2000 in Paraguayan football

The following article presents a summary of the 2000 football (soccer) season in Paraguay.

First division resultsEdit

Torneo AperturaEdit

The Apertura tournament was played in a two-round all-play-all system, with the champion being the team with the most points at the end of the two rounds.

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Points
1 Olimpia 18 11 5 2 38 20 38
2 Sol de América 18 9 5 4 27 21 32
3 Guaraní 18 9 5 4 28 16 32
4 12 de Octubre 18 8 3 7 21 22 27
5 San Lorenzo 18 7 6 5 18 16 27
6 Cerro Porteño 18 7 5 6 22 17 26
7 Sportivo Luqueño 18 6 5 7 25 31 23
8 Atl. Colegiales 18 6 2 10 20 25 20
9 Cerro Corá 18 4 4 10 17 27 16
10 Universal 18 2 2 14 20 41 8

Torneo ClausuraEdit

The Clausura tournament was played in a single all-play-all system. At the end, the top eight teams qualified to a playoff stage to determine the Clausura champion.

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Points
1 Olimpia 9 4 4 1 14 6 16
2 12 de Octubre 9 3 6 0 14 8 15
3 Cerro Porteño 9 3 5 1 16 10 14
4 Guaraní 9 3 5 1 8 6 14
5 Cerro Corá 9 3 4 2 9 8 13
6 Atl. Colegiales 9 3 4 2 9 9 13
7 Sol de América 9 2 5 2 11 10 11
8 San Lorenzo 9 3 1 5 13 18 10
9 Universal 9 1 3 5 9 17 6
10 Sportivo Luqueño 9 0 3 6 8 19 3

Clausura playoff stageEdit

The top eight teams qualified to this stage and were given bonus points based on their final standing in the table. Two groups of four teams were made, with the top two of each group advancing to a playoff stage.

Group stageEdit

Group A

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Bonus Points Points
1 Olimpia 6 5 0 1 13 3 [3] 18
2 Guaraní 6 3 1 2 7 5 [1.5] 11.5
3 Atlético Colegiales 6 1 2 3 5 9 [0.5] 5.5
4 San Lorenzo 6 1 1 4 6 14 [0] 4

Group B

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Bonus Points Points
1 Cerro Porteño 6 5 1 0 25 5 [2] 18
2 12 de Octubre 6 4 0 2 7 10 [2.5] 14.5
3 Sol de América 6 1 2 3 11 13 [0] 5
4 Cerro Corá 6 0 1 5 5 20 [1] 2
SemifinalsEdit
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Olimpia 2-2
(3 - 1 pen)
12 de Octubre
Cerro Porteño 1-2 Guaraní
Clausura finalEdit
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olimpia 4-1 Guaraní 1-0 3-1

Olimpia wins the Clausura tournament final by aggregate score of 4-1.

National championship gameEdit

Since Olimpia won both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments they were declared as the national champions and no playoff game was played.

To determine the second place an extra game between the Apertura runners-up (Sol de America) and the Clausura runners-up (Guarani) was played. Guaraní won the game and were declared runners-up of 2000 (aggregate score of 5-4; first leg 3-1 win by Sol, second leg 4-1 win by Guarani).

Relegation / PromotionEdit

  • Universal automatically relegated to the second division after finishing last in the average points table based over a three-year period.
  • Libertad promoted to the first division by winning the second division tournament.

Qualification to international competitionsEdit

Pre-Libertadores playoffEdit

Four teams participated based on aggregate points during the year.

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Points
1 12 de Octubre 3 2 0 1 12 8 6
2 Cerro Porteño 3 2 0 1 8 6 6
3 Sol de América 3 1 1 1 6 6 4
4 San Lorenzo 3 0 1 2 7 13 1
  • Since Cerro and 12 de Octubre finished tied in points an extra match was played, with Cerro winning 4-2 and qualifying to the 2001 Copa Libertadores.

Lower divisions resultsEdit

Level Tournament Champion
2nd Intermedia Libertad
3rd (G.A. teams) Primera de Ascenso General Caballero ZC
3rd (interior teams) UFI Champions Cup 3 de Febrero (Ciudad del Este)
4th (G.A. teams) Segunda de Ascenso Capitán Figari

Paraguayan teams in international competitionsEdit

Paraguay national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp Paraguay scorers Report
2000-02-13 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
  Hungary 1 - 1 F Unknown N/A
March 29, 2000 Estadio Nacional Jose Diaz
Lima
  Peru 2 - 0 WCQ 2002 - Report
April 26, 2000 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
  Uruguay 1 - 0 WCQ 2002 Ayala   35' Report
June 3, 2000 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
  Ecuador 3 - 1 WCQ 2002 Toledo   10'
Brizuela   42',   63'
Report
2000-06-09 Sydney Football Stadium
Sydney
  Australia 0 - 0 F N/A
2000-06-12 Suncorp Stadium
Brisbane
  Australia 0 - 0 F N/A
2000-06-15 Etihad Stadium
Melbourne
  Australia 2 - 1 F Caceres   58' N/A
June 29, 2000 Estadio Nacional de Chile
Santiago
  Chile 3 - 1 WCQ 2002 Cardozo   71' Report
July 18, 2000 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
  Brazil 2 - 1 WCQ 2002 Paredes   6'
Campos   83'
Report
July 27, 2000 Estadio Hernando Siles
La Paz
  Bolivia 0 - 0 WCQ 2002 - Report
August 16, 2000 River Plate Stadium
Buenos Aires
  Argentina 1 - 1 WCQ 2002 Acuña   60' Report
September 2, 2000 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
  Venezuela 3 - 0 WCQ 2002 G. González   30'
Cardozo   34'
Paredes   43'
Report
October 7, 2000 Estadio El Campín
Bogotá
  Colombia 0 - 2 WCQ 2002 Santa Cruz   3'
Chilavert   89'
Report
November 15, 2000 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
  Peru 5 - 1 WCQ 2002 Santa Cruz   15'
Del Solar   25' (o.g.)
Cardozo   45'
Paredes   65'
Chilavert   83' (p.k.)
Report

ReferencesEdit