Take a look at how several Mexican Internationals fared this Saturday in European-league action.
Miguel Layun played all 90 minutes as Watford produced an extraordinary second-half display to defeat Blackpool 7-2. The Hornets went two goals down before the break, but they bounced back with a seven-goal performance in the second half. Odion Ighalo was responsible of scoring four out of Watford’s seven goals, and Layun contributed with an assist in one of them. (You can see below.)
In the Netherlands, PSV maintained their position at the top of the table with a 2-1 victory over Cambuur Leeuwarden. Andres Guardado played the full 90 minutes as PSV earned all three points with second-half goals from Wijnaldum and Depay; De Ridder netted in injury time for the hosts. Next week, PSV will face second-place Ajax.
In Spain, meanwhile, Javier Aquino made his 15th appearance for Rayo Vallecano as they fell 3-1 to champions, Atletico Madrid. Aquino played all 90 minutes, but he couldn’t do enough to stop the hosts from obtaining all three points at the Vicente Calderon. In the first half, Antoine Griezmann scored quick a brace before Trashorras got one back for the team from Vallecas. But Manucho scored an own-goal in the 56th minute, and Atletico ran away with a comfortable win. Raul Jimenez saw the game from the stands.
Xabi Prieto scored in the 55th minute in Real Sociedad’s 1-0 victory win Eibar. Carlos Vela played the whole game as David Moyes’ men returned to winning ways.
Jonathan Dos Santos started in Villarreal’s 1-0 win over Levante. In the 56th minute, Luciano Vietto scored his ninth goal of the season to guide the Yellow Submarine to victory. Giovani Dos Santos came in as substitute in the 64th minute.
Lastly, in the first game of the day in Spain, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez saw no action in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Cordoba. Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off, but Gareth Bale gave Los Blancos the win with a late penalty.