MEXICO CITY | Tuesday, February 28, 2017.- This Wednesday, Tigres is playing the UNAM Pumas for a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinal, setting their sights on the Club World Cup.
Ricardo Ferretti’s players drew 1-1 at the Universitario Stadium, a score that forces them to win on Wednesday by any result, or tie by two or more goals. The only result that would send the match to extra time, and possibly even penalties, would be 1-1 at the Olímpico Stadium.
Therefore, Tigres must give their all at Pumas’ home, aiming for victory and the highest possible number of goals, in order to repeat the feat achieved in the 2016 Summer Tournament (Apertura), when they hammered the Pedregal side to qualify to the next round of the Playoffs.
Tigres practically has a full roster for this match, although they will have to watch out for yellow cards in case they do advance to the next round, since Guido Pizarro and Hugo Ayala already have one each and if they receive another one, they will be suspended for the Semifinal phase.
The match will take place at 9 p.m. in the Olímpico Universitario Stadium, where the San Nicolás de los Garza side has already tasted victory in Playoffs and won a championship in the recent history of both teams.
In the last match, the Chilean Eduardo Vargas made his debut, so this time, he and Andre-Pierre Gignac will be doing their utmost to find the back of Pumas’ net and earn the longed-for spot in the next phase.