Tijuana took a big step towards the playoffs in today’s first game, using a late score to put away Jaguares 2-1. The first goals were scored right around halftime-Jaguares scored first in the 44th minute when Felix Micolta got around a falling Manuel Lajud and put the ball into the wide-open Tijuana net. As soon as the second half began, Aviles Hurtado got Tijuana on the board with his 8th of the half, tying him with the currently-inactive Nicolas Castillo for the league lead. Juan Lucero put Tijuana up for good in the 76th minute, and even 6 minutes of extra time wasn’t enough for Jaguares to get even. The win moves Tijuana back into a tie for 1st for now.
Goals-Felix Micolta (Jaguares, 44′, 2nd of tournament), Aviles Hurtado (Tijuana, 46′, 8th of tournament), Juan Lucero (Tijuana, 76′, 4th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Tijuana 3, Jaguares 1
Corner kicks-Jaguares 2, Tijuana 1
Amarillas-Tijuana 1 (Damian Perez, 78′)
Venue: Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtle Gutierrez, Chiapas
Attendance: 12,346 (42.5% capacity)
Jaguares-at Queretaro (4/22)