2008–09 Uruguayan Primera División season

The 2008–09 Primera División season is the 77th professional season of Uruguay's top-flight football league.

Primera División
Season2008–09
ChampionsNacional (42nd title)
RelegatedBella Vista
Juventud
Villa Española
Copa LibertadoresNacional
Cerro
Racing
Copa SudamericanaRiver Plate
Liverpool
Matches played225
Goals scored626 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorerJoaquín Boghossian
(16 goals)
Biggest home winRacing 4–0 Central Español (September 18, 2008)
Danubio 4–0 Juventud (September 21, 2008)
River Plate 5–1 Wanderers (March 21, 2009)
Biggest away winTacuarembó 0–5 Cerro (February 28, 2009)
Highest scoringBella Vista 5–2 Cerro Largo (November 9, 2008)

TeamsEdit

Team Home city Stadium
Bella Vista Montevideo Estadio José Nasazzi
Central Español Montevideo Parque Palermo
Cerro Montevideo Estadio Luis Tróccoli
Cerro Largo Melo Estadio Arquitecto Antonio Eleuterio Ubilla
Danubio Montevideo Jardines Del Hipódromo
Defensor Sporting Montevideo Estadio Luis Franzini
Juventud Las Piedras Estadio Martínez Monegal
Liverpool Montevideo Estadio Belvedere
Nacional Montevideo Estadio Gran Parque Central
Peñarol Montevideo Estadio Centenario
Racing Club Montevideo Estadio Osvaldo Roberto
Rampla Juniors Montevideo Estadio Olímpico
River Plate Montevideo Estadio Saroldi
Tacuarembó Tacuarembó Estadio Goyenola
Villa Española Montevideo Estadio Obdulio Varela
Wanderers Montevideo Estadio Viera

Torneo AperturaEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Danubio 15 10 2 3 27 15 +12 32 Apertura tiebreaker
2 Nacional 15 10 2 3 23 13 +10 32
3 Defensor Sporting 15 9 3 3 23 12 +11 30
4 Racing 15 7 6 2 24 12 +12 27
5 Liverpool 15 7 6 2 24 14 +10 27
6 Peñarol 15 8 4 3 29 15 +14 25[a]
7 Cerro 15 6 5 4 20 12 +8 23
8 River Plate 15 5 5 5 17 17 0 20
9 Central Español 15 5 5 5 17 21 −4 20
10 Tacuarembó 15 5 2 8 15 20 −5 17
11 Bella Vista 15 5 2 8 13 22 −9 17
12 Montevideo Wanderers 15 4 2 9 17 18 −1 14
13 Rampla Juniors 15 3 5 7 16 24 −8 14
14 Villa Española 15 3 3 9 11 26 −15 12
15 Cerro Largo 15 1 6 8 13 25 −12 9
16 Juventud 15 2 2 11 9 26 −17 8
Updated to match(es) played on February 7, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Peñarol was docked three points.

Apertura tiebreakerEdit

Danubio1 – 2Nacional
Rodríguez   36' (report) Fernández   60'
García   77'
Attendance: 40,000

Top-ten goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Team Goals
1   Emiliano Alfaro Liverpool 7
  Sergio Leal Danubio 7
3   Sebastián Balsas Racing 6
  William Ferreira Defensor Sporting 6
  José María Franco Peñarol 6
6   Sebastián Charquero Montevideo Wanderers 5
  Santiago García Nacional 5
  Henry Giménez River Plate 5
  Antonio Pacheco Peñarol 5
  Mauro Vila Defensor Sporting 5

Last Updated: February 9, 2009 [1]

