Clásico Regiomontano

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The regiomontano derby
City or region Monterrey, Mexico
Teams involved Monterrey & Tigres
First contested 1974
Most wins Monterrey (36 wins)

Clásico Regiomontano is a football derby in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, between crosstown rival teams Monterrey and Tigres. It is known for being one of the most intense and competed derbies in Mexican football, and is widely regarded as the most important Mexican derby after the Clásico Nacional.

Since the first Clásico in 1974, the two teams have competed 101 times for bragging rights and city "honour".[1] The match is the biggest game of the season in Monterrey, and every year fans wait in line for days outside the stadium just to get tickets, which are often priced at two or three times their regular value.[2][3]

This is despite the fact that both Rayados and Tigres play in far smaller stadiums than either America's Estadio Azteca or Guadalajara's Estadio Jalisco,[4] and also despite the fact that the Clásico Regiomontano involves teams from only one city, while the National derby involves teams from two more populated cities (Mexico City and Guadalajara).[5]

Record[edit]

Team G W T L GF GA Dif
Tigres 102 35 30 36 110 112 -2
Rayados 102 36 30 35 112 110 +2

G = Games Played; W = Won; T = Tied; L = Lost; GF = Goals in Favor; GA = Goals Against; Dif = Goal Difference

  • Clásico 28 was suspended without result & 48 invalidated

Historical Results[edit]

