2013–14 Argentine Primera División season

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Primera División
Season 2013–14
Champions Torneo Inicial:
San Lorenzo
(15th title)
Torneo Final:
River Plate
(36th title)
Super Champions:
River Plate
Relegated Argentinos Juniors
All Boys
Colón
2014 Copa Libertadores San Lorenzo
Lanús (via 2013 Copa Sudamericana)
Arsenal (via 2012–13 Copa Argentina)
2014 Copa Sudamericana Boca Juniors
Estudiantes (LP)
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)
Godoy Cruz
Rosario Central
River Plate
Lanús (via 2013 Copa Sudamericana)
2015 Copa Libertadores River Plate
Matches played 382
Goals scored 811 (2.12 per match)
Top goalscorer Torneo Inicial:
César Pereyra
(10 goals)
Torneo Final:
Mauro Zárate
(13 goals)
Biggest home win River Plate 5–0 Quilmes (May 18, 2014)
Biggest away win Arsenal 1–4 Belgrano (Nov. 30, 2013)
San Lorenzo 1–4 Lanús (Apr. 12, 2014)
Racing 0–3 San Lorenzo (Aug. 9, 2013)
San Lorenzo 0–3 Argentinos Juniors (Aug. 17, 2013)
Colón 0–3 Lanús (Oct. 19, 2013)
Lanús 0–3 Atlético de Rafaela (Feb. 16, 2014)
Highest scoring San Lorenzo 4–2 Belgrano (Nov. 16, 2013)
Vélez Sarsfield 5–1 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) (Mar. 29, 2014)
Racing 3–3 Estudiantes (LP) (Apr. 1, 2014)
Boca Juniors 4–2 Arsenal (Apr. 27, 2014)
Newell's Old Boys 4–2 All Boys (May 10, 2014)
(6 goals)
Longest winning run Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) -6 matches- (Apr. 3 - Apr. 26, 2014)
Longest unbeaten run Arsenal (Aug. 2 - Oct. 12, 2013)
Vélez Sarsfield (Oct. 18, 2013 - Feb. 18, 2014)
Estudiantes (LP) (Mar. 2 - Apr. 19, 2014)
(11 matches)
Longest losing run Racing (Sep. 15 - Oct. 18, 2013)
Colón (Nov. 10, 2013 - Feb. 8, 2014)
Argentinos Juniors (Apr. 15 - May 17, 2014)
(6 matches)
2014

The 2013–14 Primera División season was the 85th season of top-flight professional football in Argentina. It started on August 2, 2013 and ended on May 24, 2014. Twenty teams competed in the league, seventeen returning from the 2012–13 season and three promoted from the Primera B Nacional Championship (Championship winners Rosario Central, runners-up Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) and 3rd place Olimpo). For first time Independiente did not compete in the Primera División championship.

In the first half of the season San Lorenzo became champion of the 2013 Torneo Inicial "Nietos Recuperados", winning the “Miguel Benancio Sánchez” League Cup. The winner of the 2014 Torneo Final "Nietos Recuperados", River Plate, won the "Presidente Raúl Alfonsín" League Cup. In the Superfinal, River Plate won the Campeonato Cup after a 1-0 victory over San Lorenzo in La Punta, San Luis.

Argentinos Juniors and All Boys were relegated to the Primera B Nacional Championship. The third relegated team was Colón, who lost a playoff match against Atlético de Rafaela

Format[edit]

There was two champions in the season. The champions (Torneo Inicial and Torneo Final winners) met in a season ending championship final to determine the super champion. The format for each tournament remained the same as in previous seasons.

As in the previous season the last three teams on the relegation (average) table were directly relegated.

Teams[edit]

