Top Ad
I DIG Radio
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Tigres edge Leon to win Liga MX Clausura

Written by 
Published in Soccer
Sunday, 26 May 2019 22:16

Tigres lifted their seventh Liga MX title on Sunday, overcoming Leon 1-0 on aggregate after a 0-0 tie in the second leg in Estadio Leon.

A solitary goal from Andre-Pierre Gignac in the first leg was enough to give Tigres the 2019 Clausura championship, although they had to rely on keeper Nahuel Guzman making two smart saves in the last 10 minutes to keep Leon from scoring.

The title was Tigres' fifth this decade, continuing the northern Mexican club's period of recent success in the league.

Leon flew at Tigres from the kick-off and came close twice in the early minutes, first through Joel Campbell and then when a mis-timed shot from Luis Montes was fumbled by Guzman, with the ball falling the wrong side of the post for Leon.

Tigres gradually established a foothold in the game, mainly through counter-attacks with Leon pushing forward, but didn't manage a shot on target in the first half.

Leon's cause wasn't helped when Angel Mena, who recorded 14 goals in the regular season, has forced off with an into in the 32nd, to be replaced by Jean Meneses.

This was a rare occasion in which Tigres didn't have the majority of possession in a Liga MX game and the away team was made to suffer in the second half, as fans inside Estadio Leon willed their team to attack.

Costa Rica international Joel Campbell sent a shot from outside the area just wide in the 52nd, with Yairo Moreno and William Tesillo clashing into each other from a Meneses cross from the right wing on the hour mark.

But Tigres also had opportunities on the counter-attack, with Chile international Eduardo Vargas and then Enner Valencia failing to convert in the second half after going through on goal.

Leon center-back Andres Mosquera was sent off for a late challenge in second half injury-time.

Tigres head coach Ricardo Ferretti won his seventh title in Liga MX to pull him level on seven titles with Ignacio Trelles, who managed between 1951 and 1991, the same year Ferretti took his first head coaching job at Pumas.

Leon had won 14 of its 17 games in the regular season, including a historic streak of 12 victories, and was looking to win its eighth Liga MX title.

Read 557 times


Source: Quakes to hire U.S. assistant Gonzalez

Source: Quakes to hire U.S. assistant Gonzalez

Luchi Gonzalez is set to be named as the new manager of the San Jose Earthquakes, sources confirmed...

Tite hits back at Mbappe over WC qualifiers

Tite hits back at Mbappe over WC qualifiers

Brazil manager Tite hit back at France striker Kylian Mbappe's claim that World Cup qualifying is mo...

Dortmund extend England teen Bynoe-Gittens

Dortmund extend England teen Bynoe-Gittens

Borussia Dortmund moved quickly to secure the future of England youth international Jamie Bynoe-Gitt...


Harris reinstated by NBA, union after drug ban

Harris reinstated by NBA, union after drug ban

NEW YORK -- Jalen Harris' application to be reinstated as a player has been approved by the NBA and...

NBA to not schedule any games on Election Day

NBA to not schedule any games on Election Day

The NBA will be off on Election Day.The league's schedule for the coming season will have all 30 tea...


'Grinding' Bellinger benched by Dodgers' Roberts

'Grinding' Bellinger benched by Dodgers' Roberts

MILWAUKEE -- Cody Bellinger, the 2019 NL MVP whose production has fallen off dramatically since, was...

Red Sox get utilityman Hernandez back from IL

Red Sox get utilityman Hernandez back from IL

PITTSBURGH -- Infielder/outfielder Enrique Hernandez returned to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday after...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation
  • NFL

    Nactional Football Leagues
  • FISB

    Federation Internationale de Speedball

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.


Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.