Tigres broke Cruz Azul’s almost 10-year unbeaten streak, after coming back 2-1 against La Maquina on Matchday 13 of the Apertura 2023, thanks to goals from André-Pierre Gignac and Rafael Carioca , the latter in dramatic fashion.
With this result, those led by Robert Dante Siboldi reached 25 points and are in second place, while Joaquín Moreno’s men are in 17th place, with 11 points, far from the battle for Liguilla.
These are the goals of Tigres vs. Blue Cross
The first half had the arrival of two goals, with the cats having many opportunities, but they could not show it on the scoreboard and the opponent took advantage of a lost ball in the midfield to lead at halftime.
The first warning was shot by Fernando Gorriarán after a robbery by Sebastián Córdova, but goalkeeper Andrés Gudiño appeared to deflect the ball for a corner kick.
Then Jesús Angulo appeared in the area to take a cross shot, looking for the goalkeeper’s far post, but Gudiño turned again and deflected the ball to avoid a clear scoring option.
Cruz Azul was warned in the 29th minute by a shot by Willer Ditta from outside the area that was deflected by Nahuel Guzmán to avoid the first goal of the visit.
However, Patón Guzmán was unable to avoid conceding his goal in the 48′ of the first half, when Carlos Rotondi sent a precise cross from the left wing that Uriel Antuna volleyed in a spectacular way to score first in the game.
Gignac tied the game in the 62nd minute (and in the process scored his 196th goal), after a mistake at the start of Cruz Azul, where he took the goalkeeper and scored with the goal open to make it was 1-1, after Siboldi brought on Ozziel Herrera and Nico Ibáñez.
The comeback came in the 94′, in the last play of the match, where Gignac took a free kick, gave the ball to Rafael Carioca, who hit with the right foot to make it 2-1 in favor of the Auriazules.
On Matchday 14, Tigres will visit Chivas on October 28 at 7:00 pm, a duel that will change the venue at the Jalisco Stadium, while Cruz Azul welcomes León on the same day at the Azteca Stadium, but at 5:00 pm: 00 hours.