Tigres UANL vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 8 Recap and Highlights

tigres moreliaMonarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with Tigres UANL. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten in two while leaving Morelia winless in the same span.

The visitors, who would have moved out of last place in the relegation standings with a win, came out looking to earn exactly that. Morelia had the better of the early opportunities, and in the 29th minute their pressure paid off with a penalty.

Hugo Ayala was called for a foul on Raúl Ruidíaz in the box, with referee José Alfredo Peñaloza pointing to the penalty spot. Ruidíaz stepped up to take the PK and he converted it to give Morelia the 0-1 lead.

In the second half, Tigres began to get a foothold in the game, due in no small part to the insertion of Damián Álvarez, who gave the hosts a new dimension in attack. In the 70th minute, “el Enano” sent a pinpoint cross into the box for André-Pierre Gignac, who headed it home to tie the game 1-1.

After the tying goal, the game tilted definitively in Tigres’ favor. The universitarios had more possession and more chances, but Morelia was able to do enough defensively to preserve the draw.

With the 1-1 draw, Tigres reach eight points while Morelia reaches nine.

Highlights

Lineups

Tigres: Aarón Fernández, Luis Advíncula, Hugo Ayala, Juninho, Jorge Torres Nilo, Ismael Sosa (Lucas Zelarayán 79′), Jesús Dueñas, Eduardo Vargas, Guido Pizarro, Luis Quiñones (Damián Álvarez 65′), André-Pierre Gignac.

Morelia: Carlos Felipe Rodríguez, Enrique Pérez, Emanuel Loeschbor, Gabriel Achilier, Sebastián Vegas, Andy Polo (Gastón Lezcano 64′), Rodrigo Millar, Diego Valdés, Aldo Rocha, Jefferson Cuero (Jorge Zárate 82′), Raúl Ruidíaz (Juan Pablo Rodríguez 84′). 

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