Arrieta’s dramatics give Herediano draw vs. Tigres
Herediano’s Jairo Arrieta (left) celebrates after scoring a dramatic goal against visitor Tigres in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on February 20, 2018, in Heredia, Costa Rica. (Photo: Mexsport)


- Meza goal off flicked corner puts Tigres in front 

- After hitting post in 1st half, Zelarayan doubles UANL lead in 2nd

- Ruiz slices deficit in half with 90th-minute PK

- Arrieta's stoppage-time header equalizes

- 2nd leg at the Estadio Universitario in San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico, on February 27

HEREDIA, Costa Rica -- Yendrick Ruiz and Jairo Arrieta scored late goals to lift Herediano to a dramatic 2-2 first-leg draw with Tigres in a 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League round of 16, first-leg encounter at the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero on Tuesday night.

With the host trailing by two goals, Ruiz converted a 90th-minute penalty past goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman after Timothee Kolodziejczak was called for handball in the box.

Three minutes into added time, Arrieta headed home Elias Aguilar's free kick from close-range to equalize seconds before the final whistle.

Tigres, SCCL runner-up the in each of the past two editions, pushed forward early.  The Mexican champion took a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute, when Francisco Meza slotted home Timothee Kolodziejczak's flicked header off a corner kick past goalkeeper Leonel Moreira.

Lucas Zelarayan, who drilled a shot off the left post in the 27th minute, doubled the visitor's lead in the 59th minute, powering in Jurgen Damm's right-wing cross at the far post.