Tigres 0-0 Cruz Azul – Player Ratings: Defenders steal the show in drab stalemate

We have just drawn 0-0 with Cruz Azul at El Volcan in Jornada 11.

The game never really came to life – Andre-Pierre Gignac missed the best chance of the match when he scuffed a back post volley halfway through the second half.

It means we are still unbeaten and still top of the league, though Tijuana could overtake us if they beat Santos in Torreon tomorrow.

Player Ratings

Here’s how our boys performed on an individual basis – do you agree with our scores?

GK: Nahuel Guzman – 8.5/10 – Hard to criticise a keeper who has kept eight clean sheets in eleven games. Was rarely troubled.

RB: Jesus Duenas – 7.5/10 – Not in his favoured position, but worked hard and kept their wingers at bay.

CB: Hugo Ayala – 8.5/10 – In a game dominated by defenders, the two centre backs did everything required of them with minimal fuss.

CB: Juninho – 8.5/10 – Never looked troubled. Looks like a new player since getting a full pre-season under his belt in the summer.

LB: Jorge Torres Nilo – 7.5/10 – Gave away a ridiculous free-kick on the edge of the box with ten minutes to go, but was generally solid.

CM: Guido Pizarro – 7/10 – Was unlucky to see a late red card. Will be badly missed next weekend against Leon.

CM: Gringo Torres – 7/10 – Controlled the midfield well but failed to add much going forward. Replaced by Delort at half-time.

AMR: Ismael Sosa – 7/10 – Probably the best performance of the attacking quartet. Was looking frustrated by the final whistle.

AMC: Lucas Zelarayan – 6.5/10 – Not his usual self. Couldn’t spark the partnership with Gignac into life.

AML: Javier Aquino – 6.5/10 – Despite a recent string of good performances, he never really got involved in the game. Went off injured a couple of minutes before half-time and was replaced by Damian.

ST: Andre-Pierre Gignac – 6.5/10 – It never quite clicked for any of the attacking unit today. Gignac struggled to get the ball in dangerous areas. Missed the best chance of the game midway through the second half.

Substitutes

AML: Damian Alvarez (43 mins) – 6.5/10 – Failed to really influence the game from the wing.

ST: Andy Delort (46 mins) – 7.5/10 – Showed some nice touches and glimpses of what we can expect once he settles into life at El Volcan.

CM: Manuel Viniegra (81 mins) – 7/10 – Didn’t have enough time to get too involved. Neatly broke up some Cruz Azul attacks.

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