The relegated teams of 2012–13 season were San Martín (SJ), Independiente and Unión. They played in the 2013–14 Primera B Nacional Championship. At the same time the 2012–13 Primera B Nacional Championship winners Rosario Central, runners-up Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) and 3rd place Olimpo were promoted at the end of the season.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Locations of the 2013−14 Primera División teams outside Greater Buenos Aires.
Club City Stadium Capacity
All Boys Buenos Aires Islas Malvinas 21,000
Argentinos Juniors Buenos Aires Diego Armando Maradona 24,800
Arsenal Sarandí Julio H. Grondona 16,300
Atlético de Rafaela Rafaela Nuevo Monumental 16,000
Belgrano Córdoba Julio César Villagra 28,000
Boca Juniors Buenos Aires Alberto J. Armando 49,000
Colón Santa Fe Brigadier General Estanislao López 33,500
Estudiantes (LP) La Plata Ciudad de La Plata 53,000
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) La Plata Juan Carmelo Zerillo 24,544
Godoy Cruz Mendoza Malvinas Argentinas 40,268
Lanús Lanús Ciudad de Lanús - Néstor Díaz Pérez 46,619
Newell's Old Boys Rosario Marcelo Bielsa 38,095
Olimpo Bahía Blanca Roberto Natalio Carminatti 20,000
Quilmes Quilmes Centenario 30,200
Racing Avellaneda Presidente Juan Domingo Perón 55,389
River Plate Buenos Aires Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti 64,624
Rosario Central Rosario Dr. Lisandro de la Torre 41,654
San Lorenzo Buenos Aires Pedro Bidegain 39,494
Tigre Victoria José Dellagiovanna 26,282
Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires José Amalfitani 45,540

Statistics[edit]

Club Manager Most goals
scored
Goals Most minutes
played 1
Minutes
(Matches)
All Boys Argentina Ricardo Rodríguez
Argentinos Juniors Argentina Claudio Borghi
Arsenal Argentina Martín Palermo
Atlético de Rafaela Argentina Jorge Burruchaga
Belgrano Argentina Ricardo Zielinski
Boca Juniors Argentina Carlos Bianchi
Colón Argentina Diego Osella
Estudiantes (LP) Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) Argentina Pedro Troglio
Godoy Cruz Argentina Jorge Almirón
Lanús Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto
Newell's Old Boys Argentina Ricardo Lunari
Olimpo ColombiaArgentina Walter Perazzo
Quilmes Argentina Ricardo Caruso Lombardi
Racing Argentina Fabio Radaelli
River Plate Argentina Ramón Díaz
Rosario Central Argentina Miguel Ángel Russo
San Lorenzo Argentina Edgardo Bauza
Tigre Argentina Fabián Alegre
Vélez Sarsfield Argentina José Oscar Flores
1.^ Superfinal is not included

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Pre-season changes
Quilmes Argentina Omar de Felippe Resigned June 22, 2013 Argentina Nelson Vivas June 24, 2013[1] N/A
All Boys Argentina José Romero Contract terminated June 23, 2013 Argentina Julio César Falcioni June 24, 2013[2] N/A
Colón Argentina Pablo Morant Replaced June 29, 2013 Argentina Rubén Forestello June 29, 2013[3] N/A
Tigre Argentina Néstor Gorosito Resigned July 6, 2013 Argentina Diego Cagna July 8, 2013[4] N/A
Newell's Old Boys Argentina Gerardo Martino Contract terminated July 10, 2013 Argentina Alfredo Berti July 10, 2013[5] N/A
Torneo Inicial changes
Racing Argentina Luis Zubeldía Resigned August 24, 2013[6] Argentina Carlos Ischia 1 August 30, 2013[7] 20th
Tigre Argentina Diego Cagna Sacked September 10, 2013 Argentina Fabián Alegre 2 September 10, 2013[8] 19th
Racing Argentina Carlos Ischia Resigned October 7, 2013[9] Argentina Reinaldo Merlo 3 October 10, 2013[10] 20th
Colón Argentina Rubén Forestello Resigned October 7, 2013 Argentina Mario Sciacqua 4 October 8, 2013[11] 17th
Quilmes Argentina Nelson Vivas Resigned October 21, 2013 Argentina Blas Giunta October 22, 2013[12] 16th
All Boys Argentina Julio César Falcioni Resigned November 16, 2013 Argentina Ricardo Rodríguez November 19, 2013[13] 17th
Inter-tournament changes
Godoy Cruz Argentina Martín Palermo Contract terminated December 6, 2013 Argentina Jorge Almirón December 9, 2013[14] N/A
Argentinos Juniors Argentina Ricardo Caruso Lombardi Mutual agreement December 10, 2013 Argentina Claudio Borghi December 29, 2013[15] N/A
San Lorenzo ArgentinaSpain Juan Antonio Pizzi Resigned December 20, 2013 Argentina Edgardo Bauza December 26, 2013[16] N/A
Vélez Sarsfield Argentina Ricardo Gareca Contract terminated December 23, 2013 Argentina José Oscar Flores December 26, 2013[17] N/A
Colón Argentina Mario Sciacqua Replaced January 1, 2014 Argentina Diego Osella January 1, 2014[18] N/A
Torneo Final changes
Quilmes Argentina Blas Giunta Sacked February 16, 2014 Argentina Ricardo Caruso Lombardi February 18, 2014[19] 20th
Newell's Old Boys Argentina Alfredo Berti Resigned April 11, 2014 Argentina Ricardo Lunari 5 April 11, 2014[20] 14th
Arsenal Argentina Gustavo Alfaro Sacked April 14, 2014[21] Argentina Martín Palermo 6 April 15, 2014[22] 20th
Racing Argentina Reinaldo Merlo Resigned May 6, 2014 Argentina Fabio Radaelli 7 May 7, 2014[23] 17th