Clásico Number Home Team Result[1] Away Team Stadium[1] Date[1] Tournament
1 Tigres 3-3 Rayados Estadio Universitario July 13, 1974 1974-1975 Season
2 Rayados 2-1 Tigres Estadio Universitario January 4, 1975 1974-1975 Season
3 Tigres 0-4 Rayados Estadio Universitario August 23, 1975 Friendly
4 Rayados 0-0 Tigres Estadio Universitario January 31, 1976 1975-1976 Season
5 Tigres 0-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario June 12, 1976 1975-1976 Season
6 Tigres 1-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario September 25, 1976 1976-1977 Season
7 Rayados 3-2 Tigres Estadio Universitario February 5, 1977 1976-1977 Season
8 Rayados 0-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico August 13, 1977 1977-1978 Season
9 Tigres 4-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario January 14, 1978 1977-1978 Season
10 Rayados 0-0 Tigres Estadio Universitario September 23, 1978 1978-1979 Season
11 Tigres 1-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario February 3, 1979 1978-1979 Season
12 Rayados 0-1 Tigres Estadio Universitario June 6, 1979 1978-1979 Season (Playoffs)
13 Tigres 1-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario June 16, 1979 1978-1979 Season (Playoffs)
14 Rayados 1-1 Tigres Estadio Universitario October 6, 1979 1979-1980 Season
15 Tigres 2-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario February 16, 1980 1979-1980 Season
16 Rayados 2-2 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico October 4, 1980 1980-1981 Season
17 Tigres 3-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario November 6, 1980 Friendly
18 Tigres 2-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario March 21, 1981 1980-1981 Season
19 Tigres 3-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario October 3, 1981 1981-1982 Season
20 Rayados 1-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico February 6, 1982 1981-1982 Season
21 Rayados 1-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico September 18, 1982 1982-1983 Season
22 Tigres 2-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario January 22, 1983 1982-1983 Season
23 Tigres 0-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario September 17, 1983 1983-1984 Season
24 Rayados 0-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico January 28, 1984 1983-1984 Season
25 Tigres 1-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario August 11, 1984 Friendly
26 Rayados 2-2 Tigres Estadio Universitario November 17, 1984 1984-1985 Season
27 Rayados 2-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico March 30, 1985 1984-1985 Season
28 Suspended without result at the 7th minute May 1, 1985 Friendly
29 Tigres 1-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario September 28, 1985 Prode 1985
30 Tigres 1-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario October 25, 1986 1986-1987 Season
31 Rayados 0-2 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico March 21, 1987 1986-1987 Season
32 Tigres 2-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario December 12, 1987 1987-1988 Season
33 Rayados 2-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico May 7, 1988 1987-1988 Season
34 Tigres 1-3 Rayados Estadio Universitario January 14, 1989 1988-1989 Season
35 Rayados 1-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico May 13, 1989 1988-1989 Season
36 Tigres 0-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario December 2, 1989 1989-1990 Season
37 Rayados 0-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico March 31, 1990 1989-1990 Season
38 Rayados 4-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico December 22, 1990 1990-1991 Season
39 Tigres 2-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario April 27, 1991 1990-1991 Season
40 Rayados 0-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico December 7, 1991 1991-1992 Season
41 Tigres 1-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario April 4, 1992 1991-1992 Season
42 Tigres 1-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario August 1, 1992 Friendly
43 Tigres 1-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario November 7, 1992 1992-1993 Season
44 Rayados 1-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico March 20, 1993 1992-1993 Season
45 Rayados 3-3 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico August 7, 1993 Friendly
46 Rayados 1-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico November 6, 1993 1993-1994 Season
47 Tigres 2-4 Rayados Estadio Universitario March 5, 1994 1993-1994 Season
48 Rayados 1-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico November 30, 1994 1994-1995 Season
49 Tigres 1-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario April 5, 1995 1994-1995 Season
50 Rayados 2-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico December 2, 1995 1995-1996 Season
