Once again, Mexico has gotten the best of the United States in soccer: in this case with a victory in the Campeones Cup 2023 final. On this occasion, Tigres was the team that took the trophy that measured the two top teams in Major League Soccer (MLS) and Liga MX.
Tigres played LAFC with the usual protagonists: Andr-Pierre Gignac and Carlos Vela. But the Frenchman was the one who became champion over the Mexican, who, despite the fact that he started, had to come off as a substitute.
Both the teams from Monterrey and Los Angeles arrived with the hope of lifting a new trophy that would crown them as the best between Mexican soccer and American soccer. But the winner was the club from the Autonomous Univesity of Nuevo Len in a thrilling match that had to go to a penalty shootout after a 0-0 score line.
With this, Tigres reaches its second Campeones Cup crown, which demonstrates once again its high level and how high it has become in recent years as one of the best in Mexican soccer.
Tigres won their second Campeones Cup
The final and aggregate score was 4-2 in favor of Tigres, since, although the match ended with a 0-0 in regulation time, they were taken away via penalties due to the aforementioned result.
It must be remembered that this Campeones Cup 2023 took place between the Champion of Champions of the Liga MX, in this case Tigres, against the most recent Champion of the MLS, which was LAFC, in a kind of definitive match to find out which team is the best in North America.
Tigres maintains the supremacy of Mexico over the United States
Finally, it should be noted that it was not the first time that they saw each other in a definition, since it occurred in the Final of the 2020 Concacaf Champions League, when the Mexicans clearly took the victory.
Now, the ‘Tigers’ have repeated the feat against the Americans, with Gignac as the great protagonist of the match, accompanied by other notable names such as Nahuel Guzmn, Javier Aquino, Francisco Sebastin Crdova, Diego Lainez, Marcelo Flores, Guigo Pizarro, Nicols Ibaez and many more than that they were key to winning this title, which is already the third they have achieved with Robert Dante Siboldi as coach in a short period of months.
Carlos Vela is left without a new title for Los Angeles
On the part of the Los Angeles FC team, Carlos Vela remained the great figure, until he was replaced. Accompanied by the legendary Italian central defender, Giorgio Chiellini, the ‘Bomber’ tried to bring his team’s destiny to fruition, but it was not possible, thus adding another failure.
We only have to remember the resounding defeat they suffered at the hands of Len in the great Return Final of the Concacaf Champions League 2022-2023. That is why, although they tried until the penalties, they could not get rid of the thorn in this match that they lost at home against Tigres at the BMO Stadium.