This Sunday, Tigres wrote their name in the history books and became the first Concacaf team to reach the Club World Cup grand final, after beating Palmeiras by the slightest difference, which is why the congratulations from different clubs were immediate, including that of Alianza, Salvadoran team that was a few minutes away from eliminating the Mexican in the last Concacaf Champions League.
The current champions of Salvadoran soccer took time to celebrate the triumph of Tigres in the Club World Cup and They took the opportunity to send a spicy congratulation, in which they assured that they are the team that complicated their path the most and that they were on the verge of preventing Tigres from achieving their first international title.
“Congratulations to Tigres for getting a historic ticket. We continue to be the club that put them the hardest. Concacaf is in the final of the Club World Cup ”, wrote the white box through his official twitter account.
Alianza faced the feline team in the last 16 of the last Concacaf Champions League, in which the Salvadoran team surprised and beat them in the first leg, while on the return, he was very close to leaving the Mexican team on the road, with a great performance from the Central American team.
Nahuel’s header changed history
For the return leg, played at the Estadio Universitario de México, Alianza arrived to defend the 2 to 1 advantage achieved in El Cuscatlán, however, the goals of January Valencia and a double from André-Pierre Gignac, seemed to end the illusions of the Salvadoran cadre, that he responded with a double by Juan Carlos Portillo that left Tigres on the brink of elimination.
The Mexicans threw all their weapons to look for the goal that would qualify them for the next round and that came in compensation time, when goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán went up to the area and finished with his head, in practically the last play of the match and that gave the feline team its pass to the next round of the tournament.
Tigres became Concacaf Champions League champion for the first time in its history, after eliminating New York Red Bulls, Olimpia and defeating LAFC in the grand final, played in Orlando, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of the tournament.