2008 Torneo Descentralizado

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Torneo Descentralizado
Season 2008
Champions Universidad San Martín
2nd Primera División title
Relegated Sport Boys
Atlético Minero
Copa Libertadores Universitario de Deportes (Second stage)
Universidad San Martín (Second stage)
Sporting Cristal (First stage)
Copa Sudamericana Cienciano (First stage)
Alianza Atlético (First stage)
Goals scored 893
Average goals/game 2.45
Top goalscorer Miguel Ximénez (32)
Biggest home win Universidad San Martín de Porres 5-0 Alianza Lima
(2008-05-21)
Atlético Minero 5-0 Sport Boys
(2008-08-06)
José Gálvez 5-0 Sport Boys
(2008-09-14)
Biggest away win Coronel Bolognesi 0-4 Alianza Atlético
(2008-08-06)
Highest scoring Coronel Bolognesi 4–4 Sport Áncash
(2008-12-14)
Longest winning run 9 - Universitario de Deportes (April 30-July 2)
Longest unbeaten run 15 - Universitario de Deportes (April 9-July 13)
2007
2009

The 2008 Torneo Descentralizado (known as the Copa Cable Mágico for sponsorship reasons) was the ninety-second season of Peruvian football. A total of 14 teams competed in the tournament, with Universidad San Martín defending their national title. The season began on February 17, 2008 and ended on December 14, 2008.

Competition modus[edit]

The season was divided into two tournaments; Torneo Apertura from February to July and the Torneo Clausura from July to December. Both tournaments had the fourteen teams play a round-robin home-and-away round for a total of 26 matches in each tournament. The winner of the Torneo Apertura qualified to the 2009 Copa Libertadores group stage and was eligible to play in the season final if they finished above 8th place in the Torneo Clausura. The winner of the Torneo Clausura also qualified to the group stage and was eligible to play in the season final if they finished above 8th place in the Torneo Apertura. A team that would've won both tournament was automatically season champion. If one of the tournament winners failed to place above 8th place, the other tournament winner would've been season champion. If both teams failed to finish above 8th place, the team that placed higher on the aggregate table–the summation of the points earned in both tournaments–would've been season champion. The two teams that placed last on the aggregate table were relegated and the best placed team–excluding the two tournament winners–qualified to the first stage of the 2009 Copa Libertadores. The second and third best placed teams on the aggregate table qualified to the 2009 Copa Sudamericana.

Changes from 2007[edit]

Structural changes[edit]

  • The number of teams was increased from 12 to 14.
  • Due to the increase in teams, the tournament winners could finish in the top seven instead of the top six to play in the season finals.
  • 1,170 minutes of game time was to be accumulated by players born on or after 1989 in the Torneo Apertura and Torneo Clausura. The amount for the Torneo Clausura was later reduced to 600.
  • The minimum stadium capacity was increased from 4,000 to 5,000.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Deportivo Municipal and Total Clean finished the 2007 season in 11th and 12th place, respectively, in the aggregate table and thus were relegated to the Segunda División. They were replaced by the champions of the Segunda División 2007 and Copa Perú 2007, Universidad César Vallejo and Juan Aurich. The F.P.F. also invited José Gálvez and Atlético Minero into the first division.

Season overview[edit]

Universitario won the Apertura title after 6 years of failing to win a half-year tournament. They won the title with 50 points, a ten-point lead, and had four games left to be played. Sporting Cristal was the other team close to winning the title, however they had three games left to play and would have been unable to reach Universitario. Universitario had a 15-game undefeated streak and a 9-game winning streak. In the Clausura Universitario did surprisingly worse and finished 11th. They lost four games at home and failed to finish in the top 7 to contest the national title. U. San Martin finished third in the Apertura and won the Clausura with three games to spare. They achieved their second national title after only four years of existence. This is the first time since 1958 where the big three were not able to win the title for two consecutive years.

Alianza Lima experienced a terrible season because they were close to being relegated this season. Every team, with the exception of José Gálvez, gained points playing at their home ground and they had also lost several home games. Fortunately, Alianza Lima remained in the First Division. Sport Boys saved itself from relegation two years ago, however this year they could not. They were the worst team of the year and won very few games. Problems arose in the club as the players were not paid for many months. This led to a sorrowful year for the fans of Sport Boys.

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity Field
Alianza Atlético Sullana Campeones del 36 8,000 Grass
Alianza Lima Lima Alejandro Villanueva 35,000 Grass
Atlético Minero Matucana Municipal de Matucana[1] 5,000 Grass
Cienciano Cusco Garcilaso 42,056 Grass
Coronel Bolognesi Tacna Jorge Basadre 19,850 Grass
José Gálvez Chimbote Manuel Rivera Sanchez 25,000 Artificial
Juan Aurich Chiclayo Elías Aguirre 24,500 Artificial
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Sport Áncash Huaraz Rosas Pampa 8,000 Grass
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima San Martín de Porres 18,000 Grass
Universidad César Vallejo Trujillo Mansiche 25,000 Artificial
Universidad de San Martín Lima San Martín de Porres 18,000 Grass
Universitario de Deportes Lima Monumental 80,093 Grass

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Universitario 26 16 7 3 40 21 +19 55 2009 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Sporting Cristal 26 15 4 7 46 32 +14 49
3 Universidad de San Martín 26 11 10 5 40 20 +20 43
4 Cienciano 26 12 5 9 37 28 +9 41
5 Coronel Bolognesi 26 10 8 8 33 28 +5 38
6 Alianza Atlético 26 10 4 12 28 28 0 34
7 Universidad César Vallejo 26 9 7 10 26 32 −6 34
8 Juan Aurich 26 9 6 11 27 30 −3 33
9 José Gálvez 26 7 9 10 26 32 −6 30
10 Melgar 26 7 9 10 18 25 −7 30
11 Alianza Lima 26 7 8 11 27 32 −5 29
12 Sport Áncash 26 9 2 15 25 36 −11 29
13 Sport Boys 26 7 8 11 23 42 −19 0271
14 Atlético Minero 26 6 7 13 26 36 −10 25

