Leverkusen - You might be forgiven for thinking the BayArena had been uprooted and replanted in Mexico City on Saturday.
Leverkusen an 'unbelievable team'
Sombreros were almost as common as replica shirts as the Bayer 04 Leverkusen fans did their bit to make Mexican international Javier Hernandez's debut for the club feel as homely as possible. International broadcaster FOX Sports flew in reporters from Central America especially to ensure the millions of spectators back in Mexico got the best coverage possible of 'Chicharito' making his Bundesliga debut.
All the fiesta Mexicana lacked was the fitting epilogue. "Unfortunately we couldn't score, but this is only the beginning of the Bundesliga and we have a lot of matches to come," said an upbeat Hernandez after his half-hour Bundesliga baptism ended in a 1-0 defeat to SV Darmstadt 98.