Nahuel Guzman stars as Tigres defeat San Jose 1-0 in the Copa Libertadores

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By Rafael

Tigres put their recent troubles away from home behind them with a 1-0 victory over Club San Jose in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday.

Ricardo Ferretti’s men have enjoyed a great start to their South American campaign, and are first in Group 6 with seven points in three games.

Amaury Escoto scored inside 39 minutes, with Nahuel Guzman producing an excellent penalty save in the closing stages of the second-half to help Tigres earn their second victory of the competition.

The Match:

With a number of starters not included in the squad to face the Bolivian side at the altitude of Oruro, Ferretti had opted for Amaury Escoto to lead the Tigres attacking line.

Ferretti’s trust was rewarded as Escoto fired Tigres ahead after 39 minutes. Damian Alvarez cut inside from the left before crossing to Escoto, who picked out the near post and scored.

At the start of the second-half, San Jose goalkeeper, Carlos Lampe, denied Dieter Villalpando’s long-range effort with a stop down his right.

The Bolivian side slowly got a foothold in the match, however, and in the 75th minute, they were awarded a penalty for a Hernan Burbano handball.

But Nahuel Guzman denied Carlos Lampe the equalizing opportunity from the spot with a brilliant save.

Guzman was solid under the goalposts, and in injury-time, the Argentine international preserved the clean sheet when he produced another great save from a Mario Orvando header.

With the final whistle, Tigres obtained their first win away from home since their 1-0 victory against Leon in week 2 of the Liga MX.

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About Rafael Diaz

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