Tigres started the game off well and they had the first chance of the game in the 4th minute with a dangerous ball to the back post. However, Enner Valencia couldn’t quite apply the final touch and the game remained goalless.
But it wasn’t long before the universitarios did find the breakthrough; in the 12th minute, combination play between André-Pierre Gignac and Jürgen Damm ended with a low cross into the box for Eduardo Vargas. The Chilean got past his defender and beat Jonathan Orozco to give the visitors the 0-1 lead.
Santos immediately began to press forward in search of an equalizer, with Gael Sandoval looking dangerous, but the Laguneros weren’t able to trouble Nahuel Guzmán.
In the second half, Osvaldo Martínez was able to cut off a pass in midfield and send Julio César Furch the other way. Furch drove into the box and sent his low shot into the net to make it 1-1 in the 60th minute.
The tying goal inspired Santos, who continued to press forward as they now looked to complete the comeback. Then, in the 76th minute, Enner Valencia was sent off with his second yellow card, giving the hosts a numerical advantage.
But despite looking dangerous up top and having an extra man, Santos was ultimately unable to find the second goal that would have given them their first win of the season.
With the 1-1 draw, Santos reaches two points while Tigres reach four.
Santos: Jonathan Orozco, Jorge Enríquez, Gerardo Arteaga, Néstor Araujo, Jorge Sánchez, Walter Gael Sandoval (Brian Lozano 60′), Ulises Rivas (José Javier Abella 89′), Diego de Buen (Jonathan Rodríguez 81′), Osvaldo Martínez, Julio César Furch, Djaniny Tavares.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Francisco Meza, Juninho, Jorge Torres Nilo, Eduardo Vargas, Javier Aquino, Jesús Dueñas, Jürgen Damm (Hugo Ayala 69′), Lucas Zelarayán, Enner Valencia, André-Pierre Gignac (Luis Rodríguez 81′).