2009 Campeonato Gaúcho

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Campeonato Gaúcho
Season 2009
Champions Internacional
Relegated Sapucaiense and Brasil
Top goalscorer Taison (Internacional), 15 goals
Biggest home win Internacional 8–1 Caxias (Taça Fábio Koff Final, April 19)
Biggest away win Brasil 0–7 Internacional (Taça Fábio Koff First Stage, March 10)
2008
2010

The 89th season of the Campeonato Gaúcho kicked off on January 20 and ended on April 19. Repeating the 2008 final score, Internacional clinched their 39th title – second consecutive – after beating Caxias 8–1 in the Taça Fábio Koff final. As Internacional had already won Taça Fernando Carvalho, beating city rivals Grêmio 2–1 in the final, Campeonato Gaúcho finals were unnecessary.

The competition had 16 clubs divided into two groups. In the first part, called Taça Fernando Carvalho teams from one group played against teams from the other group. In the second part, called Taça Fábio Koff, clubs played inside their group. On both parts, top four teams from each group qualified to play-offs, when every round was decided in a single game. Winners of each part were supposed to play finals, but as Internacional won both, they were declared champions without it.

Teams[edit]

Club City Pos. in 2008 Number of Titles (until 2008)
Internacional Porto Alegre Champions 38
Juventude Caxias do Sul Runners-up 1
Internacional (SM) Santa Maria 3rd
Caxias Caxias do Sul 4th 1
Grêmio Porto Alegre 5th 35
Sapucaiense Sapucaia do Sul 6th
São José Porto Alegre 7th
Ulbra Canoas 8th
Esportivo Bento Gonçalves 9th
São Luiz Ijuí 10th
Veranópolis Veranópolis 11th
Novo Hamburgo Novo Hamburgo 12th
Brasil Pelotas 13th 1
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz do Sul 14th
Ypiranga Erechim 2nd Level champions
Avenida Santa Cruz do Sul 2nd Level runners-up

System[edit]

The 16 clubs will be divided into two groups.

Group 1: Internacional, Juventude, Avenida, Esportivo, Veranópolis, Brasil and Internacional (SM);
Group 2: Grêmio, Caxias, Santa Cruz, Ypiranga, Ulbra, Sapucaiense, São José and São Luiz.

The tournament will be divided in two stages. In the first one, called Taça Fernando Carvalho (Fernando Carvalho Cup, in reference to former Internacional chairman, winner of the 2006 Copa Libertadores and FIFA Club World Cup), teams from one group will play in single round-robin format against clubs of the other group. Top four teams in each group advance to quarterfinals. In home-and-away system, winners qualify to semifinals and then, to the finals. Later, in Taça Fábio Koff (Fábio Koff Cup, in reference to former Grêmio chairman, winner of the 1983 Intercontinental Cup, 1983 and 1995 Copa Libertadores), teams in the same group will play each other once. Again, top four teams will play quarterfinals, winners play semifinals and then finals. If the same club wins both stages, they will be declared champions. Otherwise, a final will be disputed in home-and-away system.

Background[edit]

On January 15, just one week before its debut in the championship, a bus carrying all Brasil squad crashed in the 150th kilometer of the BR-392 road, in the city of Canguçu, southern Rio Grande do Sul. The team was heading back to Pelotas after beating Santa Cruz 2–1 in a friendly match played in Vale do Sol, near Santa Cruz do Sul. The bus plunged off a 130-foot ravine after the driver lost its control when approaching a turn. The accident caused the death of three members of the team: goalkeeper trainer Giovani Guimarães, defender Régis Gouveia and striker Claudio Milar. Milar is considered to be one of the most notable players in the history of the club, scoring 110 goals in approximately 200 caps. Several other players sustained injuries. Among the injured was Copa Libertadores 1995 winner and 1996 Olympic bronze-medalist Danrlei.

After the disaster, several clubs offered to loan players for free in order to help Brasil to play in the tournament. Also, companies as Multisom and Banrisul signed special sponsorship deals to provide financial support. On January 19, club managers and the Rio Grande do Sul Football Federation decided that Brasil should skip their first 5 matches, debuting on February 3 against Santa Cruz.