Updated to games played on June 25, 2008.
Source: Peruvian Football Apertura 2008
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Sport Boys were deducted 2 points for failing to pay a former manager.
(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.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AAS ALI ATM CIE BOL MEL JG JA ÁNC SBA CRI UCV USM UNI
Alianza Atlético 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–4 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–0
Alianza Lima 0–1 4–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–1
Atlético Minero 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–2
Cienciano 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 3–0 3–2 3–0 1–0 4–0 4–1 0–0 4–1
Coronel Bolognesi 1–2 1–0 2–12 0–1 1–12 1–1 3–12 2–12 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1
Melgar 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1
José Gálvez 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 0–1
Juan Aurich 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1
Sport Áncash 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–3 1–2 0–2 0–0 3–2 4–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1
Sport Boys 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1
Sporting Cristal 3–1 2–23 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 5–1 3–0 3–4 1–23
Universidad César Vallejo 2–0 2–3 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–0
Universidad de San Martín 2–0 5–04 4–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–13 4–0 1–13
Universitario 2–1 2–13 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–0 5–1 1–0 0–0 1–1

Updated to games played on June 25, 2008.
Source: Peruvian Football Apertura 2008 Fixture
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2Played in Estadio Héroes del Alto de la Alianza.
3Played in Estadio Nacional.
4Played in Estadio Miguel Grau.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top goalscorers[edit]

20 goals
13 goals
12 goals
11 goals
9 goals

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Universidad de San Martín 26 15 6 5 41 20 +21 51 2009 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Sporting Cristal 26 14 3 9 36 25 +11 45
3 Sport Áncash 26 12 7 7 39 29 +10 43
4 Melgar 26 11 7 8 35 34 +1 40
5 Cienciano 26 11 6 9 34 30 +4 39
6 Alianza Atlético 26 10 8 8 35 25 +10 38
7 Universidad César Vallejo 26 11 5 10 35 32 +3 38
8 Atlético Minero 26 9 10 7 32 26 +6 37
9 José Gálvez 26 10 7 9 42 38 +4 37
10 Alianza Lima 26 11 1 14 38 36 +2 34
11 Universitario 26 8 10 8 31 32 −1 34
12 Juan Aurich 26 8 5 13 24 34 −10 29
13 Coronel Bolognesi 26 7 5 14 34 51 −17 26
14 Sport Boys 26 1 8 17 18 54 −36 11

Updated to games played on December 14, 2008.
Source: [1]
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.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AAS ALI ATM CIE BOL MEL JG JA ÁNC SBA CRI UCV USM UNI
Alianza Atlético 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–1
Alianza Lima 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–2
Atlético Minero 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 5–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–1
Cienciano 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1
Coronel Bolognesi 0–42 3–4 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–12 1–2 4–42 0–0 0–1 1–22 0–2 0–1
Melgar 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–2
José Gálvez 0–0 4–3 0–0 1–0 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–2 2–2 2–0
Juan Aurich 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1
Sport Áncash 0–0 3–1 2–23 1–03 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–04 2–1 0–14 1–0 0–1 3–0
Sport Boys 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–2 5–2 2–5 0–0
Sporting Cristal 1–1 1–25 1–0 2–1 1–2 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–15
Universidad César Vallejo 2–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
Universidad de San Martín 3–1 1–05 0–06 1–1 3–1 0–16 1–05 1–0 3–0 0–06 2–15 0–1 1–17
Universitario 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–1

Updated to games played on December 14, 2008.
Source: Fixture
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2Played in Estadio Héroes del Alto de la Alianza.
3Played in Estadio Gerardo Lara Guerrero.
4Played in Estadio Manuel Rivera Sanchez.
5Played in Estadio Nacional.
6Played in Estadio Monumental "U".
7Played in Estadio Miguel Grau.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top goalscorers[edit]

15 goals
14 goals
12 goals
11 goals
10 goals
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Universidad de San Martín 52 26 16 10 81 42 +39 94 2009 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Sporting Cristal 52 29 7 16 82 57 +25 94 2009 Copa Libertadores First stage
3 Universitario 52 24 17 11 71 53 +18 89 2009 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
4 Cienciano 52 23 11 18 71 57 +14 80 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
5 Alianza Atlético 52 20 12 20 63 53 +10 72
6 Sport Áncash 52 21 9 22 64 65 −1 72
7 Universidad César Vallejo 52 20 12 20 61 64 −3 72
8 Melgar 52 18 16 18 53 59 −6 70
9 José Gálvez 52 17 16 19 68 70 −2 67
10 Coronel Bolognesi 52 17 13 22 67 79 −12 64
11 Alianza Lima 52 18 9 25 62 71 −9 63
12 Juan Aurich 52 17 11 24 51 64 −13 62
13 Atlético Minero 52 15 17 20 58 62 −4 62 2009 Segunda División
14 Sport Boys 52 8 16 28 40 97 −57 38

Updated to games played on December 14, 2008.
Source: Peruvian Football
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Universitario and U. San Martín qualified to the 2009 Copa Libertadores as Apertura and Clausura champions respectively.
(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.

12th/13th place playoff[edit]

December 17, 2008
Atlético Minero 1–2 Juan Aurich
Portillo Goal 26' Report Chará Goal 19'
Zegarra Goal 35'
Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, Lima
Referee: Héctor Pacheco

Atlético Minero relegated to Segunda División.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Used Estadio Huancayo during the Apertura.

External links[edit]