Category: Javier Hernandez

Hernandez in race to reach Germany for Champions League tie

Madrid (AFP) – Centre-back Lucas Hernandez was dashing to Germany on Tuesday in a desperate bid to make kick-off for Atletico Madrid’s Champions League clash at Bayer Leverkusen after being released by a court. Hernandez and his girlfriend pleaded not guilty to domestic violence in a Madrid court earlier on Tuesday before the case was adjourned. That allowed Frenchman Hernandez, 21, to board a plane in Madrid bound for Germany in a bid to make the 1945 GMT kick-off at the BayArena for the last 16 first leg tie. Atletico desperately need Hernandez, who has been deputising in the centre ... 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

Torn ass muscle keeps Leverkusen’s Javier Hernandez out

Photo credit: AFP Bayer Leverkusen will be without Mexican striker Javier Hernandez for this weekend’s Bundesliga match at Darmstadt with a torn buttock muscle, his club announced on Wednesday. ‘Chicharito’ suffered the injury in Leverkusen’s 3-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen in the quarter-finals of the German Cup on Tuesday and clutched his leg when he went off in the 57th minute. The 27-year-old has been in great form with 22 goals in 26 matches in all competitions since joining Leverkusen from Manchester United in August and the club are awaiting the results of his scan on Wednesday to ... Read more

The latest transfer rumors have linked these three stars to Liverpool

Though the spotlight is currently on Shakhtar Donetsk’s 26-year old Brazilian attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, with the Reds currently in negotiations for the £24.6 million star, here’s a look at some other potential targets Liverpool could pursue before the winter window closes in 10 days time. Target 1: Alvaro Morata (Juventus) The Telegraph reported that Liverpool are interested in a swoop for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. The Reds have previously targeted the 23-year old Spaniard when Brendan Rodgers was in charge, battling it out with Arsenal for his signature. Signing for Juventus in 2014 for £20 million from Spanish giants ... Read more

Carli Lloyd, Chicharito claim CONCACAF Player of the Year honors

Photo credit: AFP. Mexico’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and American Carli Lloyd were named Friday as 2015 Players of the Year by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). Voting was equally weighted among each member association’s national team captains as well as fans and a media panel. The result was a pair of first-time winners. Striker Hernandez has starred for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League and he scored in a 3-2 victory over the United States that earned Mexico a berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Midfielder Lloyd led the ... Read more

Javier Hernandez set to make his first Bayer Leverkusen start on Wednesday in Champions League

Berlin (AFP) – Javier Hernandez is poised to make his Champions League debut for new side Bayer Leverkusen in Wednesday’s clash at home to Belarus’ BATE Borisov, according to his coach Roger Schmidt. The 27-year-old Mexico striker signed a three-year contract when he joined from Manchester United last month and made his Bundesliga debut off the bench in the second half of Leverkusen’s shock defeat to Darmstadt last Saturday. ‘Chicharito’ has a wealth of experience on the European stage for both United and Real Madrid, for who he scored the winner in last season’s Champions League quarterfinal against Atletico Madrid ... Read more

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez leaves Manchester United for Bayer Leverkusen

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has signed a three-year deal with Bayer Leverkusen, the Bundesliga club announced today, ending the Mexico international’s five-year run at Manchester United. Initially report have Bayer paying a£8.75 million transfer fee for the 27-year-old star. #Chicharito kommt von @ManUtd und unterschreibt bei der #Werkself bis 2018 || @CH14_ joins #Bayer04 until 2018! — Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) August 31, 2015 The arrival of Hernandez will add needed depth to a Leverkusen striker corps that was dependent on 31-year-old Stefan Kiessling, with whom Chicharito will compete for playing time. Both strikers will benefit from a talented midfield that includes Karim Bellarbi, Hakan Calhanoglu ... Read more