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Two second half goals help Tigres to first-leg win over Dynamo

MLS: Champions League-Tigres UANL at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Enner Valencia and Luis Quiñones were on target as Tigres took a huge step towards the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals with a 2-0 win over the Dynamo in Houston.

After an unspectacular first half that saw both teams regularly fail to hit the target, it was Tigres who took the initiative of the match when only a reaction save from Joe Willis prevented Los Felinos from grabbing the breakthrough in the 47th minute.

Tigres then went close again when Willis got his foot on a shot from Enner Valencia following a great through ball from Eduardo Vargas.

But Valencia wouldn’t get denied a second time. After combining with Luis Quiñones in the edge of the box, the Ecuadorian fired the ball in and past Joe Willis to put the visitors 1-0 in front.

Moments later, Tigres doubled their lead. Valencia floated the ball into the path of Luis Quiñones, who gathered in exceptional fashion before smashing the ball in for the 2-0.

With the goal, Tigres secured a two away goal advantage heading into the second-leg in Nuevo León. Both teams are set to meet next week with the Houston Dynamo needing to score at least three times to have any chance of progressing to the Semifinals.