Nahuel Guzmán saves Tigres; Gignac scores the winning goal against León
The French Andre Pierre Gignac scored this Saturday a goal to give the champion Tigres UANL a rushed 1-0 win over León, in the continuation of the third day of the Apertura of Mexican soccer.
Although Gignac was the author of the victory for the cats of Uruguayan coach Robert Dante Siboldi, the hero of the team was the Argentinian goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmánwho saved the royal team at least three times.
This was recognized by the club, who declared on their social networks their “Full Nauhelismo” and designated him as the "Tiger of the Party." In fact, Nahuel Guzmán quickly became a Trending Topic on the social network Twitter.
Tigres had the ball most of the time in the first half, in which both teams had chances to score, but it was the locals who took advantage, with a right-footed goal by Gignac in the 9th minute, a pass from the Uruguayan Fernando Gorriarán.
León, led by Argentine Nicolás Larcamón, was close to drawing at the end of the first half; Guzmán stopped a shot from Iván Moreno and thus the Tigers preserved the advantage.
The BBVA MX League considered Guzmán as the "player of the match" and qualified as "superb" goalkeeper performance.
In the second half, León was the owner of the game; he Chilean Víctor Dávila and Uruguayan Federico Viñas led the offensive, but lacked forcefulness.
Leon suffered the ejection of Brian Rubio in the 101st minute, despite which the team sought the equalizer in a rough duel, with more than 15 minutes of compensation time.
with victory, the Tigers reached five points, with a win and two draws; they appear in third place behind the leader Guadalajara, which adds nine units and Monterrey, with seven. El León is eleventh with three points.
Oh my gosh! I want to eat the world! Always give it to Nahuel Guzmán! learn! That's how it's played! With passion! With heart! Those who do not feel the colors of Tigres with their soul will never understand it! pic.twitter.com/gxfomPDf5a
— Pello Maldonado (@Pellomaldonado) July 16, 2023
A couple of hours before the America of the Brazilian coach André Jardine thrashed Puebla 3-0.
Kevin Álvarez, the Argentine Leo Suárez and the Colombian Julián Quiñones They converted for América, twelfth in the table with a win, a loss and three points, two more than Puebla, sixteenth.
The third date of the Opening began on Thursday, when the Chivas de Guadalajara of the Serbian-Spanish coach Veljko Paunovic confirmed as leaders by beating Necaxa 2-0, with goals from Fernando Beltrán and Juan Brigido.
In other results, Thursday Atlas drew 0-0 at Santos Laguna's home and on Friday Monterrey thrashed Mazatlán 3-0 and Tijuana beat Cruz Azul 2-1, confirmed as the worst team in the tournament with three defeats in three outings.
This Sunday Toluca will receive Juárez FC and Pachuca to the Pumas UNAM.
(With information from EFE and Aristegui News)
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