Torneo ClausuraEdit

Villa Española was relegated due to financial issues after the Apertura.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Defensor Sporting 14 11 1 2 29 15 +14 34 Championship Playoffs
2 River Plate 14 9 3 2 32 17 +15 30
3 Cerro 14 9 2 3 30 13 +17 29
4 Liverpool 14 7 4 3 23 17 +6 25
5 Peñarol 14 7 2 5 22 15 +7 23
6 Nacional 14 6 5 3 27 21 +6 23
7 Racing 14 6 5 3 22 17 +5 23
8 Montevideo Wanderers 14 6 3 5 25 24 +1 21
9 Cerro Largo 14 5 4 5 20 20 0 19
10 Danubio 14 4 3 7 20 24 −4 15
11 Central Español 14 3 3 8 16 24 −8 12
12 Tacuarembó 14 2 6 6 16 25 −9 12
13 Bella Vista 14 2 4 8 16 28 −12 10
14 Juventud 14 2 2 10 15 34 −19 8
15 Rampla Juniors 14 0 5 9 15 34 −19 5
Updated to match(es) played on June 18, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Top-ten goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Team Goals
1   Jorge Zambrana River Plate 10
2   Joaquín Boghossian Cerro 9
3   Diego Ifrán Danubio 8
  Gustavo Biscayzacú Nacional 8
  Álvaro Navarro Defensor Sporting 8
6   Diego Cháves Montevideo Wanderers 7
  Antonio Pacheco Peñarol 7
  Liber Quiñones Racing 7
  Leandro Rivero Cerro Largo 7
10   Diego de Souza Defensor Sporting 6
  Paulo Pezzolano Liverpool 6
  Mauren Franco Tacuarembó 6
  Aldo Diaz Bella Vista 6

Last Updated: June 18, 2009 [1]

ResultsEdit

Results tables includes scores from both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments.

Home \ Away BVI CES CRR CRL DAN DFS JUV LIV NAC PEÑ RAC RAM RIV TAC VIL WAN
Bella Vista 0–2 1–0 5–2 0–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–3 1–1
Central Español 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 3–0 1–5 1–2 0–0 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–4
Cerro 3–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 3–0
Cerro Largo 4–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1
Danubio 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1
Defensor Sporting 3–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–3 3–2
Juventud 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–3 0–2 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Liverpool 3–3 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–1
Nacional 2–0 0–3 3–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–2 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–2
Peñarol 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–1 4–1 3–2 0–1 3–3 4–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–0
Racing 1–0 4–0 0–4 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2
Rampla Juniors 1–1 0–0 0–3 2–2 1–0 1–4 1–4 1–1 1–3 3–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–1
River Plate 3–1 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 5–1
Tacuarembó 3–0 1–1 0–5 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–3
Villa Española 0–1 0–3 2–3 1–3 0–0 1–4 2–0 1–0
Montevideo Wanderers 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–2 2–4 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 3–2 0–0 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on June 18, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Defensor Sporting 29 20 4 5 52 27 +25 64 Championship Playoffs and the Liguilla Pre-Libertadores
2 Nacional 29 16 7 6 49 34 +15 55 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores
3 Cerro 29 15 7 7 50 25 +25 52
4 Liverpool 29 14 10 5 44 32 +12 52
5 River Plate 29 14 8 7 49 34 +15 50
6 Racing 29 13 11 5 46 31 +15 50
7 Peñarol 29 15 6 8 51 29 +22 48[a]
8 Danubio 29 14 5 10 47 39 +8 47
9 Montevideo Wanderers 29 10 5 14 42 42 0 35
10 Central Español 29 8 8 13 33 45 −12 32
11 Tacuarembó 29 7 8 14 31 45 −14 29
12 Cerro Largo 29 6 10 13 33 45 −12 28
13 Bella Vista 29 7 6 16 31 48 −17 27
14 Rampla Juniors 29 3 10 16 33 60 −27 19
15 Juventud 29 4 4 21 24 60 −36 16
16 Villa Española 15 3 3 9 11 26 −15 12[b]
Updated to match(es) played on June 18, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Peñarol was docked three points in the Apertura.
  2. ^ Villa Española was relegated to Segunda División Amateur for financial reason after the Apertura tournament.

