Chivas de Guadalajara closed out Jornada 2 with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Tigres UANL. The result gives el Rebaño their first win of the Apertura, while the universitarios suffered their first loss of the season.
The hosts opened the scoring early and from an unexpected source. In the 9th minute, Antonio Briseño recorded his first Liga MX goal since 2015 when he headed home a corner kick to make it 1-0 for Chivas.
The night quickly went from bad to worse for Tigres. In the 21st minute, Carlos Salcedo was sent off with a straight red card following VAR review of a hard foul on Michael Pérez, leaving UANL to see out the rest of the game with 10.
Chivas looked to make their extra player count, and they came close to adding an insurance goal through Oswaldo Alanís, but his header went just wide.
But Tigres continued to put up a fight, and André-Pierre Gignac had a pair of chances and even hit the post as the visitors tried to find an equalizer. He had another good look in the second half, when he forced a great save out of Toño Rodríguez in the 57th minute.
A frustrated Tomás Boy got himself ejected from the sidelines in the 64th minute after exchanging words with both the referee and Gignac. The Frenchman is just one goal away from surpassing Boy as Tigres’ all-time leading scorer, and he came close to achieving that distinction tonight.
But in the end neither Gignac nor any of his teammates could find a goal. Instead, a stoppage-time penalty kick, converted by Alan Pulido, gave Chivas an insurance goal and the 2-0 victory.
With the 2-0 win, Chivas reaches three points while Tigres still have three.