Tigres UANL vs Pumas UNAM – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Tigres UANL got back to winning ways as they beat Pumas UNAM 2-0. The result keeps Tigres perfect at home this season, while Pumas remain winless on the road.

Pumas had the better of the play in the opening minutes, and they found an early chance through Bryan Rabello, but he couldn’t take advantage and the opportunity went begging in the 5th minute.

Tigres soon settled into the game, though, and in the 14th minute they took the lead. Ismael Sosa sent a cross into the box and Eduardo Vargas was there to head the ball past Alfredo Saldívar. 1-0.

Tigres continued to create chances, and André-Pierre Gignac was particularly ative in the attack. The hosts had a golden opportunity to add to their lead in the 39th minute, when José García was called for a handball in the box. However, Gignac was unable to convert the penalty kick, with Saldívar making the save to keep Pumas in the game.

Tigres kept up the pressure in the second half, though. Gignac forced a good save out of Saldívar with his headed attempt in the 65th minute and then the Frenchman finally found the breakthrough in the 79th. Pumas failed to clear a free kick and Gignac pounced on the loose ball, sending his volley unerringly into the net to make it 2-0.

With the 2-0 win, Tigres reach eight points while Pumas still have six.

Highlights

Lineups

Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Hugo Ayala, Juninho (Alberto Acosta 30′), Luis Rodríguez, Eduardo Vargas (Enner Valencia 83′), Israel Jiménez, Jesús Dueñas, Francisco Meza, Javier Aquino, Ismael Sosa (Jürgen Damm 78′), André-Pierre Gignac.

Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alan Mendoza (Joffre Guerrón 65′), Josécarlos van Rankin, Luis Quintana, José García, Abraham González, Brian Figueroa (Néstor Calderón 76′), Jesús Gallardo, David Cabrera, Bryan Rabello, Nicolás Castillo. 

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