Mexico: Gignac scores spectacular goal in quarter-finals of opening tournament

He’s still roaring. Time does not seem to have a hold on him. At almost 36 years old (he will be celebrating his birthday on December 5), André-Pierre Gignac continues to shake the nets and still has a magical foot with the power of fire. The French striker proved it again on the night of Thursday to Friday with his Mexican club Monterrey Tigers.

At more than 25 meters, the native of Martigues made a spectacular and splendid half-volley that ended his race in the small net of the goalkeeper of Santos Laguna. A real gem. If this new achievement did not prevent the defeat of the Tigers in this first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2021 opening tournament of the Mexican championship (2-1), it nevertheless allows Gignac’s partners to keep a good chance of qualify for the semi-finals. The return leg, in Monterrey, is due to take place on Sunday.

Party in Mexico in 2015, the French international, one of the only satisfactions of the last Tokyo Games on the French side, is considered an idol by the supporters of Monterrey. With his team the former Marseillais has already won the opening tournament of the championship in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the closing tournament in 2019. He is especially at 155 goals (and 29 assists) in 273 games. Substitute at the start of the match, the former Marseillais Florian Thauvin entered in the 74th minute.

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