2013–14 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala season

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Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Season 2013–14
Champions Apertura: Comunicaciones
Clausura: Comunicaciones
Matches played 102
Goals scored 245 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorer Brazil Israel Silva (9 goals)
Biggest home win Municipal 6–0 Universidad (29 September)
Comunicaciones 6–0 Halcones (5 October)
Xelajú 6–0 Mictlán (20 October)
Biggest away win Universidad 0–3 Heredia (10 August)
Iztapa 0–3 Comunicaciones (13 October)
Highest scoring Heredia 4–3 Xelajú (1 September)
Longest winning run 5 games by: Comunicaciones
(4 August - 1 September)
Longest unbeaten run 6 games by: Comunicaciones
(5 October - 27 October)
Longest winless run 10 games by: Iztapa
(15 September - 30 October)
Longest losing run 5 games by: Iztapa
(10 August - 4 September)

The 2013–14 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala season was the 15th season in which the Apertura and Clausura season is used. The season began on 4 August 2013 and will end in May 2014.

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 finish first and second 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 quarterfinal 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
Coatepeque Coatepeque Israel Barrios 20,000
Comunicaciones Guatemala City Cementos Progreso 16,000
Halcones Huehuetenango Los Cuchumatanes 5,340
Heredia Morales Estadio Del Monte 8,000
Iztapa Iztapa Estadio Municipal Morón 3,000
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
Suchitepéquez Mazatenango Carlos Salazar Hijo 12,000
Universidad de San Carlos Guatemala City Estadio Revolución 5,000
Xelajú Quetzaltenango Mario Camposeco 11,000

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The 2013 Torneo Apertura began on 4 August 2013 and will end in December 2013.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Comunicaciones (Q) 22 14 2 6 44 15 +29 44 Qualified to the Quarterfinals
2 Municipal (Q) 22 13 5 4 37 13 +24 44
3 Heredia (Q) 22 10 5 7 34 25 +9 35
4 USAC (Q) 22 11 2 9 27 33 −6 35
5 Marquense (Q) 22 9 7 6 26 22 +4 34
6 Halcones (Q) 22 8 5 9 23 33 −10 29
7 Malacateco (Q) 22 7 7 8 21 25 −4 28
8 Suchitepéquez (Q) 22 6 9 7 28 26 +2 27
9 Xelajú 22 7 6 9 36 35 +1 27
10 Mictlán 22 6 6 10 20 39 −19 24
11 Coatepeque 22 4 7 11 21 33 −12 19
12 Iztapa 22 3 7 12 19 37 −18 16

Updated to games played on 24 November 2013.
Source: Soccerway
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] COA COM HAL HER IZT MAL MAR MIC MUN SUC USC XEL
Coatepeque 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1
Comunicaciones 2–1 6–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 7–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–2
Halcones 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–0
Heredia 2–2 0–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 4–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–3
Iztapa 0–0 0–3 3–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 3–2
Malacateco 3–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–1
Marquense 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0
Mictlán 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0
Municipal 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 5–0 1–1 6–0 3–0
Suchitepéquez 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–3 0–2 4–1
USAC 2–0 1–3 1–0 0–3 3–1 1–0 4–2 1–0 1–3 1–3 2–1
Xelajú 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 3–2 1–0 3–3 6–0 1–1 2–2 1–1

Updated to games played on 24 November 2013.
Source: Results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  Comunicaciones 2 0 2  
8  Suchitepéquez 1 0 1  
  1  Comunicaciones 0 4 4  
  5  Marquense 1 0 1  
4  USAC 0 1 1
5  Marquense 3 0 3  
  1  Comunicaciones 0 3 3 (4)
  3  Heredia 2 1 3 (3)
3  Heredia 0 4 4  
6  Halcones 0 0 0  
  3  Heredia 3 1 4
  2  Municipal 0 1 1  
2  Municipal 2 2 4
7  Malacateco 2 1 3  