Taça Fernando Carvalho[edit]

Group A[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos. Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Qualification
1 Internacional 20 8 6 2 0 19 4 15 to Quarterfinals
2 Veranópolis 12 8 4 0 4 13 15 -2
3 Novo Hamburgo 12 8 3 3 2 10 11 -1
4 Juventude 11 8 3 2 3 5 5 0
5 Esportivo 10 8 2 4 2 9 13 -4
6 Avenida 9 8 2 3 3 13 15 -2
7 Internacional (SM) 5 8 1 2 5 7 14 -7
8 Brasil 3 8 0 3 5 10 21 -11

Results[edit]

  CAX GRE SCZ SJO SLU SAP ULB YPI
Avenida 1–0 1–2 1–3 3–3 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–4
Brasil 1–2 0–3 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–5 1–3
Esportivo 0–0 0–5 1–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–2
Internacional 5–1 2–11 0–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 4–1 0–0
Internacional (SM) 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–0
Juventude 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–1
Novo Hamburgo 2–0 1–5 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–1
Veranópolis 2–1 3–1 0–3 3–2 0–1 3–2 2–3 0–2

1 Match played in neutral ground (Erechim). Blue = match played at home; Red = match played away.

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos. Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Qualification
1 Grêmio 16 8 5 1 2 20 8 12 to Quarterfinals
2 Ypiranga 16 8 5 1 2 13 8 5
3 Santa Cruz 13 8 3 4 1 11 6 5
4 Ulbra 13 8 3 4 1 14 10 4
5 São Luiz 11 8 3 2 3 6 7 -1
6 São José 8 8 2 2 4 16 18 -2
7 Caxias 8 8 2 2 4 8 13 -5
8 Sapucaiense 6 8 1 3 4 11 17 -6

Results[edit]

  AVE BRA ESP INT ISM JUV NH VER
Caxias 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–5 4–2 0–0 0–2 1–2
Grêmio 2–1 3–0 5–0 1–21 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–3
Santa Cruz 3–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–0
São José 3–3 1–1 2–3 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–3
São Luiz 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–0
Sapucaiense 2–2 2–2 2–3 0–4 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–3
Ulbra 0–0 5–2 0–0 1–4 3–0 0–0 2–2 3–2
Ypiranga 4–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–0

1 Match played in neutral ground (Erechim). Blue = played at home; Red = played away.

Playoffs[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
February 22 – Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre        
 Internacional*  2
February 26 – Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
 Ulbra  1  
 Internacional*  2
February 22 – Colosso da Lagoa, Erechim
     Novo Hamburgo  0  
 Ypiranga*  0
March 1 – Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
 Novo Hamburgo  3  
 Internacional*  2
February 21 – Olímpico, Porto Alegre    
   Grêmio  1
 Grêmio*  2
February 27 – Olímpico, Porto Alegre
 Juventude  0  
 Grêmio*  1
February 21 – Antônio D. Farina, Veranópolis
     Veranópolis  0  
 Veranópolis*  2
 Santa Cruz  1  
 

* Homeground advantage

The Final[edit]

March 1st, 2009
Internacional 2–1 Grêmio
Índio Goal 47'
Magrão Goal 77'
Report Alex Mineiro Goal 59'
Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Attendance: 28,436
Referee: Leonardo Gaciba

Taça Fábio Koff[edit]

Group A[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos. Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Qualification
1 Internacional 19 7 6 1 0 28 6 22 to Quarterfinals
2 Veranópolis 13 7 4 1 2 10 8 2
3 Internacional (SM) 13 7 4 1 2 9 9 0
4 Juventude 12 7 3 3 1 11 7 4
5 Avenida 9 7 3 0 4 7 10 -3
6 Esportivo 5 7 1 2 4 9 19 -10
7 Novo Hamburgo 4 7 1 1 5 7 11 -4
8 Brasil 4 7 1 1 5 7 18 -11

Results[edit]

