2014 Categoría Primera A season

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Liga Postobón
Season 2014
Champions Apertura: Atlético Nacional (14th title)
Finalización: Santa Fe (8th title)
Relegated Fortaleza
Copa Libertadores Atlético Nacional
Santa Fe
Once Caldas
Copa Sudamericana Deportes Tolima (cup winner)
Santa Fe (Superliga winner)
Águilas Pereira
Junior
Top goalscorer Apertura: Dayro Moreno (13 goals)
Finalización: Germán Cano (16 goals)
2013
2015

The 2014 Categoría Primera A season (officially known as the 2014 Liga Postobón season for sponsorship reasons) is the 67th season of Colombia's top-flight football league. Atlético Nacional come in as the defending champions having won both titles in the 2013 season.

Format[edit]

The format for the Apertura tournament will have a variation due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will be similar to the format used in 2011. It will be divided into three stages. The First Stage will be contested on a home-and-away basis, with each team playing the other teams once and playing a regional rival once more. The top eight teams after eighteen rounds will advance to a knockout round, where they will be pitted into four ties to be played on a home-and-away basis, with the four winners advancing to the semifinals and the winner of each semifinal advancing to the final of the tournament, which will be played on a home-and-away basis as well. The winner of the final will be declared the tournament champion and will participate in the 2015 Copa Libertadores. The Finalización tournament will keep the format used in the 2013 season.

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium 2013 season
Alianza Petrolera Floridablanca Álvaro Gómez Hurtado 16th
Atlético Huila Neiva Guillermo Plazas Alcid 15th
Atlético Nacional Medellín Atanasio Girardot 1st
Boyacá Chicó Tunja La Independencia 12th
Deportes Tolima Ibagué Manuel Murillo Toro 4th
Deportivo Cali Cali Pascual Guerrero 7th
Deportivo Pasto Pasto Departamental Libertad 10th
Envigado Envigado Polideportivo Sur 11th
Fortaleza Zipaquirá Metropolitano de Techo Primera B runners-up
Independiente Medellín Medellín Atanasio Girardot 13th
Itagüí/Águilas Pereira Apertura: Itagüí
Finalización: Pereira
Apertura: Ciudad de Itagüí
Finalización: Hernán Ramírez Villegas
2nd
Junior Barranquilla Metropolitano 6th
La Equidad Bogotá Metropolitano de Techo 9th
Millonarios Bogotá Nemesio Camacho 3rd
Once Caldas Manizales Palogrande 8th
Patriotas Tunja La Independencia 14th
Santa Fe Bogotá Nemesio Camacho 5th
Uniautónoma Barranquilla Metropolitano Primera B champions

Torneo Apertura[edit]

First stage[edit]

The First Stage began on January 24 and consisted of eighteen rounds and a series of regional rivalries on the ninth round. The top eight teams out of this stage will advance to the knockout stage. The first stage ended on April 20.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Atlético Nacional 18 10 4 4 35 22 +13 34 Advanced to the Quarterfinals
2 Millonarios 18 10 3 5 27 15 +12 33
3 Junior 18 10 3 5 20 17 +3 33
4 Santa Fe 18 8 6 4 24 16 +8 30
5 Once Caldas 18 7 8 3 27 17 +10 29
6 Envigado 18 9 1 8 27 24 +3 28
7 Itagüí 18 8 4 6 21 23 −2 28
8 La Equidad 18 7 6 5 17 17 0 27
9 Alianza Petrolera 18 8 3 7 23 28 −5 27
10 Boyacá Chicó 18 7 4 7 19 16 +3 25
11 Independiente Medellín 18 5 6 7 26 30 −4 21
12 Deportivo Pasto 18 4 8 6 28 26 +2 20
13 Atlético Huila 18 5 4 9 23 26 −3 19
14 Deportivo Cali 18 5 4 9 16 22 −6 19
15 Patriotas 18 5 4 9 20 30 −10 19
16 Fortaleza 18 3 8 7 22 26 −4 17
17 Uniautónoma 18 4 5 9 20 30 −10 17
18 Deportes Tolima 18 4 5 9 18 28 −10 17

