Pumas UNAM vs Tijuana – Jornada 8 Recap and Highlights

Pumas UNAM suffered their fourth consecutive defeat as they fell 0-2 to Tijuana. The result is a fourth straight win for the Xolos, who are unbeaten in five.

The game started off quite balanced, with most of the play concentrated in midfield. The first notable chance for the hosts came in the 16th minute from a set piece. Nicolás Castillo beat his marker and got on the end of a corner kick, but he couldn’t put it on frame.

Then, in the 24th, Tijuana threatened through Juan Iturbe, who got the ball in midfield and took it to the box, but his shot crashed against Alfredo Saldívar to keep the game goalless.

In the second half, the Xolos took the lead. In the 51st minute, a quickly taken free-kick from just inside the Xolos’ half surprised Pumas’ defense; Gustavo Bou got on the end of the long ball and beat Saldívar to make it 0-1 for the visitors.

Pumas looked to respond, with Sergio Egea quickly turning to his bench, but the final touch was lacking for UNAM and they failed to convert any of their opportunities to equalize.

Then, in stoppage time, Tijuana put the game completely out of reach. Pumas had earned a late corner kick and everyone came up for it – goalkeeper and all. Tijuana cleared the corner, Luis Mendoza won the footrace and sent the ball into the empty net to make it 0-2.

With the 0-2 win, Tijuana reaches 13 points while Pumas still have six.



Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, José García (Néstor Calderón 54′), Luis Quintana, Pablo Jáquez, Marcelo Díaz, Abraham González (Alan Acosta 70′), Josécarlos van Rankin, Alan Mendoza, David Cabrera, Nicolás Castillo, Joffre Guerrón (Brian Figueroa 45′).

Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Damián Pérez, Emanuel Aguilera, Michael Orozco, Alejandro Donatti, Matías Aguirregaray, Damián Musto, Joe Corona (Enzo Kalinski 84′), Víctor Malcorra, Juan Iturbe (Luis Mendoza 64′), Gustavo Bou (Henry Martín 92′).


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