Tigres captured their second win of the Clausura 2020 against the Chivasgalaticas in stunning fashion.
Chivas is in deep waters after their 3-0 terrible loss against Tigres at the Estadio Universitario in Nuevo Leon, Mexico home of Club Tigres. Although this is Chiva’s first loss, they have yet demonstrated any consistency at the start of the Clausura 2020 and they currently stand in the 10th position with a total of 6 points with only one win, three draws and one loss. Not to mention being bounced out of Copa MX by a second division side in Dorados.
At the start of the game It was evident that Tigres was the better team on the field as they had clear opportunities to open up the scoreline all throughout the first half but both teams went into halftime with the score being 0-0. The second half was all given to Ricardo Ferretti’s team, where they placed three goals in the back of the net to goalkeeper Antonio Rodriguez.
The first goal came at the 52 minutes with a cross delivered inside the box of Chivas that had the striker Enner Valencia tap the ball in to give Tigres the first goal of the night. Valencia finally broke the cruse after going nearly 10 months without scoring a goal in the Liga MX, so what a crucial time to finally help Tigres out.
10 minutes later the second goal was none other then the top goal scorer of Tigres, the French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac that was first fouled inside the box of Chivas due to Jesus Molina toggling Gignac bringing him down that earned Tigres a penalty. At 62 minutes, Gignac executed the penalty brilliantly and Tigres in a comfortable 2-0 lead.
A few minutes later, one of the most embarrassing misses of the tournament so far, was from Oribe Peralta that had the goal wide opened and missed entirely that could have placed Chivas with the first goal of the night for them. It could have changed the momentum of the game but the miss was horrific. A few minutes later at the 72nd minute, Tigres placed their goal of the night, with a pass from Enner Valencia to Gignac that tapped the ball back into the net giving the final score a 3-0 in favor of Tigres.
The loss for Chivas should concern many but overall for coach Luis Fernando Tena, who could see his final days in Guadalajara because truly his team has not demonstrated any growth with the magnitude of the team he carries. Chivas will face at home, Cruz Azul on February 15, 2020, while Tigres will visit Santos Laguna on Sunday, February 16, 2020.