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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: May 10-13 31751582 Finishing on a high Finishing+on+a+high World

Javier Hernández did his part to ensure Sir Alex Ferguson's Old Trafford farewell unfolded according to plan. Chicharito notched the opening goal and watched from the bench as Rio Ferdinand snatched the winner three minutes from time in the 2-1 victory over Swansea City on Sunday. The triumph ensured Ferguson finished his last home match in style and paved the way for raucous victory celebrations throughout (the red half of) Manchester on Monday.


The revelry surrounding Ferguson's retirement offered the primary talking point on yet another busy weekend for Mexicans Abroad. Read on to learn more about Andrés Guardado's Champions League push and Giovani dos Santos' battle against relegation.


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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: May 10-13 31754257 Javier Hernandez, F, Manchester United Javier+Hernandez%2C+F%2C+Manchester+United World

Chicharito replaced the want-away Wayne Rooney in the starting XI for the 2-1 victory over Swansea City on Sunday. Hernández validated his selection by lashing home his 17th goal of the season to open the scoring six minutes before halftime. The potential summer transfer target eventually made way for Ryan Giggs in the final quarter of an hour as United eventually secured the victory through Rio Ferdinand three minutes from time.


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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: May 10-13 31754253 Guillermo Ochoa, GK, Ajaccio Guillermo+Ochoa%2C+GK%2C+Ajaccio World

Ajaccio spurned a chance to secure its place in Ligue 1 next season by falling to a 1-0 home defeat to Troyes on Saturday. Florian Jarjat kept his side's fleeting hopes of a top-flight place next term alive by scoring the decisive goal after 16 minutes. Troyes' third win in four matches left Ajaccio four points clear of the relegation zone with two matches left to play.


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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: May 10-13 31754256 Giovani dos Santos, M, Mallorca Giovani+dos+Santos%2C+M%2C+Mallorca World

Dos Santos' goal nine minutes from time proved too little, too late as Mallorca slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. The clever schemer issued a fantastic response after Aritz Aduriz and Fernando Llorente staked the home side to a two-goal lead, but nine-man Mallorca could not muster an equalizer in the late stages. The setback leaves bottom-of-the-table Mallorca five points adrift of safety with three matches left to play.

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: May 10-13 31754254 Carlos Vela, F, Real Sociedad Carlos+Vela%2C+F%2C+Real+Sociedad World

Recio dealt a potentially harmful blow to Soceidad's Champions League chances when he lifted Granada to a 2-2 draw at Estadio Anoeta on Monday. Sociedad thought it had secured the points through an Imanol Agirretxe first-half double, but Recio equalized shortly before the final whistle to deprive the home side of two critical points. The late setback now means Sociedad sits tied with Valencia for the fourth and final Champions League spot with three games remaining in the season.

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: May 10-13 31754258 Andres Guardado, D/M, Valencia Andres+Guardado%2C+D%2FM%2C+Valencia World

Guardado notched his first goal for Los Che as Valencia romped to 4-0 victory at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. The versatile left sided player grabbed the third goal in the match as Valencia did its Champions League chances for next season no harm by registering a second consecutive four-goal victory. Valencia is now level with fourth-place Real Sociedad with three matches to play.

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