SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Tuesday, May 10, 2016.- Once more Tigres and Rayados will be facing each other in the Playoffs; the protagonists of the Monterrey Derby will be competing for a place in the Semifinal of the 2016 Winter Tournament (Clausura) in the 107th edition of this event. In this way, the felines are setting out on the path to becoming Two-time Champions, a feat achieved by only two teams in the short tournaments.
Tigres is the current Champion of Mexican football and earned a spot in the Playoffs on the very last day, in eighth place, but filled with hope and enthusiasm to continue to make history.
Only Pumas and León have managed to become Two-time Champions in Mexican football’s short tournaments, which isn’t an easy accomplishment, especially when a team is participating in two or more competitions. Just a few days ago, the felines were playing for the Concacaf Champions League title and five months ago for the Mexican League title.
The team led by Ricardo Ferretti will be competing in the 107th Derby against Rayados, playing the first leg at home, at a jam-packed Universitario Stadium this Wednesday, and in what will also be the first match of the Quarter Finals.
The balance of the Monterrey Derbies still favors Tigres by one match. Of the 106 derbies played so far, the felines have won 37 compared to their regional rival’s 36, together with 32 draws. And they hope to increase this record in this two-game series.
In the 106th edition, which took place on March 5 this year, Tigres lost 1-0 at the BBVA Bancomer Stadium in a match in which the visitors deserved much more, but this was not reflected in the outcome. However, up until that game, the felines had enjoyed six consecutive matches without losing, with three victories and three draws.
On Wednesday, the Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac will also be playing as the new top-scorer title holder with 13 goals, and will do so at home where he scored a goal against Rayados in the 105th Derby, when they won 3-1.
In order to advance to the Semifinals, Tigres has to surpass the Guadalupe team’s aggregate score. If the matches are a draw, they need to have scored more goals as the visiting team, otherwise they will face the third tiebreaking criterion, which is the position on the general table, and in that case the rival would be in a better situation.
Today is the day on which history will be written. Tigres will be moving steadfastly toward a special place in the history of Mexican football, to becoming Two-time Champions and seeking their sixth final in just two and a half years.
MONTEREY DERBY STATISTICS
* The 28th Derby was suspended at minute 7 owing to a fight on the pitch
ALL THE DERBIES
|1||Tigres 3-3 Monterrey||Universitario||League||13 July 1974|
|2||Monterrey 2-1 Tigres||Universitario||League||4 January 1975|
|3||Tigres 0-4 Monterrey||Universitario||Friendly||23 August 1975|
|4||Monterrey 0-0 Tigres||Universitario||League||31 January 1976|
|5||Tigres 0-1 Monterrey||Universitario||League||12 June 1976|
|6||Tigres 1-2 Monterrey||Universitario||League||25 September 1976|
|7||Monterrey 3-2 Tigres||Universitario||League||5 February 1977|
|8||Tigres 1-0 Monterrey||Tecnológico||League||13 August 1977|
|9||Monterrey 2-4 Tigres||Universitario||League||14 January 1978|
|10||Monterrey 0-0 Tigres||Universitario||League||23 September 1978|
|11||Tigres 1-1 Monterrey||Universitario||League||3 February 1979|
|12||Monterrey 0-1 Tigres||Universitario||Playoffs||6 June 1979|
|13||Tigres 1-1 Monterrey||Universitario||Playoffs||16 June 1979|
|14||Monterrey 1-1 Tigres||Universitario||League||6 October 1979|
|15||Tigres 2-1 Monterrey||Universitario||League||16 February 1980|
|16||Monterrey 2-2 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||4 October 1980|
|17||Tigres 3-2 Monterrey||Universitario||Friendly||6 November 1980|
|18||Tigres 2-0 Monterrey||Universitario||League||21 March 1981|
|19||Tigres 3-0 Monterrey||Universitario||League||3 October 1981|
|20||Monterrey 1-1 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||6 February 1982|
|21||Monterrey 1-1 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||18 September 1982|
|22||Tigres 2-0 Monterrey||Universitario||League||22 January 1983|
|23||Tigres 0-2 Monterrey||Universitario||League||17 September 1983|
|24||Monterrey 0-1 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||28 January 1984|
|25||Tigres 1-2 Monterrey||Universitario||Friendly||11 August 1984|
|26||Tigres 2-2 Monterrey||Universitario||League||17 November 1984|
|27||Monterrey 2-0 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||30 March 1985|
|28||Tigres – Monterrey*||Universitario||Friendly||1 May 1985|
|29||Tigres 1-2 Monterrey||Universitario||Friendly||28 September 1985|
|30||Tigres 1-1 Monterrey||Universitario||League||25 October 1986|
|31||Monterrey 0-2 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||21 March 1987|
|32||Tigres 2-1 Monterrey||Universitario||League||12 December 1987|
|33||Monterrey 2-1 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||7 May 1988|
|34||Tigres 1-3 Monterrey||Universitario||League||14 January 1989|
|35||Monterrey 1-0 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||13 May 1989|
|36||Tigres 0-2 Monterrey||Universitario||League||2 December 1989|
|37||Monterrey 0-1 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||31 March 1990|
|38||Monterrey 4-1 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||22 December 1990|
|39||Tigres 2-1 Monterrey||Universitario||League||27 April 1991|
|40||Monterrey 0-1 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||7 December 1991|
|41||Tigres 1-1 Monterrey||Universitario||League||4 April 1992|
|42||Tigres 1-1 Monterrey||Universitario||Friendly||1 August 1992|
|43||Tigres 1-2 Monterrey||Universitario||League||7 November 1992|
|44||Monterrey 1-0 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||20 March 1993|
|45||Monterrey 3-3 Tigres||Tecnológico||Friendly||7 August 1993|
|46||Monterrey 1-0 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||6 November 1993|
|47||Tigres 2-4 Monterrey||Universitario||League||5 March 1994|
|48||Monterrey 1-0 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||30 November 1994|
|49||Tigres 1-2 Monterrey||Universitario||League||5 April 1995|
|50||Monterrey 2-1 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||2 December 1995|
|51||Tigres 1-2 Monterrey||Universitario||League||24 March 1996|
|52||Tigres 2-2 Monterrey||Universitario||Copa||27 July 1996|
|53||Tigres 0-4 Monterrey||Universitario||Friendly||19 July 1997|
|54||Monterrey 2-3 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||13 September 1997|
|55||Tigres 1-0 Monterrey||Universitario||League||27 February 1998|
|56||Monterrey 1-1 Tigres||Tecnológico||League||12 September 1998|
|57||Tigres 3-2 Monterrey||Universitario||Friendly||19 December 1998|
|58||Tigres 2-0 Monterrey||Universitario||League|