Now with Real Madrid on loan from Manchester United, Javier Hernandez needed a goal badly on Saturday night, and happily for him he found the back of the net.
Chicharito’s goal drought had run longer than the Mexico national team’s four-month gap between matches.
The 26-year-old striker’s last goal for club or country came in Amsterdam on November 12, and before that, it was in a Real Madrid shirt on October 29 in the Copa del Rey against lowly Cornella.
On Saturday, as Mexico took on Ecuador in LA Memorial Coliseum, the Man United striker had gone exactly 150 days since he last scored a goal in club football.
Chicharito ended his drought in stunning fashion, as he scored a super solo goal in the 14th minute.
It was his 39th goal for Mexico, tying him with Cuauhtemoc Blanco for second on his country’s all-time list – seven goals behind all-time scoring leader Jared Borgetti.
Watch Chicharito’s goal above, while match highlights are below.