Tigres dominated proceedings from the beginning, although Pumas found a few good chances largely against the run of play. Kevin Escamilla had a long-distance attempt in the 6th minute, while Martín Rodríguez had a golden opportunity go begging in the 20th minute.
Tigres had chances of their own, however, and after a few missed opportunities, such as Enner Valencia’s 13th-minute attempt that Alfredo Saldívar saved, they were able to make their chances count.
In the 27th minute, Pumas were unable to clear away a corner kick and Julián Quiñones put away the loose ball to make it 1-0 for Tigres.
Puams could have tied it in the 33rd minute, but Juan Iturbe was unable to beat Nahuel Guzmán one-on-one and the hosts held on to the lead.
In the second half, all the chances went Tigres’ way as the hosts looked to add an insurance goal or two. In the 51st minute, Quiñones scored his second of the night, easily rounding the onrushing goalkeeper and sending his shot into the empty net to make it 2-0.
Valencia could have made it three in the 72nd minute, but Saldívar did well to make the save. The keeper later denied Eduardo Vargas on a pair of occasions, keeping Pumas in the game. UNAM came close to reducing the deficit through Carlos González, but his attempt hit the woodwork.
With the 2-0 win, Tigres reach 29 points while Pumas still have 13.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Carlos Salcedo, Francisco Venegas, Francisco Meza, Rafael Carioca (Jesús Dueñas 53′), Guido Pizarro, Javier Aquino, Luis Rodríguez, Eduardo Vargas (Luis Quiñones 87′), Enner Valencia, Julián Quiñones.
Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alan Mozo, Alejandro Arribas, Luis Quintana, Jeison Angulo, Kevin Escamilla, Víctor Malcorra, Andrés Iniestra, Martín Rodríguez (Felipe Mora 54′), Juan Iturbe (Pablo Barrera 68′), Carlos González (Bryan Mendoza 87′).