You can subscribe to my Mexicans Abroad calendar here. Let me know if you have any suggestions on how to improve it. Let’s recap the weekend:
Raul Jimenez (Benfica): Came off the bench for 26 minutes, one of his longer outings since Benfica crashed out of the Champions League. In his cameo, Raul had 2 key passes and won 4 duels. Jonas might have picked up a knock and that could open the door for more playing time for Raul.
Miguel Layun (Sevilla): Subbed on for the last 13 minutes as an attacking right midfielder showing his versatility. Should get use to being used all over the field for his new club.
Tecatito Corona (Porto): The goal/assist numbers do not pop out at you (5) but he is quietly putting together a solid season at Porto. He is becoming more consistent and does not disappear from games like he did last season. Also, Tecatito is becoming more active on the defensive side, tracking back and such.
Hector Herrera (Porto): Captained Porto in their 4-0 victory at Chaves. Herrera had one of his better games this season, commanding the midfield and picking up an assist. He had the most touches for Porto and lead them with 6 tackles. WhoScored has him as the 10th highest rated player this season in Portugal. El Zorillo seems to be back.
Diego Reyes (Porto): Another game, another start at center back. WhoScored gave him a 7.87 rating and a 7.75 over his last 5 league starts. His contract is still up in a few months and it seems Porto will try to retain him.
Raul Gudino (APOEL): Made the bench but did not see the field.
Joao Maleck (Porto B/U19): His success with the U19 squad has not gone unnoticed by Porto. He has been training with the B team for the last week but was not on the squad list for their game this weekend. Maleck has 16 goals in 24 games with the U19 team.
Paolo Medina (Benfica B/U19): Paolo has not made the bench for the U19 squad since 12/9/17.
Antonio Briseno (CD Feirense): Made the bench but did not see the field.
Andres Guardado (Real Betis): Plays later today, 2/12/18.
Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad): He was included the in the travel squad for their game on Saturday versus Real Madrid but did not make the bench. Look for him to be an automatic starter once he gets a few more practices under his belt.
Hirving Lozano (PSV): Suffered a knee injury that saw him leave the game at halftime. He played about 10mins after the initial injury and JCO has said the injury is not serious. Lozano still leads the Eredivisie in goals and is 6th in assists.
Uriel Antuna (FC Groningen): Made the bench but did not see the field.
Chicharito (West Ham): Chicha scored and West Ham picked up a much needed 3 points. The club is now 10th place in the table. He has 2 goals in his last 2 starts, 3 in his last 4 games. Hernandez is making the most of his playing time and showing Moyes he can lead the line.
Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt): Made the bench but did not see the field. Started in their mid-week cup victory
Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt): Did not make the bench but saw 22 minutes during a mid-week cup game as he comes back from his injury.
Lalo Herrera (Rangers): With Gullit gone, Lalo is the last Mexican standing left at Rangers. Herrera made one of his patented late game substitution appearances. He saw 14 minutes of action in as his side won 6-1. He is up to 573 minutes spread out over 24 appearances with 2 goals scored
Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege): Started in Standard’s exciting 4-3 win that saw them score 2 goals in the last few minutes to steal all 3 points.
Omar Govea (Royal Mouscron): Was all over the field again. He picked up a late second yellow but not before getting an assist. See below for game highlights. Govea’s assist comes at the 13:55 mark.
Anything else catch your eye this weekend?