2020 Liga 2 (Peru)

The 2020 Liga 2 season was the 75th edition of the second tier of Federación Peruana de Futbol. The season play started on October 27, 2020 and ended on December 27, 2020.

Liga 2
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Estadio Universidad San Marcos is the venue for most tournament games.
Season2020
ChampionsAlianza Atlético
Matches played48
Goals scored146 (3.04 per match)
Top goalscorerCarlos López
Víctor Perlaza (7)
Highest scoringUnión Huaral 5–5 Pirata
(11 November)
2019
2021

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)Edit

A total of 10 teams contested the league, including 7 sides from the 2019 season, two relegated from the 2019 Liga 1, and one promoted from the 2019 Copa Perú.

Teams promoted to Liga 1Edit

On 11 November 2019, Cienciano were the first team to be promoted to Liga 1, ending a four-year run in the Peruvian Segunda División/Liga 2, after defeating Santos by 4−2.[1] The second team to earn promotion to Liga 1 was play-offs winner Atlético Grau, after a goal-less draw against Chavelines Juniors on 11 December 2019. This marked the end to a two-year run in the second division.[2]

Teams relegated from Liga 1Edit

The first team to be relegated from Liga 1 were Pirata. Their relegation was ensured on 1 November 2019, after Sport Boys beat Melgar 4−2, suffering an immediate relegation from the debut season in the first division.[3] The second team to be relegated were Unión Comercio, who were relegated on 22 November 2019[4] after they were deducted 3 points for submitting fraudulent paperwork regarding the team doctor during a game against Universidad San Martín.[5]

Teams relegated from Liga 2Edit

The first team to be relegated from Liga 2 were Sport Victoria, expelled on 9 August 2019, due to their failure to pay their players.[6] This ended a seven-year spell in Segunda División. The second team to be relegated were Los Caimanes, who were relegated on 20 October 2019 after losing 3−1 against Juan Aurich, ending a five-year run in the second division.[7] The third and final relegated club was Sport Loreto, after a walk-over win over Sport Victoria on 25 October 2019 ending a four-year spell in the second division.[8]

Teams promoted to Liga 2Edit

The first and only team to achieve promotion was Chavelines Juniors after a 1−1 draw against Sport Estrella during the 2019 Copa Perú's final group stage on 1 December 2019.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team City
Alianza Atlético Sullana
Chavelines Juniors Pacasmayo
Comerciantes Unidos Cutervo
Cultural Santa Rosa Andahuaylas
Deportivo Coopsol San Vicente de Cañete
Juan Aurich Chiclayo
Pirata Olmos
Santos Nasca
Unión Comercio Nueva Cajamarca
Unión Huaral Huaral

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the whole tournament was played in two stadiums:

Stadium City
Universidad San Marcos Lima
Villa Deportiva Nacional

Estadio Monumental "U", Estadio Alberto Gallardo, Estadio Miguel Grau were also used for matchday 9 during which all matches were played simultaneously.

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

The leaders of the clubs playing in Liga 2 originally proposed to begin playing the tournament on 2 May[9] before the government announced a nation-wide lockdown on 15 March.[10] The tournament was then indefinitely postponed.[11]

