Chivas coach Matias Almeyda saw his team come so close to victory in Thursday's 2017 Clausura final first leg, but a 2-0 lead against Tigres became 2-2 thanks to a late brace from French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac.
"Gignac is the best player in the league and you can never lose concentration [against him]," Almeyda said in the postgame news conference.
Gignac swept in his first in the 85th minute with a driven left-footed shot and then added the equalizer three minutes later when he latched onto...
Mexico midfielder Carlos "Gullit" Pena is in talks about a move to Scottish giant Rangers, according to the player's agent.
Pena spent last season on loan at Liga MX side Leon, but the 27-year-old is still a Chivas player.
"There are a couple of options," Pena's agent Salvador Necochea told ESPN Mexico's Ivan Canada on Thursday. "The strongest is Rangers, but we are still in talks. The negotiation hasn't been 100 percent sealed."
The agent added that Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has been a fan...
NUEVO LEON, Mexico -- Three quick thoughts from Tigres 2-2 Chivas in Liga MX on Thursday.
Tigres striker Andre-Pierre Gignac scored two goals in the final six minutes of Thursday's 2017 Clausura first leg to leave the tie against Chivas all square at 2-2 heading into Sunday's decisive return match.
Alan Pulido and Rodolfo Pizarro netted in the first half for Chivas, before Gignac salvaged the late draw for Tigres with a brace.
1. Gignac turns on late magic
For 84 minutes, veteran Chivas center-back...
Tigres and Chivas turned in a mesmerizing first leg of the 2017 Clausura final, as Chivas excelled and had Tigres against the ropes only for Andre-Pierre Gignac to score twice as the Monterrey side rallied for a 2-2 draw at Estadio Universitario.
Even though Tigres had the entire crowd behind them, Ricardo Ferretti's team was only able to line up a couple of dangerous attacking plays to start off the match against a resolute Chivas defense.
The visitors rode out a tough first 20 minutes, where...