Clausura 2017 Semifinals Game 2: Tigres 2, Tijuana 0

The second ticket to the Gran Final was punched tonight, and Tigres are just one step away from a championship sweep after a second straight 2-0 win over Tijuana. Both Tigres goals came in the second half after Tijuana lost Guido Rodriguez to a Rojas! HE GONE! 2 Amarillas in just over 45 minutes ended his season and possibly his Tijuana time as he is rumored to be headed to America next year, but he’ll have to sit out week 1. Javier Aquino scored in the 63rd minute to pretty much put a Tijuana comeback out of reach, while Jurgen Damm added a stoppage time score to end the game. Tigres wins by a 4-0 total aggregate and will now move on to play Guadalajara for the Clausura 2017 Championship. The games should be played Thursday & next Sunday but more details should come tomorrow. This also may be the end of coach Miguel Herrera’s time in Tijuana as well, as there have been widespread reports he has already agreed to coach a different team next year, most likely America but we’ll see.

Game Stats:
Goals-Javier Aquino (Tigres, 63′, 1st of playoffs), Jurgen Damm (Tigres, 90+1′, 1st of playoffs)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner kicks-Tijuana 2, Tigres 1
Amarillas-Tijuana 4 (Guido Rodriguez 2, 5′, 48′, Damian Perez, 31′, Joe Corona, 84′), Tigres 2 (Andre-Pierre Gignac, 41′, Hugo Ayala, 69′)
Rojas-Tijuana 1 (Rodriguez, 48′)

Venue: Estadio Caliente, Tijuana
Attendance: 27,333 (100% capacity)-SELLOUT

Next up:
Tigres-Guadalajara in Game 1 of Gran Final (Thursday)
Tijuana-Apertura 2017 Tournament

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