Tigres UANL advance to the quarterfinals after a double by Gignac

Tigres UANL advance to the quarterfinals after a double by Gignac

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The Frenchman has already scored 28 goals in the final stages of the Mexican League

Cruz Azul will seek their pass to the quarterfinals in their confrontation with León

The French André-Pierre Gignac scored a brace this Saturday for Tigres UANL to beat Necaxa 2-0 and they will qualify for the quarterfinals of the Apertura 2022 tournament of Mexican soccer in which they will face the runner-up Pachuca.

With his two goals in the playoffs, Gignac reached 28 in the final stages of the Mexican League to tie for third place in the top scorers with retired Alberto García Aspe; First place is occupied by former Paraguayan soccer player José Saturdino Cardozo, with 43 goals.

The Tigers dominated the first half, despite at 20 minutes they suffered the expulsion of Javier Aquinowho made an iron to the Uruguayan Facundo Batista.

Although they were the dominators of the duel, the felines only managed to make a dangerous shot when in the 34th minute the Argentine Guido Pizarro shot on goalshot rejected by the goalkeeper Luis Malagón.

While Necaxa was unable to get a shot on goal since he opted for the counterattack, even after the red card that Aquino earned.

Necaxa was sentenced to elimination suffer in minute 50 the expulsion of Batistawho stepped on Raymundo Fulgencio from behind.

Again with the same number of players on the court, the Tigers went ahead on the scoreboard. In the 60th, Gignac took a free kick who entered the upper right corner of Malagón for 1-0.

After a failure of the Brazilian Samir De Souza, the cats increased their advantage. Fulgencio, from the right, crossed a center into the area that Gignac, with his forehead, converted to make it 2-0 in minute 73.

Later, Cruz Azul will seek its pass to the quarterfinals receiving the León at the Azteca Stadium, and this Sunday the playoff duels will continue with the visit of Juárez FC to Toluca and Chivas del Guadalajara to Puebla.

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