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Mexico.- In a duel of beasts, the Tiger prevailed over the Puma and all thanks to a new controversy in Mexican soccer for a penalty sanctioned by the VAR that came at the last minute to give victory to the pupils of Michael Herrera And how did he take the unbeaten record from the Pumas in the Closure 2022 and the leadership that will now have a new team at the end of day 3 of the MX League.

Stocks started as expected, with a Pumas more offensive, his first two games gave him the weapons to think that playing that way they could take advantage very soon. And it didn’t take long because at 31′ of the starting part came the goal with which they made CU vibrate. All orchestrated by Favio Álvarez who assisted Jerónimo Rodríguez who got between the Tigres defense and before Nahuel Guzmán left, he shot him from the side for the 1-0.

tigers without being able to do much he tried to go on the attack but his attacks were pointless, many of the attacking elements did not respond as Miguel Herrera would have wanted. They had to wait for the second half to find the same reaction that came and helped them wonderfully, although it continued to leave doubts. It was not until minute 78 when after several rebounds inside the Pumas area, Nicholas Lopez to push the ball and make it 1-1.

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Pumas lost their first match of the season | Photo: Jam Media

When it was thought that the game would end in a tie, the controversy arose once again, just at minute 90+2′ the central signaled a penalty in favor of Tigres. The play was complicated at first glance since the Pumas player at the moment of sweeping took André-Pierre Gignac with inertia who, upon feeling the contact, dropped and the center-back whistled for the penalty, although it was reviewed in the VAR and He hesitated for a long time, they decreed it and from the 11 steps, the Frenchman put the final 1-2.

With this result Pumas has officially lost its unbeaten record in the Closure 2022 and the leadership of the Liga MX falling to third place with 6 points, while Tigres for now gets to 11th place with 4 points as a result of a victory, a draw and a loss. Now only 5 teams maintain the positive streak, Cruz Azul, Atlas, Monterrey, León and Puebla, are all the clubs that have not lost any game.

Much of the game the balance was very even before the penalty | Photo: Jam Media

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For the date 4 of the MX League, these teams will have action as follows, Pumas will visit Tijuana on February 5, while Tigres from the Volcano will do so against Mazatlán FC. The actions of the Liga MX will stop for a few weeks because a FIFA date is crossed and the Mexican team will participate, after that it will be until February 5 when everything resumes.

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