Neither Tigres UANL nor Santos Laguna could find the breakthrough as they drew 0-0 in their first match of the Clausura 2017 season. Despite the lack of goals, the game had chances, with the two sides combining for 17 shots.
In the opening minutes, Andy Delort tried a bicycle kick that ended up wide, while, at the other end of the field, Enrique Palos made a good save on a header.
Santos looked to use the speed of Djaniny to open up Tigres’ defense, but Palos was always alert to the danger and was able to make the necessary saves. The universitarios then came close to opening the scoring shortly before halftime with another attempt by Delort, but once again the Frenchman couldn’t find the target.
In the second half, Tigres were forced to go to their bench as Luis Martínez suffered what looked like a potentially nasty knee injury and was subbed out for Luis Quiñones.
Santos finished the game off stronger, with Ulises Rivas hitting the crossbar in the 80th minute before Osvaldo Martínez’s shot went just wide in the 84th. In the 90th minute, the Guerreros hit the woodwork once again, this time through Jonathan Rodríguez, as they tried everything to break the deadlock.
With the 0-0 draw, Tigres and Santos both reach one point.
Tigres: Enrique Palos, Jorge Estrada (Julian Quiñones 46′), Luis Martínez (Luis Quiñones 76′), Juninho, Alberto Acosta, Luis Rodríguez, Guido Pizarro, José Francisco Torres (Jorge Espericueta 61′), Lucas Zelarayán, Andy Delort, Damián Álvarez.
Santos: Jonathan Orozco, Jorge Sánchez, Carlos Izquierdoz, Néstor Araujo, Gerardo Arteaga, Ulisis Rivas, Diego de Buen, Walter Sandoval, Jonathan Rodríguez (Mauricio Cuero 91′), Julio César Furch, Djaniny Tavares (Osvaldo Martínez 69′).