Orlando City SC vs. Tigres UANL – Football Match Report – Mar 15, 2023

Tigres UANL advanced to the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League after a 1-1 draw against Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium on Wednesday and ensured the Liga MX side progressed on away goals.

After the goalless first leg in Monterrey, the two teams went into the encounter 0-0 on aggregate. Tigres was without star striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, who was unable to gain entry to the United States due to his vaccination status.

With the away goals rule in effect, Tigres scored an important first goal in the 21st minute when Francisco Cordova headed in a cross from Jesus Angulo into the area and fired a low volley past Pedro Gallese home to take the Liga MX lead bring the team to halftime. Time.

The home side pushed hard for the equalizer, leveling with a wild overhead finish from Ercan Kara from a corner kick to make it 1-1, but Orlando couldn’t score another goal, allowing Tigres to progress on away goals.

The game was the only round of 16 game involving clubs from Major League Soccer and Liga MX, but there is likely to be more in the quarter-finals when Tigres face either Pachuca or Honduras’ Motagua.

https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=656978 Orlando City SC vs. Tigres UANL – Football Match Report – Mar 15, 2023


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