MEXICO CITY, May 25 (Reuters) – Tigres UANL and Guadalajara drew 0-0 on Thursday in the first leg of the Clausura Mexican soccer tournament final.
The match played at the Universitario de Monterrey stadium was highly contested in the midfield and with few goal options for both teams.
“I think we played a good game, we lacked the last pass to score the goal and come out with the victory, but we have experienced players who can get the result there (Guadalajara),” Brazilian Rafael De Souza told TUDN network ” Carioca”, Tigres midfielder.
Tigres had the most dangerous option after 20 minutes when the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León club came close to scoring in a fortuitous play where the ball crashed off the crossbar after defender Antonio Briseño deflected a cross from Colombian Luis Quinones.
In this way, the final will be defined on Sunday when Guadalajara is local at the Akron stadium.
The “Chivas” of Guadalajara, who are looking for their thirteenth championship to equal their staunch rival America in titles as the most winning teams in the country, have been champions in the 1956-1957, 1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1960-1961 seasons , 1961-1962, 1963-1964, 1964-1965, 1969-1970, 1986-1987, and in the Summer 1997, Apertura 2006 and Clausura 2017 tournaments.
Meanwhile, Tigres seeks to put the eighth star on its shield after achieving it in the 1977-1978, 1981-1982 seasons, and in the Apertura 2011, Apertura 2015, Apertura 2016, Apertura 2017 and Clausura 2019 tournaments. (Reporting by Carlos Calvo Pacheco )
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