SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Monday, October 17, 2016.- Tigres is playing this Tuesday to qualify to the Concacaf Champions League Quarter Final at home, and although they are currently group leaders and have half a ticket in their pocket, they need a positive result to assure the other half.
The universitarios have earned six points so far up to their last group match, while the Costa Ricans have four, so a draw or a win would put the stamp on their passport to the next round.
The felines’ manager, Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti, will be making a few changes in the squad for the match against the Costa Ricans on Tuesday at 21:00 horas, since he’ll be concentrating nearly all the players who have been playing in the 2016 Summer Tournament (Apertura), except for Juninho and Andre-Pierre Gignac, owing to physical discomforts, and Israel Jiménez, who underwent a knee operation on Friday.
Only the first places of each of the 8 groups qualify to the Concacaf Quarter Final, and Tigres is the leader of group ‘G’ as a result of two wins and one defeat; one of these victories was against Herediano in Costa Rica with a score of 1-3, so they hope to repeat this performance on Tuesday.
Herediano is in the top spot of its league, while Tigres is in third place, with just for more fixtures before the end of the regular phase. In Group G, Plaza Amador, from Panama, is the only team that definitely does not have a chance of reaching the next round.