Interim Managers
Torneo Inicial

1.^ Argentina Fabio Radaelli was interim manager in the 5th round.
2.^ Interim manager, but later promoted to full-time manager.
3.^ Argentina Ignacio Carlos González was interim manager in the 11th round.
4.^ Interim manager.

Torneo Final

5.^ Interim manager.
6.^ Argentina Roberto González was interim manager in the 14th round.
7.^ Interim manager.

Torneo Inicial[edit]

The Torneo Inicial was the first tournament of the season. It began on August 2 and ended on December 15, 2013. Originally the tournament should finish on December 8, but AFA decided to postpone two matches of the last round (Vélez Sarsfield-San Lorenzo and Newell's Old Boys-Lanús) one week as Lanús had to play the 2013 Copa Sudamericana final against Ponte Preta of Brazil. San Lorenzo won the title with a 0–0 draw at Vélez Sarsfield as outgoing champions Newell's Old Boys were held 2–2 in Rosario. San Lorenzo topped the Torneo Inicial with 33 points from 19 matches, two more than Vélez Sarsfield, Newell's Old Boys and Lanús. It was San Lorenzo's 12th league title in the professional era and first since the 2007 Clausura championship.[24][25]
Also in this tournament Colón were deducted six points after their denial to pay the fee that was agreed upon with Mexican side Atlante over Juan Carlos Falcón back in 2007. Atlante decided to take this issue to FIFA and they won the case. Colón lost the appeal and were forced to pay US$600.000.[26][27]
Additionally, on November 18 (16th round) the Colón players refused to participate in the match against Atlético de Rafaela, due to a failure to pay the squad's wages.[28][29] Finally, on December 10, AFA gave the victory to Atlético de Rafaela (0−1), but they did not deduct any points from Colón.[30]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 San Lorenzo (C) 19 9 6 4 29 17 +12 33 2014 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Lanús 19 8 7 4 32 18 +14 31
3 Vélez Sarsfield 19 8 7 4 24 16 +8 31
4 Newell's Old Boys 19 8 7 4 27 21 +6 31
5 Arsenal 19 7 9 3 22 19 +3 30
6 Belgrano 19 8 5 6 28 20 +8 29
7 Boca Juniors 19 8 5 6 25 24 +1 29
8 Atlético de Rafaela 19 8 5 6 25 25 0 29
9 Estudiantes (LP) 19 6 9 4 16 14 +2 27
10 Rosario Central 19 7 5 7 22 24 −2 26
11 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 6 8 5 21 24 −3 26
12 Tigre 19 7 4 8 20 21 −1 25
13 Argentinos Juniors 19 7 4 8 17 19 −2 25
14 Godoy Cruz 19 6 6 7 17 17 0 24
15 Olimpo 19 6 5 8 19 25 −6 23
16 All Boys 19 5 7 7 19 19 0 22
17 River Plate 19 5 6 8 12 14 −2 21
18 Quilmes 19 5 6 8 14 23 −9 21
19 Racing 19 4 4 11 12 24 −12 16
20 Colón 19 3 3 13 8 25 −17 06

Colón deducted 6 points.

Primera División
2013 Torneo Inicial Champion
San Lorenzo
15th Title

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALL ARJ ARS ATR BEL BOC COL EST GLP GCR LAN NOB OLI QUI RAC RIV RCE SLO TIG VEL
All Boys 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–3 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1
Argentinos Juniors 1–0 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 1–0
Arsenal 1–1 0–0 1–4 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1
Atlético de Rafaela 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 2–2
Belgrano 1–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 3–0
Boca Juniors 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Colón 0–1 0–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–2
Estudiantes (LP) 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–0
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–2 1–3 1–0 3–1 2–1
Godoy Cruz 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–0
Lanús 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 3–2
Newell's Old Boys 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1
Olimpo 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0
Quilmes 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1
Racing 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–1
River Plate 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–3 1–0 3–0
Rosario Central 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3
San Lorenzo 3–0 0–3 4–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0
Tigre 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–2
Vélez Sarsfield 2–0 0–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0

