Tigres UANL earned their first away win of the season with a 0-2 victory against Querétaro. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten in six overall, while the Gallos Blancos are now winless in three.
The first half was a largely even affair between two teams who came in to tonight’s game with the same number of points. Marcel Ruiz had the best chance of the half with his shot from the edge of the box, but the midfielder was stopped by the woodwork as the game remained goalless.
In the second half, the game changed. Just minutes after the restart, Tigres took the lead. The visitors had made two halftime substitutions as they looked to break the parity, and in the 48th minute one of those subs, Julián Quiñones, had a good shot stopped by Tiago Volpi. The keeper gave up a rebound, though, and André-Pierre Gignac was there to make it 0-1 for the universitarios.
The goal gave Tigres added confidence and the visitors began to control the game as they looked to add to their lead. In the 55th minute, Gignac came close with an attempt that looked destined for the left corner, but Volpi was able to make the save.
Querétaro had a few chances of their own, but they were unable to trouble Nahuel Guzmán too much as they searched in vain for an equalizer.
Then, in the 83rd minute, Tigres added an insurance goal. Luis Rodríguez played in Gignac, who scored his second of the night to make it 0-2 for the visitors.
With the 0-2 win, Tigres reach 18 points while Querétaro still has 15.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, George Corral, Luis Romo, Areli Hernández (Jonathan Suárez 60′), Hiram Mier, Javier Güemez (Paolo Yrizar 78′), Jaime Gómez, Marcel Ruiz, Camilo Sanvezzo, Daniel Villalva, Carlos Acosta (Everaldo Stum 71′).
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Rafael Carioca, Lucas Zelarayán (Juan Sánchez 82′), Ismael Sosa (Julián Quiñones 45′), Guido Pizarro, Luis Rodríguez, Jesús Dueñas, André-Pierre Gignac, Enner Valencia (Jürgen Damm 45′).