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Gignac rescues a tie for Tigres at the home of champion Cruz Azul

Gignac rescues a tie for Tigres at the home of champion Cruz Azul

Frenchman André Pierre Gignac converted an elegant free kick goal and saved the Tigres UANL from a 1-1 draw at the home of champion Cruz Azul in the 2021 Apertura tournament of Mexican soccer.

In the continuation of the thirteenth day, Hugo Ayala made an own goal that gave the advantage to the Blue of Peruvian coach Juan Reynoso, in the 14th minute, and Gignac finished in the 17th over the barrier to sign an equalizer that left dissatisfied to the two teams.

Tigres was better in the first half in which they had possession of the ball and at least one more goal play, from Gignac, stopped by goalkeeper José de Jesús Corona.

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In the second half, Cruz Azul was the owner of the shares, however he needed to finalize the combinations and hardly disturbed the Argentine goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán.

The clearest play of the celestial ones was in an error of Guzmán in the 55, wasted by the forwards of the local box. For the Tigers, Jesús Dueñas finished with fury in 94 but goalkeeper Corona saved.

Tigres climbed to fifth place with four wins, seven draws, two losses and 19 points, one more than Cruz Azul, seventh.

A while earlier, the Eagles of America, led by Argentine coach Santiago Solari, consolidated themselves as leaders of the championship by beating San Luis 0-1.

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In the 97th minute, Colombian Roger Martínez accepted a ball served by Henry Martínez, entered the area, got between three defenders and scored with his left foot to decide a duel that put América with eight wins, four draws, one loss and 28 points. six more than Atlas, second place, losing this Friday 1-0 with Mazatlán.

In another duel this Saturday, the Uruguayan Fernando Gorrirán converted a penalty and gave Santos Laguna a 1-1 draw at Pachuca’s home that scored with a goal from Argentine Nicolás Ibáñez.

The Saturday day started with the victory of the Lion of Argentine coach Ariel Holan 0-1 over Rayados de Monterrey of coach Javier Aguirre, who lost undefeated in their stadium.

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The thirteenth date of the tournament began on Thursday with a 1-1 draw between Querétaro and Tijuana and continued this Friday, when Puebla beat Necaxa 1-0.

This Sunday the Pumas UNAM will host Juárez FC and Guadalajara will host Toluca. EFE (HN)

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