Lucas Zelarayan’s Goal For Tigres Is Pure Poetry

Tigres defeated Tijuana 2-0 in the first leg of their Clausura semifinal matchup after Lucas Zelarayan scored a goal that was straight fire.

Tigres, the 2016 Liga MX Apertura champions, are now on the verge of the 2017 Clausura Final after defeating top-seeded Tijuana 2-0 in the first leg of their Liguilla semifinal. Lucas Zelarayan opened the scoring with a sumptuous goal in the 42nd minute, and a visibly shaken Tijuana side gave up a second only three minutes later to Javier Aquino.

A packed Estadio Universitario in San Nicolas de los Garza was witness to an absolute moment of magic from Zelarayan — the Argentine attacker used his heel to control a deflected pass, swiveled and fired a shot beneath Manuel Lajud to the delight of 42,000. 

Tijuana were likely in disbelief when a calamitous defensive error allowed Aquino to double Tigres' advantage.

The second leg at Estadio Caliente will take place on Sunday, May 21. The other semifinal saw Toluca and Chivas battle to a 1-1 draw before the return leg at Estadio Chivas. 

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