Veracruz vs Tigres UANL – Jornada 7 Recap and Highlights

veracruz tigresTigres UANL ended their three-game losing streak with a 0-3 victory over Veracruz. The loss is a second consecutive one for the Tiburones Rojos, and it also ends their three-game home winning streak.

The game was back-and-forth in the early going, with neither team able to take control or get much past midfield. But as time wore on, the visitors began to enjoy the majority of possession, and with it they began to generate chances.

The clearest opportunity of the first half came in the 30th minute, when André-Pierre Gignac somehow contrived to send his shot wide when he was alone in front of Melitón Hernández.

Tigres had another good chance just before halftime through Ismael Sosa, who received a through ball from Gignac and drove into the box, but Melitón was able to make the save.

Then, in the 64th minute, Gignac ended Tigres’ 341-minute scoreless streak with the opening goal. Sosa sent a cross in to the far post and the Frenchman was there to head it home and give the universitarios the 0-1 lead.

Veracruz looked for a response and in the 74th minute Leandro Velázquez tried his luck, but Aarón Fernández was there to make the save and preserve the lead. A minute after that, Tigres made it 0-2 when Gignac found Luis Quiñones, whose header gave the visitors a comfortable advantage.

Then, in the 85th minute, Tigres put the game away when Jesús Dueñas found Jürgen Damm, who beat Kristian Álvarez and scored to make it 0-3.

With the 0-3 win, Tigres reach seven points while Veracruz still has nine.

Highlights

Lineups

Veracruz: Édgar Melitón Hernández, Marcelo Alatorre, Leobardo López, Kristian Álvarez, Antonio Briseño, Ángel Reyna (Martín Bravo 79′), Cristian Pellerano (Felipe Flores 72′), Egidio Arévalo, Freddy Hinestroza, Daniel Villalva (Leandro Velázquez 58′), Eduardo Herrera.

Tigres: Aarón Fernández, Luis Advíncula, Hugo Ayala, Juninho (Francisco Meza 86′), Jorge Torres Nilo, Ismael Sosa (Jürgen Damm 72′), Jesús Dueñas, Guido Pizarro, Luis Quiñones (Damián Álvarez 80′), Eduardo Vargas, André-Pierre Gignac. 

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