Now Manny, wouldn't you rather lose with honor than win with dishonor?
— Rodolfo to Manny

Fool's Goal
Season 1, Episode 3 (1/2)
Air date Flag of the United States.svg March 10, 2007
Written by Scott Kreamer
Directed by Dave Thomas
Episode Guide
Fistful of Collars
El Tigre, El Jefe
 Fool's Goal is the first half of the 3rd episode of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.


Rodolfo has been coaching Manny and Frida's soccer team. One tiny problem: he won't let them cheat like all the other teams do. If this continues, they're never going to beat their arch rivals, the Calavera Zombies (they're all actual zombies). Clearly, Manny has no choice but to induce a horrible allergic reaction in Rodolfo so he'll be unable to coach. That way, Granpapi can take over and lead the team to an underhanded, dirty victory.

Episode Summary

Rodolfo Rivera is coaching the Miracle City Matadors.


Minor Characters


The gallery for this episode can be found here.


The transcript for this episode can be found here.

Montage Scene

The Miracle City Matadors cheating their way through to the championships.


Miracle City Matadors vs Calavera Zombies


  • This is the zombies' first appearance.
  • Rodolfo's morals of not cheating and having honor is introduced.
  • Grandpapi and General Chapuza have played against each other in football.
  • Frida's tracksuit is the same as the one worn by the Bride (Uma Thurman's character) in Kill Bill and Bruce Lee in "Game of Death"


  • When Frida says "And we're not going to win with 'no cheaty-peety", her eyelashes briefly vanished in one frame.
  • Frida's eyelashes also overlap her eyelids in the next frame.