Relegation tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1 Defensor Sporting 59 41 7 11 119 64 +55 130
2 River Plate 59 33 12 14 134 78 +56 111
3 Nacional 59 32 14 13 102 67 +35 110
4 Peñarol 59 31 12 16 112 68 +44 102[a]
5 Racing 29 13 11 5 46 31 +15 100[b]
6 Liverpool 59 26 17 16 99 77 +22 95
7 Danubio 59 27 12 20 105 86 +19 93
8 Cerro 59 24 17 18 80 64 +16 89
9 Montevideo Wanderers 59 23 10 26 86 93 −7 79
10 Rampla Juniors 59 16 18 25 65 102 −37 66
11 Central Español 59 17 13 29 71 97 −26 64
12 Tacuarembó 59 16 15 28 64 95 −31 63
13 Cerro Largo 29 6 10 13 33 45 −12 56[b]
14 Juventud 59 14 14 31 54 89 −35 56 Relegation to the Segunda División Profesional
15 Bella Vista 59 13 11 35 60 102 −42 50
16 Villa Española 15 3 3 9 11 26 −15 12[c] Relegation to the Segunda División Amateur
Updated to match(es) played on June 14, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Peñarol was docked 3 points in the Apertura.
  2. ^ a b Racing and Cerro Largo's points were double since this is their first season in the Primera División.
  3. ^ Villa Española was relegated after the Apertura due to financial reasons.

Championship playoffsEdit

Semifinals Finals
         
Aggregate table first place Defensor Sporting 1 1
Nacional 2 2
Apertura winners Nacional 1 1 3
Clausura winners Defensor Sporting 1 1 0

SemifinalsEdit

First legEdit

Defensor Sporting1 – 1Nacional
de Souza   25' Report Lodeiro   22'

Second legEdit

Nacional1 – 1Defensor Sporting
Romero   23' Report Vera   44'
Attendance: 17,000

Third legEdit

Defensor Sporting0 – 3Nacional
Report García   32' (pen.)
Coates   74'
Fernández   77'
Attendance: 18,000

Nacional won 5–2 on points.

FinalsEdit

First LegEdit

Defensor Sporting1 – 2Nacional
Pintos   66' Report Coates   78'
Biscayzacú   86'

Second legEdit

Nacional2 – 1Defensor Sporting
Victorino   27'
Lodeiro   86'
Report Navarro   59'
Attendance: 40,000

Nacional won 6–0 on points.


 Primera División
2008–09 Champion 
Nacional
42nd title

Nacional qualified for 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage.

Liguilla Pre-LibertadoresEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Cerro 5 4 0 1 12 6 +6 12 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Racing 5 3 1 1 11 7 +4 10 2010 Copa Libertadores First Stage
3 River Plate 5 2 0 3 7 11 −4 6 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
4 Liverpool 5 1 2 2 6 7 −1 5 Liguilla 4th place tiebreaker
5 Defensor Sporting 5 1 2 2 5 6 −1 5
6 Nacional 5 1 1 3 8 12 −4 4
Updated to match(es) played on August 2, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd playoff (if needed)
Home \ Away CRR DFS LIV NAC RAC RIV
Cerro 2–0 3–1 3–2
Defensor Sporting 0–0 2–4
Liverpool 0–3 2–3 1–1 3–0
Nacional 0–0 2–3
Racing 3–1
River Plate 0–3 4–2 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on August 2, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Liguilla 4th place tiebreakerEdit

Since Liverpool and Defensor Sporting tied on points and goal difference in the Liguilla, a playoff was needed to determine who earned the Uruguay 2 spot in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage.

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Team Goals
1   Joaquín Boghossian Cerro 7
2   Álvaro Navarro Defensor Sporting 4
  Sebastián Balsas Racing 4
4   Sergio Blanco Nacional 3
  Henry Giménez River Plate 3
  Pablo Hernández Racing 3
7   Bruno Montelongo River Plate 2
  Claudio Dadomo Cerro 2
  Pablo Torres Racing 2
  Santiago García Nacional 2
  Emiliano Alfaro Liverpool 2

Last Updated: August 2, 2009

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b [1] espndeportes.com