Take a look at how several Mexican players fared this Saturday in European-league action.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez came in as a substitute in the 73rd minute of the Derbi Madrileño as Atletico Madrid hammered Real Madrid 4-0. Tiago and Saul opened the scoring in the first half, while Griezmann and Mandzukic added two more in the second. Raul Jimenez saw the game from the stands.
With one eye on their midweek Copa del Rey clash against Barcelona, Jonathan and Giovani Dos Santos both entered the game in the second-half of Villarreal’s 2-0 victory over Granada. Mussachio and Gerard Moreno scored for the Yellow Submarine as Marcelino Garcia Toral’s men continue to fight for a Champions League place.
Northwest of London, Miguel Layun played 89 minutes in Watford’s 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers. The Hornets left it late as in-form forward, Ighalo, scored in the 82nd minute to keep Watford within playoff contention.
In Italy, Rafa Marquez played all 90 minutes of Hellas Verona’s 3-1 defeat to Torino. With the score 2-0, World Cup winner Luca Toni got one back for Verona, but in injury time, Omar El Kaddouri sealed all three points as Torino ran away with the win.
Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, PSV inched closer to the league title after a 3-1 victory over FC Ultrecht. Andres Guardado played 73 minutes of that one as Memphis Depay led the way with a brace to increase PSV’s gap to 15 points ahead of second place, Ajax.
Jesus “Tecatito” Corona scored Twente’s only goal in their 3-1 loss to Excelsior. In the 28th minute, Tecatito equalized the score when dragged a first-time shot with his weaker foot to bottom corner of the net . His goal, however, wasn’t enough as two second half goals sank Corona’s side to defeat.
Lastly, FC Porto put pressure on league leaders, Benfica, with a 2-0 victory over Moreirense; Hector Herrera played all 90 minutes of that one and grabbed two assists. Ex-Chiapas man, Jackson Martinez, continued to add to his impressive scoring tally when he scored Porto’s opener in the 28th minute. Casemiro doubled their lead in the second half to put the Dragões within 3 points of the league leaders.