A beautiful glasses that feels good. French center forward André-Pierre Gignac, who has played in the Mexican league since 2015, scored the goal of the draw (1-1) for his club Tigers this Saturday night against Cruz Azul. Finally, not a goal, a wonder, a masterpiece for its first achievement this season.
The former Olympique de Marseille player, who participated this summer as captain of the France team at the Tokyo Olympics, failing to qualify for the quarterfinal of the Olympic tournament against Japan, scored his first goal of the season, in the 17th minute, with a powerful free kick into the top corner of Cruz Azul’s goalkeeper. A perfect shot, a perfect trajectory for a goal he will not soon forget.
He is now thriving with Thauvin by his side
After thirteen days, the Tigers have 19 points and are in 5th place. Arrived in Mexico in June 2015, André-Pierre Gignac, 35, quickly integrated into the Mexican club to the point of acquiring idol status among supporters. If some in France wondered about the player’s decision to leave for Mexico and thus move away from the Blues with whom he had notably played in the final of Euro 2016 at home, “APG” made his mark among the Tigers . Before him, the team had won only three league titles and three national cups in 55 years.
In just five seasons, the Frenchman has won him four national league titles, three Mexican Super Cups and most recently the Concacaf Champions League after three lost finals. Last May, Gignac was joined across the Atlantic by Florian Thauvin, his ex-teammate at OM.