The first goal of a striker with his new team is something unforgettable. It is an unburdened joy that they contained for months to consolid
How was the first goal of the Mexican strikers in Europe?
The first goal of a striker with his new team is something unforgettable. It is an unburdened joy that they contained for months to consolidate in the field. It may even be the omen of a promising future. Here we remember how the first goal of the Mexican strikers in Europe was.
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And it is that Giménez did not take long to be present with the Feyenoord and he already got his first goal. The former Cruz Azul striker has not been a starter for his club and has come on as a substitute in three games, but only it took him 55 minutes to get his first goal in Europe.
‘Santi’ got it against FC Emmen. In addition to his goal, he also provided an assist and the match ended 4-0. He was considered one of the best players of the match and he was already noticed on the pitch.
This feeling: ❤️ https://t.co/jOpxmWfB8I pic.twitter.com/flQT6USro4
— Feyenoord Rotterdam (@Feyenoord) August 27, 2022
Before Santiago, the last Mexican striker to arrive in Europe was Raul Jimenez. He left America for Atlético de Madrid in August 2014. Although he never shone with the ‘Colchoneros’, he did manage to score his first goal in the ‘old continent’ with them.
Scored in a 4-0 win over Sevilla on 27 September 2014. It was his first goal in Europe and also the only goal he recorded with Atlético de Madrid.
Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez
Hernandez left Chivas for Manchester United in July 2010. The story of ‘Chicharito’ with United was like a dream during his first seasons. He scored on his debut in a friendly match against the MLS All-Stars. He continued to score in the preseason and got 3 touchdowns.
His first official goal for Manchester fell on August 8, 2010, in a 3-1 win against Chelsea. in the Community Shield.
Giovani Dos Santos
Dos Santos’ career started professionally in Europe, with Barcelona. He debuted as a scorer with the subsidiary team, but his first official goal occurred on September 19, 2007, in the UEFA Champions League, when he contributed in a 3-1 win against Stuttgart.
Vela’s professional career began in Europe. He left the Chivas quarry to reach Arsenal in 2006. Due to his young age, he was loaned to Celta de Vigo, but they could not register him either and he ended up playing with Salamanca in the second division, where he scored 8 goals in his first campaign.
One year later, on loan at Osasuna, Carlos Vela scored his first goal in the first division in a 3-0 victory over Betis. It happened on October 31, 2007.
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This was the first goal of the last Mexican strikers in Europe.