2006 Torneo Descentralizado

The 2006 Torneo Descentralizado (known as the Copa Cable Mágico for sponsorship reasons) was the ninetieth season of Peruvian football. A total of 12 teams competed in the tournament, with Sporting Cristal as the defending champion. Alianza Lima won its twenty-second Primera División title after beating Cienciano in the final playoffs. The season began on February 3, 2006 and ended on December 27, 2006.

Torneo Descentralizado
Season2006
ChampionsAlianza Lima
22nd Primera División title
RelegatedJosé Gálvez
Unión Huaral
Copa LibertadoreAlianza Lima (Second stage)
Cienciano (Second stage)
Sporting Cristal (First stage)
Copa SudamericanaCoronel Bolognesi (Preliminary round)
Universitario (Preliminary round)
Goals scored639
Average goals/game2.42
Top goalscorerMiguel Mostto (17)
Biggest home winUniversitario 5-0 Unión Huaral
(2007-06-25)
Biggest away winAlianza Atlético 1-4Cristal
Highest scoringJosé Gálvez 4–3 Sport Áncash
(2006-12-17)
2005
2007

Changes from 2005Edit

Structural changesEdit

  • Number of teams reduced from 13 to 12.
  • Season final to be played over two legs (home and away) instead of one leg at a neutral venue.
  • The relegation would be decided by the season aggregate table; three-season average relegation table removed.

Promotion and relegationEdit

Universidad César Vallejo and Atlético Universidad finished the 2005 season in 11th and 12th place, respectively, on the three-season average table and thus were relegated to the Segunda División. They were replaced by the champion of the Copa Perú 2005 José Gálvez.

Season overviewEdit

Alianza Lima won the Apertura tournament which allowed them to qualify to the Copa Libertadores 2007. Universitario and Cienciano tied for first in the Clausura tournament and were forced to play a playoff. The playoff was a single game, played on a neutral ground, in Trujillo at Estadio Mansiche. Cienciano won the playoff 2–1, qualifying to the Copa Libertadores 2007. Sporting Cristal placed second on the aggregate table, which allowed them to qualify to the first stage of the Copa Libertadores 2007. The winners of the Apertura and Clausura tournaments, Alianza Lima and Cienciano, played in a two-legged final. Both teams won their home games, but due to goal difference, Alianza Lima won their twenty-second national title. Unión Huaral placed last on the aggregate table which meant they were relegated to the second division. José Gálvez FBC and Sport Boys tied for second-to-last place. A playoff was contested and Sport Boys won 5–4 in the penalty shootout after a 0–0 draw.

TeamsEdit

Team City Stadium Capacity Field
Alianza Atlético Sullana Campeones del 36 8,000 Grass
Alianza Lima Lima Alejandro Villanueva 35,000 Grass
Cienciano Cusco Garcilaso 42,056 Grass
Coronel Bolognesi Tacna Jorge Basadre 19,850 Grass
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
José Gálvez Chimbote Manuel Gomez Arellano 8,000 Grass
Sport Áncash Huaraz Rosas Pampa 8,000 Grass
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima San Martín de Porres 18,000 Grass
Unión Huaral Huaral Julio Lores Colan 10,000 Grass
Universidad San Martín Lima Nacional 18,000 Grass
Universitario Lima Monumental 80,093 Grass

Torneo AperturaEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Alianza Lima 22 13 7 2 33 13 +20 46 2007 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Sporting Cristal 22 13 6 3 37 17 +20 45
3 Coronel Bolognesi 22 9 7 6 32 24 +8 34
4 Cienciano 22 9 6 7 26 17 +9 33
5 Universidad San Martín 22 9 6 7 30 30 0 33
6 Universitario 22 8 7 7 30 22 +8 31
7 Alianza Atlético 22 8 5 9 26 35 −9 29
8 Sport Áncash 22 6 7 9 24 31 −7 25
9 Unión Huaral 22 6 6 10 20 30 −10 24
10 José Gálvez 22 6 4 12 20 30 −10 22
11 Melgar 22 5 7 10 20 32 −12 22
12 Sport Boys 22 3 6 13 17 34 −17 15
Updated to match(es) played on May 2, 2008. Source: Peruvian Football Apertura 2006
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Torneo ClausuraEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Cienciano (O) 22 13 2 7 40 31 +9 41 2007 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Universitario 22 12 5 5 34 24 +10 41
3 Coronel Bolognesi 22 12 3 7 32 20 +12 39
4 Alianza Lima 22 11 5 6 27 17 +10 38
5 Universidad San Martín 22 10 4 8 24 21 +3 34
6 Sporting Cristal 22 9 4 9 24 15 +9 31
7 Melgar 22 8 7 7 23 22 +1 31
8 Sport Boys 22 9 4 9 26 28 −2 31
9 José Gálvez 22 6 6 10 24 29 −5 24
10 Sport Áncash 22 6 5 11 26 39 −13 23
11 Alianza Atlético 22 5 6 11 29 40 −11 21
12 Unión Huaral 22 4 3 15 15 38 −23 15
Updated to match(es) played on May 2, 2008. Source: Peruvian Football Clausura 2006
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(O) Play-off winner.

Clausura play-offEdit

Universitario1 – 2Cienciano
Alva   77' (pen) Chará   71'
Mariño   89'

Cienciano advanced to the season finals.

FinalsEdit

Cienciano1 – 0Alianza Lima
Mostto   37'

Alianza Lima3 – 1Cienciano
Arakaki   22'
Lugo   36' (o.g.)
Maestri   52'
Mariño   49'

Alianza Lima won 3–2 on aggregate; 2006 season champion

TitleEdit

Primera División Peruana
2006 Champion
Alianza Lima
22nd title

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Alianza Lima 44 24 12 8 60 30 +30 84 2007 Copa Libertadores Second Stage[a]
2 Sporting Cristal 44 22 10 12 61 32 +29 76 2007 Copa Libertadores First Stage
3 Cienciano 44 22 8 14 66 48 +18 74 2007 Copa Libertadores Second Stage[a]
4 Coronel Bolognesi 44 21 10 13 64 44 +20 73 2007 Copa Sudamericana Preliminary Round
5 Universitario 44 20 12 12 64 46 +18 72
6 Universidad San Martín 44 19 10 15 54 51 +3 67
7 Melgar 44 13 14 17 43 54 −11 53
8 Alianza Atlético 44 13 11 20 55 75 −20 50
9 Sport Áncash 44 12 12 20 50 70 −20 48
10 Sport Boys 44 12 10 22 43 62 −19 46
11 José Gálvez 44 12 10 22 44 59 −15 46 Relegation to 2007 Segunda División
12 Unión Huaral 44 10 9 25 35 68 −33 39
Updated to match(es) played on May 2, 2008. Source: Peruvian Football Aggregate 2006
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Alianza Lima and Cienciano qualified to the 2007 Copa Libertadores as Apertura and Clausura champions respectively.

10th/11th place play-offEdit

José Gálvez0–0 (a.e.t.)Sport Boys
Penalties
Ibarra  
C. Ortiz  
Reyes  
Domínguez  
Sánchez  
A. González  
4 – 5   J. Herrera
  Céspedes
  Landauri
  J. Quiñones
  Labarthe
  Marquiño
Referee: Victor Hugo Rivera

José Gálvez relegated to Segunda División.

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