2009 Paraguayan Primera División season

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Primera División
Season 2009
Champions Apertura: Cerro Porteño (28th title)
Clausura: Nacional (7th title)
Relegated 12 de Octubre
2 de Mayo
Copa Libertadores Cerro Porteño
Nacional
Libertad
Copa Sudamericana Cerro Porteño
Olimpia
Guaraní
Top goalscorer Apertura: Pablo Velázquez (16 goals)
Clausura: César Cáceres (11 goals)
2008
2010

The 2009 División Profesional season (officially the 2009 Copa TIGO for sponsorship reasons) is the 75th season of top-flight professional football in Paraguay. It is the second season in which a champion will be crowned for each tournament.

Teams[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
2 de Mayo Pedro Juan Caballero Río Parapití 25,000
3 de Febrero Ciudad del Este Antonio Oddone Sarubbi 28,000
12 de Octubre Itauguá Juan Canuto Pettengill 8,000
Cerro Porteño Asunción General Pablo Rojas 32,000
Guaraní Asunción Rogelio Livieres 6,000
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 Luqueño Luque Feliciano Cáceres 25,000
Tacuary Asunción Roberto Béttega 7,000

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Campeonato de Apertura, also the Torneo TIGO Apertura for sponsorship reasons, is the first championship of the season. It began on February 14 and ended on July 5. The championship is officially called the Centenario del Club Sol de América to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Club Sol de América.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cerro Porteño (C) (Q) 22 14 4 4 24 11 +13 46 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Libertad 22 12 6 4 46 19 +27 42
3 Nacional 22 9 9 4 37 23 +14 36
4 Olimpia 22 9 8 5 31 28 +3 35
5 Tacuary 22 9 5 8 27 29 −2 32
6 Sportivo Luqueño 22 8 7 7 26 24 +2 31
7 Guaraní 22 7 8 7 21 17 +4 29
8 Rubio Ñu 22 8 2 12 30 34 −4 26
9 Sol de América 22 6 7 9 21 30 −9 25
10 12 de Octubre 22 6 6 10 19 30 −11 24
11 2 de Mayo 22 4 6 12 23 34 −11 18
12 3 de Febrero 22 5 2 15 21 47 −26 17

Updated to games played on July 5, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
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.

Copa TIGO
2009 Apertura "Centenario del Club Sol de América" Champion
Cerro Porteño
28th title

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Campeonato de Clausura, also the Torneo Tigo Clausura for sponsorship reasons, is the second championship of the season. It began on July 25 and end on December 13. The championship is officially called the Campeones de América - 1953 to commemorate the Paraguayan national team's 1953 South American Championship title.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Nacional 22 12 5 5 29 16 +13 41 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Libertad 22 12 4 6 31 20 +11 40
3 Guaraní 22 11 5 6 30 21 +9 38
4 Rubio Ñu 22 10 7 5 29 22 +7 37
5 Olimpia 22 11 2 9 32 22 +10 35
6 Cerro Porteño 22 9 8 5 28 25 +3 35
7 Tacuary 22 9 5 8 25 31 −6 32
8 3 de Febrero 22 7 5 10 24 35 −11 26
9 Sol de América 22 7 4 11 25 30 −5 25
10 2 de Mayo 22 6 4 12 25 27 −2 22
11 Sportivo Luqueño 22 5 5 12 19 32 −13 20
12 12 de Octubre 22 5 2 15 17 33 −16 17

Updated to games played on December 13, 2009.
Source: FIFA
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.

Copa TIGO
2009 Clausura "Campeones de América - 1953" Champion
Nacional
7th title

International qualification[edit]

The two tournament champions earn the Paraguay 1 and Paraguay 2 berths in the Second Stage of the 2010 Copa Libertadores. All remaining international qualification will be determined through a season-wide aggregate table. The Paraguay 3 in the 2010 Copa Libertadores berth goes to the best-placed non-champion. For the 2010 Copa Sudamericana, the Paraguay 1 berth goes to the highest placed champion. Paraguay 2 and Paraguay 3 will go to the highest placed teams who have not qualified to an international tournament.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Libertad (Q) 44 24 10 10 77 39 +38 82 2010 Copa Libertadores First Stage
2 Cerro Porteño 44 23 12 9 52 36 +16 81 2010 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage
3 Nacional 44 21 14 9 66 39 +27 77
4 Olimpia 44 20 10 14 63 50 +13 70 2010 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
5 Guaraní 44 18 13 13 51 38 +13 67
6 Tacuary 44 18 10 16 52 60 −8 64
7 Rubio Ñu 44 18 9 17 59 56 +3 63
8 Sportivo Luqueño 44 13 12 19 45 56 −11 51
9 Sol de América 44 13 11 20 46 60 −14 50
10 3 de Febrero 44 12 7 25 45 82 −37 43
11 12 de Octubre 44 11 8 25 36 63 −27 41
12 2 de Mayo 44 10 10 24 48 61 −13 40

Updated to games played on December 9, 2009.
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
(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 team with the lowest average is relegated to the División Intermedia for the following season. The next lowest team plays a relegation/promotion playoff match against the 2009 División Intermedia runner-up.

Relegation/promotion playoff[edit]

The relegation/promotion playoff was contested over two legs. The team who earned the most points over two legs was promoted— or remained —in the Primera División. Should there be a tie in points, goal difference was taken into account, followed a penalty shootout if needed. Sport Colombia played at home during the second leg.

Team #1   Points   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Sport Colombia 2–2 (3–0 pk) 12 de Octubre 1–1 2–2

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