MEXICO CITY -- Liga MX's defending champions Tigres came alive in the last week of the 2016 Clausura to claim the final place in the postseason with a 3-0 win over Cruz Azul.
Andre-Pierre Gignac scored a brace to lead Los Auriazules to the Liguilla, where they will face hated neighbors Monterrey.
Here are three takeaways from Estadio Azul:
1. Tigres came on a mission to prolong season
In the first 35 minutes of the match, there was only one team on the pitch -- Ricardo Tuca Ferretti's Tigres. Under...
MEXICO CITY -- Cruz Azul and Tigres will play their last match of the 2016 Clausura at 5 p.m. here on Saturday. It will be a playoff match without actually being one, as both teams can secure a spot in the Liguilla with a win at the Estadio Azul. It's that simple. A draw opens the door to other possibilities, with longshot Pumas still able to sneak in, but these two teams know, win and they are in.
Tomas Boy's Cruz Azul had a hot start to the season, which included a six-game unbeaten...