Tigres UANL earned a 1-0 victory against 10-man Tijuana. The result is a fourth straight win for the universitarios, who remain unbeaten in six, while the Xolos saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted as they remain winless on the road this season.
The hosts had the better of the run of play from the beginning, with Eduardo Vargas having a good chance to open the scoring in the 9th minute, only to send his shot wide. André-Pierre Gignac then tried his luck with a bicycle kick in the 34th minute, but Gibrán Lajud was able to make the save.
Finally, just before halftime, Tigres got their reward. In the 43rd minute, André-Pierre Gignac made it 1-0 with his shot from distance that froze the keeper to his line.
In the second half, Tigres looked to add to their advantage. Juninho sent a free kick just wide in the 54th minute before Gignac forced a save out of Lajud from another free kick in the 70th minute.
Tijuana generated almost no chances throughout the game, and their chances of finding an equalizer took a blow in the 79th minute when Alejandro Guido was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the night.
With the 1-0 win, Tigres reach 21 points while Tijuana still has 16.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Juninho, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Alberto Acosta, Rafael Carioca, Javier Aquino, Jesús Dueñas, Eduardo Vargas (Enner Valencia 68′), André-Pierre Gignac (Lucas Zelarayán 89′), Ismael Sosa (Jürgen Damm 66′).
Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Pablo Aguilar, Michael Orozco, Hiram Muñoz, Jesús Chávez (Miler Bolaños 55′), Víctor Malcorra, Alejandro Guido, Luis Chávez (José Rivero 53′), Julio Angulo, Rubio Méndez (José García 71′).