Tigres UANL claimed the bragging rights in this rivalry with a 0-2 away win against Monterrey in the 123rd edition of the Clásico Regio. The result snaps a six-game winless run for the universitarios, while the Rayados are now winless in two.
Monterrey came out looking to get back to winning ways at home, but it was Tigres who had the first notable chance of the game. André-Pierre Gignac tested Marcelo Barovero with a shot from distance, which the keeper punched out for a corner kick.
There were a pair of controversial refereeing decisions, when César Ramos chose not to call a handball on Carlos Salcedo that cut out a through ball heading for Rogelio Funes Mori, and when Avilés Hurtado went down in the box.
In the second half, Ricardo Ferretti turned to his bench and made some substitutoins that had an immediate impact. Lucas Zelarayán came on in the 65th minute and gave Tigres the lead in the 68th; Jesús Dueñas sent the ball into the box and Barovero could only knock it into the path of Zelarayán, who made no mistake as he made it 0-1.
Monterrey looked for a response, but they couldn’t find one. Instead, in the 83rd minute, Gignac sealed the victory for Tigres.
The Frenchman headed home a corner kick to put the visitors comfortably ahead – and tie Walter Gaitán and Claudio Núñez as Tigres’ all-time leading goalscorer.
With the 0-2 win, Tigres reach 17 points while Monterrey still has 16.