Tigres UANL earned a 0-2 away win against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result ends the universitarios’ three-game winless streak and instead sees them now unbeaten in three, while the Michoacanos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The game started off fairly evenly, and although Tigres had more goal-scoring opportunities, Sebastián Sosa was alert to the danger. But the game changed in the 18th minute. Gabriel Achilier committed a foul at the top of the box and, after consulting VAR, referee Jorge Pérez Durán gave the Morelia defender a straight red card.
Tigres couldn’t take advantage of their numerical advantage in the first half, though, as Morelia stood firm defensively and maintained the 0-0 scoreline through halftime.
But it wasn’t long after the restart that the visitors got on the board. In the 57th minute, Tigres were awarded a penalty kick and Juninho scored it to make it 0-1 for the universitarios.
Ten minutes later, Enner Valencia – who had come on at halftime – made it 0-2 with some nice individual skill. He received a long pass, cut around his defender, and beat Sosa one-on-one to give Tigres a comfortable lead.
Playing a man down, Morelia was never able to muster much of a comeback attempt as they finished the game without ever troubling Nahuel Guzmán in goal.
With the 0-2 win, Tigres reach 23 points while Morelia still has 22.
Morelia: Sebastián Sosa, Carlos Guzmán, Sebastián Vegas, Emanuel Loeschbor, Gabriel Achilier, Carlos Fierro, Rodolfo Vilchis (Diego Valdés 45′), Rodrigo Millar (Edison Flores 73′), Aldo Rocha, Carlos Ferreira (Efraín Velarde 33′), Miguel Ángel Sansores.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Juninho, Hugo Ayala, Rafael Carioca (Eduardo Tercero 85′), Guido Pizarro, Javier Aquino, Luis Rodríguez, Jesús Dueñas, Eduardo Vargas (Enner Valencia 45′), André-Pierre Gignac, Rafael Durán (Julián Quiñones 45′).