2016 Torneo Apertura (Chile)

The 2016 Campeonato Nacional Apertura Scotiabank was the 99th Chilean League top flight, in which Universidad Católica won its 12th league title, their second in a row.

Campeonato Nacional Apertura Scotiabank
Season2016–17
Dates29 July – 10 December 2016
ChampionsUniversidad Católica
(12th title)
2017 Copa LibertadoresDeportes Iquique
Unión Española (playoff winners)
Colo-Colo (Cup champions)
2017 Copa SudamericanaPalestino
Universidad de Chile
O'Higgins (playoff losers)
Everton (Cup runners-up)
Matches played120
Goals scored347 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorerNicolás Castillo
(13 goals)
Biggest home winPalestino 5–1 D. Antofagasta
(15 October)
Biggest away winD. Iquique 2–6 U. Católica
(4 December)
Highest attendance44,789 U. de Chile 2–2 D. Iquique
(5 November)
Total attendance853,851
Average attendance7,115

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Universidad Católica (C) 15 9 4 2 37 18 +19 31 2017 Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Deportes Iquique 15 8 4 3 28 22 +6 28
3 Unión Española 15 8 3 4 27 20 +7 27 Pre-Libertadores playoff
4 O'Higgins 15 7 5 3 23 15 +8 26
5 Colo-Colo 15 6 5 4 26 20 +6 23 2017 Copa Libertadores second stage[a]
6 Palestino 15 6 3 6 25 19 +6 21 2017 Copa Sudamericana first stage
7 Universidad de Chile 15 5 6 4 23 22 +1 21
8 San Luis 15 6 3 6 21 22 −1 21
9 Deportes Antofagasta 15 5 4 6 17 22 −5 19
10 Huachipato 15 4 6 5 24 24 0 18
11 Santiago Wanderers 15 5 3 7 13 20 −7 18
12 Deportes Temuco 15 5 1 9 15 21 −6 16
13 Cobresal 15 4 4 7 14 21 −7 16
14 Everton 15 3 6 6 22 28 −6 15 2017 Copa Sudamericana first stage[b]
15 Audax Italiano 15 4 3 8 17 28 −11 15
16 Universidad de Concepción 15 4 2 9 15 25 −10 14
Updated to match(es) played on 10 December 2016. Source: ANFP, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Colo-Colo qualified for the 2017 Copa Libertadores as Copa Chile champions.
  2. ^ Everton qualified for the 2017 Copa Sudamericana as Copa Chile runners-up.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AUD CSL CC ANT DIQ TEM EVE HUA OHI PAL SL SW UE UC UCH UDC
Audax Italiano 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–2 3–1
Cobresal 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0
Colo-Colo 3–0 0–2 0–2 4–2 3–3 1–1 1–2 2–0
Deportes Antofagasta 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 3–0 1–0 1–5
Deportes Iquique 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–6 0–2
Deportes Temuco 1–2 1–3 2–0 2–3 1–2 0–2 0–3 1–0
Everton 2–1 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2
Huachipato 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–2
O'Higgins 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–1
Palestino 1–2 5–1 2–0 2–1 3–4 0–0 2–0
San Luis 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–4 2–0
Santiago Wanderers 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–0
Unión Española 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–4 2–3 3–0
Universidad Católica 4–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0
Universidad de Chile 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 3–1
Universidad de Concepción 3–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 10 December 2016. Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

TitleEdit

 Campeonato Nacional
2016 Apertura Champions 
 
Universidad Católica
12th title

Pre-Copa Libertadores playoffEdit

The pre-Copa Libertadores playoff was played between:[1]

The winner qualified for the 2017 Copa Libertadores second stage, while the loser qualified for the 2017 Copa Sudamericana first stage.

17 December 2016 (2016-12-17) Unión Española 1–1
(4–2 p)
O'Higgins Estadio Nacional, Santiago
19:00 Churín   40' Report Muñoz   70' Attendance: 6,153
Referee: Patricio Polic
Penalties
Churín  
Larenas  
Aranguiz  
Pinares  
Salom  
  Opazo
  Barriga
  Muñoz
  Insaurralde

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Club Goals
1   Nicolás Castillo Universidad Católica 13
2   Leandro Benegas Palestino 10
  Diego Churín Unión Española 10
  Esteban Paredes Colo-Colo 10
5   Diego Buonanotte Universidad Católica 8
  Cristian Insaurralde O'Higgins 8
  Carlos Salom Unión Española 8

Source: Soccerway

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Unión Española y O'Higgins decidirán al "Chile 4" en el Estadio Nacional" [Unión Española and O'Higgins will decide the "Chile 4" berth at the Estadio Nacional]. ANFP (in Spanish). 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.

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