Four red cards, a mass brawl and bizarre shootout: some finish to the Mexican decider

French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has now won back-to-back titles with Tigres since moving there in 2015.

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YOU OFTEN HEAR of a game that has everything and yesterday’s Liga MX decider between Tigres and Club America certainly ticked a lot of boxes.

1-1 after the first-leg, the Apertura title seemed to be on its way to America as they held a narrow lead with just a minute of normal time left.

But, Jesús Dueñas dramatically equalised right at the death to take the game to extra-time and then everything got out of control.

Both teams were already down to ten men when a mass brawl took place. There were more red cards shown and, suddenly, the sides were down to nine each.

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In the shootout, America failed to convert a single kick. Tigres players, including French international striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, held their nerve, though and claimed the championship for the second successive time.

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