Atlas vs Tigres UANL – Jornada 8 Recap and Highlights

In this rescheduled Jornada 8 game, Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Atlas. The result keeps the Rojinegros unbeaten in three but winless in two, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in four but saw their three-game winning streak halted.

Tigres had more possession early on and looked to use their speed on the wings to find the breakthrough. They had a good chance in the 15th minute, when Enner Valencia got his head to a cross from André-Pierre Gignac, but Óscar Ustari made the save.

The game then took a turn for Atlas in the 18th minute, when Ravel Morrison was sent off for a foul on Jesús Dueñas, leaving the hosts with just 10 men.

Five minutes after going up a man, Tigres opened the scoring. Luis Rodríguez got into the box, got around his defender, and sent his left-footed shot into the net to make it 0-1.

Almost immediately after that, however, Atlas won a penalty kick. Milton Caraglio took it and converted it to tie the game 1-1 in the 26th minute.

In the second half, Tigres pushed to retake their lead while Atlas stood firm defensively despite their numerical disadvantage.

But although they were able to preserve the draw, the game ended on a very sour note for the hosts. In the 84th minute, Óscar Ustari suffered a horrifying-looking knee injury as he cleared the ball, with the goalkeeper appearing to dislocate his left kneecap.

With the 1-1 draw, Atlas reaches 21 points while Tigres reach 29.

Highlights

Lineups

Atlas: Óscar Ustari (Miguel Ángel Fraga 88′), Daniel Arreola, Rafael Márquez, Facundo Erpen, Bryan Garnica, Javier Salas, Luis Reyes, José Madueña, Milton Caraglio (Jahir Barraza 88′), Ravel Morrison, Christian Tabó (Juan Pablo Vigón 45′).

Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Juninho, Jorge Torres Nilo, Luis Rodríguez, Hugo Ayala, Enner Valencia (Ismael Sosa 68′), Jesús Dueñas (Jürgen Damm 58′), Javier Aquino, Eduardo Vargas, Rafael Carioca, André-Pierre Gignac.

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