It was honors even in the Apertura 2016 edition of the Clásico Regio, with Tigres UANL and Monterrey settling for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the universitarios, while the Rayados remain unbeaten in four.
The visitors started the game off better, with Dorlan Pabón and Yimmi Chara looking particularly dangerous up top. However, Monterrey couldn’t turn their chances into goals, although they came as close as the woodwork on two occasions.
Tigres had few chances of their own in the first half, but when they got an opportunity they made it count. In the 38th minute, Javier Aquino sent the ball into the box and Ismael Sosa was there to head it home and give the hosts the 1-0 lead.
Tigres started the second half off better and André-Pierre Gignac could have made it 2-0 in just the 46th minute; however, he couldn’t end his goal drought.
Then, in the 72nd minute, Monterrey found the equalizer due to a deflection. César Montes’s directionless shot went straight into Guido Pizarro and from there into the net to make it 1-1.
Both teams had chances to win it, but in the end no one could break the deadlock, leaving the 109th edition of the Clásico Regio to finish level.
With the 1-1 draw, Tigres reach 27 points while Monterrey reaches 19.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Jesús Dueñas, Hugo Ayala, Juninho, Jorge Torres Nilo, Guido Pizarro, Lucas Zelarayán (Manuel Viniegra 69′), Luis Quiñones, Javier Aquino (Andy Delort 80′), Ismael Sosa (Jürgen Damm 78′), André-Pierre Gignac.
Monterrey: Alexander Domínguez, Iván Piris, José María Basanta, César Montes, Walter Ayoví, Celso Ortiz, Walter Gargano (Arturo González 61′), Carlos Sánchez (Hiram Mier 88′), Dorlan Pabón, Yimmi Charaá (Santiago Rivera 80′), Rogelio Funes Mori.