Triunfo de oro expressed the Atlas’ aspirations in this Apertura 2023 by defeating the Tigres 2-0 in a matchday 8 match of the MX League; With this victory, Benjamín Mora’s men move into the top seven places in the tournament.
In a good evening for the locals and a difficult evening for the Cats, who were unable to settle on the Jalisco Stadium pitch, Atlas took their third win thanks to goals from Juan Manuel Zapata and Jordy Caicedo.
It was the second defeat of the semester for the UANL team, which continues to be one of the tournament’s leaders.
The duel was promising as both teams had good phases in the tournament and the game started hot. The visiting team was the first to try to score in the 8th minute when Fernando Gorriarán took the ball, had confidence and scored it from distance and on one side of the Colombian goal, Camilo Andrés Vargas.
The Foxes tried the same way and Zapata achieved the same result when he shot from distance in the 10th minute without Nahuel Guzmán having any problems.
Atlas maintained control and at 29′ Zapata fell outside the Tigres area; It was a free kick very close to the goal. Three got the ball: Aldo Rocha, who was the first to go out, followed by Luis Reyes and the Colombian midfielder.
It was in the 30th minute when Zapata hit it, he did it close to Nahuel’s left post, right where he was, and with a good shot he managed to break through the UANL goal and make it 1-0 for Atlas.
Tigres tried, but seemed very disjointed at times; Nevertheless, he managed a few goals, firstly Rafael Carioca in the 40th minute with a shot over the goal line, and two minutes later Raymundo Fulgencio crossed his shot too far and went in his own direction.
The Cats tried another shot that deflected off Gaddi Aguirre. The defender left it to Jaziel Martínez, who in turn saw Jordy Caicedo’s movement and gave him the ball. The Ecuadorian broke free and defined Nahuel Guzmán between two defenders, who made it 2-0 in libero style. The attacker kept his word and did not celebrate the score out of respect for his former team.
In the second half, in which there were significantly fewer approaches, Zapata attempted a shot into the penalty area, which Guzmán deflected into a corner kick in the 63rd minute. When the ball was intercepted, it was left to Rocha, who hit it with a volley and sent it over the goal.
Little by little the chances to score became scarce. From Tigres there was a free kick from André-Pierre Gignac that went one way. The game ended with some pushing and yellow cards, but without much regret.