Tigres is receiving América in the First Leg of the Concacaf Final

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Tuesday, April, 2016.- Just four months ago, the ‘Incomparables’ were celebrating Tigres’ fourth League title in Mexican football, and now, once more, they are on the brink of continuing to be crowned with success and realize their dream of going to Japan to compete in the Club World Cup.

For now, Tigres is receiving América this Wednesday, in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League Final to be played in an undoubtedly packed Universitario Stadium, with the fans eager to see the felines giving their very best in order to reach the second leg at the Azteca Stadium with an advantage on April 27

Practically the entire team, directed by Ricardo Ferretti, will be available, with just Jesús Dueñas missing owing to a red card in the Semifinal and his subsequent one-match suspension. However, the players’ spirits are high after defeating the Sinaloa Dorados 5-2 at home.

This will be Tigres’ fifth final in a two-year period, having competed in two League, one Libertadores and one Copa MX final, so the Champions League Final could tip the scales toward yet another title for this current group commanded by ‘Tuca’.

América is coming to the match as the reigning champion of this international tournament, while this is the first time that Tigres will be competing in the Final and with the opportunity to place an international star on their crest and of becoming another Mexican team to represent our nation in the Club World Cup in Japan.

In the Mexican League, both teams have faced each other 47 times at the Universitario Stadium in San Nicolás, with a positive balance for the felines of 18 victories, 19 draws and 10 defeats, and 77 goals for and 63 against.

In the matches held in this edition of the Champions League Tigres can boast an efficiency of 83% at home, while Águilas only earned 50% of the points as a visiting team.

These two teams have competed against each other twice in finals, in the 75-76 Copa Mx when Tigres beat Águilas with an aggregate score of 3-2, and the 2014 Summer Tournament (Apertura), when Águilas won with a 3-1 aggregate, so this Wednesday yet another edition is going to be played, but this time at an international level.

Tigres’ Path to the Final:

Tigres2-1Isidro Metapán
Herediano1-1Tigres
Isidro Metapán1-2Tigres
Tigres0-0Herediano
Tigres2-0Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake1-1Tigres