2011–12 Guatemalan Liga Nacional

The 2011–12 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala season is the 13th season in which the Apertura and Clausura season is used. The season began on 9 July 2011 and will end in May 2012.

Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Season2011–12
ChampionsApertura:
Municipal (29th title)
Clausura:
Xelajú (5th title)
RelegatedJuventud Retalteca
Champions LeagueMunicipal
Xelajú
Matches played120
Goals scored323 (2.69 per match)
Biggest home winApertura: Municipal 5–0 Malacateco
Biggest away winApertura: Zacapa 1–4 Suchitepéquez
Highest scoringApertura: Peñarol 6–2 Suchitepéquez
Clausura: Heredia 6–1 Zacapa

FormatEdit

The format for both championships are identical. Each championship will have two stages: a first stage and a playoff stage. The first stage of each championship is a double round-robin format. The teams that finishes 1 and 2 in the standings will advance to the playoffs semifinals, while the teams that finish 3–6 will enter in the quarterfinals. The winner of each quarterfinals will advance to the semifinals. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the finals, which will determine the tournament champion.

TeamsEdit

USAC and Xinabajul finished in 11th and 12th place, respectively, in the overall table of last season and were relegated to the Primera División. Taking their places were the two winners of the Primera División promotion playoffs, Petapa and Zacapa.

Location of the 2011–12 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala teams
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Comunicaciones Guatemala Cementos Progreso 16,000
Heredia San José Julián Tesucún 8,000
Juventud Retalteca Retalhuleu Óscar Monterroso 8,000
Malacateco Malacatán Santa Lucía 7,000
Marquense San Marcos Marquesa de la Ensenada 10,000
Mictlán Asunción Mita La Asunción 3,000
Municipal Guatemala Mateo Flores 30,000
Peñarol Huehuetenango Los Cuchumatanes 5,340
Petapa San Miguel Petapa Municipal 7,500
Suchitepéquez Mazatenango Carlos Salazar Hijo 12,000
Xelajú Quetzaltenango Mario Camposeco 11,000
Zacapa Zacapa David Ordóñez Bardales 8,000

Torneo AperturaEdit

The 2011 Torneo Apertura began on 9 July 2011 and ended on 18 December 2011.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Suchitepéquez 22 14 1 7 34 21 +13 43 Qualified to the Semifinals
2 Xelajú 22 11 5 6 30 23 +7 38
3 Marquense 22 9 9 4 31 20 +11 36 Qualified to the Quarterfinals
4 Comunicaciones 22 8 11 3 27 20 +7 35
5 Heredia 22 10 5 7 35 30 +5 35
6 Municipal 22 8 10 4 37 22 +15 34
7 Peñarol 22 8 7 7 36 31 +5 31
8 Malacateco 22 4 10 8 29 42 −13 22
9 Zacapa 22 5 6 11 27 43 −16 21
10 Juventud Retalteca 22 4 8 10 24 33 −9 20
11 Mictlán 22 5 5 12 23 39 −16 20
12 Petapa 22 3 9 10 24 33 −9 18
Source: Guatefutbol
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away COM HER JUV MAL MAR MIC MUN PEÑ PET SUC XEL ZAC
Comunicaciones 3–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–3
Heredia 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 5–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Juventud Retalteca 1–1 2–3 2–1 0–0 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–0
Malacateco 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–0 3–3 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–1
Marquense 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 0–3 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 4–0
Mictlán 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
Municipal 1–1 3–1 4–2 5–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–0
Peñarol 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 6–2 3–1 2–1
Petapa 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1
Suchitepéquez 1–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Xelajú 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–1
Zacapa 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–4 1–2
Source: Guatefutbol (in Spanish)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Pos Player Club Goals
1   Juan Valenzuela Zacapa 10
  Henry Hernández Heredia 10
3   Miguel Casanova Peñarol 8
  Edwin Villatoro Suchitepéquez 8
5   Neto Mineiro Marquense 7
  Fernando Gallo Peñarol 7
  Tránsito Montepeque Comunicaciones 7
  Carlos Ramírez Comunicaciones 7

