2008–09 Slovak Superliga

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Slovak Superliga
Season 2008–09
Champions Slovan Bratislava
5th title
Relegated FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce
Champions League Slovan Bratislava (Second qualifying round)
Europa League MŠK Žilina (Second qualifying round)
Spartak Trnava (First qualifying round)
MFK Košice (third qualifying round)
Goals scored 516
Average goals/game 2,61
Top goalscorer Slovakia Pavol Masaryk (14)
Average attendance Decrease 3,009

The Slovak Superliga 2008–09 was the ninth season of the league since its establishment. It began on 19 July 2008 and ended on 30 May 2009. FC Artmedia Petržalka were the defending champions.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

FK AS Trenčín were relegated after concluding the last season in 12th and last place. They were replaced by the champions of the Slovak First League 2007-08, 1. FC Tatran Prešov. Also DAC Dunajská Streda, who were Western Group champions of Slovak Second League 2007-08, merged with FC Senec and took their place in Superliga.

Overview[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
ŠK Slovan Bratislava Tehelné pole 30,085
FC Spartak Trnava Štadión Antona Malatinského 18,448
FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda Mestský štadión - DAC Dunajská Streda 16,410
FC Tatran Prešov Tatran Štadión 14,000
MŠK Žilina Stadium Pod Dubňom 13,000
FC Nitra Štadión pod Zoborom 11,384
FK Dukla Banská Bystrica SNP Stadium 10,000
MFK Košice Štadión Lokomotívy v Čermeli 9,600
FC Artmedia Petržalka Štadión Petržalka 9,500
MFK Dubnica Štadión Zimný 5,450
MFK Ružomberok Štadión MFK Ružomberok 4,817
FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce Štadión FC ViOn 4,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Slovan Bratislava (C) 33 21 7 5 69 25 +44 70 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Žilina 33 18 8 7 56 26 +30 62 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Spartak Trnava 33 15 10 8 45 38 +7 55 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Košice 33 14 10 9 48 42 +6 52 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
5 Ružomberok 33 12 11 10 48 34 +14 47
6 Artmedia Petržalka 33 12 11 10 50 38 +12 47
7 Prešov 33 10 11 12 40 50 −10 41
8 ZTS Dubnica 33 10 7 16 43 49 −6 37
9 Dunajská Streda 33 9 9 15 32 59 −27 36
10 Dukla Banská Bystrica 33 9 8 16 30 39 −9 35
11 Nitra 33 9 8 16 34 53 −19 35
12 Zlaté Moravce (R) 33 5 8 20 21 63 −42 23 Relegation to 2009-10 Slovak First League

Source: kicker.de (German)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Košice won the Slovak Cup 2008–09 and qualified for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

The schedule consists of three rounds. The pairings of the first round were set according to the 2007-08 final standings. Every team played each opponent once for a total of 11 games per team. The remaining two rounds consist of a conventional home and away round-robin schedule.

First round[edit]

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position in final standings 2007-08):

 1st round  2nd round  3rd round  4th round  5th round  6th round
   1 - 12     1 -  2     2 - 12     1 -  4     3 - 12     1 - 6  
   2 - 11     8 -  6     3 -  1     2 -  3     4 -  2     2 - 5  
   3 - 10     9 -  5     4 - 11     9 -  7     5 -  1     3 - 4  
   4 - 9     10 -  4     5 - 10    10 -  6     6 - 11    10 - 8  
   5 - 8     11 -  3     6 -  9    11 -  5     7 - 10    11 - 7  
   6 - 7     12 -  7     7 -  8    12 -  8     8 -  9    12 - 9  
 7th round  8th round  9th round 10th round 11th round
   4 - 12     1 -  8     5 - 12     1 - 10     6 - 12
   5 -  3     2 -  7     6 -  4     2 -  9     7 -  5
   6 -  2     3 -  6     7 -  3     3 -  8     8 -  4
   7 -  1     4 -  5     8 -  2     4 -  7     9 -  3
   8 - 11    11 -  9     9 -  1     5 -  6    10 -  2
   9 - 10    12 - 10    10 - 11    12 - 11    11 -  1
Home ╲ Away[1] ART BB DUB DS KOŠ NIT PRE RUŽ SLO TRN ZLM ŽIL
Artmedia Petržalka 1–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–2
Dukla Banská Bystrica 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0
ZTS Dubnica 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 1–3
Dunajská Streda 2–1 1–3 3–0 1–0 2–0
Košice 3–1 5–5 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0
Nitra 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–5
Prešov 2–0 1–4 1–0 3–2 1–0
Ružomberok 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–1
Slovan Bratislava 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 4–1
Spartak Trnava 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
Zlaté Moravce 0–5 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0
Žilina 3–1 5–0 5–1 1–1 1–0 3–0

Source: kicker.de (German)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second and third round[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ART BB DUB DS KOŠ NIT PRE RUŽ SLO TRN ZLM ŽIL
Artmedia Petržalka 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 5–0 0–0
Dukla Banská Bystrica 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–1
ZTS Dubnica 0–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0
Dunajská Streda 0–4 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 0–4 1–4 1–2 0–0
Košice 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–0
Nitra 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2
Prešov 1–0 2–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–0
Ružomberok 3–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
Slovan Bratislava 2–0 5–0 3–1 6–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 6–0 2–0
Spartak Trnava 4–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–3 0–4 1–1 3–1 1–1
Zlaté Moravce 0–3 1–5 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–3 0–1 0–2
Žilina 3–1 1–0 5–2 5–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 5–1 2–1

Source: kicker.de (German)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Source: Slovak FA (Slovak)

14 goals
12 goals
11 goals
8 goals

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