2008 Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano season

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Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
Season 2008
Champions Apertura: Universitario (1st title)
Clausura: Aurora (1st title)
Relegated Guabirá
Copa Libertadores Universitario
Aurora
Real Potosí
Copa Sudamericana La Paz
Blooming
2007
2009

The 2008 Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano is the 32nd season of Bolivia's top-flight professional football league. The season is split into two championships: the Apertura and the Clausura.

Teams and venues[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity
Universitario de Sucre Sucre Estadio Olímpico Patria 32,000
La Paz F.C. La Paz Estadio Hernando Siles 42,000
Club San José Oruro Estadio Jesús Bermúdez 33,000
Oriente Petrolero Santa Cruz de la Sierra Estadio Tahuichi Aguilera 38,000
Blooming Santa Cruz de la Sierra Estadio Tahuichi Aguilera 38,000
Bolívar La Paz Estadio Libertador Simón Bolivar 25,000
Aurora Cochabamba Estadio Felix Capriles 32,000
The Strongest La Paz Estadio Rafael Mendoza 15,000
Real Mamoré Trinidad Estadio Gran Mamoré 12,000
Jorge Wilstermann Cochabamba Felix Capriles 32,000
Real Potosí Potosí Estadio Victor Agustín Ugarte 32,000
Guabirá Montero Estadio Gilberto Parada 18,000

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The 2008 Campeonato Apertura Entel is the first championship of the season. It began on February 23 and ended on July 20.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Universitario (C) (Q) 22 12 7 3 36 17 +19 43 2009 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 La Paz (Q) 22 10 7 5 44 30 +14 37 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
3 San José 22 11 3 8 46 45 +1 36
4 Oriente Petrolero 22 10 3 9 41 35 +6 33
5 Blooming 22 9 4 9 39 41 −2 31
6 Bolívar 22 7 9 6 41 26 +15 30
7 Aurora 22 8 6 8 33 41 −8 30
8 The Strongest 22 8 5 9 41 36 +5 29
9 Real Mamoré 22 9 1 12 27 52 −25 28
10 Jorge Wilstermann 22 8 3 11 41 46 −5 27
11 Real Potosí 22 6 7 9 41 39 +2 25
12 Guabirá 22 5 3 14 26 48 −22 18

Updated to games played on July 20, 2008.
Source: RSSSF
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.

Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
2008 Apertura Champion
Universitario
1st Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Name Club Goals
1 Brazil Anderson Gonzaga Blooming 16
2 Uruguay Álvaro Pintos Real Potosí 15
Bolivia Ricardo Pedriel Jorge Wilstermann 15
4 Paraguay Pablo Escobar The Strongest 11
5 Bolivia Darwin Peña San José 10
Argentina Hernán Boyero Blooming 10
Brazil Regis de Souza La Paz 10

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The 2008 Campeonato Clausura Entel was the second championship of the season. It began on August 3 and ended on November 3.

First phase[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Blooming (A) 10 6 2 2 18 9 +9 20
2 Aurora (A) 10 6 1 3 17 10 +7 19
3 Oriente Petrolero 10 4 4 2 12 8 +4 16
4 Real Mamoré 10 3 3 4 10 10 0 12
5 Jorge Wilstermann 10 3 3 4 10 11 −1 12
6 Guabirá 10 1 1 8 8 27 −19 4

Updated to games played on October 2, 2008.
Source: RSSSF
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.

Serie B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Real Potosí (A) 10 5 1 4 14 9 +5 16
2 La Paz (A) 10 4 4 2 13 12 +1 16
3 Bolívar 10 4 3 3 18 18 0 15
4 Universitario 10 3 4 3 11 13 −2 13
5 The Strongest 10 2 5 3 16 21 −5 11
6 San José 10 2 3 5 15 14 +1 9

Updated to games played on October 2, 2008.
Source: RSSSF
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.

Second phase[edit]

First leg[edit]

October 19
La Paz 2 – 1 Blooming
de Souza Goal 24'
Lopez Goal 70' (o.g.)
Vaca Goal 63'

Second leg[edit]


October 23
Blooming 5 – 0 La Paz
Boyero Goal 21'
Saucedo Goal 34'
Vieira Goal 71'
Sabja Goal 79'
Mojica Goal 81'

Final phase[edit]

The finals is a best-of-three series.

Game 1[edit]

Blooming is ahead 1–0.


Game 2[edit]

October 29
Aurora 3 – 0 Blooming
Bongioani Goal 64' (pen.)
Huayhuata Goal 79'90'

Series tied 1–1.


Game 3[edit]

November 3
Aurora 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Blooming
Villalba Goal 9'50' Mojica Goal 15'
Boyero Goal 20'
  Penalties  
4 – 3

Aurora won 2–1.

Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
2008 Clausura Champion
Aurora
1st Title

Torneo Play Off[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
La Paz 4–3 San José 1–2 3–1
Bolívar 2–1 The Strongest 0–0 2–1
Real Mamoré 3–0 Guabirá 3–0 0–0
Real Potosí 6–4 Universitario 4–2 2–2
Jorge Wilstermann 3–2 Aurora 0–1 3–1
Blooming 5–4 Oriente Petrolero 3–3 2–1

As the four best losers, Oriente Petrolero, San José, Aurora, and The Strongest qualified to the Losers Round.

Losers Round[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Aurora 0–6 Oriente Petrolero 0–5 0–1
San José 3–1 The Strongest 3–0 0–1

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
San José 4–2 Oriente Petrolero 4–2 0–0

San José qualified for the semifinals as the best loser.

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Blooming 3–3 (3–4 (p)) La Paz 2–1 1–2
Bolívar 1–1 (5–4 (p)) Jorge Wilstermann 1–0 0–1
Real Mamoré 2–3 Real Potosí 1–2 1–1

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bolívar 1–1 (5–4 (p)) Real Potosí 2–0 0–2
La Paz 4–4 San José 1–1 3–3

Finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

December 14
La Paz 0 – 1 Real Potosí
Candia Goal 24'


Second leg[edit]

December 17
Real Potosí 1 – 0 La Paz
Colque Goal 55'

Real Potosi wins 2–0 on aggregate. Real Potosi qualified for the First Stage of the 2009 Copa Libertadores.

Relegation[edit]

The team with the worst average will be relegated to the Regional Leagues. The second-worst team will play a promotion/relegation playoff against the runner-up of the Regional Leagues.

Promotion/relegation playoff[edit]

First leg

2008-12-14
Real Mamoré 2 – 1 Primero de Mayo

Second leg

2008-12-17
Primero de Mayo 1 – 2 Real Mamoré

Real Mamoré won 4–2 on aggregate. Real Mamoré remains in the LFPB for 2009.

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