TIJUANA – Tigres began the era of Miguel Herrera with victory. Los Felinos del ‘Piojo’ beat Tijuana 1-2 at the Caliente Stadium with a great performance from Nicolás Díaz, who assisted Carlos González and Juan Pablo Vigón, while Xolos discounted with both Brayan Angulo.
Eight minutes were enough for Tigres to score his first official goal under Miguel Herrera’s management. Nicolás López, from the first intention and from the left wing, launched a cross, Yonatthan Rak did not know how to measure it and the ball bounced inside the area and reached the area where Carlos González was, who only had to push him into the nets.
With 1-0 on the scoreboard, the felines took over the ball, but failed to generate more plays before Benny Díaz’s goal, even Xolos was close to drawing, thanks to errors by the visitors. Those from Nuevo León missed a couple of times at the start and in one of them Brayan Angulo stopped in front of Nahuel Guzmán, who deflected the shot with a slap.
Tijuana wasted their opportunities, while Tigres returned to send the ball to the nets with a similar play with which they opened the scoring. Once again, Nicolás López sent a cross from the left field, but now he went to the penalty area, where Juan Pablo Vigón got up to do the second, at 56 ‘, with a header that, despite the fact that it came out without force, took badly placed to Benny Díaz, so he could not prevent the passage of the round.
Luck smiled on Tijuana at 74 ‘, when he finally managed to pierce Nahuel Guzmán’s bow. Diego Reyes swept to clear a ball on the edge of the feline area. However, the ball hit the knee of Brayan Angulo and covered the goalkeeper of Tigres, who although he stretched to the maximum, could not avoid the goal of the border.
Xolos turned to the attack to seek the tie, but did not achieve it, because he did not generate plays of real danger in the goal of Nahuel Guzmán. On the other hand, Tigres took advantage of the spaces and was close to making the third in the boots of Juan Pablo Vigón, who sent his cross shot wide.