2009 Torneo Apertura (Chile)

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Torneo Apertura
Season 2009
Champions Universidad de Chile
13th title
Copa Sudamericana Unión Española
Universidad de Chile
Matches played 167
Goals scored 507 (3.04 per match)
Top goalscorer Esteban Paredes
(17 goals)
Highest attendance 39,685
Universidad Católica 1–4 Universidad de Chile

The 2009 Torneo Apertura or LXXXV Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de la Primera División de Chile was the 78th season of Chilean Primera División. That was the first tournament of 2009 Chilean football season, the defending champions was Colo-Colo, which beat 4–2 in the aggregate result to Palestino during the 2008 Torneo Clausura finals, where the striker Lucas Barrios achieved reach 38 goals in a single year, thus surpassing Luis Hernán Álvarez, who scored one less in 1963.

The tournament champion was Universidad de Chile, so that earned their 13th league title after a five year winless, after win 1–0 over Unión Española in the second leg final at Santa Laura with goal of Juan Manuel Olivera, that allowed the automatically qualification of the university team to the 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage.

After the relegations of Deportes Melipilla, Provincial Osorno and Deportes Concepción (because administration problems), the number of teams that contested the tournament was reduced from 20 to 18, following the promotion of Curicó Unido, which made their first top-flight appearance in 35 years.

It began on 31 January during a 2–2 draw between Colo-Colo and Curicó Unido at Estadio La Granja, and ended on 28 June.

Format changes[edit]

The format for 2009 remains largely the same as 2008, except for the advancement to the Playoff Stages. Groups will no longer be used to determine who advance to the next stage. Instead, the top-eight teams in Classification Stage will advance.

International qualification changes[edit]

Qualification to the Copa Libertadores remains the same, as well as qualification to the Chile 1 spot in the Copa Sudamericana. The Chile 2 spot will be contested between the second-best team in the first stage and the 2008-09 Copa Chile winner. The winner of the single match will qualify to the 2009 Copa Sudamericana.

Team information[edit]

The number of teams were reduced starting with this season from 20 to 18. Antofagasta, Osorno, Melipilla, and Deportes Concepción were relegated last season to the Primera B. They were replaced by Municipal Iquique and Curicó Unido.

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Audax Italiano Santiago Bicentenario de La Florida 12,000
Cobreloa Calama Municipal de Calama 13,000
Cobresal El Salvador Estadio El Cobre 15,000
Colo-Colo Santiago Estadio Monumental 47,017
Curicó Unido Curicó Estadio La Granja 10,000
Huachipato Talcahuano Estadio CAP 10,500
Iquique Iquique Tierra de Campeones 10,000
Deportes La Serena La Serena La Portada 14,000
Ñublense Chillán Municipal Nelson Oyarzún Arenas 12,000
O'Higgins Rancagua El Teniente de Rancagua 14,450
Palestino Santiago La Cisterna 12,000
Rangers Talca Estadio Fiscal de Talca 10,000
Santiago Morning Santiago Municipal de La Pintana 6,000
Santiago Wanderers Valparaíso Regional Chiledeportes 18,500
Unión Española Santiago Santa Laura 22,000
Universidad Católica Santiago San Carlos de Apoquindo 15,000
Universidad de Chile Santiago Estadio Nacional 49,000
Universidad de Concepción Concepción Municipal de Concepción 29,000

Regular season[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Unión Española 17 12 2 3 38 17 +21 38 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 Universidad de Chile 17 9 4 4 33 21 +12 31 2009 Copa Sudamericana playoffs
3 Everton 17 7 7 3 24 17 +7 28 Playoffs
4 Santiago Morning 17 8 3 6 41 29 +12 27
5 Universidad Católica 17 8 3 6 26 18 +8 27
6 Municipal Iquique 17 7 5 5 27 23 +4 26
7 Audax Italiano 17 7 4 6 25 20 +5 25
8 O'Higgins 17 7 4 6 25 26 −1 25
9 Huachipato 17 7 4 6 26 29 −3 25
10 Cobreloa 17 7 3 7 24 25 −1 24
11 Universidad de Concepción 17 6 5 6 24 25 −1 23
12 Ñublense 17 5 5 7 16 23 −7 20
13 Colo-Colo 17 5 4 8 28 28 0 19
14 Curicó Unido 17 5 4 8 24 28 −4 19
15 Cobresal 17 4 7 6 23 34 −11 19
16 Palestino 17 5 2 10 18 37 −19 17
17 Rangers 17 3 5 9 20 28 −8 14
18 La Serena 17 3 5 9 19 32 −13 14

