2012 Paraguayan Primera División season

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Primera División
Season 2012
Champions Apertura: Cerro Porteño (29th title)
Clausura: Libertad (16th title)
Relegated Tacuary
Independiente
Copa Libertadores Cerro Porteño
Libertad
Olimpia
Copa Sudamericana Cerro Porteño
Libertad
Nacional
Guaraní
Matches played 264
Goals scored 675 (2.56 per match)
2011
2013

The 2012 División Profesional season (officially the 2012 Copa TIGO- Visión Banco for sponsorship reasons) was the 78th season of top-flight professional football in Paraguay.

Teams[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Cerro Porteño Asunción General Pablo Rojas 32,000
Cerro Porteño (PF) Presidente Franco Cerro Porteño 10,000
Guaraní Asunción Rogelio Livieres 6,000
Independiente Asunción Ricardo Gregor 1,500
Libertad Asunción Dr. Nicolás Leoz 10,000
Nacional Asunción Arsenio Erico 4,000
Olimpia Asunción Manuel Ferreira 15,000
Rubio Ñu Asunción La Arboleda 5,000
Sol de América Villa Elisa Luis Alfonso Giagni 5,000
Sportivo Carapeguá Carapeguá Tte. 1º Alcides González 3,000
Sportivo Luqueño Luque Feliciano Cáceres 25,000
Tacuary Asunción Roberto Béttega 7,000

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Campeonato de Apertura, also the Copa TIGO-Visión Banco for sponsorship reasons, was the 106º official championship of the Primera División, called "Don Jesús Manuel Pallarés", and was the first championship of the 2012 season. It began on February 5 and ended on July 8.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cerro Porteño 22 16 1 5 40 23 +17 49 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 Olimpia 22 14 5 3 30 20 +10 47
3 Libertad 22 13 5 4 40 19 +21 44
4 Sol de América 22 11 2 9 38 27 +11 35
5 Nacional 22 10 3 9 40 32 +8 33
6 Guaraní 22 8 6 8 28 25 +3 30
7 Cerro Porteño (PF) 22 7 6 9 26 29 −3 27
8 Sportivo Luqueño 22 6 8 8 23 30 −7 26
9 Independiente 22 6 7 9 28 42 −14 25
10 Sportivo Carapeguá 22 4 8 10 23 29 −6 20
11 Rubio Ñu 22 5 3 14 24 40 −16 18
12 Tacuary 22 1 8 13 15 39 −24 11

Updated to games played on July 8, 2012.
Source: APF
Rules for classification: 1st points. If two teams are tied on points, a playoff game will be held to break the tie. If more than two clubs are tied on points, the following will be used as a tiebreaker: 1st goal difference; 2nd goals scored; 3rd away-goals scored; 4th draw of lots
(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]

Cerro Porteño. Stamps of Paraguay, 2012
Home \ Away[1] CEP CPF GUA IND LIB NAC OLI RÑU SOL SCA SPL TAC
Cerro Porteño 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 5–3 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–0
Cerro Porteño (PF) 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 5–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1
Guarani 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–3 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 4–0
Independiente 1–4 1–1 0–1 1–4 2–5 3–0 1–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–1
Libertad 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Nacional 2–0 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0
Olimpia 1–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–1
Rubio Ñu 2–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–5 3–3 2–3 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–0
Sol de América 2–2 4–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–3 2–0
Sportivo Carapeguá 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–1
Sportivo Luqueño 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1
Tacuary 2–4 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 2–6 1–1 0–0

Updated to games played on 8 July 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Copa TIGO-VISION BANCO
2012 Apertura Champion
Cerro Porteño
29th title

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Campeonato de Clausura, also the Copa TIGO-Visión Banco for sponsorship reasons, was the 107º official championship of the Primera División, called "Centenario Club Cerro Porteñi, and was the second championship of the 2012 season. It began on July 28 and ended on December 16.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Libertad 22 13 8 1 44 16 +28 47 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 Nacional 22 14 2 6 36 16 +20 44
3 Guaraní 22 13 4 5 28 19 +9 43
4 Cerro Porteño 22 10 7 5 39 21 +18 37
5 Sportivo Luqueño 22 9 6 7 23 24 −1 33
6 Olimpia 22 8 8 6 33 31 +2 32
7 Cerro Porteño (PF) 22 7 5 10 19 31 −12 26
8 Sportivo Carapeguá 22 7 4 11 30 34 −4 25
9 Sol de América 22 4 10 8 22 29 −7 22
10 Tacuary 22 6 4 12 31 39 −8 22
11 Rubio Ñu 22 4 6 12 18 38 −20 18
12 Independiente 22 1 6 15 14 44 −30 9

