Eduardo Vargas’ second half goal sealed a 1-0 win for Tigres, as the 2016 Apertura champions were crowned Campeón de Campeones over Chivas on Sunday. For Tigres, this marks their second consecutive Campeón de Campeones, after beating Pachuca by the same scoreline last season.
From the start, it was Chivas who looked more friendly with the ball, but as was often the case last season, when the Rebaño failed to turn their early possession into goals the nerves set in and the other team started to take advantage.
Chivas’ mood darkened further when Oswaldo Alanis and Jose Juan “Gallito” Vazquez pulled up with injuries and had to be replaced.
After the break, Tigres triggered a flurry of action, with Andre-Pierre Gignac firing wide and Eduardo Vargas striking the woodwork.
Vargas eventually hit his mark when he hooked on a Gignac back-heel to fire past Rodolfo Cota and put Tigres in front.
Vargas inaugura la pizarra con un zurdazo esquinado. pic.twitter.com/M9EDqWKxi5— Univision Deportes (@UnivisionSports) July 17, 2017
Chivas, who were missing a large part of their squad due to international duty, huffed and puffed but lacked the invention to level.
At the final whistle, Tigres were deservedly name Campeón de Campeones.