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Liga MX Player of the Week: Julián Quiñones

The 21-year-old Colombian netted twice in Tigres’ 4-1 victory over bottomfeeders Queretaro.

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Tigres UANL’s Julián Quiñones was named Liga Bancomer MX Player of the Week for Jornada 11 by a poll of Liga MX English-language writers and broadcasters.

After scoring for the first time in 2019 against Houston Dynamo in the CONCACAF Champions League the week prior, Quiñones scored two goals in Tigres’ 4-1 win on Saturday evening against Querétaro.

Very early in the game, Julian’s compatriot and namesake Luis Quiñones sent a cross right to Julian, who got the better of Queretaro’s Ricardo Peña and caused keeper Nicolas Navarro to give away a howler for the first goal of the game.

Second half now and at this point both Quiñones’ had swapped wings. It was Luis running down from the left side this time who found Julian in the box where there were five Queretaro players defending but all seemed to pay no mind to the younger Quiñones, who found the back of the net again to complete his brace.

Besides scoring, Quiñones passed well too, to the tune of 84 percent pass accuracy. He also had two key passes, three accurate long balls, won eight out of his 15 duels and even had an interception and a defensive clearance to boot. He received an 8.4 match rating from SofaScore.

The two goals by Quiñones were his first of the season and helped Tigres into second place in the Liga Bancomer MX table. Tuca Ferretti’s side hasn’t lost in eight straight league matches.

Quiñones is the third-straight Colombian national to receive Player of the Week honors, following Monterrey’s Dorlan Pabon and Pachuca’s Edwin Cardona.

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