Photo: Liga Mexico 2013
Mexico’s Tigres soccer club, coached by Brazilian Ricardo Ferreti, and Tijuana - with Argentina’s Antonio Mohamed at the helm - battled to a 2-2 tie in a hard-fought match on the weekend, although both of them emerged leading the Clausura 2012 tourney in Mexican soccer.
Two goals by Lucas Lobos, or Argentina, for the Tigres and goals by Argentina’s Alfredo Moreno and Colombia’s Duvier Riascos for Tijuana brought the game to its final result before a full crowd at Universitario, the Tigres’ home stadium.
The tie, in a vibrant match with each team ahead in the score at times, meant that neither team has been defeated so far this year, and thus they lead the league, although the Tigres are ahead in terms of their goal differential.
Tijuana dominated the first period, featuring the excellent play of Ecuadorian Fidel Martinez, and they went into halftime with a 1-0 advantage due to Moreno’s goal in the 12th minute, although he was pulled later due to an injury.
However, Ferreti had deciphered his rivals’ style of play during the first period and in the second half staged a comeback, although it wasn’t enough to secure the win.
Meanwhile, America is presently in third place in the league after its 3-0 win over Queretaro on two goals by Mexican Raul Jimenez and another on a penalty kick by Ecuador’s Christian Benitez.