FutMexNation is here to bring you a recap about our favorite extranjeros and what you might have missed out on this weekend.
Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano had himself a game where he contributed a goal in his team’s 6-1 thrashing against Sassuolo. Apart from his goal, Lozano won four duels and had 15 precise passes along with a 79% passing accuracy. With this victory Napoli moves into third place with 70 points and has qualified for the Champions League. Napoli have a slight opportunity to fight for the Scudetto but it will be a tough shot for them as AC Milan leads with 77 and Inter Milan has 75. Napoli would need both teams to lose their final three games while Napoli would have to win the final three in order to win the league.
Erick ‘Guti’ Gutierrez and PSV stayed red hot after winning the KNVB Cup as they defeated Willem 4-2 over the weekend. Even with this victory they still trail league leaders Ajax by four points and with three league games left it’s looking like things might come down to the wire. Erick ‘Guti’ Gutierrez played the full 90 minutes in the victory. He would have 71 precise passes along with a 88% passing accuracy, one clearance, two blocked shots, five duels won, and eight long passes. An impressive showing considering he played as a left center back throughout the match. Still, his efforts throughout the game were recognized as he would end up getting Man Of The Match for his performance.
Other Notable Mexicans Abroad:
Sevilla 1 – 1 Cadiz ( Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona played 33 minutes in his team’s draw. He would come in the 57th minute to replace Erik Lamela. With this draw Sevilla are now currently in third place in La Liga.)
Genk 4 – 2 Mechelen ( Gerardo Arteaga played the full 90 minutes in his team’s victory. In those 90 minutes he had a clearance, two interceptions, won four duels, had an accurate center, completed a long ball, had two blocked shots, had a successful dribble and 30 precise passes along with a 78% passing accuracy.)
Wolves 0 – 3 Brighton ( Raul Jimenez would play 45 minutes as he entered the game at the start of the second half for Fabio Silva. He would have 10 precise passes along with a 66% passing accuracy, would win two duels and have a clearance. With this loss Wolves are in eighth place and just three points out of European Football.)
Athletic Club 2 – 0 Atlético de Madrid ( Hector Herrera made his return from injury, he has been out since March. He would start the game and play 65 minutes. His return would not fare as well as he would like. He would cause a penalty that allowed Athletic to go up 2-0. He also had 29 precise passes along with a 78% passing accuracy, completed two long passes, and won four duels.)
Sampdoria 1 – 0 Genoa ( Johan Vasquez 45 minutes in his team’s loss. He would have an interception, followed by winning three duels, one accurate center, a shot off target, and seven precise passes along with a 46% passing accuracy. With this loss Genoa will still sit in the relegation zone in 19th place.
Ajax 3 – 0 Pec Zwolle ( Edson Alvarez would come off the bench and play eight minutes in his team’s crucial victory. With this win Ajax continue to lead the Eredivisie with 78 points.)
Celta de Vigo 1 – 1 Granada ( Nestor Araujo would play 77 minutes in his team’s draw. He would be forced to exit the game with a muscular injury. In those 77 minutes however he had five clearances, won three duels, had two long passes and had 28 precise passes along with a 75% passing accuracy. Orbelin did not get any playing time and watched the game from the bench)
Getafe vs Real Betis ( Match is scheduled for Monday, May 2nd at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET)