Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tijuana scored a stoppage-time penalty to tie it up 1-1 in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home this season, but winless in two overall, while the universitarios are unbeaten in seven but have now drawn five straight games.
The visitors started the game off strongly and kept the ball in their attacking third. In the 9th minute, Lucas Zelarayán forced a good save out of Manuel Gibrán Lajud; then, in the 17th, Julián Velázquez cleared the ball off the line to prevent Zelarayán from opening the scoring.
But the third time was the charm for Zelarayán, whose shot from distance in the 32nd minute went in off the post to make it 0-1 for Tigres.
But the game took a turn for the worse from Tigres’ perspective almost immediately. In the 34th minute, Luis Quiñones was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in quick succession: the first for a foul on Aldo Cruz and the second for his protests about the first.
Richardo Ferretti received two yellow cards of his own, one on either side of halftime, to leave Tigres without a coach on the bench as well.
But Tijuana couldn’t take advantage of their extra player to find an equalizer, and then in the 55th they went down to 10 themselves after Cruz was sent off for receiving his second yellow of the game.
Tigres had chances to score an insurance goal, with Javier Aquino, André-Pierre Gignac, and Enner Valencia all having opportunities, but they were unable to capitalize on them.
That proved costly in stoppage time, when Nahuel Guzmán was called for a foul on Diego Braghieri in the box, giving Tijuana a penalty and a golden opportunity to tie it up. Miler Bolaños stepped up and buried the PK to make it 1-1 at the death.
With the 1-1 draw, Tijuana reaches 11 points while Tigres reach 14.