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Copa Libertadores: Tigres UANL vs Internacional – Recap and Highlights

Copa_Bridgestone_Libertadores_logoTigres UANL went into the second leg of their Copa Libertadores semifinal series against Internacional trailing the Brazilians 2-1 on aggregate. They overturned that deficit, winning 3-1 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate to claim a berth in the Copa Libertadores final against River Plate.

Tigres UANL becomes just the third Mexican team in history to reach a Copa Libertadores final, after Chivas de Guadalajara in 2010 and Cruz Azul in 2001. No Mexican team has ever won the tournament, and Tigres will have the chance to write themselves into the record books against River Plate.

The universitarios have already made history by reaching the final, and it was two of Tigres’ newest players who put them on the path to victory in tonight’s match. In the 18th minute, Jürgen Damm sent in a cross from the right for André-Pierre Gignac, who opened the scoring with a powerful header.

That goal made it 1-0 on the night and 2-2 on aggregate, but due to the away goal tiebreaker, that would have been all Tigres needed to advance. But the Mexicans, playing in front of a packed house in the Volcán, didn’t stop there.

In the 40th minute, Inter made a fatal mistake, with Geferson scoring an impressive own goal from the top of the box to put Tigres completely in the driver’s seat.

In the second half, Tigres had the chance to make it 3-0 early on after earning a penalty kick in the 50th minute, but Rafael Sobis saw his spot kick saved. However, five minutes after the missed PK, Tigres would make it 3-0, with Egidio Arévalo finishing off a cross from Damm with a diving header.

That was the icing on the cake for Tigres, and it proved to be an important goal as Internacional managed to score a consolation goal through Lisandro López in the 87th minute, making it 3-1 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate.

Tigres will host the first leg of the final against River Plate on July 29th, with the second leg to be played in Argentina on August 5th.

Highlights

Lineups

Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, José Ricas, Juninho, José Francisco Torres, Israel Jiménez, Egidio Arévalo, Guido Pizarro, Javier Aquino (Damián Álvarez 74′), Jürgen Damm (Édgar Gerardo Lugo 83′), Rafael Sobis, André-Pierre Gignac.

Internacional: Alisson Ramses, William Bruno (Rafael Martiniano de Miranda 33′), Ernando Claudio, Juan Silveira, Geferson Cerqueira, Rodrigo Dourado, Charles Aránguiz, Andrés D’Alessandro, Wanderson Ferreira (Alex 59′), Nilmar (Eduardo Sasha 59′), Lisandro López. 

Copa Libertadores: Tigres UANL vs Internacional – Where to Watch

Copa_Bridgestone_Libertadores_logoThe second Copa Libertadores finalist will be determined on Wednesday night when Tigres UANL hosts Internacional of Brazil. Internacional won the first leg 2-1 last week, which leaves Tigres with a deficit to overturn here.

A draw or a win by any margin would put Internacional in the final. Tigres needs to win to advance. Due to the away goals rule, a 1-0 win would be enough for Tigres. But if Internacional scores, Tigres would need to win by two goals to advance. If Tigres wins 2-1, the game would go to a penalty shootout (no extra time).

The winner of this series will face River Plate in the final, which will be played over two legs on July 29th and August 5th.

Copa Libertadores – Semifinal Second Leg
Wednesday, July 22
Tigres UANL vs Internacional – 9:00 PM – Fox Deportes

Copa Libertadores: Internacional vs Tigres UANL – Recap and Highlights

Copa_Bridgestone_Libertadores_logoInternacional won the first leg of their Copa Libertadores semifinal series 2-1 against Tigres UANL, but the slim margin of victory leaves a lot to play for in next week’s second leg. Hugo Ayala was ejected in the 57th minute, but Internacional was unable to take advantage of their extra man to run up the score.

The game started off badly for Tigres, with Andrés D’Alessandro giving Internacional the lead in just the 5th minute. D’Alessandro took advantage of a mistake by Egidio Arévalo, who lost the ball while trying to play out of the back, and he made Tigres pay.

The night quickly went from bad to worse for the Mexicans, with Wanderson Ferreira doubling the Brazilians’ advantage in the 10th minute. It seemed like Internacional might run away with the game and settle the series in the first leg, but Tigres rallied.

In the 23rd minute, Hugo Ayala, who was partially to blame for Ferreira’s goal, made amends with a goal of his own. He headed home a pass from Rafael Sobis, who started his career with Internacional back in 2004, to make it 2-1 and give Tigres a lifeline.

Ayala’s up-and-down night ended on a down note with his expulsion in the 57th minute, after he earned his second yellow card of the night. The home crowd cheered the red card, but their team was unable to make Tigres pay despite having an extra man for more than half an hour.

The Brazilians threw everything forward in an attempt to increase their lead, but Nahuel Guzmán made several impressive saves to keep Tigres alive on the night and in the series.

Since the away goals rule is in effect, Tigres needs just a 1-0 win in the second leg to advance. However, if Internacional scores, Tigres would need to win by two goals.

Tigres UANL will host the second leg next Wednesday, July 22nd.

Highlights

Lineups

Internacional: Alisson Ramses, William Bruno, Ernando Claudio, Juan Silveira, Geferson Cerqueira, Charles Aránguiz, Rodrigo Dourado (Rafael Martiniano 85′), Wanderson Ferreira, Andrés D’Alessandro, Nilmar (Eduardo Sasha 63′), Lisandro López. 

Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Jorge Torres Nilo, Juninho (Manuel Viniegra 90′), Hugo Ayala, Israel Jiménez, Édgar Solís, Egidio Arévalo, Guido Pizarro, Jürgen Damm (Antonio Briseño 70′), Andre-Pierre Gignac, Rafael Sobis (Édgar Gerardo Lugo 86′). 

Copa Libertadores: Internacional vs Tigres UANL – Where to Watch

Copa_Bridgestone_Libertadores_logoAbout six weeks after the quarterfinals were played, the first legs of the 2015 Copa Libertadores semifinals will finally be held. Mexico’s remaining entrant, Tigres UANL, will face Internacional of Brazil in this round. The first leg will be held in Brazil this Wednesday.

Tigres UANL is still in preseason form, with the Apertura 2015 Liga MX season not kicking off until July 24th. Internacional, meanwhile, is in the midst of the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro, although they have been struggling in league play. They currently sit 12th in the table and have won just one of their last four games.

Copa Libertadores – Semifinal First Leg
Wednesday, July 15
Internacional vs Tigres UANL – 8:45 PM – Fox Deportes

Copa Libertadores Semifinals Set

Copa_Bridgestone_Libertadores_logoAnd then there were four. The 2015 Copa Libertadores quarterfinals have wrapped up and the final four teams will now face off for a spot in the finals.

Mexico’s Tigres UANL reached the quarterfinal round after a 2-1 aggregate victory over Emelec, and the universitarios will now face Brazil’s Internacional in the semis.

The other semifinal series will see River Plate (Argentina) and Guaraní (Paraguay) face off for a spot in the final.

There is a long break in the competition between the quarters and the semis to allow for the Copa América, with the first legs of this round not coming until mid-July.

Copa Libertadores Semifinals – First Legs
Tuesday, July 14
River Plate vs Guaraní – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 15
Internacional vs Tigres UANL – 9:00 PM

Copa Libertadores Semifinals – Second Legs
Tuesday, July 21
Guaraní vs River Plate – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 22
Tigres UANL vs Internacional – 9:00 PM