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The 2018 Categoría Primera A season (officially known as the 2018 Liga Águila season for sponsorship reasons) was the 71st season of Colombia's top-flight football league. The season began on 2 February and concluded on 16 December. Millonarios were the defending champions.

Liga Águila
Season2018
Dates2 February – 16 December 2018
ChampionsApertura: Deportes Tolima (2nd title)
Finalización: Junior (8th title)
RelegatedBoyacá Chicó
Leones
Copa LibertadoresDeportes Tolima
Junior
Independiente Medellín
Atlético Nacional (cup winners)
Copa SudamericanaOnce Caldas
La Equidad
Rionegro Águilas
Deportivo Cali
Matches played408
Goals scored896 (2.2 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura: Germán Cano (12 goals)
Finalización: Germán Cano (20 goals)
Biggest home winDeportivo Cali 4–0 Boyacá Chicó
(14 February)
Santa Fe 4–0 Jaguares
(25 February)
Deportivo Cali 4–0 Rionegro Águilas
(3 March)
La Equidad 4–0 Boyacá Chicó
(6 March)
Alianza Petrolera 4–0 Jaguares
(18 March)
Atlético Huila 4–0 América de Cali
(31 March)
Santa Fe 4–0 Alianza Petrolera
(11 August)
Patriotas 4–0 Jaguares
(27 August)
Junior 4–0 Patriotas
(17 October)
Deportivo Cali 4–0 Jaguares
(27 October)
La Equidad 4–0 Patriotas
(28 October)
Biggest away winEnvigado 0–3 Santa Fe
(14 March)
Junior 0–3 Envigado
(21 March)
Envigado 0–3 Atlético Huila
(22 April)
Patriotas 0–3 Ind. Medellín
(28 September)
Rionegro Águilas 0–3 Santa Fe
(6 October)
Alianza Petrolera 0–3 Junior
(5 November)
Millonarios 0–3 Santa Fe
(11 November)
Highest scoringJunior 4–3 Deportes Tolima
(9 October)
2017
2019

In the Torneo Apertura, Deportes Tolima won their second league title on 9 June, after tying with Atlético Nacional 2–2 on aggregate score in the finals and then beating them 4–2 on penalties[1] and in the Torneo Finalización, Junior won their eighth title on 16 December, following a 5–4 win against Independiente Medellín on aggregate score in the finals.[2]

Contents

FormatEdit

The league was played under the same format used since the 2015 season, with the exclusion of the regional derby matchday in the first stage of both the Apertura and Finalización tournaments being the only change to be applied for this season. Both tournaments were divided into three stages: a first stage which was contested on a single round-robin basis, with each team playing the other teams once for a total of 19 matches. The top eight teams after the nineteen rounds advanced to a knockout round, where they were drawn into four ties to be played on a home-and-away basis, with the four winners advancing to the semifinals and the winners of each semifinal advancing to the final of the tournament. The winners of the final in each tournament were declared as champions. Relegation to Categoría Primera B by average continued being used.[3]

TeamsEdit

20 teams took part, eighteen of them returning from last season plus Boyacá Chicó and Leones, who were promoted from the 2017 Primera B. Leones became the first team to secure promotion, after winning the Torneo Finalización on 26 November 2017, and competed in the Primera A for the first time ever.[4] On the other hand, Boyacá Chicó sealed their promotion on 6 December 2017, by winning the Primera B championship on penalty kicks against Leones.[5] They returned to the top tier after just one year. Both promoted teams replaced Cortuluá and Tigres who were relegated at the end of the last season.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Manager Home city Stadium Capacity
Alianza Petrolera   César Torres Barrancabermeja Daniel Villa Zapata 10,400
América de Cali   Fernando Castro Cali Pascual Guerrero 33,130
Atlético Bucaramanga   Óscar Serrano (caretaker) Bucaramanga Alfonso López 28,000
Atlético Huila   Dayron Pérez (caretaker) Neiva Guillermo Plazas Alcida 22,000
Atlético Nacional   Paulo Autuori Medellín Atanasio Girardot 40,043
Boyacá Chicó   Jhon Jaime Gómez Tunja La Independencia 20,630
Deportes Tolima   Alberto Gamero Ibagué Manuel Murillo Toro 28,100
Deportivo Cali   Gerardo Pelusso Cali Deportivo Cali 52,000
Deportivo Pasto   Jairo Enríquez (caretaker) Pasto Departamental Libertad 20,665
Envigado   Eduardo Lara Envigado Polideportivo Sur 11,000
Independiente Medellín   Octavio Zambrano Medellín Atanasio Girardot 40,043
Jaguares   Julio Méndez (caretaker) Montería Jaraguayb 12,000
Junior   Julio Comesaña Barranquilla Metropolitano Roberto Meléndezc 49,692
La Equidad   Luis Fernando Suárez Bogotá Metropolitano de Techo 8,000
Leones   Luis Amaranto Perea Itagüí Metropolitano Ciudad de Itagüí 12,000
Millonarios   Miguel Ángel Russo Bogotá Nemesio Camacho El Campín 36,343
Once Caldas   Hubert Bodhert Manizales Palogrande 28,678
Patriotas   Diego Corredor Tunja La Independencia 20,630
Rionegro Águilas   Jorge Luis Bernal Rionegro Alberto Grisales 14,000
Santa Fe   Guillermo Sanguinetti Bogotá Nemesio Camacho El Campín 36,343

