Tigres UANL scored a last-minute penalty kick to earn a 1-0 win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result is a second straight victory for the universitarios, who remain unbeaten in six, while El Rebaño is now winless in three.
Tigres started the game with a pair of chances in the opening 10 minutes, with Rodolfo Cota saving Jesús Dueñas’s attempt while Eduardo Vargas sent his shot from distance just wide. Chivas responded through Rodolfo Pizarro, who forced a good save out of Nahuel Guzmán to keep it 0-0.
There were several good chances in the waning moments of the half as well. In the 38th minute, Carlos Cisneros came close but Guzmán made the save again. Then Vargas hit the crossbar at the other end, with the rebound falling to Enner Valencia, who couldn’t find the target.
In the second half, opportunities were few and far between as the game turned into a battle. The first clear chance of the half didn’t come until the 83rd minute, when André-Pierre Gignac got into the box, got around his defender, and tried a left-footed shot, but Cota was there to make the save.
Just when it seemed the game was destined to end in a goalless draw, referee Fernando Guerrero called a penalty in favor of Tigres after Valencia was fouled in the box. Juninho stepped up to take the PK and the captain converted it to give Tigres the 1-0 lead in the 94th minute.
With the 1-0 win, Tigres reach 19 points while Chivas still has nine.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Juninho, Luis Rodríguez, Jesús Dueñas, Javier Aquino, Rafael Carioca, André-Pierre Gignac, Enner Valencia, Eduardo Vargas (Ismael Sosa 87′).
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Jesús Sánchez, Carlos Salcido, Oswaldo Alanís, Edwin Hernández (Isaác Brizuela 55′), Rodolfo Pizarro, Carlos Cisneros, Javier López (José Godínez 64′), Michael Pérez, José Juan Vázquez, Alan Pulido (Ángel Zaldívar 48′).