The Tuzos came out looking to get their season on track in front of their home fans, and it looked like all was going according to plan when Ángelo Sagal gave Pachuca the 1-0 lead in the 9th minute. Sagal finished off a pass from Raúl López to put the Tuzos ahead.
Tigres began pressing in search of an equalizer, and in the 25th minute they earned a penalty kick when Robert Herrera was called for a foul on Eduardo Vargas in the box. André-Pierre Gignac stepped up to take the spot kick, and he beat Óscar Pérez to make it 1-1.
The second half saw chances at both ends as Pachuca and Tigres both looked for a winning goal. The decisive play came in the 78th minute, when Jonathan Urretaviscaya played in Erick Gutiérrez, who sent his shot past the onrushing Nahuel Guzmán to make it 2-1.
Tigres came close to tying it up again late on, but Gignac couldn’t put his attempt on target in the 89th minute as Pachuca held on to earn their first points of the Apertura.
With the 2-1 win, Pachuca reaches three points while Tigres still have five.
Pachuca: Óscar Pérez, Robert Herrera, Emmanuel García, Óscar Murillo, Raúl López, Jorge Hernández, Víctor Guzmán, Erick Gutiérrez, Erick Aguirre (Edson Puch 66′), Ángelo Sagal (Roberto de la Rosa 78′), Jonathan Urretaviscaya.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Juninho, Luis Rodríguez, Hugo Ayala, Eduardo Vargas (Enner Valencia 74′), Javier Aquino, Jesús Dueñas, Lucas Zelarayán (Raúl Torres 86′), Alberto Acosta, Ismael Sosa (Jürgen Damm 63′), André-Pierre Gignac.