Club Tijuana stay unbeaten in Libertadores after knocking off world champion Corinthians

Club Tijuana stay unbeaten in Libertadores after knocking off world champion Corinthians

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Club Tijuana stay unbeaten in Libertadores after knocking off world champion Corinthians

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Club Tijuana Cinderella story just keeps getting better and more unbelievable.

The Mexican champions posted their third straight Copa Libertadores on Wednesday, beating reigning World Champions Corinthians 1-0 in Tijuana.

The victory improved the Xolos’ record to a perfect 3-0 in the group stage, five points ahead of Corinthians in a group that includes Colombian champion Millonarios and Bolivian side San Jose.

Javier Gandolfi delivered the game-winner when he headed home a Pablo Aguilar pass to give the Xolos the lead.

Corinthians pressed for a goal, but never could break through a Tijuana defense that held up well despite missing injured American defender Edgar Castillo.

Joey Corona started and played 90 minutes for Club Tijuana, while fellow American Greg Garza came off the bench and played five minutes.

Club Tijuana will face Corinthians in Brazil on March 13th and a win would lock up a Round of 16 spot for the Xolos.

What did you think if Wednesday’s match? Impressed with Club Tijuana’s Libertadores run? See the Xolos making a serious push to win the whole tournament? Think Corinthians turns things around in the return match-up?

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