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Tigres will sleep as leader despite not going beyond a tie with Juárez in a gray match of the Closing Tournament of Liga MX

André-Pierre Gignac (i) from Tigres UANL disputes the ball today with Ventura Alvarado (r) from FC Juárez.

Photo: Miguel Sierra / EFE

The UANL Tigres will sleep as leaders of the Closing Tournament of Liga MX, despite losing a draw at El Volcán against Juárez FC in what was a gray match in which the scoring chances for both teams were few. The university students add 15 points as a result of four wins and three draws without defeats, they also have one more game than Monterrey and Pachuca that add 15 and 13 points respectively.

Those led by Chima Ruiz completed their second match without Diego Cocca, in the first they managed to beat Cruz Azul and today they drew a goalless draw against a Juárez FC that showed off its nickname of Bravos and that are also in sixth place with a total of 10 points.

Development of the game between Tigres and Juárez

The first half of the game was very even, contrary to what many might believe, Juárez gave Tigres the fight, despite the fact that those led by Chima Ruiz had 68% possession, which was reduced to just three shots at the opposite goal; For their part, the Bravos de Juárez put up a good resistance and only managed one shot at the goal Defended by Nahuel Guzmán.

In the second half, a key play could have changed the course of the game, and that is that at minute 68 André-Pierre Gignac He headed the difference goal, however the Colombian Luis Quiñones pushed the ball into the back of the netwhen he only had to have let it pass for the goal to go up on the scoreboard.

Diego Lainez and Sebastián Córdova were Chima Ruiz’s bets for a second half that ended up being more busy in the last minutes but that nevertheless the goal would close for the Tigers and they could not go from a tie to zero.

The following day, Tigres will visit Atlas on Saturday, February 18, while Juárez FC will receive León FC on Friday, February 17.

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