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Quiñones strike earns Tigres win at Toluca

Toluca v Tigres UANL - Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

Luis Quiñones’s well-taken strike against his former team earned Tigres UANL their first regular season victory at the Estadio Nemesio Diez in more than five years as the Felinos notched a 1-0 win over Toluca.

Quiñones played on loan for approximately a year with the Diablos Rojos but was sent back to Tigres at the start of the 2019 Liga MX Clausura.

Quiñones eventually made Toluca pay shortly before the break, hitting a one-time shot into the bottom corner of the net to grab his team the lead.

In the subsequent celebration, Quiñones took off his jersey and ran energetically towards the front of the Toluca owners and executives, signaling his displeasure for the way he was ousted from the team.

Expectedly, the moment sparked some chippiness into the match, with Andre-Pierre Gignac and former River Plate defender Jonatan Maidan getting into it several times in the second period.

With 76 minutes gone in the match, Toluca had their best chance to equalize when new signing Emmanuel Gigliotti failed to connect properly with a through ball inside the box.

At the end, Tigres held on for their second win of the season, taking them to third in the league table after just four games played in the Clausura.