Mexicans Abroad

Mexicans Abroad: Jiménez in the Quarter Finals, Chucky Exits the Champions League and Pizzuto to Lille

FutMexNation is back to bring you the latest information on your favorite ‘Extranjeros’. It was an interesting week for some of the leagues abroad. Here are the key points you might’ve missed from our favorite Aztecs:


Europa League

Jiménez Catapulted his Wolves to the Quarterfinals

After falling short of punching their ticket into next year’s Europa League, Raúl Alonso Jiménez and his Wolves went to work this week to seal their own fate. The Wanderers’ hopes for future Europa League action was shattered by an Arsenal victory over Chelsea in the FA Final on August 1st where a Chelsea victory would have elevated the Wolves to the Europa League’s qualifying round. RJ9 and his Wolves’ final opportunity for tournament action would be to win the current Europa League. The Black and Yellow took a positive step towards their dreams by defeating Olympiacos in their final leg 1-0 (aggregate 2-1) of the Round of 16. Thanks to a Jiménez penalty kick in the eighth minute of play, the Wolves took and held onto the lead. If the Wolves win the Europa League they will punch their ticket into the Champions League. The Wolves’ next opponent will be Sevilla on Tuesday, August 11th, as they inch their way to the finals.

NEXT MATCH: Tuesday, August 11th against Sevilla (Europa League)

Champions League

Chucky Saw Action in Champions League Exit

After several months of no Champions League action, the final leg of the Round of 16 matches took place. Hirving Lozano’s Napoli faced off against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. After the initial 1-1 draw in the first leg of the tournament, the Gli Azzurri looked to have a shot at the quarter-finals. That dream was short-lived as Barca showed no mercy in their dominant attack and showcased their offensive weapons. Barca took a 3-1 lead in the first half leaving the Blues to play catchup with desperation. Chucky entered the game in the 70th minute and gave the Azzurri new life in the attack, but unfortunately for the Italian team, their journey came to an end.

France Ligue 1

Lille OSC Welcomed Young Mexican International Eugenio Pizzuto 

The 2019 U17 World Cup Mexico Captain, Eugenio Pizzuto, is the latest addition to European football. Pizzuto came from Pachuca where he only made one appearance last season due to a broken fibula and dislocated ankle.  Pizzuto has a lot of talent, and if he can return to his World Cup form, he may have a shot for playing time. We look forward to covering his games and minutes as he begins this new chapter in his career.

NEXT MATCH: Sat., Aug. 22nd against Rennes (Friendly)



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