Tigres UANL remained perfect with a 1-0 win against Tijuana. The result extends the universitarios‘ home unbeaten streak to a record-tying 29 games while ending the Xolos’ own unbeaten start to the Apertura season.
Tigres were on the front foot from the beginning as they attacked with intent. They came close in the 13th minute, when Luis Rodríguez tried his luck from distance, but Gibrán Lajud was alert to the danger and made the necessary save.
Despite several more good chances, including a bicycle-kick attempt by André-Pierre Gignac in the 40th minute, Tigres were kept off the board in the first half.
Tijuana then nearly snatched the lead against the run of play in the 50th minute with a shot from distance that surprised Nahuel Guzmán, but the Argentinian keeper was able to keep it out. Then, in the 58th minute, the hosts found the breakthrough, with Gignac heading home a cross from Javier Aquino to make it 1-0.
After taking the lead, Tigres took their foot off the gas somewhat and they didn’t create as many chances as in the first half. However, the Xolos struggled to get anything going offensively and they did little to threaten Tigres’ lead.
With the 1-0 win, Tigres reach six points while Tijuana still has three.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Rafael Carioca (Juninho 45′), Lucas Zelarayán (Eduardo Vargas 76′), Guido Pizarro, Javier Aquino, Jürgen Damm, Luis Rodríguez, Jesús Dueñas, André-Pierre Gignac.
Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Julián Velázquez, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Omar Mendoza, José Rivero (Erick Torres 68′), Diego Rodríguez, Luis Chávez (Diego González 74′), Juan Lucero, Eryc Castillo, Rubio Méndez (Jesús Angulo 63′).