Mexico is coming off a promising international break, time for the Europeos to go to work with their club teams. Some players have a new home and unfortunately, others do not (Memo).Among those with new clubs, Chicharito is all set to make his competitive debut for Bayer. Now lets see who kicks off when in this weekend’s schedule.
–2:30pm, Benfica vs Belenenses: This game kicks off today and it might be too soon for Jimenez after playing against Argentina but I wanted to highlight it anyway. Raul was one of the revelations this international break and has gotten me excited for his season at Benfica. He is beginning to show results on the field for club and country. TV info here.
–8:30AM, Bayer Leverkusen vs SV Darmstadt: All signs point to Chicharito making his Bundesliga debut in this game. Likely off the bench but its a new start in a new league. Bayer usually plays with one forward but used 2 in a friendly last week that Chicharito played in. He was able to find the back of the net against Argentina but struggled to finish plenty of other chances. Many will be watching this game closely. TV info here.
–2:45PM, Porto vs Arouca: FC Porto MX could have 3 Mexican internationals on the field against Arouca this weekend. Herrera, Corona, and Layun are expected to make the call up list for the game. Tecatito stayed back and had to deal with Visa issues, while HH & Layun played with Mexico. It would be a short turn around for those 2 and Layun practiced only once with Porto but many tip Layun to see the field. TV info here.