SI Staff
Wednesday September 16th, 2015

It didn't take long for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez to make an impact for Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. 

Fresh off his summer transfer to the German Bundesliga club, Chicharito scored his first goal in his new uniform, doing so in a Champions League group opener against Belarusian side BATE Borisov. Chicharito gave Leverkusen a 3-1 lead in the 58th minute, clinically putting away a low chance in the area after being played through by Kevin Kampl.

For Chicharito, he now has Champions League goals with three clubs–Manchester United, Real Madrid, Leverkusen–to set a record for Mexican players. His goal was the second scored by a member of El Tri in as many days after Hector Moreno burned Chicharito's former team, United, playing for PSV Eindhoven. Mexican wingback Miguel Layun also factored into Champions League scoring, notching an assist for Porto against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday.

It's not all good news for Mexico's national team in the Champions League, as PSV's Andres Guardado, who won the Golden Ball at this summer's Gold Cup, suffered an ankle injury, and his status is in doubt for Mexico's Confederations Cup playoff against the USA on Oct. 10. PSV says he'll have a second scan on the ankle next week when swelling subsides.

Watch Chicharito's first Leverkusen goal below:

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