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Suchitepéquez2745313222121211111111
Xelajú486116106665665535455532
Marquense12556855554212146643423
Comunicaciones3111124333443352224344
Heredia5101179698107877777776665
Municipal9322442446556663332256
Peñarol1634231111334424567777
Malacateco612885771091091110121010988888
Zacapa82710101111121212119910911111110999
Juventud Retalteca119101211121211891010129118899101010
Mictlán7111291291091111121211111212121212121211
Petapa10493788778788889101011111112
Leader
Qualification to the semifinals
Qualification to the quarterfinals
Source: Guatefutbol

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
2 Xelajú MC 0 2 2
4 Comunicaciones 1 0 1 (a) 4 Comunicaciones 3 1 4
5 Heredia 1 0 1 4 Comunicaciones 0 0 0
6 Municipal 2 2 4
1 Suchitepéquez 1 1 2
3 Marquense 0 0 0 6 Municipal 3 0 3
6 Municipal 2 0 2

QuarterfinalsEdit

First legsEdit

Heredia1–1Comunicaciones
Hernández   65'   81' Herrate
  20'   89' Márquez

Municipal2–0Marquense
Oliva   10'
Quintanilla   16'

Second legsEdit

Marquense0–0Municipal
Brown   88'

Municipal progresses 2–0 on aggregate.


Comunicaciones0–0Heredia

Comunicaciones progresses on away goals rule.

SemifinalsEdit

First legsEdit

Comunicaciones3–0Xelajú MC
Thompson   51'
Ramírez   54'
Ceballos   88'

Municipal3–1Suchitepéquez
Castillo   21'
Lopez   53'
Quintanilla   64'
  4' López

Second legsEdit

Xelajú MC2–1Comunicaciones
Israel Silva   8'
Leal   13'
  77' Arreola

Comunicaciones progresses 4–2 on aggregate.


Suchitepéquez1–0Municipal
Villatoro   1'   63'   86' Evandro Ferreira

Municipal progresses 3–2 on aggregate.

FinalsEdit

First legEdit

Municipal2–0Comunicaciones
Oliva   37'
Quintanilla   44'
  41'   88' Morales

Second legEdit

Comunicaciones0–2Municipal
  16' Oliva
  76' Samayoa


 2011 Apertura winner 
Municipal
29th title

Torneo ClausuraEdit

The 2012 Torneo Clausura will begin on 14 January 2012 and will end in May 2012.

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Comunicaciones     Ronald Gonzales Joma TBA
Heredia   TBD   TBA TBA TBA
Juventud Retalteca   TBD   Manuel Castañeda DMS TBA
Malacateco   TBD   Julián Trujillo TBA TBA
Marquense   TBD   Francisco Melgar Lotto Sport Italia TBA
Mictlán   TBD   Albertico Salguero TBA TBA
Municipal   TBD   Javier Delgado DMS Pepsi, Banrural
Peñarol La Mesilla   TBD   Pablo Centrone TBA TBA
Petapa   TBD   Ramiro Cepeda TBA TBA
Suchitepéquez   TBD   Richard Pressa Milan TBA
Xelajú   TBD   Hernán Medford MR TBA
Zacapa   TBD   Sergio Pardo TBA TBA

