Tigres opened the scoring early on, with Lucas Zelarayán finding the back of the net in the 8th minute. A foul on Javier Aquino gave the visitors a free kick, and Zelarayán buried it to make it 0-1.
Then, to make matters worse for Pumas, Marcelo Alatorre was sent off in the 20th minute for a foul on Jorge Torres Nilo, leaving the hosts down not only a goal but also a man.
Nevertheless, Pumas managed to tie the game before halftime. In the 31st minute, Matías Britos pounced on a loose ball in the box to make it 1-1.
But Tigres’ extra man began to tell in the second half as a tired Pumas side proved unable to keep up. In the 56th minute, Andy Delort restored Tigres’ lead and there was no way back for Pumas after that.
In stoppage time, Ismael Sosa added insult to injury for the hosts by scoring against his former team – and then apologizing to the Pumas fans – in his first game back in the Estadio Olimpico Universitario as a member of the visiting side.
With the 1-3 win, Tigres reach 26 points while Pumas remain on 20.
Pumas: Alejandro Palacios, Gerardo Alcoba, Jesús Gallardo, Marcelo Alatorre, Darío Verón, Luis Fernando Fuentes (Eduardo Herrera 79′), Abraham González, Kevin Escamilla (Josécarlos van Rankin 25′), Pablo Barrera, Javier Cortés, Matías Britos (Fidel Martínez 65′).
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Juninho, Jorge Torres Nilo, Hugo Ayala, Lucas Zelarayán (Manuel Viniegra 87′), Jesús Dueñas, Javier Aquino, Guido Pizarro, Ismael Sosa, Luis Quiñones (Jürgen Damm 56′), Andy Delort (Julian Quiñones 56′).