The Costa Ricans were the more dangerous side initially, with the hosts twice breaking through Tigres’ defense only to hit the woodwork. But the posts kept Tigres in the game and then, just moments after halftime, the visitors took the lead.
In the 46th minute, Fernando Fernández collected a cross from the right in the center of the box and he sent his low shot unstoppably into the back of the net to make it 0-1.
Herediano soon found the equalizer, however, with José Sánchez finishing the ball off at the far post after a series of rebounds in the box to make it 1-1 in the 56th minute.
Tigres continued to press forward, and in the 78th minute they retook the lead through Damián Álvarez. He ran on to a through ball and sent his left-footed shot into the net to make it 1-2 for the universitarios.
Then, in the 90th minute, Jonathan Espericueta guaranteed the win with a left-footed shot of his own to make it 1-3 for the visitors.
With the 1-3 win, Tigres reach three points while Herediano remains on one.
Herediano: Leonel Moreira, Leonardo González (Víctor Núñez 74′), Pablo Salazar Sánchez, Allan Miranda Albertazzi, Mauricio Núñez (José Sánchez 54′), Esteban Granados, Randall Azofeifa Corrales, José Cubero, Esteban Ramírez (Jonathan Hansen 32′), Elías Aguilar, Yendrick Ruíz.
Tigres: Enrique Palos, Luis Rodríguez, Miguel Herrera, José Arturo Rivas, Jorge Torres Nilo, Jürgen Damm (Luis Quiñones 76′), Jesús Dueñas, Manuel Viniegra, Damián Álvarez (Juliano Quiñones 83′), Fernando Fernández, Luis Silva (Jonathan Espericueta 46′).
Group Table – Group G