One of the strongest rivalries in Mexican soccer today is one that has been forged for decades, and is the one between the Tigres teams of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, as well as the Club de Soccer Rayados del Monterrey, since they share headquarters within the same city.
Although it is true that it can be classified as a ‘derby’ because it is a match that is seen mostly in the metropolitan area of the city of Monterrey, the fact that they are teams that in recent years have fought for League titles Mx and Concacaf, has made the duel seen nationally.
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In addition to, of course, the fact that they have what are probably the most powerful squads in all of Mexico, and perhaps, in the entire continent, which is why the Clásicos Regios are one of the matches that have the most expectations in each regular phase of the national football tournaments.
In fact, the rivalry has reached the level that the center forwards they have in each team always fight to see who is the best of all, not for nothing, since they arrived in 2015, both Rogelio Funes Mori and André-Pierre Gignac They have more than 250 goals between the two.
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But what is certain is that the Frenchman has appeared at important moments for Tigres, while the ‘Mellizo’ has not done so for Rayados, not for nothing, despite the blow he suffered in the preseason against Club Santos Laguna , the player has already recovered and would be ready for the new tournament.