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Primera División de México Clausura 2008

Primera División de México (Mexican First Division) Clausura 2008 was a Mexican football tournament - the second of two tournaments held in the 2007/2008 season. It began January 18, 2008 and ran until June 1, 2008. Veracruz and Morelia inaugurated the season, with Morelia winning 1-0. Reigning champions Atlante F.C. were eliminated from making the Liguilla with a 3-2 loss to Monterrey and thus could not defend their title, and Veracruz was relegated to the Primera División A after finishing last on the percentage table. Six teams- Toluca, Jaguares, Santos Laguna, Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Cruz Azul- qualified directly to the Liguilla (playoffs) by finishing in the top two of their respective groups. Four teams- San Luis, Pachuca, Necaxa, and Atlas- advanced to the Repechaje (playoff qualifiers).

Primera División de México
Season2007−08
ChampionsSantos (3rd title)
RelegatedVeracruz
Champions LeagueSantos
Cruz Azul
InterligaCruz Azul
America
UNAM
Toluca
Monterrey
Morelia
San Luis
Atlas
Copa SudamericanaGuadalajara
San Luis
SuperLigaGuadalajara
Atlante
Santos
Pachuca
Top goalscorerHumberto Suazo (16 goals)

On June 1, 2008 Santos Laguna beat Cruz Azul (3-2 Global Aggregate) to win the Clausura 2008 trophy. This was the club's third championship victory.

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Final Standings (Groups)Edit

Last updated May 4, 2008

Group 1

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Toluca 17 7 6 4 23 19 +4 27
2 Chiapas 17 7 5 5 23 19 +4 26
3 Pachuca 17 6 4 7 27 25 +2 22
4 Puebla 17 5 6 6 28 25 +3 21
5 UNAM 17 5 5 7 21 26 -5 20
6 Tecos 17 4 5 8 17 29 -12 17

Group 2

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Santos 17 8 7 2 36 19 +17 31
2 Monterrey 17 6 6 5 27 22 +5 24
3 Atlas 17 6 5 6 21 24 -3 23
4 Atlante 17 3 8 6 24 30 -6 17
5 Veracruz 17 4 5 8 22 29 -7 17
6 América 17 3 2 12 12 27 -15 11

Group 3

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Guadalajara 17 9 6 2 32 14 +18 33
2 Cruz Azul 17 9 4 4 27 17 +10 31
3 San Luis 17 8 6 3 25 23 +2 30
4 Necaxa 17 5 9 3 18 12 +6 24
5 UANL 17 5 4 8 19 28 -9 19
6 Morelia 17 5 3 9 11 25 -14 18
Qualify for Liguilla
Qualify for Repechaje
Relegation to Primera División A

Final Standings (General)Edit

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Guadalajara * 17 9 6 2 32 14 +18 33
2 Santos 17 8 7 2 36 19 +17 31
3 Cruz Azul 17 9 4 4 27 17 +10 31
4 San Luis * 17 8 6 3 25 23 +2 30
5 Toluca 17 7 6 4 23 19 +4 27
6 Chiapas 17 7 5 5 23 19 +4 26
7 Necaxa 17 5 9 3 18 12 +6 24
8 Monterrey 17 6 6 5 27 22 +5 24
9 Atlas 17 6 5 6 21 24 -3 23
10 Pachuca 17 6 4 7 27 25 +2 22
11 Puebla 17 5 6 6 28 25 +3 21
12 UNAM 17 5 5 7 21 26 -5 20
13 UANL 17 5 4 8 19 28 -9 19
14 Morelia 17 5 3 9 11 25 -14 18
15 Atlante 17 3 8 6 24 30 -6 17
16 Veracruz 17 4 5 8 22 29 -7 17
17 Tecos 17 4 5 8 17 29 -12 17
18 América 17 3 2 12 12 27 -15 11

* Qualify for Copa Sudamericana

Qualify for Liguilla
Qualify for Repechaje
Relegation to Primera División A

Table of RelegationEdit

Pos Team Total Pts Games P/G
1 Cruz Azul 174 102 1.7059
2 Pachuca 170 102 1.6667
3 Guadalajara 163 102 1.5980
4 Toluca 161 102 1.5784
5 América 155 102 1.5196
6 San Luis 144 102 1.4118
7 Santos 140 102 1.3725
8 Chiapas 139 102 1.3627
9 Monterrey 137 102 1.3431
10 Atlante 136 102 1.3333
11 UNAM 131 102 1.2843
12 Necaxa 128 102 1.2549
13 Atlas 128 102 1.2549
14 Morelia 128 102 1.2549
15 Tecos 118 102 1.1569
16 UANL 115 102 1.1275
17 Puebla 38 34 1.1176
18 Veracruz 108 102 1.0588

