In a game of madness, Atlas ends up obtaining the pass to the final of the league due to a penalty in the discount that leaves the miracle of Tigres unfinished. Those led by El “Piojo” Herrera ended up winning 4-2 but were left out by the final aggregate 5-4, despite an epic performance by French striker André-Pierre Gicnac.
The Auriazules never gave up and led by their French star André-Pierre Gicnac who propelled his team forward with a hat-trick, they continued to seek the impossible. The Frenchman reached 29 goals and surpassed the 28 scored by Alberto García Aspe, to become the third player with the most goals in Liguillasa record that ended up tasting like nothing.
At minute 78 with the score 3-1, the Venezuelan Yeferson Soteldo combined with Quiñones and with an angled shot he almost scored the goal that would equalize the series, however the ball went past the foxes’ goal post. The resistance of the Atlas seemed to break in the final stretch of the game. And that was how at minute 81 Igor Lichnovsky scored the goal of the feat that was giving the miracle to those of Piojo Herrera.
The frustrated Miracle of Tigres
At the end of the 90th minute, the referee extended the game for another eight minutes in which it was now Atlas who launched the attack to kill or be killed. The game was a sovereign madness in which after going to the VAR a maximum penalty was sentenced to 96 for a foul on Aldo Rocha. Aldo himself is in charge of executing the maximum penalty and scoring the goal that would frustrate the aspirations of Tigres and put Atlas in the final.
Little by little, frustration was taking over the Tigres players and Nahuel Guzmán kicked a second ball onto the field of play, and thus he would be sent off, leaving his team with 10. The 36-year-old French striker’s epic performance was not going to be enough to take Tigres to the final.