We’ve just witnessed one of the craziest weekends in the history of Mexican football. As you almost certainly know, all top flight games, including our scheduled match-up against Chivas, were cancelled due to the referee strike. That didn’t stop all of our Fuerzas Basicas from playing, however. The Youth Liga MX was also on hold, so we’ve got nothing to report on from the U-17 or U-20 teams, but we can still take a look at how the reserves did this weekend.
In their Grupo 1 clash against Durango, Tigres Premier fell 1-0 to Los Alacranes. The first half saw a brief clash between teams, which saw 4 players receive cards from the official (thankfully, nobody laid a hand on the red), and Tigres’ own David Vazquez was sent off. Los Felinos battled hard in the second half, but ultimately conceded in the 79th minute. Playing the second half with only 10 men was almost certainly their downfall, as Durango goalscorer Jesús Quijano came on in the 70th minute and took advantage of a tired Tigres team.
Tigres 3a picked up a massive win against league leaders Celestes FC, winning 2-1 on the road in Tampico. 16 year old David Ayala scored his 10th goal of the season via a looping free kick. The victory shoots Tigres up to 2nd in Grupo XII, though they are still well behind Celestes. Los Felinos are now 40th out of 214 teams overall in the Tercera Division, averaging 2.15 points per match.
(Image Courtesy of Jaibos del Tampico)