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El Tri Report: Chicharito reaches special milestone

Chicharito Bayer Leverkusen Champions League
MONACO - SEPTEMBER 27: Javier Hernandez (R) of Bayer 04 Leverkusen celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between AS Monaco FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Louis II Stadium on September 27, 2016 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

The Mexican legion was back on duty for their clubs in the Champions League. Several Mexicans got important starts, and one Mexican scored a very important goal for not only his club, but his career.

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Chicharito on fire

Chicharito is a natural goal scorer, there is no denying that. It feels like yesterday when he scored against the MLS all-stars while wearing the Manchester United jersey for the first time in the summer of 2010.

Six years later, and Chicharito netted his 100th goal in Europe, and it was in none other than the Champions League for Bayer Leverkusen.

For Mexican fans, this is a great thing to see. His 2015-16 season was no fluke, Chicharito is a proven threat for the German club. Bayer, unfortunately, could not keep the 1-0 lead against Monaco, as a late goal pulled the game even. Bayer is also in third place in Group E with two points.

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Layún starts, FC Porto stumbles

Miguel Layún got the start against Leicester City on the road. FC Porto struggled on the road in England, as they would go on to lose, 0-1. Herrera and Tecatito got some playing time in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to get an equalizer. Luckily, they still have a shot at Leicester City at home, but Porto is sitting third in the group with one point.

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PSV not looking sharp

It should have been a “gimme,” as they say, but PSV continues to look unimpressive in the Champions League. On Wednesday, both Guardado and Moreno started and went the full match, but the game ended 2-2 against FC Rostov.

PSV currently sit in dead last in Group D.

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Raúl continues to rest, Napoli blasts Benfica

Raúl is still healing from a minor knee injury, but it appears that Benfica could’ve used his services against Napoli. The Portuguese side got plastered, 4-2, in their group match.

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They currently sit in third place in their group.

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