Penalty shoot-out loss in Austin: ¡6-5!
AUSTIN, Texas, October 13.- Penalties were yet again a decisive factor in a match for
our UANL Tigres, who lost 4-3 today to Chivas, after drawing 2-2 at the Dell Diamond in that
The friendly match offered the fans, who almost filled the small stadium, a bit of
everything. Ismael Sosa and Rafael de Souza scored our team’s goals, while Carioca and Israel
Jiménez missed their penalty shots.
The first 45 minutes were played from one end of the field to the other by both teams,
fighting for the ball more in the midfield than any other zone of the field of play, although our
side were the first to generate opportunities.
Just 6 minutes into the match, Hugo Ayala’s header went wide of the left post. Alan
Pulido responded for Chivas with a shot blocked by Jiménez.
At 15’, Guido Pizarro broke away on his own, penetrated the goal area, but his shot
was deflected by the defense, falling to André-Pierre Gignac, whose attempt was ultimately
finished by Ismael Sosa, who put the ball into the back of the net from inside the box.
The 1-0 lead gave our players confidence, allowing the opponent to grow in possession
and, therefore, attack along both flanks.
At minute 34, the referee called a hand ball for Guido Pizarro’s sliding tackle inside
the box. Alan Pulido converted the penalty to equalize.
In the second half, Tigres came out with five substitutions, replacing Jair Díaz, Edwin
Cerna, Ismael Sosa, Gignac and Javier Aquino with Juninho, Rafael Durán, Lucas Zelarayán,
Julián Quiñones and Eduardo Vargas.
These changes drove our team’s offense, although Guadalajara refused to give any
ground and attacked head on whenever they could.
Nevertheless, it was Tigres who were beginning to give warning signs. First through
Quiñones, whose shot went high over the crossbar, and then, at 52’, the goalkeeper intercepted
an attempt by Vargas.
At 57’, Quiñones got his confidence back, although the netkeeper saved his shot. A
minute later, Edson Torres put Nahuel Guzmán to the test with a shot that Patón managed to
block, safeguarding his goal.
Afterwards, at minute 61, in a cross from the right, Lalo Tercero cut back, but
unfortunately the ball made its way into his own goal. Chivas had taken over the lead.
But Tigres wasn’t ready to give up. They began to put the pressure on and, at 67,
equalized, when Quiñones fought for the ball just outside the box, crossed to Carioca, whose
right-footed shot found the upper right corner of the net, making it 2-2.
After tying, Tigres had two chances to regain the lead, with a fast break by Carioca
who crossed to Vargas, but the pass was too long, and then Quiñones was defeated in a one-on-
one by Guadalajara’s goalkeeper.
TIGRES: Nahuel Guzmán; Israel Jiménez, Hugo Ayala, Eduardo Tercero, Jair Díaz
(Juninho 46’), Rafael de Souza, Guido Pizarro, Javier Aquino (Rafael Durán 46’), Edwin Cerna
(Lucas Zelarayán 46’), Ismael Sosa (Julián Quiñones 46’) and André-Pierre Gignac (Eduardo
MGR.: MIGUEL MEJÍA BARÓN
GUADALAJARA: Miguel Jiménez; Jesús Sánchez, Jair Pereira (Carlos Salcido 70’),
Hedgardo Marín, Miguel Ponce, Alan Cervantes, Michael Pérez, Jesús Godinez (César Huerta
87’), Alejandro Zendejas, Gael Sandoval and Alan Pulido.
MGR.: JOSÉ CARDOZO
1. (15’) Guido Pizarro penetrates the box, shoots and the rebound finds Gignac, who
crosses the ball to Ismael Sosa so he can push the ball in.
1-1 (35’) Hand ball by Pizarro inside the box. Alan Pulido converts the penalty shot.
1-2 (57’) Cross from the right, cut back by Eduardo Tercero into his own goal.
2-2 (68’) Julián Quiñones passes to Rafael Carioca, whose mid-range shot finds the upper
right-hand corner of the net.