Tigres beat Palmeiras 1-0 and go to the Club World Cup final

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THE Tigers, from Mexico, won the Palm Trees 1-0 and secured a spot in the final of the Club World Cup. The match was played this Sunday, 7, at the Cidade da Educação Stadium, in Qatar. The french Gignac was responsible for scoring the winning goal for the Mexican team. With the result, the team became the first team in Mexico to reach the final of the tournament and will face the winner of the confrontation between Bayern Munchen, Germany, and Al-Ahly, from Egypt, which will be held on Monday, 8. Even with the adverse result, one of the highlights of the game was the goalkeeper of Palmeiras, Weverton, who made three great saves in the first half, while the score was still zero.

Since the beginning of the game, Tigres showed superiority and put pressure on Palmeiras. During the first half, the Mexican team managed to reach the goal of Palmeiras a few times, but Weverton, who was the highlight of the match, prevented the goal with great saves. The team’s best chance in the first half was a shot from outside Ron’s box. In the second half, Tigres pressed again and, after Luan’s penalty, Gignac scored the winning goal. With the entry of Willian, Mayke, Patrick de Paula, Scarpa and Felipe Melo, Palmeiras improved, but failed to tie the match.