Hector Herrera, Diego Reyes, “Tecatito” crowned champions in Portugal
This Saturday, FC Porto won the 2017-2018 Portuguese Primeira Liga with a scoreless draw between the other two title-contenders Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. The league title-win was Porto’s 28th in their illustrious history and their first in five seasons.
The league championship was also Hector Herrera’s, Diego Reyes’ and Jesus Corona’s first major European title in their respective careers. All three Mexican players had decent participation this season, especially Hector Herrera, who served as the team captain.
The 28-year-old midfielder played 28 total games this season in which he started 25 encounters, scored three goals and obtained four assists. “Tecatito” Corona had one of his poorest seasons since joining the Portuguese giants as he played in 27 games but started just 17.
The winger did not strive offensively as he only had three goals and three assists and it is unclear where his career is headed after the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Diego Reyes played in just 12 games and was definitely more of a role player for Porto this season.
— Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) May 5, 2018
The Mexican defender did score two goals and get an assist in his limited playing time and average two clearances per game. Miguel Layun also played on this Porto team before being dealt to Sevilla but played just seven games as he was out of the frame at this club.
The achievement was significant for the Mexican players and some like Hector Herrera may be off to new stages in their careers after this achievement.