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Tigres wins first title for 29 years
by Paul Kennedy, December 12th, 2011 12:49AM
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[MEXICO] Tigres won its first Mexican title in 29 years when it beat Santos, 3-1, in the second leg of the Torneo Apertura final to win the series, 4-1.

Tigres has been one of Mexico's ambitious clubs in recent years, going so far as to recruit heavily in the U.S. ranks. But no American -- not even U.S. World Cup player Jonathan Bornstein -- made an appearance during its Apertura 2011 campaign.

Tigres won the first leg 1-0 and looked to be in good shape when Santos keeper Oswaldo Sanchez received a red card in the 12th minute for a foul on Brazilian Danilinho inside the penalty area.

But Argentina Lucas Lobos' penalty was saved by substitute goalkeeper Miguel Becerra, and Santos evened the score on aggregate when it went ahead in the second leg on Oribe Peralta's goal in the 31st minute.

It was the only goal the stingy Tigres defense featuring Mexican international Carlos Salcido on loan from Fulham gave up in six playoff games.

Chilean Hector Mancilla, Danilinho and Alan Pulido scored second-half goals for Tigres to pull ahead.

Between the second and third Tigres goals, Santos' Felipe Baloy and Tigres' Israel Jimenez were sent off.

AMERICANS ABROAD. Santos has already made plans for the Torneo Clausura, signing American Hercules Gomez from cash-strapped Estudiantes Tecos. Gomez, who scored seven goals in the fall campaign, will be joining his fourth Mexican club in two years. He also played at Puebla and Pachuca, winning a berth on the 2010 U.S. World Cup with his play for the former club.



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