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MONTERREY -- France international Andre-Pierre Gignac believes Tigres belong at the top of the Mexican game, and that the CONCACAF Champions League final against city rival Monterrey pits Liga MX's two best teams.

Liga MX's "big four" is often talked about and refers to traditional clubs Chivas, America, Cruz Azul and Pumas, the last three of which are from Mexico City.

"When they talk of the four big teams, they don't talk about Tigres," said Gignac in an interview with ESPN's Futbol Picante. "I...

Gignac can add to his legend as Tigres meet Monterrey in CONCACAF Champions League final

Andre-Pierre Gignac has won seven trophies with Tigres but to this point has not won the CONCACAF Champions League.
Andre-Pierre Gignac has won seven trophies with Tigres but to this point has not won the CONCACAF Champions League.

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Which are the world's great footballing cities? Buenos Aires, Manchester, Liverpool, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro ... Monterrey. Sound awkward? It shouldn't, according to Tigres striker Andre-Pierre Gignac.

The 33-year-old is adamant that the city from which one of local rivals Monterrey or Tigres will be crowned CONCACAF Champions League winner on Wednesday -- Monterrey take a 1-0 lead into the second leg -- hosts one of the very best football derbies.


Liga MX Review: Chivas make a Clasico statement, Gignac again showcases his brilliance

Chivas have been one of Liga MX's most pleasant surprises, as Jose Cordozo's side currently sit fourth in the table.
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Chivas make statement in Clasico Tapatio

The 2019 Clausura season initially kicked off with more questions than answers for Chivas. Under the unexciting leadership of manager Jose Cardozo, it was difficult to predict what the league giants would look like after making significant roster changes over the winter. Although there was potential for progress through some of the new faces -- notably Hiram Mier, Dieter Villalpando, Jesus Molina and Alexis Vega -- there were no guarantees of immediate success...

Andre-Pierre Gignac agrees to extension with Liga MX side Tigres

Andre-Pierre Gignac said on Tuesday that he has agreed to an extension with Liga MX side Tigres.

"I am staying home," the former France international wrote on Twitter. "Mexico and its people, especially my city of Monterrey, have received me from day one with much care and made me feel at home."

Terms or length of the deal were not disclosed. 

Gignac joined the club in 2015 after leaving Marseille and has established himself as a star in Mexico's top division. He has guided Tigres to three...

Roberto Alvarado, Cruz Azul stars among Liga MX's best midseason players

Believe it or not, we're at the halfway point of the 2018 Apertura regular season. With an international break underway after Week 8's matches, we now have an opportunity to take a step back and analyze what we've seen so far in Mexico's top flight.

After looking at a number of memorable performances, here's the Liga MX best XI from the first half of the season.

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Andre-Pierre Gignac rejects offer to join Monaco, will stay at Tigres

French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has rejected an approach from Ligue 1's Monaco and reiterated his desire to retire with Liga MX side Tigres.

Gignac confirmed that there had been an approach from Monaco, but said if he one day returned to France it would be to play for former team Marseille.

"There was contact, but Monaco is a club that buys youngsters so they develop to sell them on later, like the cases of [Kylian] Mbappe or [Thomas] Lemar," Gignac said in an interview with Guru Deportivo. "I...