Tigres, out to improve their position in the General Table

TORREÓN | Friday, April 22, 2016.- Tigres needed a win last week to position themselves in the classification zone … and they did it! Now, this Saturday, they need another three points against Santos Laguna to stay there and even improve their current eighth place in the General Table.

The felines are coming to this match with 20 points, the product of 5 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats, while Santos Laguna has just four more points than this Saturday’s opponent and are currently in the fifth spot in the 2016 Winter Tournament (Clausura). The destiny of both teams is in their own hands.

The Guerreros are normally a challenging rival for Tigres, so much so that the last 11 matches played between both teams have ended in 8 draws and 3 wins, with the scales tipped in Santos’ favor.

The UANL team has not been able to beat Santos Laguna since the 2011 Summer Tournament (Apertura) Final, when they defeated them 3-1, so they certainly have their work cut out for them this weekend at the Territorio Santos Modelo sports complex.

For Day 15, Tigres has the chance to climb up to 6th position, which is currently held by Morelia with 22 points. However, it is also true that they cannot afford to lose any points, since the teams in ninth and tenth places, Cruz Azul and Pumas, are on their heels with just a one- and two-point difference, respectively.

A player who individually has an advantage over the competition is the Frenchman, André-Pierre Gignac, who is still the top scorer with 11 goals, the same number he achieved in the previous League tournament.  Gignac’s total number of goals wearing the Tigres shirt is 30 (22 in the Mexican League, 4 in Playoffs, 3 in Concacaf and 1 in Libertadores).