a: Atlético Huila played their first three home games in the Torneo Apertura (against Deportivo Cali, Junior, and La Equidad) at Estadio Manuel Murillo Toro in Ibagué due to their regular stadium Estadio Guillermo Plazas Alcid not meeting DIMAYOR's stadium requirements.
b: Jaguares played their first three home games in the Torneo Apertura (against La Equidad, Deportes Tolima, and Patriotas) at Estadio Armando Tuirán Paternina in Sahagún due to works on the artificial lighting system at Estadio Jaraguay which enabled it to meet DIMAYOR's stadium requirements.
c: Junior played their home matches against Deportivo Pasto, Atlético Huila, and Rionegro Águilas at Estadio Romelio Martínez in Barranquilla instead of their regular stadium Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Torneo Apertura
Atlético Bucaramanga   Jaime de la Pava Mutual consent 27 November 2017[6] Pre-season   Diego Cagna 15 December 2017[7]
Atlético Nacional   Juan Manuel Lillo Resigned 5 December 2017[8]   Jorge Almirón 19 December 2017[9]
Junior   Julio Comesaña 5 December 2017[10]   Alexis Mendoza 14 December 2017[11]
Jaguares   Hubert Bodhert 5 December 2017[12]   José Manuel Rodríguez 5 December 2017[13]
Once Caldas   Herney Duque End of caretaker spell 7 December 2017   Hubert Bodhert 7 December 2017[14]
Deportivo Cali   Sergio Angulo 9 December 2017   Gerardo Pelusso 9 December 2017[15]
Rionegro Águilas   Diego Edison Umaña Sacked 10 December 2017[16]   Hernán Torres 13 December 2017[17]
América de Cali   Jorge da Silva Resigned 24 March 2018[18] 16th   Carlos Asprilla (caretaker) 26 March 2018[19]
América de Cali   Carlos Asprilla End of caretaker spell 1 April 2018 18th   Pedro Felício Santos 4 April 2018[20]
Junior   Alexis Mendoza Sacked 9 April 2018[21] 3rd   Fernel Díaz (caretaker) 9 April 2018[21]
Junior   Fernel Díaz End of caretaker spell 11 April 2018 3rd   Julio Comesaña 12 April 2018[22]
Santa Fe   Gregorio Pérez Sacked 14 April 2018[23] 13th   Agustín Julio (caretaker) 14 April 2018[23]
Atlético Bucaramanga   Diego Cagna Mutual consent 21 April 2018[24] 12th   Adolfo León Holguín (caretaker) 22 April 2018[25]
Rionegro Águilas   Hernán Torres Resigned 17 May 2018[26] 13th   Jorge Luis Bernal 31 May 2018[27]
Atlético Bucaramanga   Adolfo León Holguín End of caretaker spell 21 May 2018 16th   Carlos Mario Hoyos 21 May 2018[28]
Santa Fe   Agustín Julio 23 May 2018 12th   Guillermo Sanguinetti 12 June 2018[29]
Independiente Medellín   Ismael Rescalvo Mutual consent 6 June 2018[30] 2nd, SFs   Octavio Zambrano 15 June 2018[31]
Torneo Finalización
Deportivo Pasto   Flabio Torres Resigned 6 August 2018[32] 18th   Hernán Lisi 6 August 2018[33]
América de Cali   Pedro Felício Santos Sacked 19 August 2018[34] 13th   Jersson González (caretaker) 20 August 2018[35]
Atlético Bucaramanga   Carlos Mario Hoyos Mutual consent 19 August 2018[36] 15th   Óscar Serrano (caretaker) 20 August 2018[37]
Envigado   Rubén Darío Bedoya Resigned 21 August 2018[38] 17th   Juan Carlos Ramírez (caretaker) 23 August 2018[39]
Leones   Juan Carlos Álvarez Mutual consent 24 August 2018[40] 20th   Mauricio Martínez (caretaker) 24 August 2018[40]
América de Cali   Jersson González End of caretaker spell 25 August 2018 15th   Fernando Castro 26 August 2018[41]
Leones   Mauricio Martínez 27 August 2018 20th   Luis Amaranto Perea 27 August 2018[42]
Jaguares   José Manuel Rodríguez Resigned 27 August 2018[43] 16th   Flavio Robatto 29 August 2018[44]
Atlético Nacional   Jorge Almirón Resigned 30 August 2018[45] 5th   Hernán Darío Herrera (caretaker) 30 August 2018[45]
Atlético Huila   Néstor Craviotto Mutual consent 9 September 2018[46] 20th   Dayron Pérez (caretaker) 10 September 2018[46]
Alianza Petrolera   Juan Cruz Real Sacked 23 September 2018[47] 13th   Diego Estrada (caretaker) 24 September 2018[47]
Envigado   Juan Carlos Ramírez End of caretaker spell 24 September 2018 18th   Eduardo Lara 25 September 2018[48]
Alianza Petrolera   Diego Estrada 6 October 2018 15th   César Torres 7 October 2018[49]
Deportivo Pasto   Hernán Lisi Sacked 19 October 2018[50] 17th   Jairo Enríquez (caretaker) 19 October 2018[50]
Jaguares   Flavio Robatto Resigned 28 October 2018[51] 19th   Julio Méndez (caretaker) 28 October 2018[51]
Atlético Nacional   Hernán Darío Herrera End of caretaker spell 2 November 2018 7th   Paulo Autuori 2 November 2018[52]