51 Tigres 1-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario March 24, 1996 1995-1996 Season
52 Tigres 2-2
(5-4 on p.k.)
Rayados Estadio Universitario July 27, 1996 1996-1997 Cup
53 Tigres 0-4 Rayados Estadio Universitario July 19, 1997 Friendly
54 Rayados 2-3 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico September 13, 1997 Invierno 1997
55 Tigres 1-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario February 27, 1998 Verano 1998
56 Rayados 1-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico September 12, 1998 Invierno 1998
57 Tigres 3-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario December 19, 1998 Friendly
58 Tigres 2-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario February 27, 1999 Verano 1999
59 Tigres 2-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario September 22, 1999 Invierno 1999
60 Rayados 2-3 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico December 18, 1999 Friendly
61 Rayados 3-6 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico February 26, 2000 Verano 2000
62 Rayados 0-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico April 5, 2000 Verano 2000
63 Rayados 1-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico September 2, 2000 Invierno 2000
64 Tigres 2-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario December 29, 2000 Friendly
65 Tigres 2-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario February 6, 2001 Verano 2001
66 Rayados 0-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico October 20, 2001 Invierno 2001
67 Tigres 0-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario March 30, 2002 Verano 2002
68 Tigres 0-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario July 20, 2002 Friendly
69 Rayados 1-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico October 19, 2002 Apertura 2002
70 Tigres 2-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario April 12, 2003 Clausura 2003
71 Tigres 1-4 Rayados Estadio Universitario June 4, 2003 Clausura 2003 (Playoffs)
72 Rayados 1-2 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico June 7, 2003 Clausura 2003 (Playoffs)
73 Tigres 3-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario October 22, 2003 Apertura 2003
74 Rayados 3-3 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico April 10, 2004 Clausura 2004
75 Tigres 6-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario August 21, 2004 Apertura 2004
76 Rayados 1-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico January 22, 2005 Clausura 2005
77 Rayados 2-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico September 24, 2005 Apertura 2005
78 Tigres 1-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario December 7, 2005 Apertura 2005 (Playoffs)
79 Rayados 2-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico December 10, 2005 Apertura 2005 (Playoffs)
80 Tigres 2-1 (a.e.t.) Rayados Home Depot Center January 15, 2006 Interliga 2006
81 Tigres 2-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario March 12, 2006 Clausura 2006
82 Rayados 2-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico October 14, 2006 Apertura 2006
83 Rayados 0-2 Tigres Robertson Stadium January 3, 2007 Interliga 2007
84 Tigres 3-3 Rayados Estadio Universitario March 31, 2007 Clausura 2007
85 Tigres 1-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario September 22, 2007 Apertura 2007
86 Rayados 2-3 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico March 8, 2008 Clausura 2008
87 Rayados 1-4 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico October 18, 2008 Apertura 2008
88 Tigres 0-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario April 11, 2009 Clausura 2009
89 Tigres 1-2 Rayados Estadio Universitario August 22, 2009 Apertura 2009
90 Tigres 1-1 Rayados Robertson Stadium January 6, 2010 Interliga 2010
91 Rayados 2-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico February 14, 2010 Torneo Bicentenario 2010
92 Tigres 0-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario September 11, 2010 Apertura 2010
93 Rayados 0-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico February 19, 2011 Clausura 2011
94 Tigres 0-0 Rayados Estadio Universitario October 22, 2011 Apertura 2011
95 Rayados 2-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico April 7, 2012 Clausura 2012
96 Rayados 0-1 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico November 3, 2012 Apertura 2012
97 Tigres 0-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario Abril 27, 2013 Clausura 2013
98 Rayados 1-0 Tigres Estadio Tecnológico May 8, 2013 Clausura 2013 (Playoffs)
99 Tigres 1-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario May 11, 2013 Clausura 2013 (Playoffs)
100 Tigres 3-1 Rayados Estadio Universitario August 10, 2013 Apertura 2013
101 Rayados 2-2 (4-2 on p.k.) Tigres Estadio Tecnológico October 2, 2013 Copa México Apertura 2013
102 Tigres 0-0 Rayados Estadio Tecnológico February 1, 2014 Clausura 2014

