Tijuana vs Tigres UANL – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

In a game interrupted by a power outage and then marred by some alarming scenes as a fan fell from the stands and was rushed away in an ambulance, Tigres UANL earned a 3-0 away win against Tijuana. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten this season while the Xolos remain winless.

The first half started at a good pace and both teams had opportunities in the opening 20 minutes; then the lights went out, resulting in a 16-minute delay before power was restored and the game could resume.

After the restart, it was Tijuana who had the better of the chances. Luis Fernando Fuentes forced a good save out of Nahuel Guzmán, and then Miler Bolaños received a dangerous ball at the far post but was unable to convert it.

Tigres recovered their equilibrium, though, and found a few more chances through André-Pierre Gignac and Enner Valencia, but in the end the game remained goalless going into halftime.

In the second half, Tigres took the initiative and in the 58th minute they took the lead. The visitors sent in a corner kick, and the unfortunate Fuentes ended up turning the ball into his own net to make it 0-1 for UANL with his own-goal.

Tigres kept pressing after taking the lead, and in the 73rd minute Gignac scored a golazo with a rocket from outside the box to make it 0-2 for the visitors.

Tijuana struggled to find a response, and in the end Tigres made it academic as another corner kick led to Eduardo Vargas making it 0-3 in the 85th minute, leaving no way back at all for the Xolos.

With the 3-0 win, Tigres reach four points while Tijuana still has zero.



Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Julián Velázquez, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Diego Braghieri, Diego González, José Rivero, Diego Rodríguez (Jesús Angulo 76′), Luis Chávez (Eryc Castillo 64′), Juan Lucero, Erick Torres (Joe Corona 55′), Miler Bolaños.

Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Hugo Ayala, Francisco Meza, Jair Díaz (Jesús Dueñas 45′), Rafael Carioca, Guido Pizarro, Luis Rodríguez, André-Pierre Gignac (Eduardo Vargas 80′), Enner Valencia, Luis Quiñones (Jürgen Damm 76′), Julián Quiñones.


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