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The 2007 Torneo Descentralizado (known as the Copa Cable Mágico for sponsorship reasons) is the ninety-first season of Peruvian football. A total of 12 teams competed in the tournament, with Alianza Lima as the defending champion. Universidad San Martín won its first national title as it did not have to play in the season finals due to Coronel Bolognesi's poor performance in the Torneo Apertura. The season began on February 3, 2007 and ended on December 16, 2007.

Torneo Descentralizado
Season2007
ChampionsUniversidad San Martín
1st Primera División title
RelegatedDeportivo Municipal
Total Clean
Copa LibertadoresUniversidad San Martín
Coronel Bolognesi
Cienciano
Copa SudamericanaSport Áncash
Universitario
Goals scored653
Average goals/game2.47
Top goalscorerJohan Fano (19)
Biggest home winAlianza Lima 6-0 Deportivo Municipal
(2007-12-16)
Biggest away winAlianza Lima 0-5 Universidad San Martín
(2007-08-12)
Highest scoringSport Boys 4–4 Melgar
(2007-04-29)
2006
2008

Changes from 2006Edit

Rule changesEdit

Starting with the 2007 season, promotion of the Segunda División champion was re-introduced.

Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams promoted to 2007 Torneo Descentralizado:

Teams relegated to 2007 Segunda División:

Season overviewEdit

Universidad San Martín de Porres won the Apertura, their first title, and qualified for their first Copa Libertadores. Coronel Bolognesi won the Clausura which was their first title too. In the Apertura they had placed last and were in danger of relegation. No national championship final was contested because Coronel Bolognesi did not finish in the top 6 of the Apertura. The national title went to Universidad San Martín, who had accumulated more points on the aggregate table. Coincidentally, both teams also participated in the Copa Sudamericana together in 2006. The final fixture of the Clausura had four potential winners. Aside from Bolognesi, Universitario de Deportes, Alianza Lima, Cienciano, and Sport Áncash had a chance at winning the title. They all won their last fixtures, however, Bolognesi also won its fixture and surpassed Universitario by one point. Despite not winning the Clausura, Cienciano qualified for the Copa Libertadores 2008 Preliminary Round, and Universitario and Sport Áncash qualified for the Copa Sudamericana 2008. Alianza Lima, however, finished the season empty-handed.

Sporting Cristal, a Peruvian giant, was in danger of relegation throughout the season. This was Cristal's worst season in its history. The team failed in the Apertura under the Argentine Sampaoli and the club decided to hire Juan Carlos Oblitas for the Clausura. At first he did not have much success but during the second half of the Clausura, they were undefeated for the remaining 11 games with 5 wins and 6 draws. Cristal finished tying the last fixture and remained in the First Division. The newly promoted Deportivo Municipal and Total Clean were relegated. Deportivo Municipal played its last fixture with its U-20 squad and as a result, Alianza Lima defeated them 6-0. The first-team squad did not play because the club did not pay them for several months.

TeamsEdit

Torneo AperturaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Universidad San Martín 22 13 5 4 44 22 +22 44 2008 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Cienciano 22 10 7 5 32 22 +10 37
3 Sport Áncash 22 9 7 6 30 22 +8 34[a]
4 Sport Boys 22 9 7 6 33 29 +4 34
5 Universitario 22 9 5 8 31 31 0 32
6 Alianza Lima 22 9 8 5 31 23 +8 31[b]
7 Melgar 22 8 5 9 32 38 −6 29
8 Alianza Atlético 22 6 10 6 23 23 0 28
9 Deportivo Municipal 22 6 6 10 25 30 −5 24
10 Sporting Cristal 22 5 7 10 25 35 −10 22
11 Total Clean 22 6 2 14 28 45 −17 20
12 Coronel Bolognesi 22 4 7 11 22 36 −14 19[a]
Updated to match(es) played on June 10, 2007. Source: Peruvian Football Apertura 2007
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Bolognesi forfeited against Sport Áncash in Round 14. 2-0 win awarded to Sport Áncash.
  2. ^ Alianza Lima were docked 4 points for failing to pay debts owed to two former players.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] AAS ALI CIE BOL DMU MEL ÁNC SBA CRI TCL USM UNI
Alianza Atlético 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–0
Alianza Lima 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 4–1 1–2
Cienciano 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–1
Coronel Bolognesi 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–3
Deportivo Municipal 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 2–1
Melgar 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–5 0–1 1–2 1–4 2–0 3–1 0–3 2–1
Sport Áncash 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0
Sport Boys 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 4–4 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1
Sporting Cristal 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 4–1 0–3 3–1
Total Clean 0–2 1–2 0–2 3–0 1–3 3–2 3–2 2–1 2–1 2–3 1–2
Universidad San Martín 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 3–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 2–2
Universitario 3–1 1–2 1–0 4–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 3–3 3–1 1–1 0–3

