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Joffre Guerron steered Tigres to a brilliant start to their Copa Libertadores season with a 3-0 victory over Peruvian side Juan Aurich.
Ricardo Ferretti’s men impressed, and the visitors were always second best for much of the contest.
Tigres grabbed the lead through Guerron in the first half before the Ecuadorian scored a second after the break.
Less than ten minutes later, Mexico national team hopeful, Jesus Dueñas, put the game beyond the visitor’s reach to help Tigres earn their first three points of the competition.
Tigres had the early chances of the game, and in the 5th minute, Damian Alvarez dribbled past his marker on the left-wing before having Tigres’ first shot on target saved.
Tigres threatened again when Guido Pizarro unleashed a shot from distance that went only inches wide of the post.
The visitors tried to force their way into the game after Luis Tejada attempted to surprise Nahuel Guzman from 30 yards, but the Argentine tipped away his lobbing effort.
Tigres stepped up the tempo, and in the 38th minute, Jimenez picked out Damian Alvarez from the right. Alavarez, with his back on goal, laid the ball off to Guerron, who drilled the ball into the back of the net to put Tigres in front.
Things got worse for Juan Aurich as Guerron doubled Tigres’ lead after Rafael Sobis found the Ecuadorian on a quick breakaway.
In the 65th minute, the hosts gave the visitors no chance when Jesus Dueñas fired a superb shot over Pedro Gallese.
Tigres could have had a fourth as Jimenez struck the crossbar after he combined with Hernan Burbano on the edge of the area.
At the final whistle, it was a comfortable victory for the Mexican-side, who now sit at the top of Group 6 with three points.
The next game for Tigres will be on March 5 against River Plate at the historic El Monumental.