Source: Programación de Primera División Torneo Inicial 2013/2014
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Club Goals
1 César Pereyra  Argentine Belgrano 10
2 Mauro Matos  Argentine All Boys 9
3 Emanuel Gigliotti  Argentine Boca Juniors 8
Ignacio Piatti  Argentine San Lorenzo 8
Diego Vera  Uruguayan Atlético de Rafaela 8
6 Lucas Pratto  Argentine Vélez Sarsfield 7
Santiago Silva  Uruguayan Lanús 7
8 Hernán Boyero  Argentine Argentinos Juniors 6
Julio Furch  Argentine Arsenal 6
Facundo Pereyra  Argentine Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 6
Maxi Rodríguez  Argentine Newell's Old Boys 6

Torneo Final[edit]

The Torneo Final was the second and final tournament of the season. It began on February 7 and ended on May 19, 2014. Colón was leader of the Torneo Final until the 11th round, then Estudiantes (LP), Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) and River Plate started to fight for the lead of the tournament until the last round. In the last round River Plate trashed Quilmes 5-0 as Estudiantes (LP) and Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) were beaten 2-1 by Tigre and 0-1 by Boca Juniors respectively. Finally River Plate won the Torneo Final with a five-point margin over Boca Juniors, Estudiantes (LP) and Godoy Cruz in joint second place.[31][32] One of the fundamental moments in the title of River Plate was the victory 1-2 to Boca Juniors in the 10th round with a head goal of Ramiro Funes Mori in the last minutes of the match. This was their first away victory over Boca Juniors in 10 years.[33][34]
With Argentinos Juniors and All Boys relegated previously, the third relegation place had an dramatic final in the last round after Colón and Atlético de Rafaela scored injury-time winners to win their games, at home to Olimpo and away to Arsenal respectively, forcing a play-off match between them.[35]
At the end of the season Juan Sebastián Verón and Gabriel Heinze, captains of Estudiantes (LP) and Newell's Old Boys , finished their professional careers.[36]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 River Plate (C) 19 11 4 4 28 15 +13 37 2015 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Boca Juniors 19 9 5 5 25 15 +10 32
3 Estudiantes (LP) 19 8 8 3 20 11 +9 32
4 Godoy Cruz 19 9 5 5 23 18 +5 32
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 9 4 6 24 19 +5 31
6 Vélez Sarsfield 19 9 3 7 34 26 +8 30
7 Colón 19 8 6 5 14 13 +1 30
8 Rosario Central 19 7 7 5 21 21 0 28
9 Lanús 19 8 4 7 21 23 −2 28
10 Olimpo 19 7 6 6 19 16 +3 27
11 San Lorenzo 19 7 6 6 19 20 −1 27
12 Newell's Old Boys 19 6 7 6 22 18 +4 25
13 Tigre 19 5 9 5 14 14 0 24
14 Quilmes 19 7 3 9 16 22 −6 24
15 Belgrano 19 3 11 5 17 21 −4 20
16 Atlético de Rafaela 19 4 8 7 22 28 −6 20
17 Arsenal 19 5 3 11 19 28 −9 18
18 Racing 19 4 5 10 19 24 −5 17
19 Argentinos Juniors 19 3 6 10 9 21 −12 15
20 All Boys 19 3 6 10 14 27 −13 15
Primera División
2014 Torneo Final Champion
River Plate
36th Title

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALL ARJ ARS ATR BEL BOC COL EST GLP GCR LAN NOB OLI QUI RAC RIV RCE SLO TIG VEL
All Boys 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–2
Argentinos Juniors 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 2–1
Arsenal 1–2 1–0 3–1 3–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–3
Atlético de Rafaela 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1
Belgrano 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0
Boca Juniors 1–1 4–2 2–3 1–0 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–0
Colón 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–0
Estudiantes (LP) 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 3–1
Godoy Cruz 2–1 3–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1
Lanús 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–2
Newell's Old Boys 4–2 4–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 4–1
Olimpo 3–0 0–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2
Quilmes 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0
Racing 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 3–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1
River Plate 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 5–0 3–2 1–0 1–0
Rosario Central 2–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
San Lorenzo 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–4 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–3
Tigre 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2
Vélez Sarsfield 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 5–1 1–3 0–1 4–1 0–0