Torneo AperturaEdit

First stageEdit

The First stage began on 2 February and consisted of nineteen rounds with teams playing each other once. It ended on 6 May with the top eight teams at the end of this stage advancing to the knockout phase.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Atlético Nacional 19 12 5 2 23 10 +13 41 Advance to the knockout phase
2 Independiente Medellín 19 11 2 6 32 23 +9 35
3 Deportes Tolima 19 9 6 4 22 14 +8 33
4 Atlético Huila 19 9 3 7 20 12 +8 30
5 Junior 19 8 6 5 19 16 +3 30
6 Deportivo Cali 19 9 2 8 26 17 +9 29
7 Patriotas 19 8 5 6 17 18 −1 29
8 Once Caldas 19 8 3 8 26 26 0 27
9 Millonarios 19 7 5 7 19 18 +1 26
10 Envigado 19 7 5 7 19 19 0 26
11 La Equidad 19 6 7 6 18 15 +3 25
12 Santa Fe 19 7 4 8 20 19 +1 25
13 Rionegro Águilas 19 6 7 6 18 22 −4 25
14 Jaguares 19 7 4 8 16 23 −7 25
15 Alianza Petrolera 19 6 5 8 24 26 −2 23
16 Atlético Bucaramanga 19 6 5 8 22 24 −2 23
17 América de Cali 19 6 4 9 22 31 −9 22
18 Deportivo Pasto 19 5 5 9 15 19 −4 20
19 Boyacá Chicó 19 4 4 11 16 32 −16 16
20 Leones 19 2 7 10 13 23 −10 13
Source: Dimayor, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Away goals for, 5) Away goals against, 6) Drawing of lots.[53]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away APE AME BUC HUI NAC BOY TOL CAL PAS ENV DIM JAG JUN EQU LEO MIL ONC PAT RIO SFE
Alianza Petrolera 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 4–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–1
América de Cali 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0
Atlético Bucaramanga 4–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–4 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–0
Atlético Huila 4–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–0
Atlético Nacional 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Boyacá Chicó 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1
Deportes Tolima 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–0
Deportivo Cali 2–1 0–1 0–2 4–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 3–0
Deportivo Pasto 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–1
Envigado 0–0 1–1 0–3 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–3
Independiente Medellín 3–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 4–1
Jaguares 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–4 1–2 1–0 0–0
Junior 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–1
La Equidad 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–0
Leones 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1
Millonarios 1–1 3–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0
Once Caldas 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 3–2 2–0 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–2
Patriotas 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 0–0
Rionegro Águilas 2–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–1
Santa Fe 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–0
Source: Dimayor, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Knockout phase bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Atlético Nacional 0 2 2  
6 Deportivo Cali 1 0 1  
  1 Atlético Nacional (p) 0 0 0 (4)  
  4 Atlético Huila 0 0 0 (2)  
4 Atlético Huila (p) 1 0 1 (3)
7 Patriotas 1 0 1 (1)  
  1 Atlético Nacional 1 1 2 (2)
  3 Deportes Tolima (p) 0 2 2 (4)
2 Indep. Medellín 1 2 3  
5 Junior 0 2 2  
  2 Indep. Medellín 0 1 1 (3)
  3 Deportes Tolima (p) 1 0 1 (5)  
3 Deportes Tolima 0 3 3
8 Once Caldas 1 0 1  

