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The 1978 Primera División season was the 87th season of top-flight football in Argentina. Quilmes won the Metropolitano (2nd title) and Independiente achieved the Nacional championship (12th title).

Primera División
Season1978
ChampionsQuilmes (Metropolitano)
Independiente (Nacional)
1977
1979

Banfield and Estudiantes (BA) were relegated.[1]

Metropolitano ChampionshipEdit

Metropolitano
Season1978
ChampionsQuilmes (2nd title)
PromotedEstudiantes (BA)
RelegatedBanfield
Estudiantes (BA)
1979 Copa LibertadoresQuilmes
Top goalscorer  Luis Andreuchi
  Diego Maradona (22 goals each)
1977
1979
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Quilmes 40 22 10 8 53 41 +12 54
2 Boca Juniors 40 20 13 7 58 45 +13 53
3 Unión 40 20 12 8 58 36 +22 52
4 San Lorenzo 40 17 13 10 47 41 +6 47
5 Argentinos Juniors 40 17 12 11 66 52 +14 46
6 River Plate 40 16 13 11 59 47 +12 45
7 Newell's Old Boys 40 14 16 10 52 36 +16 44
8 Independiente 40 15 13 12 69 54 +15 43
9 Racing 40 15 12 13 58 46 +12 42
10 Rosario Central 40 13 16 11 43 32 +11 42
11 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 40 11 18 11 41 44 −3 40
12 Colón 40 14 11 15 60 59 +1 39
13 Atlanta 40 10 17 13 49 56 −7 37
14 Estudiantes (LP) 40 13 10 17 59 51 +8 36
15 Huracán 40 11 13 16 47 46 +1 35
16 Vélez Sarsfield 40 10 15 15 35 39 −4 35
17 All Boys 40 10 11 19 34 58 −24 31
18 Chacarita Juniors 40 11 9 20 39 69 −30 31
19 Platense 40 8 14 18 41 63 −22 30
20 Banfield 40 7 15 18 43 66 −23 29
21 Estudiantes (BA) 40 8 13 19 43 73 −30 29

Nacional ChampionshipEdit

Group AEdit

Nacional
Season1978
ChampionsIndependiente (12th title)
1979 Copa LibertadoresIndependiente
Top goalscorer  José Reinaldi (16 goals)
1977
1979
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Talleres (C) 14 9 3 2 37 17 +20 21
2 Racing 14 8 3 3 21 14 +7 19
3 Newell's Old Boys 14 7 4 3 27 19 +8 18
4 Ledesma 14 5 5 4 23 22 +1 15
5 Ferro Carril Oeste 14 6 3 5 23 22 +1 15
6 Estudiantes (LP) 14 5 0 9 28 31 −3 10
7 All Boys 14 2 6 6 16 26 −10 10
8 Juventud Antoniana 14 0 4 10 16 40 −24 4

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Unión 14 9 3 2 22 6 +16 21
2 Huracán 14 7 5 2 31 18 +13 19
3 Atlético Tucumán 14 8 3 3 24 12 +12 19
4 Boca Juniors 14 7 1 6 19 25 −6 15
5 Patronato 14 4 5 5 17 21 −4 13
6 Chacarita Juniors 14 4 4 6 20 23 −3 12
7 Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 14 4 2 8 17 25 −8 10
8 Platense 14 0 3 11 9 29 −20 3

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Independiente 14 9 3 2 31 16 +15 21
2 Vélez Sarsfield 14 8 5 1 20 14 +6 21
3 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 14 6 5 3 22 13 +9 17
4 Racing (C) 14 5 4 5 17 16 +1 14
5 Deportivo Roca 14 5 4 5 12 14 −2 14
6 Rosario Central 14 2 6 6 9 14 −5 10
7 Argentinos Juniors 14 4 1 9 17 26 −9 9
8 Altos Hornos Zapla 14 1 4 9 14 29 −15 6

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 River Plate 14 10 3 1 35 13 +22 23
2 Colón 14 7 3 4 23 15 +8 17
3 San Martín (M) 14 7 2 5 22 22 0 16
4 Atlanta 14 3 7 4 22 23 −1 13
5 San Martín (T) 14 4 4 6 24 22 +2 12
6 Quilmes 14 4 3 7 16 27 −11 11
7 Alvarado 14 3 4 7 20 28 −8 10
8 San Lorenzo 14 3 4 7 13 25 −12 10

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Colón 2–4 Independiente 2–2 0–2
Huracán 2–4 Talleres 2–1 0–3
River Plate 3–2 Vélez Sársfield 2–0 1–2
Racing 1–3 Unión 1–2 0–1

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente 0–2 Talleres (C) 2–1 2–1
Unión (SF) 1–2 River Plate 0–1 1–1

FinalEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate 0–2 Independiente 0–0 0–2

2nd legEdit

2nd legEdit

Independiente2–0River Plate
Bochini   19'54' Report
Attendance: 43,422
Referee:   Jorge Romero

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 1978 on RSSSF.com