Source: Programación de Primera División Torneo Final 2013/2014
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Club Goals
1 Mauro Zárate  Argentine Vélez Sarsfield 13
2 Guido Carrillo  Argentine Estudiantes (LP) 9
3 Fernando Cavenaghi  Argentine River Plate 8
Emanuel Gigliotti  Argentine Boca Juniors 8
5 José Adolfo Valencia  Colombian Olimpo 7
6 Lucas Albertengo  Argentine Atlético de Rafaela 6
Carlos Carbonero  Colombian River Plate 6
Mariano Echeverría  Argentine Arsenal 6
Teófilo Gutiérrez  Colombian River Plate 6
10 Gabriel Graciani  Argentine Colón 5
Lucas Pratto  Argentine Vélez Sarsfield 5
Juan Román Riquelme  Argentine Boca Juniors 5
Diego Vera  Uruguayan Atlético de Rafaela 5

Superfinal[edit]

The 2013-14 Superfinal was played between San Lorenzo, winners of the 2013 Torneo Inicial, and River Plate, winners of the 2014 Torneo Final. River Plate did not count on defender Éder Álvarez Balanta nor striker Teófilo Gutiérrez, as both players were called up by José Néstor Pekerman for the Colombian national team to train for the 2014 World Cup. San Lorenzo did not count on defender Carlos Valdés, who also was training with the Colombian National team, and Ignacio Piatti, who was recovering from an injury.[37] River Plate defeated San Lorenzo 1–0 and as Super Champions they qualified to 2014 Copa Sudamericana and 2014 Supercopa Argentina. The only goal came from Germán Pezzella in the 73rd minute, a header after a free-kick from the left.[38]

Details[edit]

San Lorenzo
River Plate
GK 12 Argentina Sebastián Torrico
DF 7 Argentina Julio Buffarini Booked 81'
DF 29 Argentina Fabricio Fontanini Booked 72'
DF 6 Argentina Santiago Gentiletti Booked 24'
DF 21 Argentina Emmanuel Más Substituted off 76'
MF 15 Argentina Héctor Villalba
MF 5 Argentina Juan Mercier Substituted off 80'
MF 20 Paraguay Néstor Ortigoza
MF 10 Argentina Leandro Romagnoli (c) Substituted off 64'
FW 11 Argentina Ángel Correa
FW 26 Argentina Mauro Matos
Substitutes:
GK 1 Argentina Cristian Álvarez
DF 14 Argentina Walter Kannemann
DF 4 Argentina Gonzalo Prósperi
MF 8 Argentina Enzo Kalinski
MF 19 Argentina Leandro Navarro Substituted in 80'
MF 24 Argentina Juan Cavallaro Substituted in 64'
FW 9 Uruguay Martín Cauteruccio Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Argentina Edgardo Bauza
GK 1 Argentina Marcelo Barovero
DF 25 Argentina Gabriel Mercado Booked 80'
DF 2 Argentina Jonathan Maidana Substituted off 22'
DF 6 Argentina Ramiro Funes Mori Booked 18'
DF 21 Argentina Leonel Vangioni
MF 7 Colombia Carlos Carbonero
MF 28 Argentina Cristian Ledesma
MF 16 Argentina Ariel Rojas
MF 10 Argentina Manuel Lanzini
FW 30 Argentina Daniel Villalva Booked 54' Substituted off 85'
FW 9 Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi (c) Substituted off 46'
Substitutes:
GK 19 Argentina Leandro Chichizola
DF 20 Argentina Germán Pezzella Booked 77' Substituted in 22'
MF 5 Argentina Matias Kranevitter Substituted in 85'
MF 11 Argentina Osmar Ferreyra
MF 18 Argentina Augusto Solari
FW 8 Argentina Juan Carlos Menseguez
FW 35 Argentina Giovanni Simeone Substituted in 46'
Manager:
Argentina Ramón Díaz

Assistant referees:
Hernán Maidana
Juan Belatti
Fourth official:
Mauro Vigliano

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.
  • Buffarini (San Lorenzo) and Barovero (River Plate) finished the match as captains.

Relegation[edit]

The relegation (or average) table is the table that averages the points over the last 3 seasons (each season consisting of two tournaments, "Inicial" and "Final"). Teams that have recently been promoted will only have one or two seasons counted under this table (and therefore less games played), thus each point they score increases their average more than the teams that have 3 seasons played.

