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UANL Tigers and Orlando City they saw each other’s faces in the match of first leg of the round of 16 of the Concachampions and both teams left the goals for the next match, the return, which will be held in the United States on March 15.
In the first 45 minutes of the game played at El Volcán, both teams gave their best efforts to score the first goal of the game. However, for one reason or another the goal did not fall in the first half, the one that was affected by a controversial action by André Pierre Gignac.
The French striker, who is expected to start against Club América in the MX League, had an unexpected friction inside the rival area, with the Argentine defender Rodrigo Schlegel, which generated a struggle that forced Mario Escobar to show the red cardboard to the European.
Nevertheless, after the VAR review, the main referee of the match played in Mexico He decided to modify his decision and only showed the striker the yellow card that he had a couple of actions that he did not capitalize in the face of the rival goal.
In the second part of the match, Tigres tried to assert the localitysomething that in the 45 minutes he tried with different plays that did not culminate entering the cabin defended by Pedro Gallese, Peruvian goalkeeper who time and time again proved his value in the three posts of the MLS team.
The second leg, where both teams will have to come out with a ‘kill or be killed’ mentality, will be next Wednesday March 15, day in which the whole of Nuevo León have to travel to the United States to face the Florida team at the Orlando City Stadiuma place where Gignac probably does not say present, due to vaccination issues against COVID-19.
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