was celebrated by the thousands of Mexican fans. After a few minutes, social networks exploded with memes on the action of the America goalkeeper.

(Photo: Networks)
(Photo: Networks)

As he three As the America club -where Ochoa plays- they boasted the save of the 37-year-old goalkeeper through their social networks. Even the Chivas del Guadalajara They joined the festivities. “Today I do love you, Ochoa!” They commented on their social networks.

This caused even the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will congratulate the goalkeeper through his Twitter account. “Congratulations to the Mexican National Team for reaching a point obtaining the draw. The difference, obviously, is called Memo Ochoa”, acknowledged the federal president.

Despite the intervention of Memo Ochoa, Mexico's match against Poland ended 0-0 (Photo: Twitter@kchiminah)
Despite the intervention of Memo Ochoa, Mexico’s match against Poland ended 0-0 (Photo: [email protected])

But the meme that went viral the most was the one in which he appeared “Memo” with the tunic of San Judas Tadeowith the shield of the Mexican National Team on his chest.

However, the creativity and ingenuity of Internet users led to the creation of a series of images in a short time that made reference to what was undoubtedly the moment of the match. From superheroes to Marvel movies, Ochoa became a source of funny memes.

Mexico and Poland each have one point after the match on November 22 (Photo: Redes)
Mexico and Poland each have one point after the match on November 22 (Photo: Redes)

Despite the fact that in the first 45 minutes of the game each of the teams went to the locker room without any markings, El Tri was slightly better than their rival. Alexis Vega he managed to finish off with a header towards the goal of Szczęsny at minute 25, but the ball was deflected from the goal. That was one of the closest plays Mexico had to score a goal.

In the second half, the captain of Poland, Robert Lewandowski, missed the penalty in his favor and with it the chances of getting the three points of the match were reduced. It was so that at minute 90 the score was 0-0. Although another 7 minutes of additional time were added, none of the teams managed to score on the rival goal.

Mexico had only faced Poland once in a World Cup (Photo: Networks)
Mexico had only faced Poland once in a World Cup (Photo: Networks)

Because Mexico walked away with a point in their World Cup debut, Saudi Arabia ranked first in Group Cby defeating the Selection of Argentinawhich is currently at the bottom of the table after an unexpected result.

This was the second time that the three faced Poland in a World Cup. The first meeting was in Argentina 1978, when the Europeans managed to beat the Aztec team with a score of 3-1 in the first group stage.

(Photo: Networks)
(Photo: Networks)

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