América gave coach Miguel Herrera’s América a dance in the second half, but let go of at least three clear scoring plays, the most obvious in minute 72 with a rude mistake by Salvador Reyes, who accepted a pass from Valdés and did not knew how to define
Tigres was left with 10 men on the pitch due to Pizarro’s expulsion in 88; America took note, intensified the attack and in minute 92 finished the victory with a goal by Martín from a pass from the Peruvian Pedro Aquino.
Frustrated, the Tigres players had a hard time accepting the setback and had strong tackles, which didn’t get any bigger.
América rose from eighth to fourth place with seven wins, four draws, five losses and 25 points, seven less than Tigres, second in the table.
A couple of hours before, the Pachuca of Uruguayan coach Guillermo Almada was confirmed as leader of the championship by thrashing Rayos de Monterrey 3-0, with a couple of goals from Luis Chávez and one from Roberto de la Rosa.
In its stadium, Pachuca de Almada imposed conditions against a Monterrey match in the middle of the field that fell to seventh place.
The day began this Friday, when the Argentine Milton Giménez gave Necaxa a 0-1 victory at Puebla and Mazatlán beat Juárez FC 0-2, with two goals from Brian Rubio.