Pumas UNAM vs Tigres UANL – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Pumas UNAM remained unbeaten in the Clausura 2018 with a 2-0 victory against Tigres UANL. The result leaves Tigres winless on the road this season and ends their three-game unbeaten streak.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 18th minute, when Alejandro Arribas met a cross from Pablo Barrera with his header, beating Nahuel Guzmán to give the universitarios the 1-0 lead.

Tigres pushed forward in search of an equalizer, but André-Pierre Gignac, Ismael Sosa, and Enner Valencia were disconnected in the attack. Tigres’ forays forward also left space at the back for Pumas to exploit, and in the 34th minute they made it 2-0.

A long ball behind the defense found Matías Alustiza, who chipped the ball over the onrushing Guzmán; Hugo Ayala scrambled back to cover the empty net but he was unable to keep the ball out as Pumas took a two-goal lead.

Tigres made attack-minded substitutions at the break, but they were unable to reduce the deficit in the second half as they did little to trouble Alfredo Saldívar’s goal.

Pumas comfortably controlled the game and they had several chances to add to their lead. They also thought they should’ve had a penalty in the 62nd minute after Nico Castillo appeared to be fouled in the box, but referee Erick Yair Miranda wasn’t interested.

With the 2-0 win, Pumas reach 11 points while Tigres still have seven.



Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Josécarlos van Rankin, Alejandro Arribas, Luis Quintana, Luis Fernando Fuentes, David Cabrera (Alan Acosta 83′), Jesús Gallardo, Marcelo Díaz, Pablo Barrera (Abraham González 76′), Matías Alustiza (Mauro Formica 57′), Nicolás Castillo.

Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Israel Jiménez, Juninho, Hugo Ayala, Francisco Meza (Alberto Acosta 46′), Rafael Carioca, Javier Aquino (Jürgen Damm 43′), Jesús Dueñas, André-Pierre Gignac, Enner Valencia, Ismael Sosa (Eduardo Vargas 46′).


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