1998 Torneo Descentralizado

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Torneo Descentralizado
Season 1998
Champions Universitario
22nd Primera División title
Relegated Lawn Tennis
Copa Libertadores Universitario
Sporting Cristal
Top goalscorer Nelson Esidio (25)
1997
1999

The 1998 season of the Torneo Descentralizado was the 83rd season of the top category of Peruvian football (soccer). It was played by 12 teams. The national champion was Universitario.

The national championship was divided into two half-year tournaments, the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura. Each was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners of each would play for the national title in a playoff. If the same club had won both tournaments, it would have won the national championship automatically.

Following-season Copa Libertadores berths went to the winner of each tournament, while the runners-up played for a Copa CONMEBOL spot. The bottom team on the aggregate table was relegated, while the eleventh place held a relegation/promotion playoff against the winner of the Segunda División (Second Division).

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity Field
Alianza Atlético Sullana Campeones del 36 8,000 Grass
Alianza Lima Lima Alejandro Villanueva 35,000 Grass
Cienciano Cuzco Garcilaso 42,056 Grass
Deportivo Municipal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Juan Aurich Chiclayo Elías Aguirre 24,500 Grass
Lawn Tennis Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Pesquero Chimbote Manuel Rivera Sanchez 25,000 Grass
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 18,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima San Martín de Porres 17,000 Grass
Unión Minas Cerro de Pasco Daniel Alcides Carrión 8,000 Grass
Universitario Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Universitario 22 11 10 1 40 18 +22 43 Copa Libertadores 1999 First stage
2 Sport Boys 22 11 6 5 38 23 +15 39 1999 Copa CONMEBOL playoff
3 Sporting Cristal 22 10 7 5 40 20 +20 37
4 Unión Minas 22 11 4 7 33 29 +4 37
5 Pesquero 22 9 6 7 35 21 +14 33
6 Alianza Lima 22 9 6 7 35 21 +14 33
7 Juan Aurich 22 7 8 7 27 25 +2 29
8 Alianza Atlético 22 6 8 8 33 26 +7 26
9 Cienciano 22 6 7 9 24 27 −3 25
10 Melgar 22 7 2 13 20 36 −16 23
11 Deportivo Municipal 22 6 4 12 23 48 −25 22
12 Lawn Tennis 22 3 2 17 16 49 −33 11

Updated to games played on July, 1998.
Source: http://rsssf.com/tablesp/peru98.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting Cristal (O) (A) 22 13 3 6 41 23 +18 42 Copa Libertadores 1999 First stage
2 Alianza Lima (A) 22 11 9 2 35 17 +18 42 1999 Copa CONMEBOL playoff
3 Sport Boys 22 12 6 4 24 12 +12 42
4 Universitario 22 8 10 4 32 22 +10 34
5 Cienciano 22 7 9 6 23 20 +3 0291
6 Pesquero 22 7 8 7 20 20 0 29
7 Melgar 22 8 5 9 26 33 −7 29
8 Juan Aurich 22 6 8 8 24 27 −3 26
9 Alianza Atlético 22 6 6 10 24 30 −6 24
10 Unión Minas 22 6 6 10 22 30 −8 24
11 Lawn Tennis 22 6 4 12 20 38 −18 22
12 Deportivo Municipal 22 3 4 15 24 43 −19 13

Updated to games played on December, 1998.
Source: http://rsssf.com/tablesp/peru98.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Cienciano were deducted 1 points for fielding 4 foreign players in Round 3.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Clausura title play-off[edit]

December 16, 1998
Sporting Cristal 1–0 Alianza Lima
A. Mendoza 42'

Sporting Cristal Clausura 1998 winners
To Copa Libertadores 1999
(Alianza Lima to Copa CONMEBOL playoff)

Copa CONMEBOL play-off[edit]

December 20, 1998
Sport Boys 0–1 Alianza Lima
Saavedra 74'

December 22, 1998
Alianza Lima 2–0 Sport Boys
Basombrío 6'
Gareca 29'

Alianza Lima to 1999 Copa CONMEBOL
(Alianza Lima later declined their spot in favor of Sport Boys)

Season finals[edit]

December 20, 1998
Sporting Cristal 2–1 Universitario
N. Esidio 30'
A. Mendoza 40'
L. Guadalupe 62'

December 23, 1998
Universitario 2–1
4–2
(PSO)
Sporting Cristal
R. Farfán 50'
R. Farfán 56'
A. Mendoza 74'

Title[edit]

Primera División Peruana
1998 Champion
Universitario de Deportes (Lima).svg
Universitario
22nd title

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sport Boys 44 23 12 9 62 35 +27 81 1999 Copa CONMEBOL
2 Sporting Cristal 44 23 10 11 81 43 +38 79 Copa Libertadores 1999 First stage
3 Universitario 44 19 20 5 72 40 +32 77
4 Alianza Lima 44 20 15 9 70 38 +32 75
5 Pesquero 44 16 14 14 53 49 +4 62
6 Unión Minas 44 17 10 17 55 60 −5 61
7 Juan Aurich 44 13 16 15 51 52 −1 55
8 Cienciano 44 13 16 15 47 47 0 0541
9 Melgar 44 15 7 22 46 69 −23 52
10 Alianza Atlético 44 12 14 18 57 66 −9 50
11 Deportivo Municipal (O) 44 9 8 27 47 91 −44 35 Qualification to promotion play-off
12 Lawn Tennis 44 9 6 29 36 87 −51 33 Relegation to the Segunda División 1999

Updated to games played on December, 1999.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Cienciano were deducted 1 points for fielding 4 foreign players in Round 3.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Promotion play-off[edit]

December 20, 1998
Deportivo Municipal 4–1
(AET)
Hijos de Yurimaguas
Baroni 34'
Baroni 100'
Baroni 113'
Maldonado 119'
Rodríguez 64'

Deportivo Municipal remained in Primera División Peruana

Top scorers[edit]

25 goals
19 goals
17 goals
16 goals

External links[edit]