Quarterfinals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

27 November 2013
18:25 (UTC-6)
Suchitepéquez 1– 2 Comunicaciones
J. Hidalgo Goal 20' Report J. Marquez Goal 27'
M. López Goal 46'
Estadio Municipal, Mazatenango
Attendance: 3,383
Referee: Oscar Reyna

28 November 2013
18:00 (UTC-6)
Marquense 3 – 0 USAC
J. Alvarez Goal 45+1'
J. Ortíz Goal 59'
E. Fuentes Goal 72'
Report
Estadio Revolucion USAC, Guatemala City
Attendance: 5,077
Referee: Juan Carlos Guerra

28 November 2013
13:00 (UTC-6)
Halcones 0 – 0 Heredia
Report
Estadio Comunal de la Mesilla, Huehuetenango
Attendance: 263
Referee: Ruben Castellanos

27 November 2013
13:00 (UTC-6)
Malacateco 2 – 2 Municipal
R. Peña Goal 16'
A. Apellaniz Goal 37'
Report D. Oliva Goal 4'
D. Oliva Goal 34'
Estadio Municipal Santa Lucia, Malacatán
Attendance: 1,380
Referee: Ever López
Second Leg[edit]

30 November 2013
16:00 (UTC-6)
Comunicaciones 0 – 0 Suchitepéquez
Report
Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatemala City
Attendance: 2,673
Referee: Mario Ramirez

1 December 2013
09:00 (UTC-6)
USAC 1 – 0 Marquense
J. Alvarez (OG) Goal 45' Report
Estadio Marquesa de la Ensenada, San Marcos
Attendance: 1,449
Referee: Jonathan Polanco

1 December 2013
11:00 (UTC-6)
Heredia 4 – 0 Halcones
O. López Goal 43'
O. LópezGoal 56'
W. Velásquez Goal 85'
O. López Goal 86'
Report
Estadio del Monte, Morales
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Oswaldo Aldana

30 November 2013
13:00 (UTC-6)
Municipal 2 – 1 Malacateco
L. Monje Goal 13'
M. Rodríguez Goal 71'
Report R. Porras Goal 30'
Estadio Manuel Felipe Carrera, Guatemala City
Attendance: 3,663
Referee: Bryan López

Semifinals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

4 December 2013
18:00 (UTC-6)
Marquense 1 – 0 Comunicaciones
J. Alvarez Goal 33' Report
Estadio Marquesa de la Ensenada, San Marcos
Attendance: 9,300
Referee: Oswaldo Aldana

5 December 2013
11:00 (UTC-6)
Heredia 3 – 0 Municipal
A. Andrade Goal 9'
D. Espinoza Goal 19'
N. Miranda Goal 82'
Report
Estadio del Monte, Morales
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Jonathan Polanco
Second Leg[edit]

7 December 2013
18:00 (UTC-6)
Comunicaciones 4 – 0 Marquense
J. Paredes Goal 27'
P. Suárez Goal 46'
J. Arreola Goal 73'
J. Márquez Goal 80'
Report
Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores, Guatemala City
Attendance: 2,889
Referee: Juan Carlos Guerra

8 December 2013
09:00 (UTC-6)
Municipal 1 – 1 Heredia
M. Rodríguez Goal 17' Report M. López Goal 40'
Estadio Manuel Felipe Carerra, Guatemala City
Attendance: 3,756
Referee: Walter Lopez

Finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

12 December 2013
11:00 (UTC-6)
Heredia 2 – 0 Comunicaciones
N. Miranda Goal 84'
A. Andrade Goal 90+3'
Report
Estadio del Monte, Morales
Attendance: 3,400
Referee: Juan Carlos Guerra
Second Leg[edit]

14 December 2013
16:00 (UTC-6)
Comunicaciones 3 – 1
4 – 3 (pen.)
Heredia
J. Contreras Goal 64'68'
Paolo Suárez Goal 88'
Report A. Andrade Goal 26'
Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatemala City
Attendance: 11,398
Referee: Walter Lopez

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The 2014 Torneo Clausura began on 18 January 2014 and will end in May 2014.

