Tigres UANL: Half a million fans celebrate Mexican title win

Tigres fans flocked to the Explanada de los Héroes in Monterrey to celebrate their title
Tigres fans flocked to the Explanada de los Héroes in Monterrey to celebrate their title

Around 500,000 supporters of Mexican club Tigres UANL took to the streets of Monterrey to celebrate their team's dramatic title win.

Tigres, who have former West Ham and Everton striker Enner Valencia in attack, won their sixth league title at the home of city rivals CF Monterrey.

Monterrey missed a penalty minutes from the end of the league play-off tie, which Tigres won 2-1.

Around half of the city's 1.1 million population took part in the parade.

More than 400,000 Tigres fans accompanied the team bus on a tour of Monterrey, in the north east of Mexico, before joining another 100,000 waiting in the city's Explanada de los Heroes.

The Apertura championship triumph on Sunday, which followed Thursday's 1-1 draw in the first leg, gave Tigres their third consecutive title and coach Ricardo 'Tuca' Ferretti his sixth winner's medal.

After the game Feretti allowed his players to shave off his moustache in celebration.

Tigres fans celebrate in the centre of Monterrey
Tigres fans celebrate in the centre of Monterrey
Tigres plays pose for a picture on stage with the Apertura Championship trophy
Tigres players pose for a picture on stage with the Apertura championship trophy

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