Mexicans in Europe hit some high notes this week.
This week’s edition of Mexicans abroad round-up has Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano starting for Napoli, Raul Jimenez scoring his 17th goal of the Premier League season and Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona lifting the League Championship trophy in Portugal.
We start off in Italy where Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano has turned his fortunes around, after coming on late in two games and scoring against Hellas Verona late last month, and then scoring against Genoa last week In the 66th minute to help Napoli win 2-1. Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso trusted the young Mexican with a start against Bologna this Wednesday the 15th of July.
The game ended in a 1-1 tie. With Hirving Lozano having a 7.2 rating via Sofascore.com after playing 61 minutes. A promising start from Hirving Lozano who has been helped by increased substitutions throughout the European leagues. Napoli is currently 6th on the table 4 points behind Roma and tied with points with Milan, only being in the 6th spot due to a goal differential plus of 9 compared to Milan’s 6.
Then Raul Jimenez continued his hot streak of scoring in the Premier League with a volley on a beautiful play set up by fellow Wolves teammate Adama Traore. That makes it now 17 goals in the Premier League for the Mexican this season and the 29-year-old has to be riding a feeling of euphoria as he cements his place as one of the best Premier League strikers this season.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to hold Burnley off as they wound up scoring in the 96th minute off of a Chris Wood penalty to tie 1-1. Raul Jimenez played the whole match ending up with a 7.2 rating via sofascore.com. Wolves are 6th in the Premier League standings, six points behind Manchester United, and one point ahead of the Tottenham Hotspurs.
To end things we go to the Portgual first division where Porto ended their great season with a 2-0 win versus Sporting CP to secure the first division title. It’s Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona’s second title with Porto since joining the club in 2015. He has also won the 2017-2018 season title with them. He didn’t play due to yellow card accumulation after picking up another one against club Tondela in the 3-1 win last Thursday, the 9th of July.
This sets up Champions League to play for Porto F.C and most importantly Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona if he decides to stay, as he has garnered attention from all across Europe. Seeing him in the Premier League alongside Raul Jimenez would be exciting, but we will have to wait. He deserves some rest after a great season.