Pos
Team 2011–12
Pts
2012–13
Pts
2013–14
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Boca Juniors 76 51 61 188 114 1.649
2 Vélez Sarsfield 64 61 61 186 114 1.632
3 River Plate 64 58 122 76 1.605
4 Lanús 55 67 59 181 114 1.588
5 Newell's Old Boys 48 74 56 178 114 1.561
6 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 57 57 38 1.5
7 Arsenal 62 60 48 170 114 1.491
8 Belgrano 55 59 49 163 114 1.43
9 Rosario Central 54 54 38 1.421
10 San Lorenzo 44 58 60 162 114 1.421
11 Estudiantes (LP) 50 48 59 157 114 1.377
12 Olimpo 50 50 38 1.316
13 Tigre 63 34 49 146 114 1.281
14 Racing 50 62 33 145 114 1.272
15 Godoy Cruz 38 49 56 143 114 1.254
16 Quilmes 50 45 95 76 1.25
17 Atlético de Rafaela 50 43 49 142 114 1.246
18 Colón 60 46 36 142 114 1.246 Primera B Nacional
19 All Boys (R) 54 41 37 132 114 1.158
20 Argentinos Juniors (R) 49 37 40 126 114 1.105

Source:[39]
Colón deducted 6 points.

Relegation Playoff[edit]

After three seasons, Colón and Atlético de Rafaela finished with the same average (142 points in 114 matches, Average 1.246). The tournament rules established that if two teams, at the end of the season, had the same average it was required a playoff game. Atlético de Rafaela won the match 0–1 and remained in the Primera División. In the other hand, after 19 seasons playing in the Primera División, Colón was relegated to the Primera B Nacional championship.[40]

International qualification[edit]

Qualification for the 2014 Copa Sudamericana tournament was awarded to the winners of the 2013–14 Argentine Primera División and the 5 best teams of this aggregate table (if not qualified for 2014 Copa Libertadores second stage, or won the 2014 Torneo Final or were the aggregate table best team not yet qualified for the 2015 Copa Libertadores, or relegated).
Qualification for the 2015 Copa Libertadores tournament was awarded to the 2014 Torneo Final champion and the aggregate table best team not yet qualified. This aggregate table could also be used for award places for the 2015 Copa Libertadores if the 2014 Torneo de Transición champion is qualified and could be used as tiebreak for the 2013–14 Copa Argentina and the 2014 Copa Sudamericana best Argentine team berths.[41]
At the end of the season Vélez Sarsfield and Boca Juniors tied the aggregate table best team with 61 points. Therefore, a playoff match between them will be play, if it is necessary, after the 2014 Torneo de Transición.[42]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Vélez Sarsfield 38 17 10 11 58 42 +16 61 2015 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Boca Juniors (Q) 38 17 10 11 50 39 +11 61 2014 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage
3 San Lorenzo 38 16 12 10 48 37 +11 60
4 Lanús (Q) 38 16 11 11 53 41 +12 59 2014 Copa Sudamericana Round of 16 1
5 Estudiantes (LP) (Q) 38 14 17 7 36 25 +11 59 2014 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage
6 River Plate (Q) 38 16 10 12 40 29 +11 58 2014 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage and 2015 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 2
7 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) (Q) 38 15 12 11 45 43 +2 57 2014 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage
8 Newell's Old Boys 38 14 14 10 49 39 +10 56
9 Godoy Cruz (Q) 38 15 11 12 40 35 +5 56 2014 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage
10 Rosario Central (Q) 38 14 12 12 43 45 −2 54
11 Olimpo 38 13 11 14 38 41 −3 50
12 Belgrano 38 11 16 11 45 41 +4 49
13 Tigre 38 12 13 13 34 35 −1 49
14 Atlético de Rafaela 38 12 13 13 47 53 −6 49
15 Arsenal 38 12 12 14 41 47 −6 48
16 Quilmes 38 12 9 17 30 45 −15 45
17 Argentinos Juniors 38 10 10 18 26 40 −14 40
18 All Boys 38 8 13 17 33 46 −13 37
19 Colón 38 11 9 18 22 38 −16 036
20 Racing 38 8 9 21 31 48 −17 33

1 Lanús was qualified for the 2014 Copa Sudamericana as the 2013 Copa Sudamericana champion.
2 River Plate was qualified for the 2014 Copa Sudamericana as 2013-14 Super Champions and the 2015 Copa Libertadores as the 2014 Torneo Final champion.
Colón deducted 6 points.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Julio Falcioni pone primera en All Boys". Canchallena (in Spanish). June 23, 2013. 
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