2019 Liga Dominicana de Fútbol

The 2019 Liga Dominicana de Fútbol season (known as the LDF Banco Popular for sponsorship reasons) is the fourth season of professional football in the Dominican Republic. The season started on 30 March 2019.[1]

Liga Dominicana de Fútbol
Season2019
ChampionsAtlético Pantoja
Matches played122
Goals scored270 (2.21 per match)
2018
2020

FormatEdit

The 2019 tournament of the Liga Dominicana de Futbol will start with 12 teams. The event will be developed with a new format, each of the twelve clubs can have up to 6 foreign players on their payroll.

The new format includes an "Apertura" and a "Clausura" tournament, both will be played one round and has been agreed with the twelve clubs and also with CONCACAF. The "Apertura" will have a semifinal with the four best teams and then a final, as well as the "Clausura".

Then the champion of each tournament will compete to win the qualification to the CONCACAF championship tournament. Another club will qualify for the CONCACAF tournament, accumulating the most points in both tournaments.

AperturaEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cibao (Q) 10 8 2 0 22 5 +17 26 Advance to Playoffs
2 Jarabacoa (Q) 10 5 3 2 11 6 +5 18
3 Atlético Pantoja (Q) 10 5 2 3 19 9 +10 17
4 Moca (Q) 10 4 4 2 8 5 +3 16
5 Atlético Vega Real 10 4 3 3 12 15 −3 15
6 Universidad O&M 10 3 4 3 15 9 +6 13
7 Atlético San Francisco 10 1 7 2 9 11 −2 10
8 Atlántico 10 0 8 2 8 11 −3 8
9 Barcelona Atlético 10 2 2 6 8 19 −11 8
10 Delfines del Este 10 1 4 5 10 17 −7 7
11 Atlético San Cristóbal 10 2 1 7 8 23 −15 7
12 Inter RD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did not enter
Source: Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Regular season resultsEdit

Home \ Away ATL ASC ASF AVR CIB CAP CBA DDE IRD JAR MOC UOM
Atlántico FC 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1
Atlético San Cristóbal 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–1
Atlético de San Francisco 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Atlético Vega Real 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0
Cibao FC 8–2 2–0 4–1 2–1 0–0
Club Atlético Pantoja 2–0 1–1 4–1 4–0 1–2 1–2
Club Barcelona Atlético 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–6
Delfines del Este FC 3–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–1
Inter RD
Jarabacoa FC 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0
Moca FC 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–0
Universidad O&M F.C. 4–2 1–1 0–1 1–2
Source: RSSSF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

  Semifinals Final
                         
4 Moca 0 1 1  
1 Cibao 2 1 3  
    1 Cibao 0 (0)
  3 Atlético Pantoja (a.e.t.), (p) 0 (3)
3 Atlético Pantoja (a.e.t.), (p) 1 0 1 (3)
2 Jarabacoa 1 0 1 (2)  

ClausuraEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cibao (Q) 10 7 1 2 17 10 +7 22 Advance to Playoffs
2 Atlético Vega Real (Q) 10 5 3 2 16 7 +9 18
3 Atlético San Cristóbal (Q) 10 5 3 2 13 10 +3 18
4 Atlántico (Q) 10 4 4 2 10 8 +2 16
5 Delfines del Este 10 4 3 3 10 7 +3 15
6 Jarabacoa 10 4 3 3 10 9 +1 15
7 Atlético Pantoja 10 4 2 4 12 9 +3 14
8 Moca 10 3 5 2 9 10 −1 13[a]
9 Universidad O&M 10 3 2 5 10 12 −2 11
10 Atlético San Francisco 10 2 2 6 6 16 −10 8
11 Barcelona Atlético 10 0 0 10 4 19 −15 0
12 Inter RD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did not enter
Source: Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Moca were deducted 1 point.

Regular season resultsEdit

Home \ Away ATL ASC ASF AVR CIB CAP CBA DDE IRD JAR MOC UOM
Atlántico FC 2–0 0–3 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1
Atlético San Cristóbal 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–0 1–1
Atlético de San Francisco 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1
Atlético Vega Real 5–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0
Cibao FC 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–3
Club Atlético Pantoja 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–0
Club Barcelona Atlético 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–2
Delfines del Este FC 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0
Inter RD
Jarabacoa FC 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0
Moca FC 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–0
Universidad O&M F.C. 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on completed. Source: RSSSF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

  Semifinals Final
                         
4 Atlántico 0 0 0  
1 Cibao 1 1 2  
    1 Cibao 3
  3 Atlético San Cristóbal 0
3 Atlético San Cristóbal 3 2 5
2 Atlético Vega Real 2 1 3  

Grand finalEdit

Played between champions of Apertura and Clausura.

Atlético Pantoja1–2Cibao
Report
Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez, Santo Domingo
Referee: Carlos Mateo
Cibao0–1Atlético Pantoja
Report
Penalties
2–4
Estadio Cibao FC, Santiago de los Caballeros
Referee: Randy Encarnación Solano

Atlético Pantoja qualifies for 2020 Caribbean Club Championship.

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cibao (Q) 20 15 3 2 39 15 +24 48 Caribbean Club Championship[a]
2 Atlético Vega Real 20 9 6 5 28 22 +6 33
3 Jarabacoa 20 9 6 5 21 15 +6 33
4 Atlético Pantoja (Q) 20 9 4 7 31 18 +13 31 Caribbean Club Championship[b]
5 Moca 20 7 9 4 17 15 +2 29[c]
6 Atlético San Cristóbal 20 7 4 9 21 33 −12 25
7 Universidad O&M 20 6 6 8 25 21 +4 24
8 Atlántico 20 4 12 4 18 19 −1 24
9 Delfines del Este 20 5 7 8 20 24 −4 22
10 Atlético San Francisco 20 3 9 8 15 27 −12 18
11 Barcelona Atlético 20 2 2 16 12 38 −26 8
12 Inter RD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did not enter
Source: Soccerway Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ As aggregate table best team not yet qualified.
  2. ^ As grand final winners.
  3. ^ Moca were deducted 1 point.

ReferencesEdit