Tigres put out a largely alternative lineup as they look ahead to the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final against rivals Monterrey this week, and Morelia looked to take full advantage. The visitors struck in the 19th minute, with Miguel Ángel Sansores running on to a through ball from Cándido Ramírez and beating Nahuel Guzmán to make it 0-1.
The assistant had raised the offside flag on the play, but after consulting VAR, referee Óscar Mejía ruled the goal would stand.
Tigres looked for an equalizer and Andre-Pierre Gignac – one of the lone regulars on the field as Ricardo Ferretti looked to give him some minutes following an injury layoff – had a pair of chances to tie it up, but the first was denied by the goalkeeper and the second was off target.
Morelia then added a second in the 31st minute, with Sansores once again the goal-scorer as he ran on to a pass from Rodrigo Millar and flicked the ball home to make it 0-2.
Tigres looked to regroup in the second half, and in the 64th minute they reduced the deficit to 1-2 with Lucas Zelarayán finishing off a loose ball in the box to get the hosts back into the game.
But Morelia responded immediately, with Edison Flores finishing off a low cross from Ramírez at the near post to make it 1-3 in the 66th.
It looked like the visitors were once again comfortably ahead, but Tigres had other ideas. In the 78th minute, Gignac cut the ball back to Zelarayán at the top of the box, and his shot beat Luis Malagón to make it 2-3.
Five minutes after that, they found the equalizer. Eduardo Vargas just beat the offside trap with a pass from Zelarayán, beating Malagón to make it 3-3 in the 83rd minute.
With the 3-3 draw, Tigres reach points while Morelia reaches 12.