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When his teammates dissolved the pineapple,

Robert Lewandowski continued to lie there,

with his face and fists pressed against the grass.

He stayed like that for a few seconds, as if wanting to extend that moment in which he had finally scored in a World Cup.

The trace of tears on his face reveals how much that drought tormented him, or how much he wanted to break it.

From the frustration of Russia 2018, where he was barely able to step into the area, to the penalty he missed against Mexico on the first day of Qatar 2022. The goal broke the spell and certified a victory against Saudi Arabia (2-0).

And how much the script would have changed had it not been for

Wojciech Szczesny


The Polish goalkeeper, as good at times as he is prone to big errors at others, dressed as a hero to save Poland in one of those penalties that the VAR has brought with a superb double save.

It is true that there will be many better penalties taken than Salem Al Dawsari's, but the one that does not admit buts is the second intervention.

A point-blank

save on Mohammed Al Burayk's rebound inside the small area that saved the minimal advantage that Zielinski's goal had given Poland a few minutes earlier at half-time.

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