Santiago Gimenez scores, Edson Alvarez wins game for Ajax

It was a busy weekend for Mexican national team figures abroad.

Across Europe, Mexican figures made an impact on the pitch for their teams. In the Eredivisie, Santiago Gimenez propelled Feyenoord to another victory, while Edson Alvarez scored the game-winning goal for Ajax vs. Vitesse. In Italy, Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano and Guillermo Ochoa returned to the starting 11 for their respective teams.

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Santiago Gimenez

Santiago Gimenez scores again. / BSR Agency/GettyImages

The Mexican striker can’t stop scoring.

Santi Gimenez played an integral part in Feyenoord’s 4-2 victory over Fortuna Sittard, scoring the third goal of the match in the first half. The strike stands as Gimenez’s 11th overall for the Dutch team since joining in the summer of 2022.

His constant contributions to the scoresheet propelled Santiago Gimenez to a starting role under manager Arne Slot, edging out strikers with seniority.

Edson Álvarez

Edson Álvarez scored against Vitesse. / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Edson Alvarez became a hero for Ajax in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Vitesse.

The Mexican national team figure scored the game-winning goal, heading in Dusan Tadic’s corner kick into the back of the net. It stands as Alvarez’s first goal of the season, and 11th overall for the Dutch giants.

Alvarez recently addressed the transfer rumors linking him to Chelsea, mentioning that he had a desire to go to the Premier League and felt frustrated by Ajax’s reluctancy to facilitate the move. But now, he remains determined to succeed with the Dutch giants.

Empoli FC v SSC Napoli - Serie A

Chucky Lozano back in the starting 11 for Napoli. / MB Media/GettyImages

After a brief spell on the bench, they’re back.

Guillermo Ochoa made his return to the goal for US Salernitana, taking over from Luigi Sepe in the team’s 3-0 victory over Monza. The Mexican goalkeeper first arrived to Salernitana as Sepe’s replacement while he was out injured, but now competes for that starting role.

Chucky Lozano continues to prove he’s an integral part of Serie A leaders Napoli, starting the match against Empoli. He helped the team to the 2-0 victory, extending their dominance.