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Cali 1–2 Atlético Nacional 1–0 0–2
Junior 2–3 Independiente Medellín 0–1 2–2
Once Caldas 1–3 Deportes Tolima 1–0 0–3
Patriotas 1–1 (1–3 p) Atlético Huila 1–1 0–0

First legEdit

Second legEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Huila 0–0 (2–4 p) Atlético Nacional 0–0 0–0
Deportes Tolima 1–1 (5–3 p) Independiente Medellín 1–0 0–1

First legEdit

Second legEdit

FinalsEdit

Deportes Tolima0–1Atlético Nacional
Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Andrés Rojas

Atlético Nacional1–2Deportes Tolima
Report
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 44,695
Referee: Luis Sánchez

Tied 2–2 on aggregate, Deportes Tolima won on penalties.

Liga Águila
2018 Apertura Champions
Deportes Tolima
2nd Title

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Club Goals
1   Germán Cano Independiente Medellín 12
2   Dayro Moreno Atlético Nacional 9
  Iván Rivas Patriotas
4   Omar Duarte Atlético Huila 8
  Edder Farías Once Caldas
  Cristian Martínez Borja América de Cali
  Humberto Osorio Rionegro Águilas
8   Edwar López Atlético Huila 7
  Yairo Moreno Independiente Medellín
  Carlos Peralta La Equidad
  José Sand Deportivo Cali

