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Tigres scored three times in the first-half as Ricardo Ferretti’s men bolstered their chances of reaching the Liguilla by defeating Queretaro 3-1 at the Estadio Corregidora on Friday night.
Two goals from Damian Alvarez and one from Joffre Guerron were enough to see Tigres earn an important three points away from home.
Meanwhile, Queretaro came into this game after winning four straight games, following an emphatic 4-0 victory against Club America at the Estadio Azteca.
The result, however, means Vucetich’s men temporarily sit in tenth place in the table with two weeks to go.
Tigres were the more threatening side in the opening minutes, and took the lead after only nine minutes.
Damian Alvarez cut inside from the left-wing and unleashed a rocket from just outside the box to put the visitors ahead.
Queretaro failed to get much of the ball inside the first-half, but a William da Silva chance in the 16th minute forced Nahuel Guzman to a great save.
In the 35th minute, a Rafael Sobis cross was headed in by Joffre Guerron to double the lead for Tigres.
Six minutes later, a clearance turned into a breakaway and Guerron’s rebounded shot landed to the accompanying Damian Alvarez, who doubled his tally and put things at 3-0.
Queretaro surfaced as the stronger side after the break, and got a goal back through 20-year-old Kevin Gutierrez. The former Mexico youth international found himself with an easy header inside the box to give the hosts some hope.
A minute later, Emmanuel Villa almost got a second when he produced a clever back-heel from a few yards out, but Nahuel Guzman responded with another key save.
Despite Queretaro’s best efforts, Tigres’ first-half performance was enough to hand them their eight victory of the season, which leaves them in the top portion of the table.