The universitarios took an early lead and never looked back in this one. In just the 5th minute, André-Pierre Gignac headed home a corner kick to make it 1-0 for Tigres.
The hosts continued to control the game after taking the lead as they enjoyed the majority of possession. Chivas looked to get back into the game, but they were unable to do much to trouble Nahuel Guzmán.
In the second half, the substitutions of Jürgen Damm and Lucas Zelarayán added another dimension to Tigres’ attack as the hosts looked to put the game out of reach.
In the 73rd minute, Jesús Dueñas scored from the center of the box to give Tigres a more comfortable 2-0 lead.
Ten minutes after that, Gignac got on the scoresheet once again when he met a cross from Javier Aquino; his attempt went in off the post to make it 3-0.
Chivas was unable to reduce the deficit as a well-organized Tigres defense kept them from creating many chances.
With the 3-0 win, Tigres reach 16 points while Chivas still has 24.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Luis Rodríguez, Hugo Ayala, Juninho, Jorge Torres Nilo, Guido Pizarro, Ismael Sosa (Jürgen Damm 63′), Eduardo Vargas (Lucas Zelarayán 63′), Jesús Dueñas, Javier Aquino (Damián Álvarez 86′), André-Pierre Gignac.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Jair Pereira (Guillermo Martínez 71′), Hedgardo Marín, Juan Basulto, Néstor Calderón, Javier López (Orbelín Pineda 45′), Alan Pulido, Carlos Fierro, Michael Pérez, Ángel Zaldívar (Michelle Benítez 71′).