Time to keep your eye on European standings: from HH and Atletico leading La Liga to Jesus Gomez and Boavista fighting off relegation.

  • Omar Govea and his club need a win versus Gent to qualify for the Europa League playoffs. The more Mexicans in European competitions, the better. Hopefully they can sneak in with a W on Sunday.
  • Porto lost their Champions League tie versus Chelsea but they are still in contention for a league title. Jesus Corona will need to play a big part if they are to make up the 6 point gap between Porto and Sporting over the last 8 games.
  • Another Mexican who fell out of Europe competition, Edson Alvarez, should clinch the league title in the next week or so. Cementing their spot in next year’s Champions League. This weekend, they are facing Vitesse for the Dutch cup.
  • Hector Herrera is in the midst of an up and down season. He could see more minutes down the stretch as Simeone seems to trust him in the middle now that he is healthy and fit. Atletico are clinging to a 1 point lead in La Liga over Madrid and 2 points above Barcelona.