Lozano and Chicharito get on the score sheet but they weren’t the only ones who had a good weekend on the field.
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Jona Dos Santos (Galaxy): LA did not make the playoffs
Gio Dos Santos (Galaxy): LA did not make the playoffs
Cubo Torres (Dynamo): Started in Houston’s playoff win. They will face the Timbers on Tuesday.
Andres Guardado (Real Betis): Plays on Monday, 10/30. Guardado is still tied atop the assists leaders in La Liga.
Hector Moreno (AS Roma): Started at center back and went 90 minutes during mid-week Serie A action. Finished that game with a 7.2 WhoScored rating. This weekend, he came off the bench and saw about 20 minutes of action at Left Back. Now up to 227 minutes in Serie A.
Raul Jimenez (Benfica): The former Atletico Madrid forward is still glued to the bench. The team believes in him since they give him starts in the Champions League but hardly any minutes in the league. Raul has 200 minutes in 3 Champions League games, including 2 starts but only 220 league minutes in 10 games, just 1 start.
Miguel Layun (Porto): Was not on the game day roster.
Tecatito Corona (Porto): Another good game where Corona looked dangerous on the wings. He made it to the 70th minute and has not gone 90 minutes this season for Porto.
Hector Herrera (Porto): Started the game with the captain’s armband and had his best game of the season. El Zorillo filled up the stat sheet: 1 assist, 4 tackles, 4 interceptions, 2 key passes, and went 3 out 4 on long balls. He has cemented his spot in the middle for Porto the last 6 weeks.
Diego Reyes (Porto): Made another 90th minute appearance off the bench.
Raul Gudino (APOEL): Started in APOEL’s 1-1 league draw. Up next for the young Mexican keeper is a rematch with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in Champions League play.
Joao Maleck (Porto B/U19):
Joao Maleck goes all 90 minutes in Porto U19’s 1-0 victory. Here are his stats so far this season. Averaging 1 goal every 120mins. pic.twitter.com/5KdZkG7Ni0— The Colorful Kit (@TheColorfulKit) October 28, 2017
Paolo Medina (Benfica B/U19): Cemented as the U19’s right back. Medina went 90 minutes this weekend and is now up to 540 minutes this season.
Antonio Briseno (CD Feirense): Was the highest rated (7.1) outfield player for Feirense in their defeat versus Benfica. He had 11 clearances, 4 interceptions and 2 tackles. Pollo seems to be gaining the confidence of his manager. He already has more league minutes than Raul Jimenez.
Uriel Antuna (FC Groningen):
Chicharito (West Ham): A much needed goal for the “Little Pea” but it was not enough for West Ham to get all 3 points. The Hammers gave up a 96th minute equalizer. Chicharito scored on his only shot of the game and that is a microcosm of his season. Through 10 games (833 minutes), he only has 17 shots.
Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt): Another start on the right side of a 3 man back line. Osorio seems dead set on using him at right back for Mexico so any time he spends on a right side of defense is a plus. He finished with 5 tackles, 5 clearances, and connected on 9 of 16 long balls.
Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt): Back in training
Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege): Another good game for his squad as they took all 3 points. Memo didn’t have too much to do but gave up a late goal to lose the shut out. Standard are now up to 8th place. After Memo was getting shelled early in the season I was losing hope but the club seem to have turned it around.
Omar Govea (Royal Mouscron): Another 90 minute shift for the Porto loanee. Mouscron tied it late with a 92nd minute goal. Rumor out of Mexico is Govea will get called into camp for the Europe friendlies next month.
Lalo Herrera (Rangers): Subbed on in the 87th minute
Carlos Pena (Rangers): Not in squad.
La Estrella de la Semana
Hirving Lozano (PSV): The Pachuca product is playing out of his mind. I might as rename this award the “Chucky” since Lozano doesn’t seem like letting go of it. He is now up to 10 goals and 3 assists in 774 minutes in league + cup play.