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El Tri Report: Raúl Finding His Form With Benfica

Benfica's Mexican forward Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring a goal during Premier League 2016/17 match between CD Nacional and SL Benfica, at Choupana Stadium in Funchal on August 27, 2016.

It was a very high and low week for the Mexicans abroad. Several players had outstanding matches for their clubs, while others suffered to see time and or played well below par.

Take a look at how it went this past weekend…

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Marco Fabián – Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)

Things are not looking good for Marco, as he has yet to see any playing time in this season for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Carlos Vela – Real Sociedad (Spain)

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Carlos V managed to see some time in the second half in the 2-0 victory for Real Sociedad over Osasuna.

Hector Moreno, Andrés Guardado – PSV (Netherlands)

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Moreno and Guardado went the full 90 minutes as they faced a stubborn FC Groningen side in a 0-0 final. PSV now sits at second in the table, only two points behind Feyenoord.

Diego Reyes, Miguel Layún, Hector Herrera, Tecatito – FC Porto (Portugal)

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It was a bitter sweet day for the FC PorTri players at Porto, as Layún recorded an assist against Sporting, but Porto would fall, 1-2, against their rivals. Also, Tecatito left the match with a shoulder injury and will miss the September WCQ’s.

Diego Reyes continues to not see playing time.

Memo Ochoa – Granada (Spain)

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With the worst result of the weekend, Memo Ochoa’s Granada was annihilated by Las Palmas, 1-5. Despite being on a new club and earning the starting spot, Ochoa might be looking at a very long season.

Raúl Jiménez – Benfica (Portugal)

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It wasn’t all tears this weekend, as Raúl got his second goal of the season in just his second appearance for Benfica. A brilliantly timed interception and score late in the match, as Benfica defeated CD Nacional de Madeira, 3-1.

Carlos Salcedo – Fiorentina (Italy)

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Salcedo has been presented by his club, but did not see playing time this weekend.

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