On 2 June, the Peruvian government through its Ministry of Health and the Instituto Peruano del Deporte (IPD) approved the biosecurity protocol presented by the Peruvian Football Federation to allow the resumption of the sports competitions, authorizing clubs to resume training sessions.[12] On 2 September, the FPF and the Liga de Fútbol Profesional announced that the league would begin play on 26 October, with training sessions to resume on 28 September. It was also announced that the whole season would be played in Lima to avoid the constant travel between cities that clubs must do under normal circumstances.[13] The FPF also awarded US$60,000 to each club as a pandemic-related financial relief.[14]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Unión Huaral 9 5 3 1 20 14 +6 18 Advance to Liguilla Semifinals
2 Chavelines Juniors 9 5 2 2 14 8 +6 17
3 Alianza Atlético 9 5 2 2 16 11 +5 17
4 Juan Aurich 9 5 1 3 14 12 +2 16
5 Pirata 9 4 3 2 15 10 +5 15
6 Comerciantes Unidos 9 3 3 3 14 12 +2 12
7 Unión Comercio 9 3 2 4 10 12 −2 11
8 Deportivo Coopsol 9 2 2 5 5 10 −5 8
9 Santos 9 1 3 5 16 20 −4 6
10 Cultural Santa Rosa 9 1 1 7 6 19 −13 4
Source: Liga 2 - official site
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) draw.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAS COM COO CST CHA JA PIR SAN UCO HUA
Alianza Atlético 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–0
Comerciantes Unidos 1–1 5–1 3–2 2–3
Deportivo Coopsol 0–0 3–2 1–1 0–1
Cultural Santa Rosa 1–3 1–0 0–3 0–1
Chavelines Juniors 1–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 0–1
Juan Aurich 4–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0
Pirata 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
Santos 1–3 1–3 3–4 3–3
Unión Comercio 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1
Unión Huaral 2–0 3–0 1–3 5–5 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 2020. Source: Liga 2 - official site
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

LiguillaEdit

BracketEdit

Semi-finals Final
      
1 Unión Huaral 3
4 Juan Aurich (a.e.t) 4
Juan Aurich 1
Alianza Atlético (a.e.t) 2
2 Chavelines Juniors 2
3 Alianza Atlético 4

Semi-finalsEdit

Chavelines Juniors2–4Alianza Atlético

Unión Huaral3–4 (a.e.t.)Juan Aurich

FinalEdit

Alianza Atlético2–1 (a.e.t.)Juan Aurich
Attendance: 0
Referee: Joel Alarcón

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Club Goals
1   Víctor Perlaza Alianza Atlético 7
  Carlos López Unión Huaral
2   Matías Sen Comerciantes Unidos 5
3   Marcelo Argüello Santos 4
  Diego Carabaño Unión Huaral
  Sidney Faiffer Pirata
  Marvin Ríos Pirata

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DEPOR, NOTICIAS (11 November 2019). "Cienciano ascendió a Primera División: recuerda a los últimos campeones de la Liga 2 [FOTOS]". Depor (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Ascenso Liga 1: Atlético Grau y Llacuabamba, favoritos para llegar a la Primera División". libero.pe (in Spanish). 13 December 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. ^ "¡Oficial! Pirata FC descendió y jugará la Liga 2 en el 2020". libero.pe (in Spanish). 1 November 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Liga 1: Unión Comercio descendió a Segunda División tras sanción de FPF". libero.pe (in Spanish). 22 November 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  5. ^ DEPOR, NOTICIAS (5 November 2019). "Liga 1: San Martín denunció fraude de Unión Comercio en partido de la fecha 5 del Torneo Clausura". Depor (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Sport Victoria fue retirado de la Liga 2". Futbolperuano.com (in Spanish). 9 August 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Se despidió de la Liga 2: ¡Club Los Caimanes perdió la categoría!". Ovación Corporación Deportiva (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Sport Loreto también perdió la categoría en la Liga 2". Ovación Corporación Deportiva (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Estas son las novedades en la Liga 2 2020". Ovación Corporación Deportiva (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  10. ^ GESTIÓN, NOTICIAS (16 March 2020). "Coronavirus en Perú: Gobierno anuncia cuarentena obligatoria por 15 días por coronavirus | PERU". Gestión (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Sánchez: "La Liga 2 iba a empezar a inicios de mayo, pero por el coronavirus ya no sabemos"". Ovación Corporación Deportiva (in Spanish).
  12. ^ "Liga 1: Protocolo de sanidad fue aprobado para el reinicio del fútbol peruano en tiempos de Coronavirus" (in Spanish). El Bocón. 2 June 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  13. ^ "LIGA 2 INICIA SUS ACTIVIDADES DESDE EL 28 DE SETIEMBRE CON SEDE EN LIMA" (in Spanish).
  14. ^ "CLUBES DE LIGA 2 RECIBIERON INFORMACIÓN DE AYUDA ECONÓMICA POR PARTE DE LA FPF" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 December 2020.

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