Club América Complete the Comeback against Tigres to Win the Supercopa

Las Águilas take home the first piece of silverware in a 2-1 win over Tigres
Club America v Tigres - Campeon de Campeones Trophy
Club America v Tigres - Campeon de Campeones Trophy / Kevork Djansezian/GettyImages

This was the first edition of the Supercopa since 2019, where it was also won by a club from the capital in Cruz Azul.

Away from all of the madness at the Copa América, Las Águilas took home the first trophy of the season by beating Tigres in the Mexican league curtain opener.

The game was a first look at Tigres manager Veljko Paunović who recently took the hot seat after a spell at Chivas. As for América, eyes were on André Jardine with the news surfacing this week that he has been approached by La Selección to replace Lozano as the national head coach.

As the Liga MX Apertura approaches, Club América prepares to add to their two Liga MX trophies from last season. Their first test is against Tigres, the last team to win the title in the summer of 2023.

Both sides fielded weaker squads with many of their stars away on international duty, either at the Copa América or at the European Championships.

Held in California, Tigres opened the scoring with the first goal of the game. Juan Brunetta finished a great team effort by scoring from close range. Building the play down the right, the underdogs showcased quality one-touch football. Fernando Gorriarán advanced towards goal and delivered a perfect pass to Brunetta, who missed his initial effort but capitalised on a glorious opportunity when new signing Rodolfo Cota from León failed to hold onto the shot.

América got themselves level 15 minutes later when Feyenoord loanee Javairo Dilrosun scored from 25 yards. The sea of yellow and blue erupted as their team capitalised from a poor defensive pass, quickly playing the ball into the Dutch winger, his effort took a wicked deflection to beat the diving Carlos Rodríguez.

The momentum took a full shift as América began to dominate proceedings from this point. Less than 10 minutes after equalising, they took the lead. An inch-perfect cross from Dilrosun to the back post was met by Alex Zendejas who played a first-time pass across the face of goal for Henry Martin to score from close range.

Many feel that Martín was unfairly left out of Lozano's Mexico squad. He made his absence known by contributing a goal and an assist as América secured their third trophy in eight months.

The reigning champions will now head to San Luís where they will play their opening match of the Apertura whilst Tigres host Necaxa in an attempt to bounce back from a disappointing result.