Tigres defeat Leon 1-0

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By Rafael

Leon was unable to earn their first win at home as they fell 1-0 to Tigres.

Neither Tigres nor Leon were able to get any important chances at goal as they played to a goalless draw in the first half.

Tigres’ Dario Burbano came closest to scoring in the beginning of the second half. In the 47th minute, his shot came back off the crossbar after it rebounded off a Yarbrough save.

Three minutes later, Elias Hernandez had a sight of goal but his left-footed strike was easily rejected by the Tigres goalkeeper.

At the other end, Burbano dribbled past Magallon before sending a dangerous diagonal cross, but Carreño couldn’t get an accurate shot in.

In the 67th minute, Jose Rivas finally broke the deadlock off a set-piece It was a typical Ricardo Ferretti play; Hugo Ayala headed the ball into the box from the near post and Rivas was there to finish it off with a diving header.

Chances were far and few in the closing stages, but Carreño almost doubled the lead when he was fortunate enough to find himself with space in the middle of the box before shooting wide.

Tigres’ defense thwarted Leon’s attack until the very end, and at the final whistle, it was Tigres who obtained their first three points of the season.

On the other hand, it was Juan Antonio Pizzi’s second defeat as Leon manager.

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs Mexicanfut.com when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.