Tigres’ first of 2 games without suspended coach Ricardo Feretti seemed to provide them a needed spark. The second game, not so much, as the champs’ second-half struggles continue with a 0-0 tie at Cruz Azul. Neither side did much outside of foul a lot although Cruz Azul had the slight edge in offensive stats. Tigres is still only 2 points out of the playoffs right now but could see the gap grow to 3 depending on how Atlas & Pumas do this weekend.
Shots on Goal-Cruz Azul 3, Tigres 1
Corner kicks-Cruz Azul 5, Tigres 2
Amarillas-Cruz Azul 3 (Enzo Roco Roco, 59′, Jorge Benitez, 69′, Christian Gimenez, 90+2′), Tigres 1 (Jesus Duenas, 60′)
Venue: Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 26,130 (79.1% capacity)
Cruz Azul-at Veracruz (3/31)