Former Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo failed with the decisive spot-kick as Palmeiras lost to Al Ahly on penalties in the third-place match.
Rival boss Abel Ferreira felt the decisive penalty was "dubious", but that did not worry Tigres as they reached the Club World Cup final.
Andre-Pierre Gignac went close in open play before his penalty gave Tigres victory over Palmeiras in a gripping Club World Cup semi-final.
Al Ahly and Tigres claimed narrow wins to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup.
Palmeiras emerged triumphant in the Copa Libertadores final with Breno Lopes' header securing a 1-0 win over Santos in Rio de Janeiro.
Palmeiras take on Santos in the Copa Libertadores final on Saturday and they will need to watch Yeferson Soteldo closely.
Liverpool are reportedly leading the race to prise Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.
Rony and Luiz Adriano may have been in the goals for Copa Libertadores finalists Palmeiras, but Zinho thinks two other players will be key.
Al-Duhail or Al Ahly await Bayern Munich at the Club World Cup, with Tigres or Ulsan Hyundai set to face the Copa Libertadores winners.
Palmeiras mara ke perlawanan Copa Libertadores buat julung kalinya sejak 2000 selepas merobek ego River Plate di sebalik tumbang dalam pertemuan perlawanan kedua, sebentar tadi.