Jorge Sanchez made his presence felt this weekend as he finally returned to the pitch after a knee injury kept him out for. Sanchez would partake in the thrashing against Excelsior where he scored the opening goal (his first in Europe) in the 15th minute. Apart from his goal Sanchez also had a key pass, completed two long balls, won five duels, had three shots on target, and had 64 precise passes along with a 90% passing accuracy. This has been Sanchez’s best performance in Europe and slowly continues to gain confidence to become a regular starter.
His counterpart Edson Alvarez also shined in this victory. He had 62 precise passes along with a 86% passing accuracy. He also completed four long balls, had three shots on target, completed two dribbles, won eight duels, had a clearance and an interception all in 78 minutes. Edson continues being a fundamental player for Ajax. This victory now pushes Ajax to the top of the table with 25 points.
Hirving Lozano continues playing at a high level and has been in top form these past few weeks. Chucky would help Napoli maintain their first place position as he scored a goal in the 49th minute in their 3-2 victory against Bologna. Apart from his goal, Chucky also had two shots on target, one shot off target, three key passes, won three duels, and seven precise passes along with a 70% passing accuracy. With this win Napoli now have 26 points in Serie A. Napoli’s continued victories have made them an impressive team to watch both in the domestic league and Europa, with Chucky playing a critical role in the attack. These types of positive performances from Lozano so close to the World Cup can only be a recipe for success.
Other Notable Mexicans Abroad:
Real Betis 3 – 1 Almeria ( Andres Guardado played 16 minutes in his club’s victory, with this win Betis is now in 4th place with 19 points.)
AZ Alkmaar 1 – 3 Feyenoord ( Santi Gimenez played 76 minutes in his club’s win. In those 76 minutes he provoked a penalty, had two key passes, won four duels, attempted a dribble, and had q1 precise passes along with a 91% passing accuracy.)
PSV 6 – 1 FC Utrecht ( Erick Gutierrez played the full 90 minutes in his team’s thrashing of Utrecht. In those 90 minutes he had 53 precise passes along with a 84% passing accuracy, completed a long ball, won 11 duels, had a clearance, and had five interceptions. PSV sit in second place with 24 points just a point under league leaders Ajax. )
AEK Athens 1 – 0 Atromitos ( Orbelin Pineda played 81 minutes in his club’s narrow victory. In those 81 minutes he had 45 precise passes along with a 81% passing accuracy, he also had two key passes, completed a center, completed three long balls, had two shots on goal, attempted two dribbles, and won six duels. )
Spezia 2 – 2 Cremonese ( Johan Vasquez played 12 minutes in his clubs draw, he had two clearances, an interception, won three duels, had four precise passes along with a 66% passing accuracy. Cremonese find themselves in the penultimate spot in the table with just only four points. )
0 Oud-Heverlee Leuven – 1 Genk ( Gerardo Arteaga played 90 minutes in his club’s tight victory. In those 90 minutes he had a shot blocked, an interception, won a duel, a shot off target, and 24 precise passes along with a 88 % passing accuracy. )
Mallorca 0 – 1 Sevilla ( Jesus Corona did not feature and is still continuing to recover from his injury)
Wolves 1 – 0 Nottingham Forest ( Raul Jimenez did not feature in the club as he is still rehabbing. A critical win for wolves against a direct relegation opponen, with this win Wolves escape the bottom three and sit in 17th place with 9 points. )