Source:[1]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away goals scored; 5th away goals against; 6th draw.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AP HUI NAC BOY TOL CAL PAS ENV FOR DIM ITA JUN EQU MIL ONC PAT SFE UAU
Alianza Petrolera 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–2
Atlético Huila 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 0–1 2–0 1–1
Atlético Nacional 5–1 2–0 1–1 4–3 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–1
Boyacá Chicó 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–2
Deportes Tolima 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0
Deportivo Cali 1–2 1–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 2–3 1–0 0–1 2–1
Deportivo Pasto 5–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 4–0
Envigado 2–0 2–3 3–1 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–0
Fortaleza 0–0 0–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–2
Independiente Medellín 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–3 2–2 2–1 0–2
Itagüí 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2
Junior 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1
La Equidad 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–0
Millonarios 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 2–1
Once Caldas 2–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 2–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–1
Patriotas 3–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0
Santa Fe 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–2
Uniautónoma 0–2 3–2 0–2 0–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0

Source: [2]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Knockout round bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  Atlético Nacional 4 2 6  
6  Envigado 1 1 2  
  1  Atlético Nacional 0 2 2  
  4  Santa Fe 1 0 1  
4  Santa Fe 4 1 5
5  Once Caldas 1 2 3  
  1  Atlético Nacional (p) 0 2 2 (4)
  3  Junior 1 1 2 (2)
2  Millonarios 1 1 2  
8  La Equidad 0 1 1  
  2  Millonarios 0 0 0 (4)
  3  Junior (p) 0 0 0 (5)  
3  Junior 1 2 3
7  Itagüí 1 1 2  

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Envigado 2–6 Atlético Nacional 1–4 1–2
La Equidad 1–2 Millonarios 0–1 1–1
Itagüí 2–3 Junior 1–1 1–2
Once Caldas 3–5 Santa Fe 1–4 2–1

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santa Fe 1–2 Atlético Nacional 1–0 0–2
Junior 0–0 (5–4 p) Millonarios 0–0 0–0

Finals[edit]


Liga Postobón
2014 Apertura Champion
Atlético Nacional
14th Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Colombia Dayro Moreno Millonarios 13
2 Argentina Germán Cano Independiente Medellín 11
3 Colombia Carlos Rentería Patriotas 10
Colombia Óscar Rodas Envigado 10
5 Colombia Ayron del Valle Alianza Petrolera 9

Source: Soccerway.com

Torneo Finalización[edit]

First stage[edit]

The First Stage began on July 18 and consisted of eighteen rounds and a series of regional rivalries on the ninth round. The top eight teams out of this stage advanced to the knockout stage. The first stage ended on November 9. Starting from this tournament, Itagüí will compete under the name Águilas Doradas since the club was expelled from Itagüí in May 2014, and will move to Pereira, playing their home games at Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas. The club eventually changed its name to Águilas Pereira in order to reflect this move.[3][4]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Santa Fe 18 9 4 5 24 13 +11 31 Advanced to the Semifinals
2 Independiente Medellín 18 9 3 6 29 21 +8 30
3 Atlético Nacional 18 8 5 5 26 12 +14 29
4 Águilas Pereira 18 9 2 7 23 21 +2 29
5 Once Caldas 18 7 7 4 24 17 +7 28
6 Deportivo Cali 18 8 4 6 25 25 0 28
7 Deportes Tolima 18 7 7 4 23 25 −2 28
8 Atlético Huila 18 7 6 5 25 18 +7 27
9 Alianza Petrolera 18 7 6 5 17 16 +1 27
10 Patriotas 18 7 5 6 19 24 −5 26
11 Boyacá Chicó 18 5 7 6 23 22 +1 22
12 Junior 18 6 4 8 19 20 −1 22
13 Fortaleza 18 5 6 7 17 21 −4 21
14 Envigado 18 5 5 8 18 20 −2 20
15 Millonarios 18 5 5 8 22 28 −6 20
16 Uniautónoma 18 4 6 8 15 23 −8 18
17 Deportivo Pasto 18 3 9 6 15 23 −8 18
18 La Equidad 18 3 5 10 16 31 −15 14

