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Champions League semi-finals will be played without Mexican stars

Lozano was the last Mexican survivor in this year’s Champions League.

Ciudad de MéxicoUpdate:
Hirving Lozano after being eliminated by Milan from the UEFA Champions League.

There will be no Mexican players in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League this season. AC Milan, Italy’s most successful European club, beat Napoli in two quarter-final legs to advance to the last four of the competition. Napoli will now focus on Serie A, where they are set to lift the title.

Hirving Lozano came off the bench in the 34th minute due to an injury to Matteo Politano, and although he impressed on the right, Napoli couldn’t take the lead.

Lozano could have won his side a penalty, when he was knocked down in the area by Milan forward Rafael Leao, but referee Szymon Marciniak ignored it.

Penalty saved by Maignan

The turning point in the match came in the 82nd minute, when Khvicha Kvaratskhelia had the opportunity to put his team level, but French goalkeeper Mike Maignan saved the penalty.

Chicharito the last Mexican player in Champions League semi-finals

Eight years have passed since the last time a Mexican player played in a Champions League semi-final. In the 2015 semi-final between Real Madrid and Juventus, Javier Hernández came off the bench for both the first leg and second leg to replace Karim Benzema and Isco respectively.


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