The Tigres beat Pachuca by the minimum in a match that ended with controversy at the Volcano and where André-Pierre Gignac continued to add to his personal account and is already the third historical scorer in the Mexican soccer playoffs
In a game full of controversy, the Tigres del Piojo Herrera ended up beating Pachuca by the slightest difference at the University Stadium with an agonizing penalty goal converted by the historic André-Pierre Gignac.
Los Tuzos couldn’t find a way to beat Nahuel Guzmán’s goal and finally Tigres ended up capitalizing on the result of a game that was a bit boring, so much so that only one shot on goal was recorded in the first half.
In the 40th minute of the match, the feline team opted for a rehearsed free kick that was going to be executed by Sebastián Córdova, the result was dismal and Guido Pizarro ended up down while Samir Caetano shot completely off target.
After minute 60, the Tuzos were encouraged to face the Tigres goal but they would find themselves squarely with a Nahuel Guzmán who knew how to respond and did not give up goals in his goal with two key saves in the course of the game.
At minute 85 the decisive penalty was produced and Gignac would convert it. The situation was caused by a downing of Guido Pizarro by Víctor Guzmán, the play was very doubtful but the referee did not even undertake the task of consulting with the VAR.
With this goal, André-Pierre Gignac is already the historic third scorer in the leagues, beating the legendary Alberto García Aspe with 29 goals.
The second leg will be played at the Hidalgo Stadium next Sunday, October 16, in a very tight bracket that will define another place in the semifinals.
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