Is the drought over? Although it’s only a small sample, possibly-Tigres finally snapped it’s scoreless & winless streaks tonight with a 3-0 blanking of Veracruz. The game was scoreless for the first hour-plus before Tigres broke through, starting with Andre-Pierre Gignac finally breaking through for his first goal of the tournament, and first since his 5-goal playoff outburst, with a 64th minute header. In the 75th minute, Luis Quinones headed in his first as well, and Jurgen Damm also got his first goal in the 84th minute, The goals are the first for Tigres since round 1. The win also keeps Tigres perfect all time against Veracruz-they now are 6-0-3 against the Tiburones Rojos. Veracruz, meanwhile, stands to lose more ground to Morelia in the battle to avoid demotion as they are slumping after a surprise hot start. They can only hope Morelia suffers the same fate next week they did tonight…could happen because Morelia’s foe in round 8 just happens to be Tigres. Veracruz will need the help as they have to go to Pachuca.
Goals-Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres, 64′, 1st of tournament), Luis Quinones (Tigres, 75′, 1st of tournament), Jurgen Damm (Tigres, 84′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Tigres 4, Veracruz 3
Corner kicks-Tigres 1, Veracruz 1
Amarillas-Veracruz 3 (Freddy Hinestroza, 41′, Antonio Briseno, 61′, Felipe Flores, 89′), Tigres 2 (Luis Piers, 35′, Anselmo Junior, 59′)
Venue: Estadio Luis Pirara Fuente, Veracruz
Attendance: 25,033 (87.2% capacity)
Veracruz-at Pachuca (2/25)