Tigres set up a potential Club World Cup finaldate with Bayern Munich subsequent to seeing off Palmeiras 1-0 in Sunday’s last four conflict at the competition in Qatar.
Andre-Pierre Gignac’s penalty eight minutes after the break was sufficient for the Mexican side to beat Brazilian monsters Palmeiras, who guaranteed their second Copa Libertadores title a month ago however were quelled at the Education City Stadium.
Palmeiras goalkeeper Weverton was the star of the first half with two amazing recoveries, however he could never really stop Gignac’s ground-breaking spot-kick after Luan yanked back Carlos Gonzalez in the box.
Gignac’s triumphant strike made it three goals in two games for the previous Marseille forward after his support in Tigres’ 2-1 success over Ulsan Hyundai in the past round and made his side the first CONCACAF group to arrive at the Club World Cup final.
Tigres will probably confront Bayern in Thursday’s final, with the European champions overpowering top choices in their semi-final with Egypt’s Al Ahly on Monday.
Defeat will be disillusioning for Palmeiras, who are Brazil’s best club with 10 national titles and were required to be Bayern’s principal opponents yet fell with a cry at the first obstacle.
Prior ruling Qatari heroes Al Duhail defeated Asian Champions League victors Ulsan Hyundai 3-1 in the fifth spot play-off.
Al Duhail, who lost 1-0 to Al Ahly in the quarter-finals, started to lead midway through the first half with a goal from Brazilian forward Edmilson Junior.
Yoon Bit-garam leveled on 62 minutes for South Korean side Ulsan.
Substitute Mohammed Muntari’s fine completion set the hosts back in front four minutes after the fact and Almoez Ali, the 2019 Asian Cup player of the competition, added a third goal in the closing stages.