Source:[5]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away goals scored; 5th away goals against; 6th draw.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AGU AP HUI NAC BOY TOL CAL PAS ENV FOR DIM JUN EQU MIL ONC PAT SFE UAU
Águilas Pereira 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–2 2–3 2–1 2–0
Alianza Petrolera 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Atlético Huila 1–3 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–0
Atlético Nacional 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 5–0 0–0 2–0
Boyacá Chicó 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 1–2
Deportes Tolima 2–0 1–5 1–1 2–3 2–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 2–0
Deportivo Cali 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 4–3 2–0 0–4
Deportivo Pasto 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–3 0–0 1–2
Envigado 2–0 2–3 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–2
Fortaleza 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 3–0 0–1 1–1
Independiente Medellín 3–0 1–2 4–1 1–0 2–3 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–0
Junior 0–1 4–3 0–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1
La Equidad 0–0 1–1 0–4 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 4–2
Millonarios 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–4 0–0 0–1 0–0
Once Caldas 1–2 3–0 0–0 4–1 3–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0
Patriotas 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 1–0
Santa Fe 0–0 0–1 5–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 0–0
Uniautónoma 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–4 3–2 0–0 1–0

Source: [6]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Semifinals[edit]

The Semifinal stage began on November 13th and ended on December 7th. The eight teams that advanced were sorted into two groups of four teams. The winner of each group advanced to the finals.

Group A[edit]

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Santa Fe 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11 Advanced to the Finals 1
2 Atlético Huila 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
3 Atlético Nacional 6 2 0 4 4 6 −2 6
4 Once Caldas 6 2 0 4 4 6 −2 6

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd first stage position.

Results

Home \ Away[1] HUI NAC ONC SFE
Atlético Huila 1–0 2–1 3–3
Atlético Nacional 1–0 1–0 0–1
Once Caldas 1–2 1–0 0–1
Santa Fe 0–0 3–2 0–1

Group B[edit]

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Independiente Medellín 6 3 2 1 11 9 +2 11 Advanced to the Finals 1
2 Deportivo Cali 6 2 2 2 12 13 −1 8
3 Águilas Pereira 6 1 4 1 11 11 0 7
4 Deportes Tolima 6 1 2 3 10 11 −1 5

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd first stage position.

Results

Home \ Away[1] AGU TOL CAL DIM
Águilas Pereira 2–2 2–2 2–2
Deportes Tolima 1–2 4–2 1–2
Deportivo Cali 2–2 2–1 2–1
Independiente Medellín 2–1 1–1 3–2

Finals[edit]

December 17, 2014
19:30 UTC−05:00
Independiente Medellín 1 – 2 Santa Fe
Cano Goal 37' Report Meza Goal 65'
Morelo Goal 68'
Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellín
Referee: Ulises Arrieta

December 21, 2014
18:00 UTC−05:00
Santa Fe 1 – 1 Independiente Medellín
Arias Goal 46' Report Mosquera Goal 89'
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Referee: Luis Sánchez
Liga Postobón
2014 Finalización Champion
Santa Fe
8th Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Argentina Germán Cano Independiente Medellín 16
2 Colombia Juan Caicedo Atlético Huila 14
3 Colombia Wilson Morelo Santa Fe 10
Colombia Fernando Uribe Millonarios 10
5 Colombia Edinson Palomino Águilas Pereira 8

Source: Liga Postobón

Relegation[edit]

A separate table is kept to determine the teams that get relegated to the Categoría Primera B for the next season. The table includes an average of all first stage games played for the current season and the previous two seasons.

