Tigres and Querétaro Open the Concacaf Semifinal

QUERÉTARO | Monday, March 14, 2016.- The Concacaf Champions League Semifinals start tomorrow, Tuesday, and  Tigres will have their first test in Querétaro, against the Gallos Blancos, in a 100% Mexican match with a view to the Club World Cup.

Just under a month ago, both teams faced each other on day seven of the 2016 Winter Tournament, and divided up the points with a 2-2 draw in the La Corregidora stadium, the same arena that will witness the first Concacaf Semifinal match.

Tigres has several injured players, such as Jesús Dueñas, Jorge Torres Nilo and Israel Jiménez, who will be missing the match; the former two finished the Pumas game with muscle problems and the latter is still in recovery.

Similarly, Jürgen Damm, didn’t see any action in the game against the Mexico City team since he was still in rehabilitation for muscle problems. However, the manager, Ricardo Ferretti, assured that Damm would be travelling to Querétaro with a reduced team, but with the same idea of doing everything necessary to achieve a favorable result.

The head-to-head record between these two teams in the Mexican League is 22 matches, with 11 games won, 6 draws and 5 defeats for Tigres, taking into consideration the draw in the regular tournament.

The second leg of the semifinal will be held on April 5 at the Universitario Stadium, where the felines will have to complete the formalities to obtain their pass to the Final of the tournament and, in this way, compete for a place in the Club World Cup.