Top scorersEdit

Table ResultsEdit

  Team AME ATE ATL CHP CAZ GDL MON MOR NEC PAC PUE SLP SAN TOL TEC UANL UNAM VER
1. América XXX 0-1 0-1 1-2 2-2 2-3 1-0 0-1 0-2 1-3 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-1 2-1 0-3 2-0 0-4
2. Atlante 1-0 XXX 3-3 2-2 2-3 1-1 2-3 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-3 2-2 1-2 1-1 2-1 2-2
3. Atlas 1-0 3-3 XXX 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 2-1 0-0 1-6 1-2 3-3 1-0 2-2 3-0
4. Chiapas 2-1 2-2 2-0 XXX 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 3-2 1-4 1-2
5. Cruz Azul 2-2 3-2 0-2 2-1 XXX 0-0 2-3 1-0 0-2 4-1 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-1 2-1 1-0
6. Guadalajara 3-2 1-1 2-0 2-2 0-0 XXX 0-1 6-0 0-1 2-1 4-0 2-2 3-2 1-0 1-1 0-0 3-0 2-1
7. Monterrey 0-1 3-2 1-1 0-0 3-2 1-0 XXX 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 3-0 2-3 1-2 7-2
8. Morelia 1-0 0-2 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-6 0-1 XXX 0-0 3-2 0-4 1-2 0-0 2-1 0-2 2-2 0-1 1-0
9. Necaxa 2-0 1-1 1-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 1-1 0-0 XXX 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 0-1 3-0 0-1
10. Pachuca 3-1 2-0 1-0 0-1 1-4 1-2 1-1 2-3 2-2 XXX 2-5 1-2 1-2 2-0 1-0 6-1 0-0 1-1
11. Puebla 0-0 2-2 1-2 1-0 0-2 0-4 1-1 4-0 1-1 5-2 XXX 1-2 3-3 1-2 2-3 3-0 1-1 2-0
12. San Luis 2-1 2-0 0-0 0-2 0-4 2-2 3-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 XXX 1-4 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-2 1-1
13. Santos 1-0 3-0 6-1 1-3 1-1 2-3 2-0 0-0 1-1 2-1 3-3 4-1 XXX 2-2 4-0 2-1 1-1 1-1
14. Toluca 1-0 2-2 2-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 1-1 1-2 2-1 0-2 2-1 0-2 2-2 XXX 3-0 2-0 0-0 3-2
15. Tecos 1-2 2-1 3-3 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-3 2-0 1-1 0-1 3-2 1-1 0-4 0-3 XXX 2-1 1-2 0-0
16. UANL 3-0 1-1 0-1 2-3 1-0 0-0 3-2 2-2 1-0 1-6 0-3 1-1 1-2 0-2 1-2 XXX 2-0 0-3
17. UNAM 0-2 1-2 2-2 4-1 1-2 0-3 2-1 1-0 0-3 0-0 1-1 2-3 1-1 0-0 2-1 0-2 XXX 4-2
18. Veracruz 4-0 2-2 0-3 2-1 0-1 1-2 2-7 0-1 1-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-3 0-0 3-0 2-4 XXX

StadiumsEdit

PlayoffsEdit

  • If the two teams are tied after two legs, the higher-seeded team advances.

RepechajeEdit

Repechaje Qualifiers
4 San Luis 1 1 2
10 Pachuca 0 2 2 4 San Luis
7 Necaxa 1 0 1 7 Necaxa
9 Atlas 1 0 1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
San Luis 2–2 Pachuca 1–0 1–2
Necaxa 1–1 Atlas 1–1 0–0
First legEdit
Second legEdit

LiguillaEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
2 Santos 2 1 3
7 Necaxa 1 1 2
2 Santos 1 2 3
8 Monterrey 1 2 3
1 Guadalajara 1 4 5
8 Monterrey 4 4 8
2 Santos 2 1 3
3 Cruz Azul 1 1 2
3 Cruz Azul 0 2 2
6 Chiapas 1 1 2
3 Cruz Azul 1 1 2
4 San Luis 0 1 1
4 San Luis 1 0 1
5 Toluca 1 0 1

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos 3–2 Necaxa 2–1 1–1
Guadalajara 5–8 Monterrey 1–4 4–4
Cruz Azul 2–2 Chiapas 0–1 2–1
San Luis 1–1 Toluca 1–1 0–0
First legEdit
Second legEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos 3–3 Monterrey 1–1 2–2
Cruz Azul 2–1 San Luis 1–0 1–1
First legEdit
Second legEdit

FinalEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos 3–2 Cruz Azul 2–1 1–1
First legEdit
Second legEdit


Clausura 2008 Champions:
Santos
3rd Title

By winning Clausura 2008, Santos earned a berth in the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage.

By being the Clausura 2008 runner-up, Cruz Azul earned a berth in the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round.

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