Monterrey captain Dorlan Pabón commenced finding area at the right wing during the first 20 mins and teammate Rodolfo Pizarro despatched him behind the protection on a pair events, but Tigres goalie Nahuel Guzmán become in position to cowl up.
In minute 23, Rogelio Funes Mori dribbled to his left at the pinnacle of the half of moon and allow fly with a low shot that Guzmán parried and Pabón sent the rebound wide. Fifteen mins later, Pabón changed into denied via Guzmán who made four saves within the first half. Seconds later, Rayados defender Nico Sánchez jumped into assault and turned into sent through down the proper channel. He stepped around counterpart Hugo Ayala and blasted a low shot that ricocheted off the proper put up.
In minute forty three, the Rayados broke the stalemate while Sánchez broke unfastened from Fernando Meza on a corner kick and headed perfectly into the right corner of the net, sending Monterrey into the locker with a 1-zero lead.
In the second 1/2, the Tigres pressed ahead extra regularly, aided by the Rayados selection to sit down back a bit in addition on defense. Jesús Dueñas started venturing upfield from his left returned role and winger Luis Quiñones made numerous high-quality dribbling assaults though he became not able to finish any plays as the Monterrey lower back line effectively reduce off passing lanes.At the hour mark, Tigres teach Tuca Ferretti inserted striker André-Pierre Gignac and winger Juergen Damm. Dueñas and Quiñones continued to press forward while Damm became woefully ineffective although the speedster nearly set up the equalizer.
After a nook kick, the Tigres stored the ball of their attacking 0.33 and Damm received a pass simply left of the top left corner of the box. He scanned the field and lifted a perfect cross onto the route of Guido Pizarro but the midfielder sprayed his header manner huge.
Gignac was protected up within the center of the box maximum of the 1/2 hour he changed into at the pitch, but twice he wiggled free and were given off a brief shot, the second of which compelled a wonderful diving shop from Barovero inside the very last minutes.
The Tigres enjoyed the lion’s proportion of possession (71% for the sport), however paid for their loss of ambition in the first 45 mins. Despite holding the ball for 2-thirds of the opening half of, the hosts did not get a shot on aim. The Tigres have been extra deliberate with ownership, passing the ball around the back, probing patiently however rarely locating touches in their offensive 0.33.
As a result, Monterrey loved the higher hand most of the first half, attacking vertically and creating extra scoring chances. The Tigres additionally committed a few unforced turnovers that gave the Rayados short opportunities.Both groups verified frustration with the terrible officiating by using ref John Pitti of Panama who allowed a few rough tackles early on. Later, the ref even showed yellow playing cards on two occasions (first to Tigres defender Hugo Ayala, then to Monterrey winger Avilés Hurtado) when a foul had now not even been dedicated. Although, Pitti did now not enhance as the sport wore on, his choices did not at once effect the end result.