The twice-annual Clasico Universitario took place yesterday, featuring the always-interesting matchup between UNAM & UANL aka Tigres & Pumas. And it seemed to be the spark Tigres needed to continue its late playoff push, playing maybe their best game this half with a surprising 4-0 lambasting of Pumas. Ismael Sosa put Tigres ahead in the 14th minute, then Jurgen Damm scored back-to-back goals in the 52nd & 64th minutes. And just to offer Tigres fans more hope, Andre-Pierre Gignac added a score in the 74th minute to match his first-half goal total of 5 with 3 games left. The result pulls Tigres to just one point out of the top 8.
Goals-Ismael Sosa (Tigres, 14′, 3rd of tournament), Jurgen Damm 2 (Tigres, 52′, 64′, 3rd of tournament), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres, 74′, 5th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner kicks-Tigres 3, Pumas 2
Amarillas-Pumas 3 (Kevin Escamilla, 1′, Abraham Gonzalez, 27′, Pablo Jaquez, 59′), Tigres 1 (Damm, 66′)
Venue: Estadio Universitario, San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon
Attendance: 41,396 (99.4% capacity)
Tigres-at Monterrey (4/22)