Notable Clásicos[edit]

  • Clásico 1.[1] The first Clásico Regiomontano. On July 13, 1974 was the first game Tigres played in the First Division, and resulted in a tie. Result: Tigres 3-3 Rayados.
  • Clásico 2. The first victory goes for Monterrey. With a score of 2-1, goals for Rayados were made by Nilo Acuna at the 44th and Alfredo Jimenez at the 89th minute. Tigres goal was made by Alberto Rodriguez at a really late time of the 92nd minute.
  • Clásico 12 and 13.[1][6] The first Clásico in Playoffs. On June 6, and June 16, 1979 was the first time that Tigres and Rayados met on playoffs, although this was not a direct elimination instance. In the 1978-1979 league playoffs were played in an elimination "group-stage" format, in which, after league elimination, two groups of four teams were formed and the leader of each group advanced to the Final. Tigres and Rayados were in Group 2, along with Pumas and Zacatepec. Both games were played in the Estadio Universitario. Tigres won Clásico 12 with a goal by Mantegazza at the 18th minute. Clásico 13 ended with a draw by 1-1, in which Rayados' Raúl Isiordia scored first, at the 8th minute, only to be tied at the 40th by Gerónimo Barbadillo. With these results, Tigres managed to tie first place with Pumas, but did not qualify to the final due to goal difference.
  • Clasico 23. Rayados wins after six years. On September 17, 1983, Rayados defeated Tigres at their stadium after six years without winning, since February 5, 1977. Tigres holds the longest undefeated streak in Clásicos.
  • Clásico 51. The relegation Clásico. Tigres had three very bad seasons being one of the worst teams in Mexico.[7] It was a done deal that Tigres would be relegated to Primera División A, but to confirm it, they only needed to lose one more game. The last game in which Tigres saw that remote possibility to stay in the First Division was the Clásico 51 on March 24, 1996, in which with goals by Sergio "El Pibe" Verdirame and Luis Miguel Salvador Monterrey won by 2-1.
  • Clasico 61. Run over Rayados with six goals. On February 26, 2000, Tigres visited Rayados to their stadium. Tigres outplayed Monterrey and scored six goals. Rayados claimed that there was an irregularity with the sign on the contract of Osmar Donizete. The game was invalidated.
  • Clásico 71 . The "4 a 1". On June 4, 2003, was the first time that Tigres and Rayados met in the semifinals. There was a sense that whoever won this semifinal would have been the favorite for the championship. Tigres started the first game well, scoring very early 1-0, but 4 unanswered goals by Rayados turned the tide in the game and in the Semifinals.
  • Clásico 75 . Six goals again. Tigres visited Rayados and humiliated them in their own stadium by 6-2. Tigres scored 6 goals in a derby for the second time.
  • Clásico 79. Rayados, again, made it to the Finals. Tigres was victorious in the first game (Clásico 78) 1-0 in the Estadio Universitario. For the second game, Rayados won 2-1, Defender Claudio Suárez saw the red card in a play that gave Rayados a penalty and the goal lead. Rayados defeated Tigres with a goal by Guillermo "El Guille" Franco as the game neared the 90 minute mark. This was the 2nd time in which Rayados advanced to the championship final games at the expense of Tigres.
  • Clásico 80. Tigres wins the only final disputed between the two teams. It was the first time that a Clásico was played outside the country. In the finals of the Interliga 2005, held at the Home Depot Center in California, Tigres defeated Monterrey by 2-1, in the only final disputed between the two teams.
  • Clásico 99. Rayados defeats Tigres for the third time in direct-elimination playoffs. Tigres finished the regular season as the leader with 35 points and only 2 defeats in the regular season. One of their two defeats was against Monterrey in the Clasico 97. Monterrey did not qualify to playoffs, ending the regular season in the ninth place. Queretaro F.C. finished in eight place and was meant to be the rival of Tigres, but was relegated to Ascenso MX because of bad results from the past. So Monterrey was dragged to playoffs. In the Clasico 98, the away game of the playoffs, Monterrey defeated Tigres by 1-0 in the Estadio Tecnologico in a close game that Tigres controlled most of the time. In the second game, Tigres needed to win by 1-0, or by two goals of difference because of the away goals rule (3-1, 4-2, 5-3). Tigres came out aggressive and Danilinho scored a goal early in the game. Minutes later, with a game totally handled by Tigres, Israel Jimenez scored an own goal that tied the game 1-1, for an aggregate of 2-1.
  • Clásico 100. The 100th edition of the Clásico Regiomontano. Tigres lost painfully the Clásico 99 by an own goal of Israel Jimenez and was eliminated from the liguilla (playoffs) by Monterrey. Since the elimination in the Clásico 99, Tigres was waiting a chance to redeem themselves. Both teams started aggressive but Tigres had the first chance and young Alan Pulido scored with the head the 1-0 after a long pass of Jesús Dueñas. After a mistake of Hugo Ayala, Humberto Suazo tied the game 1-1. Pulido scored again for the 2-1 for Tigres. In the second half, Tigres controlled the game and captain Lucas Lobos scored the final 3-1.
  • Clásico 101. Quarterfinals at the Copa MX. After a 0-2 lead for Tigres at the end of the first half, César Delgado entered as a substitute and turned things for Monterrey by scoring the 1-2 and assisting the goal that settled the score on the 93rd minute—a dramatic headbutt from Luis Madrigal. This forced penalty kicks without overtime. Rayados scored 4 out of 4 penalty kicks. Tigres' first shot was held by Rayados' goalkeeper Juan de Dios Ibarra, and Manuel Viniegra hit the crossbar on their last shot for a final score of 4-2 for Monterrey.[8]

Notable players[edit]

Most Appearances[edit]

Most Goals[edit]

Other Famous Players[edit]

  • Luis "El Matador" Hernandez. He was the first player to have scored with both teams first with Monterrey.[citation needed]
  • Sebastián "El Loco" Abreu. He was the first foreign player (born in Uruguay) to have scored with both teams first with Rayados and Most known in Rayados.[citation needed]
  • Gaston Fernandez is the second foreign player (born in Argentina) to have scored with both teams first with Rayados.
  • Aldo de Nigris Became the first player to have scored first with Tigres in a derby, and then with Rayados. He is also the first player that was born in the city of Monterrey to score for both teams.

