2012–13 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala season

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Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Season 2012–13
Champions Apertura: Comunicaciones
Clausura:
Champions League Comunicaciones

The 2012–13 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala season was the 14th season in which the Apertura and Clausura season is used. The season began on 15 July 2012 and ended in May 2013. Comunicaciones won both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments.

Format[edit]

The format for both championships are identical. Each championship will have two stages: a first stage and a playoff stage. The first stage of each championship is a double round-robin format. The teams that finishes 1 and 2 in the standings will advance to the semifinals of the playoff stage, while the teams that finish 3–6 will enter in the quarterfinals. The winner of each quarterfinals will advance to the semifinals. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the finals, which will determine the tournament champion.

Teams[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Comunicaciones Guatemala City Cementos Progreso 16,000
Escuintleca Escuintla Estadio Armando Barillas 3,000
Heredia San José Julián Tesucún 8,000
Malacateco Malacatán Santa Lucía 7,000
Marquense San Marcos Marquesa de la Ensenada 10,000
Mictlán Asunción Mita La Asunción 3,000
Municipal Guatemala City Mateo Flores 30,000
Peñarol Huehuetenango Los Cuchumatanes 5,340
Petapa San Miguel Petapa Municipal 7,500
Suchitepéquez Mazatenango Carlos Salazar Hijo 12,000
Universidad de San Carlos Guatemala City Estadio Revolución 5,000
Xelajú Quetzaltenango Mario Camposeco 11,000

Penarol La Mesilla changed their names to Halcones FC for this season.

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The 2012 Torneo Apertura began on 15 July 2012 and ends in December 2012.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Comunicaciones 22 15 5 2 39 16 +23 50 Qualified to the Quarterfinals
2 Municipal 22 11 8 3 46 23 +23 41
3 Xelajú 22 11 3 8 34 29 +5 36
4 Heredia 22 10 5 7 33 24 +9 35
5 Peñarol 22 9 6 7 30 24 +6 33
6 Malacateco 22 7 7 8 26 25 +1 28
7 Suchitepéquez 22 7 7 8 36 40 −4 28
8 Marquense 22 6 8 8 24 27 −3 26
9 Petapa 22 7 3 12 27 43 −16 24
10 Mictlán 22 6 4 12 22 40 −18 22
11 USAC 22 5 6 11 33 39 −6 21
12 Juventud Escuintleca 22 5 4 13 23 43 −20 19

Updated to games played on 25 November 2012.
Source: Standings
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] COM PET HER ESC MAL MAR MIC MUN PEÑ SUC USC XEL
Comunicaciones 1–0 3–0 5–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 2–0
Petapa 3–3 3–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 4–1
Heredia 1–0 4–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–0
Juventud Escuintleca 1–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–4 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–2
Malacateco 1–2 5–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1
Marquense 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–3
Mictlán 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–3
Municipal 1–1 3–0 0–0 5–1 1–0 1–1 6–2 0–0 6–1 4–4 2–0
Peñarol 1–1 4–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–0
Suchitepéquez 4–1 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–4 0–0 3–3 1–3 3–1 4–1 2–1
Universidad de San Carlos 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 7–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0
Xelajú 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 4–0

Updated to games played on 29 July 2012.
Source: Results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  Comunicaciones 2 3 5  
8  Marquense 2 0 2  
  1  Comunicaciones 0 2 2  
  6  Malacateco 0 1 1  
3  Xelajú 0 3 3
6  Malacateco 5 0 5  
  1  Comunicaciones 3 1 4
  2  Municipal 0 0 0
4  Heredia 1 5 6  
5  Peñarol 3 1 4  
  4  Heredia 1 2 3
  2  Municipal 1 3 4  
2  Municipal 1 3 4
7  Suchitepéquez 1 3 4  

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Comunicaciones 22 13 5 4 30 14 +16 44 Qualified to the Quarterfinals
2 Heredia 22 11 6 5 44 25 +19 39
3 Malacateco 22 11 5 6 24 18 +6 38
4 Suchitepéquez 22 10 3 9 31 30 +1 33
5 Halcones 22 10 3 9 29 28 +1 33
6 Marquense 22 10 2 10 37 26 +11 32
7 USAC 22 9 3 10 28 32 −4 30
8 Xelajú 22 9 3 10 26 31 −5 30
9 Mictlán 22 8 5 9 23 30 −7 29
10 Petapa 22 6 6 10 21 31 −10 24
11 Municipal 22 5 5 12 19 27 −8 20
12 Juventud Escuintleca 22 6 2 14 18 38 −20 20

Updated to games played on 02 June 2013.
Source: Standings
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.
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Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] COM PET HER JUV MAL MAR MIC MUN HAL SUC USC XEL
Comunicaciones 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–0
Petapa 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–0
Heredia 3–3 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 5–0 4–2 2–0 5–0
Juventud Escuintleca 0–3 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0
Malacateco 2–1 0–0 2–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0
Marquense 0–1 4–1 3–4 3–1 4–1 5–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 4–0
Mictlán 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0
Municipal 0–1 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 4–0 3–2 3–2 1–3 0–1
Halcones 0–0 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–1
Suchitepéquez 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0
USAC 4–3 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–0
Xelajú 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–2 5–1 4–0

Updated to games played on July 2012.
Source: [ Results]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  Comunicaciones 2 2 4  
8  Xelajú 1 1 2  
  1  Comunicaciones 1 2 3  
  6  Marquense 1 1 2  
3  Malacateco 0 3 3
6  Marquense 2 3 5  
  1  Comunicaciones 2 0 2
  2  Heredia 1 0 1
4  Suchitepéquez 1 1 2  
5  Halcones FC 3 1 4  
  5  Halcones FC 2 1 3
  2  Heredia 0 4 4  
2  Heredia 1 2 3
7  Universidad San Carlos 2 0 2  

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Comunicaciones 44 28 10 6 69 30 +39 94 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
2 Heredia 44 21 11 12 77 49 +28 74
3 Malacateco 44 18 12 14 51 43 +8 66
4 Peñarol La Mesilla/Halcones FC 44 19 9 16 58 52 +6 66
5 Xelajú 44 20 6 18 60 61 −1 66
6 Municipal 44 16 13 15 65 50 +15 61
7 Suchitepéquez 44 17 10 17 67 70 −3 61
8 Marquense 44 16 10 18 61 53 +8 58
9 USAC 44 14 9 21 61 70 −9 51
10 Mictlán 44 14 9 21 45 70 −25 51
11 Petapa (R) 44 13 9 22 48 74 −26 48 Relegation to the Primera División
12 Juventud Escuintleca (R) 44 11 6 27 41 81 −40 39

Updated to games played on June 2013.
Source: Guatefutbol
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabla de Posiciones" (in Spanish). Liga Nacional de Futbol de Guatemala. Retrieved 2013.