Liga MX still doesn't have a champion for the Guard1anes 2021 tournament, but some teams have decided to break ranks to give their players rest. Although most continue to exercise in the gym to maintain physical condition, others prefer to return to activity and maintain their good level of play. In fact, André-Pierre Gignac took advantage of his vacation to play a soccer game seven on a field in Nuevo León.
Through a publication on Armando Lean's Facebook profile, the text “Me: It will be easy to challenge her today. Those of the other team:”, together with a photograph of the French gunner, sitting on a bench, while putting on his shoes to enter the field of play. Behind him, a couple more characters performed the same actions before starring in the meeting.
In addition, to give proof of the event, in the same publication a video of a play in which he participated was attached. The former Marseille striker took the ball with his hands, to execute a side kick, and sent it towards his defender. Under pressure from the forward, the defender returned Gignac, who managed to open space with a break and shoot at the goal from midfield. The ball passed by one side of the goal.
According to a source consulted by the ESPN medium, the star of the Tigres of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) sponsors one of the teams that play the soccer 7 tournament in a private sports complex, located in San Pedro Garza Garcia. Although they have already played several days, it's the first time that André-Pierre has been present.
Before the incredulous gaze of the people who attended the game, the Frenchman played a game consisting of two 25-minute halves. During his intervention, he managed to score on one occasion. As in the grass of the University Stadium, he showed his quality when hitting the ball in a free throw play. With his goal he made the small crowd explode.
With their elimination from the current tournament, at the hands of the rojinegros del Atlas in the repechage stage, the Tigres also ended the era of Ricardo Tuca Ferretti. Although Gignac was one of the players with the most attachment and appreciation for the Brazilian, he managed to establish himself as a figure, for which he will also be one of the fundamental pillars during the era of Miguel Piojo Herrera.