Tigres and Chivas didn’t disappoint in the Guard1anes 2021 title match. Both teams gave everything and proved why they deserved to fight for the trophy, but Tigres were ultimately crowned the champions.
The first final was played on Monday, May 24th at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara – Chivas’ home stadium. With the support of their fans, the locals hoped for a positive result, but that expectation changed quite early when Stephany Mayor opened the scoring, her shot crossing the goal from left to right. The game was single-sided for the “Felinas”, and starting the second half they got away with a goal as a result of a contested offside.
Taking advantage of Tigres lack of concentration, Anette Vazquez appeared to draw the match. After Vazquez’s goal, the match looked about wrapped up at 1-1, but the referee gave the locals a penalty two minutes before the 90th. The away team goalkeeper, Ofelia Solis, fouled Carolina Jaramillo. Jaramillo took the penalty shot, but hit the crossbar and missed the opportunity to take the lead. Another heartbreak took place when Greta Espinoza scored with a header the winning goal for Tigres in the first leg of the finals – truly a crazy climax to the game.
Last Saturday, May 29th, Liga MX Femenil announced the creation of “Campeón de Campeones” match (Champion of Champions). This is a preseason game that has been played by the Liga MX men’s clubs champions of each tournament before the start of a new season. This year, in the U.S, we will be able to watch the match between the women’s league champions.
The decisive game took place last Monday, May 31st at Estadio Universitario in Monterrey. Tigres was the expected team to win with their fans on the tribunes supporting them. With less than 15 minutes played, the result was settled. The locals were up 3-0, thanks to a double by Lizbeth Ovalle and one more scored by Stephany Mayor.
Before half time, Miriam García scored Chivas first goal of the night and Carolina Jaramillo appeared in the second half to score one more goal for the away team. The “Rebaño Sagrado” wanted more. They had 30 minutes to achieve an historic comeback. They kept trying without any luck, and when the match was about to finish, Blanca Solís scored Tigres fourth goal and Stephany Mayor appeared again for the fifth in the last minute. The visitors left the game with one more opportunity and they scored the last goal of the tournament.
Tigres won the second leg game 5-3 to round up the finals with a 7-4 between both matches. The game highlights are below for women’s soccer fans:
Tigres are unstoppable. During the seven tournaments that we have seen since the creation of Liga MX Femenil, the “Felinas” squad have reached six of seven finals, winning four of them to become the best club of the league. They are also the first two-time champions and the first winners of the “Campeón de Campeonas” trophy. They are the best and there is no doubt about it.