Tigres de la UANL have just made history for North American and Mexican soccer, becoming the first team from the region in history to qualify for the Final of a FIFA Club World Cup. They defeated Palmeiras 1-0.
The match went as expected. Palmeiras went back with most of the players, closing the spaces for Tigres, who proposed the game.
André-Pierre Gignac (FRA) again scored the winning goal for Tigres, this time by scoring a low and placed penalty that was impossible for Weverton (BRA) to stop.
Weverton was quite active, saving some shots from the Tigres, including one from “Chaka” Luis Alfonso Rodríguez (MEX), who also saved the Tigres from a pass in the area that barely went out of his goal.
There were few high-risk actions because the two teams managed to close the spaces well.
Tigres has just consolidated the greatest achievement in the history of Mexican club football and now faces the best team in the world and the most important match in the history of Mexican football at club level: The Club World Cup Final against Bayern Munich (DEU) or Al Ahly (EGY).
Ricardo Ferreti continues to win important matches and increase his legacy as one of the best coaches in the history of Mexican soccer.