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The 1979 Primera División season was the 88th season of top-flight football in Argentina. River Plate won both the Metropolitano and Nacional championship, achieving 19 titles total.

Primera División
Season1979
ChampionsRiver Plate (Metropolitano and Nacional)
1978
1980

There were three teams relegated, Atlanta, Chacarita Juniors and Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP).[1]

Contents

Metropolitano ChampionshipEdit

Metropolitano
Season1979
ChampionsRiver Plate (18th title)
PromotedFerro Carril Oeste
RelegatedAtlanta
Chacarita Juniors
Gim. y Esgrima LP
1980 Copa LibertadoresRiver Plate
Top goalscorer  Sergio Fortunato
  Diego Maradona
(18 goals each)
1978
1980

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 River Plate 18 9 6 3 28 19 +9 24
2 Vélez Sársfield 18 10 3 5 27 20 +7 23
2 Argentinos Juniors 18 10 3 5 34 26 +8 23
4 Newell's Old Boys 18 8 6 4 27 14 +13 22
4 Racing 18 8 6 4 31 20 +11 22
6 Unión 18 6 7 5 23 20 +3 19
7 Quilmes 18 6 5 7 23 20 +3 17
8 Huracán 18 6 4 8 24 31 −7 16
9 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 18 3 2 13 11 28 −17 8
10 Platense 18 2 2 14 15 45 −30 6

2nd place playoff

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rosario Central 18 10 6 2 37 17 +20 26
2 Independiente 18 11 2 5 36 25 +11 24
3 Estudiantes (LP) 18 8 6 4 34 27 +7 22
4 Boca Juniors 18 7 6 5 27 19 +8 20
5 Colón 18 6 7 5 24 23 +1 19
5 Ferro Carril Oeste 18 6 7 5 24 28 −4 19
7 San Lorenzo 18 4 9 5 28 25 +3 17
8 All Boys 18 5 5 8 17 28 −11 15
9 Atlanta 18 0 9 9 10 23 −13 9
9 Chacarita Juniors 18 2 5 11 15 37 −22 9

SemifinalsEdit

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate - Independiente 4-3 2-1
Rosario Central - Vélez Sársfield 0-1 0-0

FinalEdit

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Vélez Sársfield - River Plate 0-2 1-5

Nacional ChampionshipEdit

Nacional
Season1979
ChampionsRiver Plate (19th title)
1980 Copa LibertadoresVélez Sársfield
Top goalscorer  Diego Maradona
(12 goals)
1978
1980

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Vélez Sársfield 14 7 5 2 26 15 +11 19
2 Unión 14 6 5 3 20 13 +7 17
2 Ferro Carril Oeste 14 6 5 3 22 17 +5 17
2 San Martín (T) 14 5 7 2 20 18 +2 17
5 Independiente 14 7 1 6 26 22 +4 15
6 Alianza Juventud Pringles[a] 14 3 5 6 15 21 −6 11
7 Ledesma 14 0 4 10 12 33 −21 4
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Talleres (C) 14 8 4 2 31 20 +11 20
2 River Plate 14 7 4 3 26 14 +12 18
3 Huracán 14 6 5 3 29 22 +7 17
4 Newell's Old Boys 14 6 4 4 29 20 +9 16
5 Quilmes 14 4 2 8 14 18 −4 10
5 Kimberley 14 4 2 8 19 29 −10 10
7 Gimnasia y Tiro 14 1 3 10 10 37 −27 5

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Racing 14 6 5 3 24 17 +7 17
1 Atético Tucumán 14 6 5 3 22 15 +7 17
3 Argentinos Juniors 14 5 5 4 20 14 +6 15
3 Colón 14 5 5 4 19 17 +2 15
5 All Boys 14 4 4 6 12 18 −6 12
6 Independiente Rivadavia 14 3 5 6 13 20 −7 11
7 Altos Hornos Zapla 14 2 5 7 13 24 −11 9

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Instituto 14 7 4 3 24 11 +13 18
1 Rosario Central 14 7 4 3 25 15 +10 18
3 Boca Juniors 14 5 7 2 15 11 +4 17
4 San Lorenzo 14 6 4 4 23 11 +12 16
5 Estudiantes (LP) 14 7 0 7 24 21 +3 14
6 Chaco For Ever 14 4 2 8 13 30 −17 10
7 Cipolletti 14 2 3 9 11 34 −23 7

QuarterfinalsEdit

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Instituto - Atético Tucumán 3-2 0-3
Unión - Talleres (C) 3-0 0-2
Vélez Sársfield - River Plate 1-0 0-1 (PK 3-4)
Racing - Rosario Central 1-3 0-3

SemifinalsEdit

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate - Rosario Central 4-0 3-1
Atético Tucumán - Unión 0-2 0-2

FinalEdit

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Unión - River Plate 1-1 0-0

River Plate won on goal away rule

1st legEdit

Unión1–1River Plate
Mazzoni   Report Alonso   88'

2nd legEdit

River Plate0–0Unión
Report
Attendance: 32,735
Referee:   Jorge Romero
 
 
 
 
 
 
River Plate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unión SF
GK 1   Ubaldo Fillol
DF 4   Eduardo Saporiti
DF 2   Daniel Leonardi
DF 6   Daniel Passarella
DF 3   Héctor López
MF 8   Juan José López
MF 5   Reinaldo Merlo
MF 10   Norberto Alonso
FW 7   Pedro A. González  
FW 9   Leopoldo Luque
FW 11   Emilio Commisso
Substitutes:
FW   Ramón Díaz  
Manager:
  Ángel Labruna
GK 1   Nery Pumpido
DF 4   Hugo I. López
DF 2   Carlos Mazzoni
DF 6   Pablo Cárdenas
DF 3   Oscar Regenhardt
MF 8   Mario E. Alberto  
MF 5   Roberto Telch
MF 10   Héctor Pitarch
FW 7   Arsenio Ribeca
FW 9   Juan G. Paz  
FW 11   Fernando H. Alí
Substitutes:
  Víctor H. Arroyo  
  Eduardo Stehlik  
Manager:
  Reynaldo Volken

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 1979 on RSSSF.com