1978–79 Mexican Primera División season

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Liga MX
Season 1978-79
Champions Cruz Azul (6th Title)
Relegated Veracruz

Statistics of Primera División de México in season 1978/1979.

Overview[edit]

Zacatepec was promoted to Primera División.

This season was contested by 20 teams, and Cruz Azul won the championship.

Veracruz was relegated to Segunda División.

Group Stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Result
1 Monterrey.svg Monterrey 38 14 12 12 52 43 40 Playoffs
2 Club América flag.svg América 38 14 9 15 58 49 37 Playoffs
3 Guadalajara.svg Guadalajara 38 11 13 14 43 56 35
4 Atlante.svg Atlante 38 9 13 16 51 56 31
5 600px Rosso con V Bianca.png Veracruz 38 7 9 22 35 83 23 Relegated

Group 2[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Result
1 Pumas.svg UNAM 38 17 11 10 77 57 45 Playoffs
2 600px Giallo e Blu (Strisce).png Atlético Potosino 38 19 7 13 58 55 45 Playoffs
3 Tampico Madero.png Tampico 38 11 13 14 59 65 35
4 Leon.svg León 38 13 7 18 50 67 33
5 600px Giallo e Blu (Bordato).png Jalisco 38 8 12 18 49 67 28

Group 3[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Result
1 Cruz Azul.svg Cruz Azul 38 19 13 6 70 32 51 Playoffs
2 Deportivo Toluca.png Toluca 38 19 7 12 59 43 45 Playoffs
3 600px Bianco con diagonale Azzurro.png Puebla 38 14 14 10 53 49 42
4 Amor es Leones.png U. de G. 38 15 7 16 60 57 37
5 Union de C.png Unión de Curtidores 38 12 11 15 54 57 35

Group 4[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Result
1 Tigres.png Tigres UANL 38 17 14 7 58 46 48 Playoffs
2 600px Verde Con Striscia Bianca.png Zacatepec 38 15 13 10 55 45 43 Playoffs/Promoted
3 Estudiantes Tecos.png Tecos 38 13 15 10 56 44 41
4 Nero e Bianco (Strisce).svg Atlético Español 38 13 10 15 54 62 36
5 600px Rosso e Nero.png Deportivo Neza 38 10 10 18 35 53 30

Results[edit]

