- Tigers beat Palmeiras in Qatar 2020 semi-finals
- Gignac signs the winning goal from the penalty spot
- First final for a CONCACAF representative
The Tigers beat Brazilians Palmeiras in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 on Sunday, February 7. As during their entry into contention against Ulsan where he had scored a double, it was André-Pierre Gignac who made the decision for the Mexicans.
It was the Frenchman who had signed the sharpest occasion of the first act, rhythmic and animated, with a uncrossed shot well released by Weverton. The defense of the champions of South America cracked after the break by committing a foul in the box on Carlos Gonzalez and it was Gignac who was responsible for applying the sanction of a powerful penalty at ground level (54 ‘, 0-1).
This goal was enough for the happiness of Ricardo Ferretti’s players, who for their first participation in the event will play in the final against the winner of the other semi-final between Al Ahly and Bayern Munich, which will be played on Monday 8 February. It’s a historic achievement for the Mexicans who are the first CONCACAF representatives to go to the final in tournament history.