Category: Chicharito

Chicharito scores twice in Leverkusen victory

Berlin (AFP) – Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez was on target twice as Bayer Leverkusen warmed up for their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid by winning 3-1 at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday. Roger Schmidt’s side went in front midway through the first half when Kai Havertz squared from the right for Karim Bellarabi to score the 50,000th goal in the history of the Bundesliga. Chicharito doubled Leverkusen’s lead from close range after a lovely move inside the box five minutes before half-time, and after Dominik Kohr pulled a goal back on the hour, the Mexican striker netted again from ... Read more

‘Little pea’ Chicharito is Leverkusen’s big deal

Berlin (AFP) – His nickname ‘Chicharito’ means ‘little pea’, but ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is proving to be a big deal for Bayer Leverkusen ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match at Monaco. The 28-year-old netted a hat-trick — his second in Germany’s top flight — in helping Leverkusen come from 2-1 down to claim a 3-2 win at Mainz on Saturday. “Thank God, he’s in form at just the right time,” said Leverkusen’s coach Roger Schmidt after the Mainz fightback. After five years at Old Trafford, Chicharito quit the Red Devils in August 2015 for Leverkusen’s ‘Werkself’ and has ... Read more

In-form Chicharito headlines Mexico’s Copa America squad

Mexico City (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez headlines Mexico’s 23-man squad named Tuesday to compete in next month’s Copa America Centenario. PSV midfielder Andres Guardado and Porto fullback Miguel Layun are the other prominent picks, but coach Juan Carlos Osorio left former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela out of the lineup. Hernandez played at Manchester United and Real Madrid before joining Bayer for the 2015-2016 season, finishing fourth best scorer with 17 goals. There are a total of nine Europe-based players. Veteran defender Rafael Marquez, 37, who was once a stalwart at Barcelona and now plays for Mexican ... Read more

Chicharito no longer a super sub after scoring 38% of Leverkusen’s goals

Down two-nil in Saturday’s top of the table clash, Bayer Leverkusen made a remarkable second half comeback to solidify their place in the Bundesliga’s top three. Bayer’s six minute goal blitzkrieg was capped off by Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in the 60th minute. The Mexican international’s go-ahead goal came during Bayer’s brilliant counter attack, as Chicharito scored from an acute angle. His game winning goal has now put distance between the club and the chasing pack; with five points between them and Hertha Berlin. In form Saturday’s performance was just another in a long line of brilliant Chicharito matches in 2015/16. With ... Read more

Chicharito claims hat-trick for Bayer Leverkusen in golden goal-run

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez claimed only the second hat-trick of his career on Saturday to extend his scoring run to 15 goals in Bayer Leverkusen’s last 12 games. “Chicharito” needed just 13 second-half minutes to score his three goals in Leverkusen’s 5-0 victory over Borussia Moechengladbach in the German league as ex-Germany striker Stefan Kiessling also scored either side of half-time. Ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid star Hernandez has now scored ten league goals for a total of 17 in all competitions for Leverkusen this season. It extends Hernandez’s remarkable run of 15 in the last 12 games since the ... Read more

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez injured on Mexico duty [VIDEO]

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez was taken to hospital after suffering an injury while playing for Mexico against Honduras in a Gold Cup warm-up match on Wednesday night. According to reports, the 27-year-old has suffered a broken collarbone, although the Mexican Football Federation has yet to confirm the nature of the injury. Chicharito could be out of action from 3-4 weeks or more, and is likely to miss the Gold Cup. "We have no report, all I know is that he has gone to hospital," coach Miguel Herrera said on the federation's website. "We have not yet seen the results. ... Read more

Louis van Gaal rules out Chicharito return to Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has ruled out a return for striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, who is currently on-loan at Real Madrid. Until recently, the Mexico international has primarily been used as a substitute in Carlo Ancelotti’s side. However, due to injuries to Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, Chicharito was given starts twice last week. The Mexican responded by scoring the decisive goal during the second leg of Real Madrid’s 1-0 Champions League quarter-final victory over Atletico Madrid, and then added two more goals against Celta Vigo on Sunday. Despite his efforts both domestically and in Europe, questions continue to ... Read more

Chicharito’s future with Real Madrid still unclear despite fantastic week

The future of Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is still unclear despite a fantastic week for Real Madrid. The on-loan striker from Manchester United scored the decisive goal during the second leg of Real Madrid’s 1-0 Champions quarter-final victory over Atletico Madrid last Wednesday. Then yesterday, the Mexico international added two more goals against Celta Vigo to help Real Madrid complete a 4-2 win over Celta Vigo, a victory which kept the club two points behind league leading Barcelona on the La Liga table. Chicharito has only played 18 league games for Madrid this season, with the majority of his appearances coming ... Read more