Source: Dimayor

Torneo FinalizaciónEdit

First stageEdit

The First stage began on 20 July and featured the same format used in the Torneo Apertura, with reversed fixtures. It concluded on 11 November with the top eight teams at the end of this stage advancing to the knockout stage.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Deportes Tolima 19 12 3 4 34 22 +12 39 Advance to the knockout phase
2 Once Caldas 19 10 6 3 25 16 +9 36
3 La Equidad 19 11 3 5 22 14 +8 36
4 Atlético Bucaramanga 19 11 2 6 25 20 +5 35
5 Independiente Medellín 19 9 7 3 29 19 +10 34
6 Junior 19 9 5 5 32 17 +15 32
7 Rionegro Águilas 19 9 5 5 21 19 +2 32
8 Santa Fe 19 8 7 4 27 13 +14 31
9 Atlético Nacional 19 8 6 5 27 20 +7 30
10 Deportivo Cali 19 8 5 6 19 15 +4 29
11 Millonarios 19 6 7 6 23 23 0 25
12 América de Cali 19 6 7 6 19 20 −1 25
13 Envigado 19 5 5 9 20 28 −8 20
14 Boyacá Chicó 19 5 5 9 19 28 −9 20
15 Patriotas 19 5 5 9 17 26 −9 20
16 Alianza Petrolera 19 6 1 12 22 33 −11 19
17 Atlético Huila 19 4 6 9 13 22 −9 18
18 Deportivo Pasto 19 3 6 10 11 21 −10 15
19 Jaguares 19 3 5 11 13 29 −16 14
20 Leones 19 1 6 12 15 28 −13 9
Source: Dimayor, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Away goals for, 5) Away goals against, 6) Drawing of lots.[53]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away APE AME BUC HUI NAC BOY TOL CAL PAS ENV DIM JAG JUN EQU LEO MIL ONC PAT RIO SFE
Alianza Petrolera 2–2 1–2 1–0 4–2 2–0 1–2 0–3 0–2 3–2 3–2
América de Cali 0–0 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–0
Atlético Bucaramanga 2–3 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 2–1
Atlético Huila 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–1
Atlético Nacional 3–2 2–3 3–2 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0
Boyacá Chicó 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1
Deportes Tolima 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–1
Deportivo Cali 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–2 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–2
Deportivo Pasto 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1
Envigado 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–1
Independiente Medellín 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–2
Jaguares 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–0
Junior 0–0 3–0 4–3 3–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 4–0 2–0
La Equidad 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2
Leones 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–2
Millonarios 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–3
Once Caldas 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0
Patriotas 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 4–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–0
Rionegro Águilas 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–3
Santa Fe 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–1
Source: Dimayor, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Knockout phase bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Deportes Tolima (p) 2 0 2 (4)  
8 Santa Fe 1 1 2 (3)  
  1 Deportes Tolima 2 0 2  
  5 Indep. Medellín 2 2 4  
4 Atlético Bucaramanga 0 2 2
5 Indep. Medellín 3 0 3  
  5 Indep. Medellín 1 3 4
  6 Junior 4 1 5
3 La Equidad 0 0 0  
6 Junior 1 0 1  
  6 Junior 3 1 4
  7 Rionegro Águilas 2 1 3  
2 Once Caldas 0 1 1
7 Rionegro Águilas 1 1 2  

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santa Fe 2–2 (3–4 p) Deportes Tolima 1–2 1–0
Rionegro Águilas 2–1 Once Caldas 1–0 1–1
Junior 1–0 La Equidad 1–0 0–0
Independiente Medellín 3–2 Atlético Bucaramanga 3–0 0–2

First legEdit

Second legEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente Medellín 4–2 Deportes Tolima 2–2 2–0
Rionegro Águilas 3–4 Junior 2–3 1–1

First legEdit

Second legEdit

FinalsEdit

Junior4–1Independiente Medellín
Report
Attendance: 40,072
Referee: John Hinestroza

Independiente Medellín3–1Junior
Report
Attendance: 43,445
Referee: Carlos Betancur

Junior won 5–4 on aggregate.

 Liga Águila
2018 Finalización Champions 
Junior
8th title

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Club Goals
1   Germán Cano Independiente Medellín 20
2   Marco Pérez Deportes Tolima 17
3   Michael Rangel Atlético Bucaramanga 11
4   Luis Díaz Junior 10
  Dayro Moreno Atlético Nacional
  Carlos Peralta La Equidad
  Diego Valdés Boyacá Chicó
8   César Arias Alianza Petrolera 8
  David Lemos Once Caldas
10   Jarlan Barrera Junior 7
  Juan Fernando Caicedo Independiente Medellín
  Wilson Morelo Santa Fe

Source: Dimayor, Soccerway

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Independiente Medellín 48 25 11 12 76 54 +22 86 Qualification to Copa Libertadores second stage
2 Deportes Tolima (C) 48 25 10 13 66 46 +20 85 Qualification to Copa Libertadores group stage
3 Atlético Nacional 44 22 13 9 54 33 +21 79 Qualification to Copa Libertadores second stage[a]
4 Junior (C) 46 20 14 12 63 43 +20 74 Qualification to Copa Libertadores group stage
5 Once Caldas 42 19 10 13 53 47 +6 67 Qualification to Copa Sudamericana first stage
6 La Equidad 40 17 11 12 41 31 +10 62
7 Rionegro Águilas 42 16 14 12 44 46 −2 62
8 Deportivo Cali 40 18 7 15 46 34 +12 61
9 Atlético Bucaramanga 40 18 7 15 49 47 +2 61
10 Santa Fe 40 16 11 13 49 34 +15 59
11 Atlético Huila 42 13 13 16 34 35 −1 52
12 Millonarios 38 13 12 13 42 41 +1 51
13 Patriotas 40 13 12 15 35 45 −10 51
14 América de Cali 38 12 11 15 41 51 −10 47
15 Envigado 38 12 10 16 39 47 −8 46
16 Alianza Petrolera 38 12 6 20 46 59 −13 42
17 Jaguares 38 10 9 19 29 52 −23 39
18 Boyacá Chicó 38 9 9 20 35 60 −25 36
19 Deportivo Pasto 38 8 11 19 26 40 −14 35
20 Leones 38 3 13 22 28 51 −23 22
Source: Dimayor
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Away goals for, 5) Away goals against, 6) Drawing of lots.[53]
(C) Champion.
Notes:

