The goal is to remain undefeated and achieve the first home win
SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Friday, August 5, 2016.- Tigres is still undefeated at the start of the 2016 Summer Tournament (Apertura) and although they have enjoyed their first victory in the tournament as a visitor, they still have one task pending, to win their first match at the Universitario Stadium.
And they’ll do it against Chiapas, a rival Tigres has beaten in their first four face-offs in the League and Playoffs. Moreover, they have found their nemesis in André-Pierre Gignac, who has scored in each of their matches and, in fact, Jaguares is the team he has got most goals against in Mexico.
The UANL team come to this match with five points, the outcome of one victory and two ties, and, even better, so far they haven’t conceded a single goal, something that has been highly valued by their manager Ricardo Ferretti and the players themselves, as a symbol of the order they are accomplishing on the pitch.
Tigres’ scoring touch was awakened last weekend against América, where the best player of the 2015-2016 season, the French footballer Gignac, scored a goal. This Saturday he faces the team he has scored most against since he started in the Mexican League: the Jaguares have received 6 goals from the striker, 4 in the regular season and 2 in the Playoffs.
In addition, the felines are in sixth place on the General Table and Chiapas in 12th, with just three points so far in the 2016 Apertura, having lost their first two matches and won the third.
This Saturday, all the Incomparable Ones who attend the match in the Universitario will enjoy the new seats in the north and south stands, in the first phase of renovation.
HEAD-TO-HEAD STATISTICS AGAINST CHIAPAS
HEAD-TO-HEAD STATISTICS AT THE UNIVERSITARIO