Tigres UANL saw their season-long shutout streak brought to a halt but they still remained unbeaten with a come-from-behind 4-2 victory against Pachuca. The Tuzos have now lost two consecutive road matches.
The visitors took the lead in the 21st minute, when Hirving Lozano’s shot took a deflection off Jorge Torres Nilo and wrong-footed Nahuel Guzmán. It was the first goal Tigres had conceded in the Apertura 2016.
However, Pachuca’s 0-1 lead lasted less than a minute before André-Pierre Gignac finished off a cross from Lucas Zelarayán to make it 1-1 in the 22nd minute.
Gignac then gave Tigres the 2-1 lead in the 31st minute when he got around Omar González and sent the ball past Óscar Pérez to put the universitarios ahead for the first time.
Pachuca was stunned by the sudden turnaround and the visitors found it difficult to react. Ismael Sosa ran up the score for the hosts shortly after halftime, when he received a long pass from Juninho and shot past the onrushing keeper to make it 3-1 in the 50th minute.
The Tuzos reduced the deficit through Wilson Morelo, whose header in the 58th minute made it 3-2 and briefly gave Pachuca hopes of mounting a comeback.
But Sosa scored again in the 63rd minute, with an assist from Gignac, to make it 4-2 and put the game firmly out of reach for the visitors.
With the 4-2 win, Tigres reach 12 points while Pachuca remains on 12.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Israel Jiménez (Jesús Dueñas 46′), Juninho, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Guido Pizarro, José Francisco Torres, Ismael Sosa (Luis Quiñones 80′), Lucas Zelarayán (Jürgen Damm 60′), Javier Aquino, André-Pierre Gignac.
Pachuca: Óscar Pérez, John Stefan Medina, Omar González (Raúl López 54′), Óscar Murillo, Emmanuel García, Víctor Guzmán (Juan José Calero 60′), Jorge Hernández (Erik Aguirre 73′), Erick Gutiérrez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Hirving Lozano, Wilson Morelo.