RelegationEdit

A separate table was kept to determine the teams that get relegated to the Categoría Primera B for the next season. The table included an average of all first stage games played for the current season and the previous two seasons. For purposes of elaborating the table, promoted teams were given the same point and goal tallies as the team in the 18th position at the start of the season.

Pos
Team 2016
Pts
2017
Pts
2018
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Atlético Nacional 76 87 71 234 118 1.983
2 Independiente Medellín 73 69 69 211 118 1.788
3 Santa Fe 70 67 56 193 118 1.636
4 Millonarios 70 69 51 190 118 1.61
5 Junior 65 62 62 189 118 1.602
6 Deportes Tolima 57 53 72 182 118 1.542
7 Deportivo Cali 66 53 58 177 118 1.5
8 Atlético Bucaramanga 55 47 58 160 118 1.356
9 La Equidad 42 53 61 156 118 1.322
10 Once Caldas 51 42 63 156 118 1.322
11 Rionegro Águilas 60 39 57 156 118 1.322
12 Patriotas 61 45 49 155 118 1.314
13 América de Cali 46 60 47 153 118 1.297
14 Jaguares 46 59 39 144 118 1.22
15 Envigado 51 44 46 141 118 1.195
16 Atlético Huila 42 48 48 138 118 1.169
17 Deportivo Pasto 44 56 35 135 118 1.144
18 Alianza Petrolera 47 46 42 135 118 1.144
19 Boyacá Chicó (R) 42 48 36 126 118 1.068 Relegation to Categoría Primera B
20 Leones (R) 42 48 22 112 118 0.949

