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Tigres wins 2019 Liga MX Femenil Clausura Final 2-1 (3-2 aggregate)

A thrilling end to the 2019 Liga MX Femenil season as Tigres sees their name engraved on the trophy for the second time in three seasons.

Monterrey v Tigres UANL - Final Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX Femenil Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images

Tigres did it again. For the second time in three seasons, Tigres defeats Monterrey to become the Liga MX Femenil Champions.

In the seventh minute, Tigres was able to get onto the board when Blanca Solís headed a great pass from Jackie Ovalle.

Tigres would double the lead in the 24th minute when Ovalle got a long pass off of a free kick rebound and hit a powerful shot past goalkeeper Claudia Lozoya.

In the 31st, Lozoya made a fantastic save when Tigres was on the break.Three minutes later, Karen Luna would foul Aylin Aviléz just out side of the box. The resulting free kick would end with Dinora Garza hitting a shot from distance that Ofelia Solís was able to stop. Tigres had a good measure of success by forcing Rayadas out wide and not conceding easy lanes directly at their goal.

In the 42nd minute, Desirée Monsiváis beat the offside trap and fired a shot that rolled just wide of Ofelia Solís’ net. Monsiváis would have a shot in traffic from about 15 yards out but her shot went over the bar. As the half drew to a close, Aviléz would hit a shot from just outside of the box that went just wide of the net.

In the 50th minute, Tigres almost notched another when Lozoya misjudged a ball played down the side of the box and the ball slipped through her arms. It wound up at the feet of Katty Martínez, but her shot at the wide open goal missed by inches.

Tigres was able to sit back a bit and look to hit Monterrey on the counter in the second half, with Monterrey making offensive substitutions and going all out in an effort to score. Tigres was able to run the clock, taking their time at every opportunity. In the 64th minute, Belén Cruz almost scored on a long-range shot that seemed to catch Lozoya unaware, however she was able to recover and get a glove to it and push it wide.

Rayadas would get one back in the 67th when Alicia Cervantes made a great run on a counterattack and hit a rocket past Ofelia Solís to draw the home side within one.

In the 73rd, Tigres almost tacked on another off of a free kick from the left side of the goal but Claudia Lozoya got enough of the ball to tip it into the crossbar and it deflected out. Rayados would get a couple of decent chances, but most were long range efforts that missed the net entirely or were easily saved by Ofelia Solís.

Tigres did their best to clog up the flow of play, but in the 93rd minute Rayados was able to break past it but the final pass missed the connection and was cleared out by Tigres.

Monterrey: Claudia Lozoya; Alexia Frías, Rebeca Bernal, Mariana Cadena, Gabriela Álvarez; Selena Castillo (Norali Armenta, 79’), Valeria Valdéz, Dinora Garza (Daniela Solís, 46’); Aylin Aviléz (Diana Evangelista, 46’), Alicia Cervantes, Desirée Monsiváis

Tigres UANL: Ofelia Solís; Selene Cortés (Natalia Villarreal. 82’), Greta Espinoza, Cristina Ferral, Karen Luna; Jackie Ovalle (Evelyn González, 90+4’), Liliana Mercado, Nancy Antonio, Belén Cruz; Blanca Solís (Carolina Jaramillo, 69’), Katty Martínez

Scoring: Monterrey - None; Tigres UANL - Blanca Solís (7’), Jackie Ovalle (24’)

Disciplinary: Monterrey - None, Tigres UANL - None