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Liga MX Player of the Week: Julián Quiñones

The Colombian gets the Player of the Week honor for the second time this season as he gets to four goals on the year.

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Tigres UANL’s Julián Quiñones was named Liga Bancomer MX Player of the Week for the second time this season, this time for Jornada 13, by a poll of Liga MX English-language writers and broadcasters.

Quiñones had two goals in Tigres’ 2-0 win on Saturday evening against UNAM Pumas. This was his second brace of the campaign.

His contributions began in the 28th minute. A corner kick from Rafael Carioca fell awkwardly into the lap of Quiñones, who simply had to tap it in past Alfredo Saldivar and a sleepy Pumas defense.

Just a few minutes after the start of the second half, Tigres would double their lead as Pumas were caught lacking at the back yet again. Javier Aquino intercepted a ball near midfield before it fell to Carioca who once again connected with Quiñones in the run up. The 21-year-old was all by himself and shuffled past Saldivar with ease to put the ball in the back of the net for the second and final time.

The Colombian had himself a game as he racked up an 84% pass accuracy, five key passes, a clearance, an interception and won three tackles as well as 13/20 of his duels. He received a brilliant 9.8 match rating from SofaScore.

The goals against Pumas double Quiñones’ total to four on the season. Tuca Ferretti’s squad is one game away from advancing to the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League final as well as being second place on the Liga MX table with 29 points.

Quiñones previously won POTW honors for his performance during Jornada 11.

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