The champion Tigres defeats the Xolos and puts a foot in the final

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Javier Aquino (r) of Tigres plays the ball with Paul Arriola (l), player of Xolos de Tijuana, during the match of the semi-final of the Clausura 2017 tournament held at the Universitario de Monterrey stadium in Mexico.

The UANL Tigers champion, led by Brazilian coach Ricardo Ferretti, defeated the Xolos of Tijuana 2-0 today and set foot in the final of the Mexican Clausura 2016 tournament.

Argentina’s Lucas Zelarayan (m.42) and Mexico’s Javier Aquino (m.45) converted for the Ferretti ‘felines’ and reflected on the scoreboard the superiority of the team that dried the Xolos, leaders of the regular phase.

At the beginning of the week Ferretti criticized Tijuana coach Miguel Herrera for the assumption that he is arranged to lead the America without first closing his work with his current team, which provoked a sharp response from the offended and contributed morbidity to the encounter, but in The court today the premises were superior.

From a good back order to ratify themselves as the best defense in the championship, the Tigers looked better since the start of the match and in the 10th minute they had the first arrival in the opposite arch of the French André Pierre Gignac.

Jesús Dueñas was close to giving the Tigers lead but goalkeeper Manuel Lajud stopped him; Two minutes later Gignac accepted a pass from Luis Rodríguez however he put the ball out and it was 42 when Zelarayán scored with a left-footed shot past his compatriot Ismael Sosa.

Aquino took advantage of a distraction from the rear in the 45 and extended the advantage of the Tigers that in the second half were better, nevertheless seemed to conform to the favorable difference of pair of goals without having received none.

Dueñas had an arrival in 58 and Gignac another in the 72, but they did not specify for the Tigers who have everything in favor to happen to the end, although they will play Sunday in house of the Xolos.

Shortly before the Chivas de Guadalajara of the Argentine trainer Matías Almeyda tied 1-1 draw at home of Toluca.

Rodolfo Pizarro (m.83) converted for the Chivas and Colombian Fernando Uribe (m.85) rescued the draw for the Devils of Argentine strategist Hernán Cristante in an encounter whose best emotions were experienced in the finals.

Pizarro recovered a rebound in the 83rd minute and softened the ball to beat goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera and give Chivas an advantage that lasted just two minutes because in the 85th, in a play, Uribe headed it and saved the equalizer.

Sunday will be the return matches with the visit of Toluca to Guadalajara and the Tigres to Xolos.

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