Tigres UANL beat Tijuana 0-1 to snap the Xolos’ season-long home winning streak. The victory keeps Tigres unbeaten in three and mathematically guarantees that the universitarios will be in the playoffs.
Tigres have the best away record in the league, and they looked dangerous early on. In the 10th minute, Damián Álvarez sent in a precise cross for Ismael Sosa, but he sent his header just wide to keep it goalless.
But the visitors found the breakthrough just four minutes later. Andre-Pierre Gignac sent a long pass to Álvarez, who once again sent a dangerous ball into the box. This time Lucas Zelarayán got on the end of it and he buried it to make it 0-1.
Tijuana slowly began to grow into the game and they nearly equalized right before halftime, as Avilés Hurtado tried a dangerous shot from distance that forced Nahuel Guzmán into a good save.
In the second half, the Xolos poured the pressure on as they looked to keep their home unbeaten streak alive. But despite putting eight shots on target to Tigres’ two, they couldn’t get past Guzmán.
With the 0-1 win, Tigres reach 30 points while Tijuana remains on 33.
Tijuana: Federio Vilar, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Michael Orozco (Juninho 85′), Víctor Aguilera, Juan Carlos Núñez (Víctor Malcorra 89′), Guido Rodríguez, Avilés Hurtado, Kevin Gutiérrez (Henry Martín 67′), Gabriel Hauche, Milton Caraglio, Dayro Moreno.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Juninho, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Lucas Zelarayán, Guido Pizarro, Jesús Dueñas, Ismael Sosa (Manuel Viniegra 67′), Damián Álvarez (Alberto Acosta 84′), Luis Quiñones (Jürgen Damm 46′), André-Pierre Gignac.