FutMexNation here to bring you an update on our Azteca’s as they return from the international break back to their respective leagues.
Chucky Lozano and Napoli continued with their impressive form as they soundly defeated Torino to put themselves into first place in Serie A with 20 points. Chucky would go on and play 22 minutes in Napoli’s 3-1 victory. He entered the game in the 68th minute for Matteo Politano and had quite the productive day as in those 22 minutes as he had one shot on target, a shot off target, a key pass, won a duel, and also had eight precise passes along with a 100% passing accuracy. Napoli will now shift their focus to European competition as they will welcome a familiar face in Edson Alvarez as they will take on Ajax for Matchday 3 of the Champions League.
Other Notable Mexicans Abroad
West Ham 2 – 0 Wolves ( Raul Jimenez did play due to his injury. It is uncertain when he could return as the club stated the injury is a little more complicated than usual to deal with. He is currently rehabilitating the injury and the timeline for his return is not clear. Apart from this loss Raul Jimenez will now have a new head coach as Bruno Lage was dismissed after starting the season 1-3-4.)
Lecce 1 – 1 U.S Cremonese ( Johan Vasquez did not participate in the match and watched his team draw from the bench)
NEC Nijmegen 1 – 1 Feyenoord ( Santi Gimenez played 28 minutes in his club’s draw. In those 28 minutes he had 4 precise passes along with a 57 % passing accuracy, won a duel, and had a goal ruled off due to interference. Feyenoord currently sit in 4th place with 17 points.)
Ajax 1 – 1 Go Ahead Eagles ( Edson Alvarez played 27 minutes in his club’s shocking draw. In those 27 minutes he completed two long balls, had two shots off target, won four duels, had a clearance, and had 28 precise passes along with a 90% passing accuracy. Meanwhile, Jorge Sanchez did not play as he continues recovering from an injury to his knee. Head coach Alfred Schreuder stated that Jorge will be ready to go for next week’s game and his injury has advanced positively.)
Cambuur 3 – 0 PSV ( Erick ‘Guti’ Gutierrez played 21 minutes in his team’s defeat. In those 21 minutes he completed two long balls while also having 17 precise passes along with a 89% passing accuracy. With this loss PSV dropped to second place in the Eredivisie with 18 points.)
Celta de Vigo 1 – 0 Real Betis ( Andres Guardado did not see any action and would watch the loss from the bench)
Sevilla 0 – 2 Atlético de Madrid ( Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona did not play as he continues rehabilitation for his injury)
Porto 4 – 1 Braga ( Diego Lainez did not feature in his clubs defeat)
Oostende 1 – 2 Genk ( Gerardo Arteaga played the full 90 minutes in his club’s narrow victory. In those 90 minutes he had two interceptions, won four duels, completed four long balls, and had 39 precise passes along with a 83% passing accuracy. With this win Genk now totals 25 points and sits in second place. )
AEK Athens vs Ionikos ( Orbelin’s game is slated to start on Monday, October 3rd at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET)