Tigres was essentially eliminated from the playoffs coming into this game, but the players knew that defeating Monterrey, the hated arch-rival, would seriously hamper Monterrey’s chances at making the playoffs.
Tigres went into the Estadio Tecnologico and got a slim 0-1 win, in a match that had a very intense final couple of minutes. Tigres moves up to 20 points, but with just one match left, it simply won’t be enough to get into the playoffs. Still, Tigres fans get to celebrate their victory in the ‘Clasico Regio’, a pretty good consolation prize.
Monterrey is still at 21 points, and needs to win its last two games (making up a game from Week 13) against Toluca and Cruz Azul. Two very tough opponents… Looks like the city of Monterrey will not be hosting Liga MX playoffs for the first time in a very long time.
Enjoy the Monterrey 0-1 Tigres highlights: