Coming off their 2nd straight Apertura Championship and a dominating postseason run, one had to wonder had Tigres gotten their mojo back? Or did they leave it in the playoffs? Apparently somewhere in between as they opened the second half with a lackluster 0-0 tie at home against Santos. Each team had only 3 shots on goal but Tigres had just one corner kick to Santos’ 3. And although it’s just one game after a long layoff, it may not be too early to ask if Andre-Pierre Gignac has any magic left from his postseason scoring binge, although last tournament he had valid excuses in the form of international team duty and injuries. But surely not the start the champs were hoping for.
Shots on Goal-Tigres 3, Santos 3
Corner kicks-Santos 3, Tigres 1
Amarillas-Santos 2 (Julio Furch, 28′, Jorge Sanchez, 45′)
Venue: Estadio Universitario, Monterrey
TIgres-at Atlas (1/14)