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Here’s why Hirving Lozano should be called ‘the Mexican Marcus Rashford’ 

The PSV youngster is seemingly making a habit of scoring on his competition debuts

Sometimes, we like to remind ourselves of Marcus Rashford’s incredible first season.

Plucked from relative obscurity by a desperate Louis Van Gaal back in February 2016, Rashford scored twice in his first outing for Man United in their Europa League clash with well-known Lord of Rings fans FC Midtjylland.

It was ultimate zero to hero story since, well, Alex Hunter.

What a moment

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What a moment

Of course, it only got better.

Three days later, he scored twice on his Premier League debut to help United win 3-2 over Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Then, just ahead of England’s ill-fated Euro 2016 campaign, he netted three minutes into his international debut, as England beat Australia 2-1 at the Stadium of Light.

Easy, this scoring malarkey, isn’t it?

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Easy, this scoring malarkey, isn’t it?

But he didn’t stop there, after scoring a hat-trick on his England U21 debut under Gareth Southgate, he followed that with a goal in his EFL Cup debut a couple of weeks later.

He finished off his incredible record with a goal in his Champions League debut last year, coming off the bench to round-off United’s 3-0 win over Basel.

Another for the collection

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Another for the collection

So why are we bringing this all up again?

Well, it turns out Rashford’s incredible ability to score goals on various debuts has been matched (and even bettered, arguably), by none other than one of the most exciting players we saw at the World Cup over the summer.

Step forward Mexico’s Hirving Lozano.

Chucky

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Chucky

You might remember Lozano for his brilliant run out against Germany in Mexico’s opening group clash back in June, when he scored the only goal in their 1-0 win.

And it turns out scoring on his World Cup debut isn’t all he can do.

No, in fact, after scoring for PSV in their Champions League qualifying play-off against BATE last night, Lozano has now scored on his Champion League debut, Eredivisie debut and KNVB Cup debut with the club.

Lozano’s goal helped PSV win 3-2 in their first-leg

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Lozano’s goal helped PSV win 3-2 in their first-leg

But it gets even better, because back in 2014 – when he made his professional debut for Mexican side  Pachuca – he scored just five minutes after coming off the bench in a 1–0 win over Club America at the Estadio Azteca, and followed that up with a goal in his CONCACAF Champions League debut.

What we’re trying to say is that Lozano is in fact the Mexican Marcus Rashford, or maybe Rashford is the English Lozano?

Either way, we’re mildly spooked. 


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