Notable coaches[edit]

  • Carlos Miloc, Coached Tigres and never lost a Clásico Regiomontano for a total of 13 undefeated games.
  • Victor Manuel Vucetich, Coached both teams; Tigres at two different points. With Tigres he won the Copa Mexico in '96 but went to the lower division at the end of that season. With Monterrey he won the Mexican Championship twice and the CONCACAF Champions League thrice.
  • Ricardo Ferretti, He is the current coach of Tigres. He has coached the team in three different periods: 2000–2003, 2006 and 2010 to date. He has lost against Monterrey in playoffs in three different instances: Clausura 03 (semifinals), Clausura 13 (quarterfinals) and Copa MX Apertura 13 (quarterfinals).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "La Historia de los Clásicos". Chavana.com Online Entertainment. October 12, 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-12. 
  2. ^ “Roba cámara” el clásico norteño entre Tigres y Monterrey by Milenio Diario, "Pese a que ambos equipos no llegan en su mejor momento, el "clásico del norte" entre Tigres de la UANL y Monterrey destaca en la fecha 13 del Torneo Clausura 2007"
  3. ^ Agotadas las localidades para el partido Tigres-Monterrey by Milenio Diario "El Clásico norteño es el juego esperado del Torneo de Apertura 2006 por los aficionados de ambos equipos locales, quienes tuvieron que enfrentar un aumento del 100 por ciento en el costo de los boletos para ese encuentro."
  4. ^ Tigres official website "(El Estadio de Tigres tiene) capacidad actual para 41 mil espectadores"; Info on Estadio Tecnológico, "Team: Club de Futbol Monterrey (Rayados), Capacity: 38,000"; Info on Estadio Azteca "Team: Club America, Capacity: 114,600"; Info on Estadio Jalisco, "Team: Chivas Rayadas, Capacity: 56,700".
    The Estadio Jalisco, at a capacity of 56,700 is bigger than the Estadio Universitario, which has a capacity of 41,000. The Estadio Jalisco is also bigger than the Estadio Tecnológico, which has a capacity of 38,000. The Estadio Azteca, at a capacity of 114,600, has more capacity than both stadiums combined.
  5. ^ INEGI: Delimitación de las Zonas Metropolitanas de México, (Population as of 2000): "Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México (Mexico City and Metropolitan Area of Valley of Mexico): 18,396,677"; "Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara (Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara): 3,699,136"; "Zona Metropolitana de Monterrey (Metropolitan Area of Monterrey): 3,299,202" Monterrey, at 3.3 million inhabitants, has a smaller population in its metro area than Guadalajara, whose metro area holds 3.7 million inhabitants. The population of Mexico City's metro area is higher than both Guadalajara and Monterrey combined (3.3+3.6= 6.9 < 18.4) Tigres and Rayados play in the Monterrey Metro Area, while Chivas plays in Guadalajara, and América plays in Mexico City (see stadium locations in above reference).
  6. ^ Fútbol Mexicano: Liguilla 1978/79
  7. ^ "Pagan Tigres 2 años malos y 1 irregular", El Norte March 22, 1996
  8. ^ Arizpe, Miguel (October 3, 2013). "Pierden por pen... ales". El Norte. 
  9. ^ a b c "Será un jugador Clásico" (In Spanish; Requires Subscription), El Norte
  10. ^ a b "Pega duro el Tigre" (In Spanish; Requires Subscription), El Norte, "El argentino (Gaitán) liquidó a los Rayados, al anotar su octavo gol en el Clásico Regio, para empatar al chileno Claudio "El Diablo" Núñez como mejor anotador felino en la historia del duelo."