Pos
Team 2012
Pts
2013
Pts
2014
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Atlético Nacional 52 69 63 184 108 1.704
2 Águilas Pereira 61 58 57 176 108 1.63
3 Santa Fe 52 61 61 174 108 1.611
4 Millonarios 57 59 53 169 108 1.565
5 Junior 57 52 55 164 108 1.519
6 Deportes Tolima 65 50 45 160 108 1.481
7 Deportivo Cali 49 58 47 154 108 1.426
8 La Equidad 61 45 41 147 108 1.361
9 Once Caldas 33 56 57 146 108 1.352
10 Deportivo Pasto 52 53 38 143 108 1.324
11 Independiente Medellín 43 47 51 141 108 1.306
12 Alianza Petrolera 41 38 54 133 108 1.231
13 Envigado 44 39 48 131 108 1.213
14 Boyacá Chicó 49 34 47 130 108 1.204
15 Atlético Huila 41 40 46 127 108 1.176
16 Patriotas 44 34 45 123 108 1.139
17 Uniautónoma (O) 44 34 35 113 108 1.046 Relegation/promotion playoff
18 Fortaleza (R) 35 39 38 112 108 1.037 Categoría Primera B

Rules for classification: 1st average; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored; 4th away goals scored.

Promotion/relegation Playoff[edit]

The second worst team in the relegation table, Uniautónoma played Quindío, the 2014 Categoría Primera B runner-up, for a berth in the 2015 Categoría Primera A season. As the Primera A team, Uniautónoma played the second leg at home. The winner was determined by points, followed by goal difference, then a penalty shootout. Uniautónoma defeated Quindío 2-0 on aggregate score and will remain in the top tier for the 2015 season.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Quindío 0–2 Uniautónoma 0–0 0–2

Aggregate table[edit]

An aggregate table including all games that a team plays during the year is used to determine First Stage berths to both the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. The best-placed non-champion will go to the first stage of the 2015 Copa Libertadores and the 2nd and 3rd best-placed non-champions will go to the first stage of the 2015 Copa Sudamericana.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Santa Fe (C) 48 23 13 12 65 42 +23 82 2015 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and
2015 Copa Sudamericana First Stage 2
2 Atlético Nacional (C) 48 24 9 15 75 45 +30 81 2015 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 1
3 Once Caldas 44 17 15 12 58 45 +13 66 2015 Copa Libertadores First Stage
4 Águilas Pereira 44 18 11 15 57 58 −1 65 2015 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
5 Junior 42 18 10 14 44 41 +3 64
6 Independiente Medellín 44 17 12 15 68 63 +5 63
7 Millonarios 40 16 11 13 51 44 +7 59
8 Atlético Huila 42 15 12 15 56 50 +6 57
9 Deportivo Cali 42 15 10 17 53 60 −7 55
10 Alianza Petrolera 36 15 9 12 40 44 −4 54
11 Deportes Tolima 42 12 14 16 51 64 −13 50 2015 Copa Sudamericana First Stage 3
12 Envigado 38 14 6 18 47 50 −3 48
13 Boyacá Chicó 36 12 11 13 42 38 +4 47
14 Patriotas 36 12 9 15 39 54 −15 45
15 La Equidad 38 10 12 16 34 50 −16 42
16 Deportivo Pasto 36 7 17 12 43 49 −6 38
17 Fortaleza 36 8 14 14 40 47 −7 38
18 Uniautónoma 36 8 11 17 35 53 −18 35

1 Atlético Nacional are qualified for the 2015 Copa Libertadores as the Apertura champions.
2 Santa Fe are qualified for the 2015 Copa Libertadores as the Finalización champions and for the 2015 Copa Sudamericana as the 2015 Superliga Colombiana winners.
3 Deportes Tolima are qualified for the 2015 Copa Sudamericana as the 2014 Copa Colombia winners.

References[edit]

External links[edit]