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Mexicans Abroad: Raul Jimenez draws close to milestone with Wolves goal

22:26 WAT 04/03/2019
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The forward celebrated a century of goals - and with such a strong start in the Premier League he might as well have some fun

Hopefully Raul Jimenez enjoyed the celebration.

The Wolves forward scored against Cardiff City this weekend and posted a photo with new boots celebrating 100 goals. The problem? It was his 66th league goal, added to 11 in domestic cups, six between Concacaf Champions League and UEFA Champions League and 16 with the Mexico national team. That makes 99.

Jimenez no doubt will be set to celebrate once again, though, once he's actually hit the century mark. The 18th-minute goal against Cardiff was his 11th of the Premier League season for the 27-year-old, good enough to tie him for 10th in the league.

It's been a remarkable campaign for Jimenez, who already has played double the minutes with Wolves this year than any of his previous seasons since leaving Club America. He'll enter the March international break in good form.

His El Tri teammate Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez isn't finding as much success in the Premier League this year. Chicharito did start in West Ham United's 2-0 win over Newcastle this weekend but didn't score and came off in the 70th minute.

Diego Reyes made his first La Liga start since returning to Spain. The defender put in 70 minutes for Leganes on Monday in a 1-0 victory over Levante. He got his name in the book in the 65th minute.

Andres Guardado and Diego Lainez had a disappointing week. After being bounced from the Copa del Rey by Valencia during the week, Getafe continued its hot streak at Betis' expense with a 2-1 win. Guardado played the majority of the cup match and all 90 minutes of the league game while Lainez watched both from the bench.

Hector Moreno also stayed on the bench in La Liga. The center back's last appearance for Real Sociedad came back on Jan. 20. Fellow center back Nestor Araujo continues to rack up the minutes, but the Santos Laguna product isn't necessarily enjoying life with Celta. A 1-0 loss to Eibar kept the Celticos just two points above the relegation zone. It also was the last straw for manager Miguel Cardoso, who was replaced by Fran Escriba.

In Portugal, Antonio "Pollo" Briseno made his 50th appearance for Feirense but his team lost 4-0 to Belenenses and remains 10 points from safety.

At the other end of the table, Hector Herrera and Jesus Corona couldn't help Porto to a rivalry win over Benfica. Herrera played 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss, Corona 61.

And PSV returned to winning ways in the Netherlands with Hirving Lozano starting and played 87 minutes in a 2-0 win over Excelsior. Erick Gutierrez was on the bench but didn't see time.