Two teams having a second half to forget met up last night in what has been a champs vs. chumps matchup based on the standings, but this time the chumps prevailed as last-place Leon got only its second win this half with a 1-0 blanking of the still-hapless Tigres. The only goal came on an Elias Hernandez breakaway score in the 66th minute. Despite getting coach Ricardo Ferretti back from a 2-game suspension it didn’t provide a spark to Tigres, who missed a chance to gain ground in the playoff picture and remain 4 points out for now. Leon remains in last place but for now is only a point from getting out of the cellar.
Goals-Elias Hernandez (Leon, 66′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner kicks-Tigres 2, Leon 1
Amarillas-Leon 3 (Andre Andrade, 37′, Juan Gonzalez, 58′, Osvaldo Rodriguez, 82′), Tigres 2 (Anselmo Junior, 52′, Eduardo Vargas, 74′)
Venue: Estadio Universitario, San Nicolas de los41,291 Garza, Nuevo Leon
Attendance: 41,291 (99.2% capacity)
Tigres-at Necaxa (4/8)