LAFC vs Tigres UANL – September 27, 2023
Defeating the Black and Gold in overtime, the reel of LAFC vs Tigres UANL highlights ended in a shootout when the Campeones Cup was handed to the Liga MX club as they claimed their second ever victory in the contest since its birth in 2018. The Los Angeles Football Club lost 4-2 on penalty kicks on Wednesday night at BMO Stadium following a 0-0 draw at the end of regulation.
LAFC’s Diego Palacios received a second yellow card in the 63rd minute, bringing LAFC down to 10 men. Even though they were down a man, Denis Bouanga (who has scored 27 goals for LAFC this season across all competitions) appeared to put his team ahead with a right footed shot into the goal, but the goal was called back.
In the 85th minute, Tigres’ Rafael Carioca was taken out of the game after cutting out Denis Bouanga on a breakaway, leaving his team with only 10 men as the clock ticked down in anticipation for the shootout.
Tigres’ Andre-Pierre Gignac, Nicolas Ibañez, Guido Pizarro and Jesús Angulo recorded a majority of the LAFC vs Tigres UANL highlights as they all converted their kicks for the Mexican side. On the side of the Black and Gold, the shot attempts by Timothy Tillman and Ryan Hollingshead were denied, while Bouanga and Ilie Sánchez scored goals for the home team.
The match marked the second event between LAFC vs Tigres UANL, as the clubs have met prior in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League final. Tigres won 2-1.
In 2018, Tigres UANL won the inaugural Campeones Cup, defeating Toronto FC 3-1. The club finished the June Campeon de Campeones match against Pachuca 2-1 to win a spot this year in the contest. After winning their first MLS Cup in a shootout against the Philadelphia Union after a 3-3 draw, LAFC was playing in their first ever Campeones Cup.
Getting back on track for the 2023 MLS season, LAFC will host Real Salt Lake on Sunday, October 1 at BMO Stadium.