Tigres UANL make Concacaf history, advance to Club World Cup final

A little bit of Concacaf history was made on Sunday, as Liga MX powerhouse Tigres UANL superior to the Club World Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Brazilian foe Palmeiras within the semifinal match between the perimeters in Qatar.

Tigres, as MLS followers would possibly keep in mind, beat LAFC 2-1 within the hotly contested one-off Concacaf Champions League final back in December to clinch the spot within the match afforded to the CCL winner. Additionally they defeated New York City FC within the CCL quarterfinals by a 5-0 mixture scoreline. 

With Sunday’s victory, Tigres turn into the primary Concacaf team to ever advance to the Club World Cup final, the place they will take on the winner of Monday’s match between Al Ahly and Bayern Munich.

As soon as once more, it was star striker Andre Pierre-Gignac who got here by means of within the decisive moment for Tigres, changing a penalty kick within the second half for the sport’s solely goal. The Frenchman received the look from the spot after teammate Carlos González gained the PK after drawing a foul after a wise run into the field.

There’s nonetheless yet one more step for Tigres to finish the job, however Sunday’s consequence ensures a milestone moment for Concacaf in its own proper. The Club World Cup final is scheduled for Feb. 11.


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