Source: Dimayor
Rules for classification: 1st average; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored; 4th away goals scored.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "¡La hazaña fue posible! Tolima campeón de la Liga en Colombia" (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ "¡Se prendió el carnaval: Junior, campeón de la Liga de Colombia!" (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Balance de la Asamblea Extraordinaria de la Dimayor" (in Spanish). Dimayor.com. 12 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Misión cumplida, Leones está en la A" (in Spanish). El Colombiano. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Boyacá Chicó acompañará a Leones en la Liga Águila 2018" (in Spanish). El País. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Jaime De la Pava se va del Atlético Bucaramanga". vanguardia.com (in Spanish). 27 November 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Diego Cagna es el nuevo entrenador del Atlético Bucaramanga". vanguardia.com (in Spanish). 15 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Lillo renunció a Atlético Nacional". elcolombiano.com (in Spanish). 5 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Jorge Almirón es el nuevo entrenador de Atlético Nacional". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 19 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Julio Comesaña no seguirá siendo el director técnico de Junior". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 5 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Ya es oficial: Alexis Mendoza vuelve a Junior". elheraldo.co (in Spanish). 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Hubert Bodhert no seguirá como entrenador de Jaguares". eltiempo.com (in Spanish). 5 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Hubert Bodhert sale de Jaguares y llega José Willy Rodríguez". elmundo.com (in Spanish). 5 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Hubert Bodhert ya es director técnico del Once Caldas". antena2.com.co (in Spanish). 7 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Gerardo Pelusso es el nuevo entrenador del Cali". elespectador.com (in Spanish). 9 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Diego Edison Umaña dejó de ser el entrenador de Rionegro Águilas". antena2.com.co (in Spanish). 10 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Hernán Torres es el nuevo técnico de Rionegro Águilas". elcolombiano.com (in Spanish). 13 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Jorge 'Polilla' Da Silva renunció: primera consecuencia de la grave crisis del América". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 24 March 2018.
  19. ^ "CARLOS ASPRILLA DIRIGIRÁ FRENTE A ENVIGADO". americadecali.co (in Spanish). 26 March 2018.
  20. ^ "América de Cali presentó su nuevo cuerpo técnico, que irá hasta junio". elpais.com.co (in Spanish). 4 April 2018.
  21. ^ a b "'No soy más el técnico de Junior, Fuad Char me echó': Alexis Mendoza". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 9 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Rumor confirmado: Comesaña será técnico del Junior por octava ocasión". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 10 April 2018.
  23. ^ a b "Gregorio Pérez no es más el entrenador de Santa Fe". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 14 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Diego Cagna dejó de ser el técnico del Atlético Bucaramanga". gol.caracoltv.com (in Spanish). 22 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Una silla caliente, así es el banco del Atlético Bucaramanga". vanguardia.com (in Spanish). 23 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Rionegro Águilas confirmó la renuncia del técnico Hernán Torres". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 17 May 2018.
  27. ^ "Jorge Luis Bernal es presentado como nuevo entrenador de Rionegro Águilas". caracol.com.co (in Spanish). 31 May 2018.
  28. ^ "Carlos Mario Hoyos regresa a dirigir al Atlético Bucaramanga". vanguardia.com (in Spanish). 22 May 2018.
  29. ^ "Guillermo Sanguinetti, confirmado como nuevo técnico de Santa Fe". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 12 June 2018.
  30. ^ "Medellín se queda sin técnico: se va el español Ismael Rescalvo". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 6 June 2018.
  31. ^ "Octavio Zambrano, nuevo director técnico de Independiente Medellín". rcnradio.com (in Spanish). 15 June 2018.
  32. ^ "Primer técnico que cae en Liga II: Flabio Torres sale del Pasto". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 6 August 2018.
  33. ^ "Hernán Lisi, nuevo técnico del Deportivo Pasto". eltiempo.com (in Spanish). 6 August 2018.
  34. ^ "Pedro Felicio Santos dejó de ser el técnico del América de Cali". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 19 August 2018.
  35. ^ "Jersson González, técnico interino del América". MARCA Claro Colombia (in Spanish). 20 August 2018.
  36. ^ "Carlos Mario Hoyos ya no es el técnico del Atlético Bucaramanga". vanguardia.com (in Spanish). 19 August 2018.
  37. ^ "Confirmado: Atlético Bucaramanga cancela negociación con Robatto". vanguardia.com (in Spanish). 27 August 2018.
  38. ^ "Rubén Bedoya renuncia a la dirección técnica del Envigado". elcolombiano.com (in Spanish). 21 August 2018.
  39. ^ "Juan Carlos Ramírez es el nuevo director técnico (e) del Envigado F.C." telemedellin.tv (in Spanish). 24 August 2018.
  40. ^ a b "Juan Carlos Álvarez dejó la dirección técnica de Leones". caracol.com.co (in Spanish). 24 August 2018.
  41. ^ "Confimado: Pecoso Castro es nuevo técnico del América de Cali". Caracol Radio (in Spanish). 24 August 2018.
  42. ^ "Luis Amaranto Perea se estrena como entrenador: dirigirá a Leones". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 27 August 2018.
  43. ^ "'Willy' Rodríguez no estuvo a la altura con Jaguares". larazon.co (in Spanish). 27 August 2018.
  44. ^ "El argentino Flavio Robatto, nuevo director técnico de Jaguares". larazon.co (in Spanish). 29 August 2018.
  45. ^ a b "Hernán Darío Herrera fue designado como técnico interino de Nacional". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 30 August 2018.
  46. ^ a b "El argentino Néstor Craviotto deja la dirección técnica del Atlético Huila". lanacion.com.co (in Spanish). 10 September 2018.
  47. ^ a b "Alianza Petrolera le dijo adiós al técnico". vanguardia.com (in Spanish). 25 September 2018.
  48. ^ "Lara fue presentado como nuevo DT de Envigado". eltiempo.com (in Spanish). 25 September 2018.
  49. ^ "César Torres y Sergio 'Barranca' Herrera dirigirán Alianza Petrolera". futbolred.com (in Spanish). 7 October 2018.
  50. ^ a b "Pasto, de nuevo sin técnico: se va Hernán Lisi". El Tiempo (in Spanish). 19 October 2018.
  51. ^ a b "Flavio Robatto renunció a la dirección técnica de Jaguares". larazon.co (in Spanish). 28 October 2018.
  52. ^ "Paulo César Autuori, nuevo técnico de Nacional". El Espectador (in Spanish). 2 November 2018.
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