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Comunicaciones 22 13 3 6 39 23 +16 42 Qualified to the Semifinals
2 Marquense 22 10 8 4 38 18 +20 38
3 Xelajú 22 8 10 4 27 22 +5 34 Qualified to the Quarterfinals
4 Municipal 22 8 7 7 29 25 +4 31
5 Suchitepéquez 22 8 7 7 33 31 +2 31
6 Heredia 22 9 4 9 30 35 −5 31
7 Petapa 22 8 6 8 23 23 0 30
8 Mictlán 22 9 2 11 25 37 −12 29
9 Malacateco 22 7 6 9 21 30 −9 27
10 Peñarol 22 6 7 9 32 26 +6 25
11 Zacapa 22 6 7 9 28 36 −8 25
12 Juventud Retalteca 22 4 5 13 20 39 −19 17
Updated to match(es) played on 29 April 2012. Source: Guatefutbol
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away COM HER JUV MAL MAR MIC MUN PEÑ PET SUC XEL ZAC
Comunicaciones 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 4–3 3–1 2–2
Heredia 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 6–1
Juventud Retalteca 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–4 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–2
Malacateco 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–3
Marquense 1–0 4–0 4–0 1–0 6–0 3–3 2–1 3–2 0–0 3–4 4–0
Mictlán 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–0
Municipal 2–1 4–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
Peñarol 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 5–0 3–3 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1
Petapa 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1
Suchitepéquez 2–4 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–2 3–0 4–2
Xelajú 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Zacapa 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–2 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 29 April 2012. Source: Guatefutbol (in Spanish)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Pos Player Club Goals
1   Henry Hernández Heredia 16
2   Carlos Asprilla Mictlán 11
  Terencio de Oliveira Marquense 11
  Fernando Gallo Peñarol 11
  Israel Silva Xelajú 11
5   Gonzalo Gutiérrez Suchitepéquez 10
  Juan Valenzuela Zacapa 10
  Sandro Zamboni Petapa 10
9   Hessler Archila Suchitepéquez 9
  Diego Estrada Comunicaciones 9
  Jorge Estrada Marquense 9

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Comunicaciones3464222222222221211111
Marquense1111111111111112122222
Xelajú101055476756645534343333
Municipal4236588674566868564564
Suchitepéquez6647635568877675858675
Heredia5873743333353453435446
Petapa991110111110897998786976787
Mictlán12121212121212121212111111999797858
Malacateco11588854445434347689999
Peñarol711991099108107810101110111110101010
Zacapa871011910111111910109111011101011111111
Juventud Retalteca232236791011121212121212121212121212
Leader
Qualification to the semifinals
Qualification to the quarterfinals
Source: Guatefutbol

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 Comunicaciones 0 1 1
4 Municipal 1 3 4 4 Municipal 0 2 2
5 Suchitepéquez 2 0 2 4 Municipal 1 1 2 (1)
3 Club Xelajú 0 2 2 (3)
2 Marquense 0 1 1
6 Heredia 2 2 4 3 Club Xelajú 1 1 2
3 Xelajú 1 6 7

QuarterfinalsEdit

First legsEdit


Second legsEdit


Club Xelajú6–2Heredia
Israel Silva   13', 21', 71' (pen.), 90'
Morales   33', 53'
Report Ramírez   10'
Miranda   80'

SemifinalsEdit

First legsEdit


Second legsEdit


FinalsEdit

First legEdit

Second legEdit


 2012 Clausura winner 
Club Xelajú
5th title

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Comunicaciones 44 21 14 9 66 43 +23 77
2 Marquense 44 19 17 8 69 38 +31 74
3 Suchitepéquez 44 22 8 14 67 52 +15 74
4 Xelajú 44 19 15 10 57 45 +12 72 Qualification for 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
5 Heredia 44 19 9 16 65 65 0 66
6 Municipal 44 16 17 11 66 46 +20 65 Qualification for 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
7 Peñarol 44 14 14 16 68 57 +11 56
8 Malacateco 44 11 16 17 50 72 −22 49
9 Mictlán 44 14 7 23 48 76 −28 49
10 Petapa 44 11 15 18 47 56 −9 48
11 Zacapa (R) 44 11 13 20 55 79 −24 46 Relegation to the Primera División
12 Juventud Retalteca (R) 44 8 13 23 44 72 −28 37
Updated to match(es) played on 29 April 2012. Source: Guatefutbol
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated

External linksEdit