Updated to games played on 16 December 2012.
Source: APF
Rules for classification: 1st points. If two teams are tied on points, a playoff game will be held to break the tie. If more than two clubs are tied on points, the following will be used as a tiebreaker: 1st goal difference; 2nd goals scored; 3rd away-goals scored; 4th draw of lots
(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] CEP CPF GUA IND LIB NAC OLI RÑU SOL SCA SPL TAC
Cerro Porteño 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–3 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–3 1–0 1–1 5–1
Cerro Porteño (PF) 0–5 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–3 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0
Guarani 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–0 2–0
Independiente 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–5 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2
Libertad 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2
Nacional 0–1 3–0 1–2 5–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0
Olimpia 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–2
Rubio Ñu 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–7 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Sol de América 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1
Sportivo Carapeguá 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–1 2–1 1–1 5–1 0–4
Sportivo Luqueño 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0
Tacuary 0–2 4–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–2

Updated to games played on 16 December 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Copa TIGO-VISION BANCO
2012 Clausura Champion
Libertad
16th title

Aggregate table[edit]

In 2012, Paraguay have seven slots in international cups (three in the Copa Libertadores de America and four in the Copa Sudamericana). These seven slots will be filled by five teams.

  • For the 2013 Copa Libertadores, the winner of the Apertura and Clausura tournaments qualify automatically. The third representative (going into the first round play-off) is the best placed non-champion from the cumulative table of both the Apertura and Clausura.
  • For the 2013 Copa Sudamericana, the champion of the Apertura and Clausura tournaments qualify automatically, with the 4th and 5th best placed teams from the Apertura and Clausura cumulatives.
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Libertad 44 26 13 5 84 35 +49 91 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage 1
2 Cerro Porteño 44 26 8 10 79 44 +35 86
3 Olimpia 44 22 13 9 63 51 +12 79 2013 Copa Libertadores First Stage
4 Nacional 44 24 5 15 76 48 +28 77 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
5 Guaraní 44 21 10 13 56 44 +12 73
6 Sol de América 44 16 12 16 62 53 +9 60
7 Sportivo Luqueño 44 15 14 15 46 54 −8 59
8 Cerro Porteño (PF) 44 14 11 19 45 60 −15 53
9 Sportivo Carapeguá 44 11 12 21 53 63 −10 45
10 Rubio Ñu 44 9 9 26 42 78 −36 36
11 Independiente 44 7 13 24 42 86 −44 34
12 Tacuary 44 7 12 25 46 78 −32 33

Updated to games played on 16 December 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1st points. If two teams are tied on points, a playoff game will be held to break the tie. If more than two clubs are tied on points, the following will be used as a tiebreaker: 1st goal difference; 2nd goals scored; 3rd away-goals scored; 4th draw of lots
1 Cerro Porteño and Libertad are qualified for the 2013 Copa Libertadores and 2013 Copa Sudamericana as the 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.

Relegation[edit]

Relegations is determined at the end of the season by computing an average (Spanish: promedio) of the number of points earned per game over the past three seasons. The two teams with the lowest average is relegated to the División Intermedia for the following season.

Pos
Team
2010
Pts
2011
Pts
2012
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg Relegation
1 Libertad 87 79 91 257 132 1.947
2 Cerro Porteño 91 67 86 244 132 1.8485
3 Olimpia 71 88 79 238 132 1.803
4 Nacional 77 83 77 237 132 1.7955
5 Guaraní 85 58 73 216 132 1.6364
6 Rubio Ñu 66 56 36 160 132 1.2121
7 Cerro Porteño (PF) 53 53 44 1.2045
8 Sol de América 45 49 60 154 132 1.1667
9 Sportivo Luqueño 42 35 59 136 132 1.0303
10 Sportivo Carapeguá 45 45 44 1.0227
11 Tacuary 37 60 33 130 132 0.9848 Relegated to the División Intermedia
12 Independiente 52 34 86 88 0.9773

Updated to games played on 16 December 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
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.

See also[edit]

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