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Coatepeque Guatemala Guatemala Carlos Castillo TBD TBD
Comunicaciones Guatemala Argentina Iván Sopegno Puma TBD
Halcones Guatemala TBD Costa Rica Rónald Gómez TBD TBD
Heredia Guatemala Argentina Juan Carlos Elias TBD TBD
Iztapa Guatemala TBD Argentina Gustavo Reinoso TBD TBD
Malacateco Guatemala TBD Costa Rica Mauricio Wright TBD TBD
Marquense Guatemala TBD Guatemala Francisco Melgar TBD TBD
Mictlán Guatemala TBD Chile Sergio Pardo TBD TBD
Municipal Guatemala TBD Uruguay Aníbal Ruiz TBD TBD
Suchitepéquez Guatemala TBD Guatemala Walter Claverí TBD TBD
USAC Guatemala TBD Argentina Horacio Cordero TBD TBD
Xelajú Guatemala TBD Guatemala Sergio Trujillo RetoSports TBD

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Heredia (Q) 22 11 3 8 50 33 +17 36 Qualified to the Quarterfinals
2 Suchitepéquez (Q) 22 10 6 6 26 20 +6 36
3 Xelajú (Q) 22 9 7 6 33 21 +12 34
4 Comunicaciones (Q) 22 9 7 6 30 19 +11 34
5 Coatepeque (Q) 22 10 4 8 32 37 −5 34
6 USAC (Q) 22 9 6 7 37 26 +11 33
7 Municipal (Q) 22 8 7 7 22 19 +3 31
8 Halcones (Q) 22 8 5 9 19 31 −12 29
9 Mictlán 22 7 7 8 25 34 −9 28
10 Marquense 22 6 8 8 25 35 −10 26
11 Malacateco 22 7 4 11 24 33 −9 25
12 Iztapa 22 3 6 13 24 39 −15 15

Updated to games played on 27 April 2014.
Source: Soccerway
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] COA COM HAL HER IZT MAL MAR MIC MUN SUC USC XEL
Coatepeque 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–1
Comunicaciones 6–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–1
Halcones 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1
Heredia 5–2 2–1 4–0 3–2 5–0 4–0 4–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–0
Iztapa 1–2 0–3 0–1 3–5 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1
Malacateco 1–2 1–3 5–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0
Marquense 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 4–2 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–3
Mictlán 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1
Municipal 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–2
Suchitepéquez 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
USAC 2–3 1–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 6–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
Xelajú 3–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2

Updated to games played on 27 April 2014.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  Heredia 0 6 6  
8  Halcones 1 1 2  
  1  Heredia 1 3 4  
  7  Municipal (a) 1 3 4  
2  Suchitepéquez 1 0 1
7   Municipal 4 1 5  
  7  Municipal 0 0 0
  4  Comunicaciones 1 1 2
3  Xelajú 2 2 4  
6  USAC 2 0 2  
  3  Xelajú 1 0 1
  4  Comunicaciones 3 1 4  
4  Comunicaciones 1 1 2
5  Coatepeque 0 0 0  

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Comunicaciones 44 23 9 12 74 34 +40 78 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Municipal 44 21 12 11 59 32 +27 75
3 Heredia 44 21 8 15 84 58 +26 71
4 USAC 44 20 8 16 64 59 +5 68
5 Suchitepéquez 44 16 15 13 54 46 +8 63
6 Xelajú 44 16 13 15 69 56 +13 61
7 Marquense 44 15 15 14 51 57 −6 60
8 Halcones 44 16 10 18 42 64 −22 58
9 Malacateco 44 14 11 19 45 58 −13 53
10 Coatepeque 44 14 11 19 53 70 −17 53
11 Mictlán (R) 44 13 13 18 45 73 −28 52 Relegation to the Primera División
12 Iztapa (R) 44 6 13 25 43 76 −33 31

Updated to games played on 27 April 2014.
Source: Soccerway
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]

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