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Leon vs Tigres UANL: Predictions, odds, and how to watch the second leg of the Liga MX 2021 Apertura Semi-finals

Leon will be looking for a comeback in the second leg after losing the first match 2-1 against Tigres UANL.

Leon will host Tigres UANL for the second leg Semi-final
Leon will host Tigres UANL for the second leg Semi-final

Leon and Tigres UANL will clash off this Saturday night, December 3rd, at Estadio Nou Camp to define the first runner-up for the La Liga MX final. “Los felinos” will host Tigres UANL to try to reverse the loss of the first leg. 

Leon only has to win by a one-goal margin to reach the semifinals. Even if the aggregate score is tied, Leon advances to the next round because it has more points in the overall standings in the regular season.

On the other hand, Tigres would only need to tie the score as they have a one-goal lead thanks to the result of the first leg. In the event of a 1-1 or 2-2 draw, for example, they would have one more goal and would be finalists. 

Leon vs Tigres UANL: Match Information

Date:  Saturday, December 3rd, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM (PT)

Location: Estadio Nou Camp, Leon Guanajuato

Leon vs Tigres UANL: Times by State in the US

ET: 10:00 PM

CT: 9:00 PM

MT: 8:00 PM

PT:  7:00 PM

How to watch live Leon vs Tigres UANL

US: TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA, and Univison.

Mexico: Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2

Leon vs Tigres UANL: Predictions and odds

The odds are in favor of Leon because they play at home and only one goal difference is enough to go through. FanDuel sees them as the slight favorites giving them +110 odds. The away side Tigres UANL have +240 odds and the tie is evaluated in +220 odds. 

Leon vs Tigres UANL: First leg resume 

Florian Thauvin scored the equalizer for Tigres UANL

In a match with a lot of grit, Tigres continued to demonstrate that they were the best offense in the tournament. With Florian Thauvin, André-Pierre Gignac, and Carlos González, the ones led by Miguel Herrera, took the lead for the second leg of the Semifinals, after coming from behind in the final minutes.

With a bit of controversy due to a VAR decision, the first match of the Semifinals of the Apertura 2021 kicked off at the Volcán. With a few minutes on the clock, León approached the goal of Nahuel Guzmán, who, after trying to protect his goal, brought down Ángel Mena, but when the play was checked, it was ruled offside and the Argentine was saved from being sent off to the locker room early on the match.

As the game progressed, “La Fiera”, as they are called colloquially in Mexico, began to be dominated with great intensity, as they weren´t accurate on the pitch with no goals. Finally, in the first half Tigres and León went to the break without hurting each other.

When the match resumed, everything seemed to indicate that the team from the Sultana del Norte would take the lead in the scoreboard before Leon but this doesn’t happen that way. However, they were surprised by the Panzas Verdes, who took the advantage after a great play on the left side by the Chilean Jean Meneses.

Finally, the home team drove their fans crazy after Frenchman Florian Thauvin scored the equalizer with a scissor kick that sent the ball into the back of the net, while near the end Carlos González did the same after a shot inside the box to turn the score around.

Hugo Alberto Walls Gómez

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