Updated to games played on November 3, 2007.
Source: Peruvian Football Apertura 2007 Fixture
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Torneo ClausuraEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Coronel Bolognesi 22 10 6 6 27 15 +12 36 2008 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Universitario 22 9 8 5 27 22 +5 35
3 Cienciano 22 10 4 8 35 28 +7 34
4 Alianza Lima 22 9 7 6 29 25 +4 34
5 Sport Áncash 22 9 6 7 26 27 −1 33
6 Sporting Cristal 22 7 9 6 21 23 −2 30
7 Universidad San Martín 22 7 6 9 25 24 +1 27
8 Melgar 22 5 11 6 18 17 +1 26
9 Alianza Atlético 22 6 8 8 17 22 −5 26
10 Total Clean 22 7 4 11 22 27 −5 25
11 Deportivo Municipal 22 6 6 10 24 38 −14 24
12 Sport Boys 22 4 11 7 25 28 −3 23
Updated to match(es) played on December 10, 2007. Source: Peruvian Football Clausura 2007
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] AAS ALI CIE BOL DMU MEL ÁNC SBA CRI TCL USM UNI
Alianza Atlético 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
Alianza Lima 2–1 1–2 3–2 6–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–5 1–1
Cienciano 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–3
Coronel Bolognesi 1–0 0–0 6–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 0–0
Deportivo Municipal 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–2
Melgar 0–0 1–1 4–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1
Sport Áncash 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1
Sport Boys 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–1
Sporting Cristal 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0
Total Clean 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1
Universidad San Martín 3–0 0–0 3–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–2
Universitario 0–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–0

Updated to games played on December 10, 2007.
Source: Peruvian Football Clausura 2007 Fixture
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Universidad San Martín 44 20 11 13 69 44 +25 71 2008 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Cienciano 44 20 11 13 67 50 +17 71 2008 Copa Libertadores First Stage
3 Sport Áncash 44 18 13 13 56 49 +7 67 2008 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
4 Universitario 44 18 13 13 58 53 +5 67 2008 Copa Sudamericana Preliminary
5 Alianza Lima 44 18 15 11 60 48 +12 65[a]
6 Sport Boys 44 13 18 13 58 58 0 57
7 Melgar 44 13 16 15 50 55 −5 55
8 Coronel Bolognesi 44 14 13 17 49 51 −2 55 2008 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
9 Alianza Atlético 44 12 18 14 40 45 −5 54
10 Sporting Cristal 44 12 16 16 46 58 −12 52
11 Deportivo Municipal 44 12 12 20 49 68 −19 48 Relegation to Segunda División 2008
12 Total Clean 44 13 6 25 50 72 −22 45
Updated to match(es) played on December 10, 2007. Source: Peruvian Football Aggregate Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Alianza Lima were docked 4 points for failing to pay debts owed to two former players.

Season finalsEdit

No season finals were contested since the Apertura winners Universidad San Martín de Porres failed to finish in the top six of the Torneo Clausura and the Clausura winners Coronel Bolognesi failed to finish in the top six of the Torneo Apertura. Therefore, San Martín won the national title due to the team's better positioning on the aggregate table.

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit