Clausura 2017 Round 8 Results: Tigres 1, Morelia 1

Tigres & Morelia came into their matchup today both trying to build on momentum from last week-Tigres trying to get a winning streak going at last as well as offense & Morelia trying to gain more ground on Veracruz & Jaguares in the demotion race. Neither happened as the teams played to a 1-1 tie. Morelia took the lead first when Raul Ruidiaz converted a PENAL! in the 30th minute, but Andre-Pierre Gignac showed more signs of perhaps coming out of his long second-half scoring funk as he got Tigres even in the 70th minute with a goal in his second straight game. Morelia also didn’t help itself by racking up 5 Amarillas-among them was the 4th so far this tournament for Emanuel Loeschbor, meaning his next one costs him a game. Tigres is in the same boat as both their Amarillas today are the 4th each for Anselmo Junior & Guido Pizarro. It’s a good thing Morelia didn’t lose anyone to potential suspension because next week is the real must-win if they are going to have any shot at avoiding demotion-Veracruz.

Game Stats:
Goals-Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia, 30′, 3rd of tournament, Penalty Kick), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres, 70′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner kicks-Tigres 3, Morelia 3
Amarillas-Morelia 5 (Sebastian Vegas, 1′, Emanuel Loeschbor, 38′, Carlos Rodriguez, 76′, Jefferson Cuero, 81′, Gabriel Achiller, 88′), Tigres 2 (Guido Pizarro, 6′, Anselmo Junior, 64′)

Venue: Estadio Universitario, San Nicolas de la Garza, Nuevo Leon
Attendance: 41,216 (99.2% capacity)

Next up:
Tigres-at Puebla (3/5)
Morelia-Veracruz (3/4)