Updated to games played on May 21, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals
(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] AUD COB CSL CC CUR EVE HUA SER IQU ÑUB OHI PAL RAN SM UE UC UCH UDC
Audax Italiano 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–3 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–3
Cobreloa 0–0 4–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–3 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–4 0–2 2–1 0–4 1–4 2–0
Cobresal 1–0 1–4 2–5 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 3–3 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–3
Colo-Colo 1–2 0–2 5–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–2 2–5 0–1 3–1 2–0
Curicó Unido 1–4 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–3 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 5–3 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 3–2 1–3 0–1
Everton 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 5–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0
Huachipato 0–2 3–2 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–5 1–3 3–1 3–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 0–5 0–4 2–0 3–1 0–1
La Serena 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 3–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–4 0–3 1–2 2–3 0–0
Municipal Iquique 3–3 2–0 5–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–4 0–0 1–1
Ñublense 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 2–3
O'Higgins 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–3 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 3–1 2–2 0–2
Palestino 0–2 0–4 2–0 1–0 0–4 1–1 1–4 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–5 1–2 1–4 0–3 4–2
Rangers 0–1 4–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 0–4 2–2
Santiago Morning 1–1 2–0 3–3 2–4 0–1 3–1 5–0 4–1 2–2 1–2 2–3 5–1 2–1 1–3 0–1 3–1 5–4
Unión Española 2–2 2–1 3–1 5–2 3–1 1–0 4–0 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1
Universidad Católica 0–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–1 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–0 1–3 4–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0
Universidad de Chile 2–1 4–1 2–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–1
Universidad de Concepción 3–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–4 2–2 4–5 1–1 0–2 1–1

Updated to games played on May 21, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoff Stage[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
1  Unión Española 1 6 7  
8  O'Higgins 1 1 2  
  1  Unión Española 0 0 0 (4)  
  5  Universidad Católica 0 0 0 (2)  
4  Santiago Morning 0 1 1
5  Universidad Católica 4 4 8  
  1  Unión Española 1 0 1
  2  Universidad de Chile 1 1 2
3  Everton 2 2 4  
6  Municipal Iquique 2 1 3  
  3  Everton 1 1 2
  2  Universidad de Chile 0 3 3  
2  Universidad de Chile 4 2 6
7  Audax Italiano 1 4 5  

Updated as of games played on July 7, 2009.

Primera Division
2009 Apertura Champion
Star*.svg
Universidad de Chile
Universidad de Chile
13th Title

Universidad de Chile qualified to the 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage.

Top-ten goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Chile Esteban Paredes Santiago Morning 17
2 Argentina Gustavo Canales Unión Española 13
Argentina Rubén Gigena Audax Italiano 13
4 Argentina Lucas Barrios Colo-Colo 11
Uruguay Juan Manuel Olivera Universidad de Chile 11
6 Chile Mario Aravena Unión Española 10
7 Chile Milovan Mirosevic Universidad Católica 9
Chile Leonardo Monje Huachipato 9
Argentina Diego Rivarola Santiago Morning 9
Chile Samuel Teuber O'Higgins 9
Chile Gabriel Vargas Universidad de Concepción 9

Copa Sudamericana playoff[edit]

The second-best team of the Classification Stage (Universidad de Chile) played a match at Bicentenario Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso in the city of Coquimbo against the 2008 Copa Chile/2009 Verano champion (Universidad de Concepción) for the Chile 2 spot in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana. The match ended with a victory for Universidad de Chile 3 goals to 1.

Universidad de Chile classifies to the Chile 2 berth for the 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage.

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