  AVE BRA ESP INT ISM JUV NH VER
Avenida 3–2 3–1 0–1 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–2
Brasil 2–3 1–2 0–7 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–3
Esportivo 1–3 2–1 2–6 1–2 2–2 0–4 1–1
Internacional 3–0 7–0 6–2 1–0 3–3 4–1 4–0
Internacional (SM) 1–0 3–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–1
Juventude 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–3 3–0 2–1 0–1
Novo Hamburgo 0–1 0–1 4–0 1–4 1–1 1–2 0–2
Veranópolis 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–0 2–0

Blue = match played at home; Red = match played away.

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos. Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Qualification
1 Santa Cruz 12 7 4 0 3 13 12 1 to Quarterfinals
2 Ulbra 12 7 3 3 1 11 9 2
3 Caxias 11 7 3 2 2 16 10 6
4 Grêmio 11 7 3 2 2 14 10 4
5 São José 11 7 3 2 2 11 15 -4
6 Ypiranga 10 7 2 4 1 11 9 2
7 Sapucaiense 6 7 2 0 5 10 17 -7
8 São Luiz 4 7 1 1 5 5 9 -4

Results[edit]

  CAX GRE SCZ SJO SLU SAP ULB YPI
Caxias 4–0 1–2 3–4 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–1
Grêmio 0–4 2–3 6–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1
Santa Cruz 2–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–4
São José 4–3 1–6 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1
São Luiz 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1
Sapucaiense 0–3 0–2 1–2 2–3 2–1 4–3 1–3
Ulbra 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–4 1–0
Ypiranga 1–1 1–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1

Blue = played at home; Red = played away.

Playoffs[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
April 5 – Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre        
 Internacional*  2
April 12 – Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
 Grêmio  1  
 Internacional*  4
April 5 – Complexo Esportivo, Canoas
     Ulbra  0  
 Ulbra*  2
April 19 – Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
 Internacional (SM)  0  
 Internacional*  8
April 5 – Plátanos, S. Cruz do Sul    
   Caxias  1
 Santa Cruz*  1
April 12 – Alfredo Jaconi, Caxias do Sul
 Juventude  2  
 Caxias  2
April 5 – Antônio D. Farina, Veranópolis
     Juventude*  0  
 Veranópolis*  1
 Caxias  3  
 

* Homeground advantage

Final[edit]

April 19, 2009
Internacional 8–1 Caxias
Magrão Goal 7'40'
Taison Goal 15'
Nilmar Goal 18'22'
Guiñazú Goal 32'
D'Alessandro Goal 43'
Álvaro Goal 87'
Report Cristian Borja Goal 66'

Finals[edit]

Finals were scheduled to be played on April 26 & May 3, but as Internacional won both Taça Fernando Carvalho and Taça Fábio Koff, finals became unnecessary.

Overall table[edit]

Considering only group matches of both Fernando Carvalho and Fábio Koff trophies, the bottom two teams in overall table will be relegated to play lower levels in 2010.

Pos. Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Qualification
1 Internacional 39 15 12 3 0 47 10 37
2 Grêmio 27 15 8 3 4 34 18 16
3 Ypiranga 26 15 7 5 3 24 17 7
4 Veranópolis 25 15 8 1 6 23 23 0
5 Santa Cruz 25 15 7 4 4 24 18 6
6 Ulbra 25 15 6 7 2 25 19 6
7 Juventude 23 15 6 5 4 16 12 4
8 Caxias 19 15 5 4 6 24 23 1
9 São José 19 15 5 4 6 27 33 -6
10 Avenida 18 15 5 3 7 20 25 -5
11 Internacional (SM) 18 15 5 3 7 16 24 -8
12 Novo Hamburgo 16 15 4 4 7 17 22 -5
13 São Luiz 15 15 4 3 8 11 16 -5
14 Esportivo 15 15 3 6 6 18 32 -14
15 Sapucaiense 12 15 3 3 9 21 34 -13 to Lower Levels in 2010
16 Brasil 7 15 1 4 10 17 39 -22

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