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2008–09 Moldovan National Division

The Moldovan National Division 2008-09 (Romanian: Divizia Naţională) was the 18th season of top-tier football in Moldova. The season started on 2 July 2008 and ended on 17 May 2009.

Moldovan National Division
Season2008–09
ChampionsFC Sheriff Tiraspol
RelegatedPolitehnica Chişinău
Champions LeagueFC Sheriff Tiraspol
Europa LeagueFC Zimbru Chişinău, FC Iskra-Stal Rîbniţa, FC Dacia Chişinău
Matches played165
Goals scored389 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerOleg Andronic, FC Zimbru Chisinau (14)

Just prior to the start of the season, FC Politehnica Chişinău withdrew from the competition, causing the league to play with 11 teams this year. Further, CSCA-Steaua Chişinău merged with FC Rapid Ghidighici. The new club play under the name CSCA-Rapid Chişinău.

ClubsEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

Due to the withdrawal of FC Rapid Ghidighici in mid-November 2007, no teams were relegated to Moldovan "A" Division. Promoted to Moldova's top-tier football were FC Academia UTM Chişinău.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (C) 30 25 3 2 61 15 +46 78 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dacia Chișinău 30 20 3 7 47 17 +30 63 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
3 Iskra - Stal Rîbniţa 30 14 10 6 28 15 +13 52 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
4 Zimbru Chișinău 30 13 7 10 42 30 +12 46 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[b]
5 Dinamo Bendery 30 11 9 10 42 45 −3 42
6 Olimpia Bălți 30 11 7 12 30 32 −2 40
7 Tiraspol 30 9 5 16 30 36 −6 32
8 Nistru Otaci 30 8 6 16 30 43 −13 30
9 CSCA – Rapid Chişinău 30 7 8 15 28 47 −19 29
10 Tiligul-Tiras 30 7 4 19 24 60 −36 25 Folded[c]
11 Academia Chișinău 30 6 6 18 27 49 −22 24
Politehnica Chişinău (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Moldovan "A" Division[d]
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored; 6th number of wins; 7th Fair play competition
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Dacia have qualified for the second qualifying round of Europa League through league performance and their being a finalist in the domestic cup competition.
  2. ^ Zimbru were at first denied a license for competing in Europa League next year, so their spot should have been taken by 5th placed team Dinamo Bender.[1] However, Zimbru appealed successfully and eventually were allowed to enter the Europa League.[2]
  3. ^ Tiligul-Tiras folded on 6 June 2009 due to financial problems.[3] As a consequence, Academia Chişinău were spared from relegation.
  4. ^ Withdrew from league prior to 1st round, reason unknown.

ResultsEdit

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 20 matches. The pairings of the third round were then set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 30 games per team.

First and second roundEdit

Home \ Away ACA CRC DAC DIN ISK NIS OLI SHE TIL TIR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–5
CSCA – Rapid Chişinău 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–2
Dacia Chișinău 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 4–1 2–0 1–1
Dinamo Bendery 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 4–2 2–1
Iskra - Stal Rîbniţa 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 0–0
Nistru Otaci 3–2 4–1 2–1 3–3 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 3–2 0–1
Olimpia Bălți 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 6–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–1
Tiligul-Tiras 1–0 3–2 0–4 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–2 1–4 1–0 0–4
Tiraspol 3–0 3–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–1
Zimbru Chișinău 2–3 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–1
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third roundEdit

Key numbers for pairing determination:

23rd round 24th round 25th round 26th round 27th round 28th round
1 - bye 1 - 2 2 - bye 1 - 4 3 - bye 1 - 6
2 - 11 8 - 6 3 - 1 2 - 3 4 - 2 2 - 5
3 - 10 9 - 5 4 - 11 9 - 7 5 - 1 3 - 4
4 - 9 10 - 4 5 - 10 10 - 6 6 - 11 10 - 8
5 - 8 11 - 3 6 - 9 11 - 5 7 - 10 11 - 7
6 - 7 bye - 7 7 - 8 bye - 8 8 - 9 bye - 9
29th round 30th round 31st round 32nd round 33rd round
4 - bye 1 - 8 5 - bye 1 - 10 6 - bye
5 - 3 2 - 7 6 - 4 2 - 9 7 - 5
6 - 2 3 - 6 7 - 3 3 - 8 8 - 4
7 - 1 4 - 5 8 - 2 4 - 7 9 - 3
8 - 11 11 - 9 9 - 1 5 - 6 10 - 2
9 - 10 bye - 10 10 - 11 bye - 11 11 - 1
Home \ Away ACA CRC DAC DIN ISK NIS OLI SHE TIL TIR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 0–0 0–4 3–3 0–1 3–0
CSCA – Rapid Chişinău 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Dacia Chișinău 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0
Dinamo Bendery 2–2 2–1 0–3 2–1 1–0
Iskra - Stal Rîbniţa 0–3 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0
Nistru Otaci 1–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–0
Olimpia Bălți 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0
Tiligul-Tiras 1–0 0–1 0–5 1–2 0–1
Tiraspol 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1
Zimbru Chișinău 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–2 3–2
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Scored for Goals
1   Oleg Andronic FC Zimbru Chisinau 14
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Вместо «Зимбру» в Лиге Европы сыграет бендерское «Динамо» (in Russian)
  2. ^ «Зимбру» пустили в Лигу Европы (in Russian)
  3. ^ "Tiligul-Tiras has stopped existing". Moldova.Sports. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009.

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