AME ATN ATE APO CRA GDL JAL LEO MTY NEZ PUE TAM TOL UDC UAG UNL UDG UNI VER ZAC
América 3-1 3-3 1-1 3-3 0-0 1-0 3-1 4-0 6-1 0-0 2-1 2-0 1-0 1-2 0-1 3-2 0-3 4-2 3-0
Atlante 2-1 2-2 4-1 0-4 2-0 4-1 1-2 0-0 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 1-2 2-1 0-1
Atlético Español 1-0 3-2 1-1 1-1 0-1 1-1 0-3 1-2 4-1 1-0 1-1 0-3 5-4 2-1 3-3 1-2 2-1 4-2 0-1
Atlético Potosino 0-2 1-0 0-3 3-2 4-0 0-0 1-0 2-1 3-1 2-0 2-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 2-2 1-0 1-4 4-1 2-1
Cruz Azul 3-1 0-0 3-0 4-0 4-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 1-0 3-0 2-1 3-2 3-1 1-1 3-0 0-0 4-1 5-0 3-1
Guadalajara 0-0 3-3 1-1 1-3 0-0 1-1 2-0 2-1 2-1 3-1 2-2 1-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-0 1-0 1-1
Jalisco 0-3 2-2 1-2 6-4 2-1 3-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-1 2-2 1-0 2-0 2-2 0-1 2-1 3-2 0-1 1-1
León 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-1 2-3 2-1 0-3 0-0 2-1 2-1 4-4 2-3 3-2 2-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 4-0 1-2
Monterrey 1-1 3-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 3-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 4-1 4-0 1-1 1-2 0-0 4-1 2-2 5-0 0-2
Deportivo Neza 1-0 2-1 2-1 2-0 1-0 2-3 1-1 0-1 2-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-1 1-2 2-1 2-2
Puebla 2-1 2-1 3-0 4-1 0-0 1-1 3-1 3-2 3-1 1-0 1-3 2-0 3-3 1-1 0-2 3-2 1-1 5-1 1-1
Tampico 3-2 3-2 1-1 2-0 0-4 1-0 3-3 7-1 2-2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-2 3-1 2-1 3-0 0-0 2-3
Toluca 2-1 2-3 4-0 0-0 3-1 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-0 3-1 3-0 2-1 3-2 1-0 2-2 0-0 4-0 4-0 1-0
Unión de Curtidores 1-1 2-2 1-0 2-3 2-0 1-0 3-2 1-1 0-0 1-0 2-2 1-2 1-0 1-2 2-2 3-0 2-1 2-1 3-0
Tecos 3-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 4-0 6-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 0-0 2-1 4-3 3-0 1-1
Tigres UANL 3-2 0-0 2-1 3-5 0-0 1-0 2-2 2-1 1-1 1-0 1-1 3-1 4-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 2-1 5-0 0-0
U. de G. 2-1 2-1 1-0 2-1 1.1 2-2 3-0 0-1 3-0 2-0 1-1 3-4 0-3 2-1 4-1 1-2 1-2 5-2 2-1
UNAM 2-0 1-1 4-1 1-3 1-1 4-2 3-1 3-1 2-0 2-0 3-1 8-1 1-1 1-1 2-1 4-2 4-2 1-1 1-1
Veracruz 2-2 1-1 1-3 2-1 0-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-4 1-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 1-0
Zacatepec 3-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 4-1 1-0 2-1 2-1 1-1 0-1 3-0 3-1 1-1 4-1 0-2 3-1 2-2 2-1

Group Stage Playoff[edit]

Semifinal[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Result
1 Cruz Azul 6 4 1 1 8 5 9 Champions/Finals
2 Toluca 6 3 0 3 9 5 6
3 América 6 3 0 3 7 6 6
4 Atlético Potosino 6 1 1 4 5 13 3

Group A Results

Round 1
América 1 - 0 Cruz Azul
Atlético Potosino 0 - 2 Toluca

Round 2
Cruz Azul 2 - 1 Atlético Potosino
Toluca 1 - 0 América

Round 3
Atlético Potosino 1 - 2 América
Toluca 0 - 1 Cruz Azul

Round 4
Cruz Azul 2 - 1 América
Toluca 5 - 0 Atlético Potosino

Round 5
Atlético Potosino 2 - 2 Cruz Azul
América 3 - 1 Toluca

Round 6
América 0 - 1 Atlético Potosino
Cruz Azul 1 - 0 Toluca

Group B[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Result
1 UNAM 6 3 2 1 9 6 8 Runner Up/Finals
2 Tigres UANL 6 3 2 1 8 7 8
3 Monterrey 6 1 4 1 8 8 6
4 Zacatepec 6 0 2 4 6 10 2

Group B Results

Group 2

Round 1
UNAM 1 - 0 Zacatepec
Monterrey 0 - 1 Tigres UANL

Round 2
UNAM 2 - 2 Monterrey
Tigres UANL 2 - 1 Zacatepec

Round 3
Monterrey 2 - 1 Zacatepec
UNAM 3 - 0 Tigres UANL

Round 4
Zacatepec 1 - 2 UNAM
Tigres UANL 1 - 1 Monterrey

Round 5
Monterrey 1 - 1 UNAM
Zacatepec 1 - 1 Tigres UANL

Round 6
Tigres UANL 2 - 0 UNAM
Zacatepec 2 - 2 Monterrey

Final[edit]

UNAM 0 - 0 Cruz Azul
UNAM 0 - 2 Cruz Azul

  • Cruz Azul wins the championship, 2 - 0 in aggregate.

References[edit]