Jaguares de Chiapas defeated Tigres UANL 1-0 to give them back-to-back victories. The result strengthens Jaguares’ positioning in the relegation fight, while the reigning champions of Liga MX remain winless on the road this season.
Tigres started the game off better, with more possession and more chances. Ismael Sosa had the best opportunity when he tried to finish off a header from André-Pierre Gignac, but Moisés Muñoz was there to make the save.
The universitarios weren’t able to take advantage of their chances when they had them, though, and slowly Jaguares began to grow into the game. Derley had a one-on-one opportunity but he sent his shot into Enrique Palos.
In the 37th minute, the hosts took the lead. Félix Araujo took the ball up to midfield and then played in Luis Mendoza, who beat Palos to make it 1-0.
Tigres pushed forward in the second half as they looked for an equalizer, but Jaguares kept their defense honest with dangerous counterattacks. The universitarios came close to scoring through Lucas Zelarayán, but Félix Micolta did well to cut out the danger.
Then, in the 89th minute, Juninho had a header that was just off target. That was the last, best chance for Tigres as Jaguares held on to the narrow 1-0 lead to rack up another crucial three points in the relegation fight.
With the 1-0 win, Jaguares reach six points while Tigres remain on four.
Jaguares: Moisés Muñoz, Bruno Pereira Pires, Félix Araujo, Juan Patiño, Brayan Angulo, Lucas Silva, Dieter Villalpando (Christian Bermúdez 71′), Luis Mendoza, Jonathan Fabbro, Mateus Goncalves (Félix Micolta 69′), Vanderley Dias (Enrique Esqueda 55′).
Tigres: Enrique Palos, Jesús Dueñas, Juninho, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Jürgen Damm (Luis Quiñones 66′), Guido Pizarro, Lucas Zelarayán, Javier Aquino (Damián Álvarez 66′), André-Pierre Gignac, Ismael Sosa.