2001 in Paraguayan football

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The following article presents a summary of the 2001 football in Paraguay.

First division results[edit]

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Apertura tournament was played in a single all-play-all system. At the end, the top eight teams qualified to a playoff stage to determine the Apertura champion.

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Points
1 Libertad 9 6 2 1 16 8 20
2 Sportivo Luqueño 9 6 1 2 26 14 19
3 Olimpia 9 5 3 1 21 15 18
4 Guaraní 9 5 3 1 14 9 18
5 Cerro Porteño 9 3 3 3 17 13 12
6 Sol de América 9 2 4 3 14 18 10
7 Cerro Corá 9 2 3 4 13 17 9
8 Atl. Colegiales 9 2 2 5 9 17 8
9 San Lorenzo 9 1 2 6 13 23 5
10 12 de Octubre 9 0 3 6 11 20 3

Apertura playoff stage[edit]

The top eight teams qualified to this stage.

Quarterfinals[edit]
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atl. Colegiales 2-2* Libertad 1-1 1-1
Sol de América 1-3 Olimpia 1-2 0-1
Guaraní 2-3 Cerro Porteño 0-2 2-1
Cerro Corá 3-5 Sportivo Luqueño 0-1 3-4

*Libertad advances to next round due to better position in the Apertura table.

Semifinals[edit]
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerro Porteño 3-1 Libertad 1-0 2-1
Sportivo Luqueño 2-0 Olimpia 0-0 2-0
Apertura final[edit]
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerro Porteño 6-1 Sportivo Luqueño 3-0 3-1

Cerro Porteño wins the Apertura tournament final by an aggregate score of 6-1 on June 24, 2001.

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Clausura tournament was played in a single all-play-all system. At the end, the top eight teams qualified to a playoff stage to determine the Clausura champion.

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Points
1 Cerro Porteño 9 5 2 2 14 7 17
2 Libertad 9 4 4 1 12 4 16
3 12 de Octubre 9 5 1 3 15 10 16
4 Cerro Corá 9 4 2 3 15 14 14
5 San Lorenzo 9 4 1 4 11 11 13
6 Sportivo Luqueño 9 3 4 2 11 12 13
7 Guaraní 9 3 1 5 6 9 10
8 Sol de América 9 2 3 4 11 16 9
9 Atl. Colegiales 9 2 3 4 6 11 9
10 Olimpia 9 2 1 6 6 13 7

Clausura playoff stage[edit]

The top eight teams qualified to this stage with the exception of Cerro Corá, who was replaced by Olimpia because Cerro Corá was already relegated to the second division based on a three-year average point table.

Quarterfinals[edit]
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Guaraní 4-3 12 de Octubre 2-3 2-0
Sol de América 2-2* Libertad 0-1 2-1
Olimpia 0-4 Cerro Porteño 0-3 0-1
San Lorenzo 1-0 Sportivo Luqueño 1-0 0-0

*Libertad advances to next round due to better position in the Apertura table.

Semifinals[edit]
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerro Porteño 4-2 San Lorenzo 1-2 3-0
Libertad 1-4 Guaraní 1-1 0-3
Clausura final[edit]
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerro Porteño 4-4
(7 - 6 pen)
Guaraní 3-4 1-0

Cerro Porteño wins the Clausura tournament final in a penalty shootout.

Championship game playoff[edit]

Since Cerro Porteño won both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments they were declared as the national champions and no playoff game was played.

Relegation / Promotion[edit]

  • Cerro Corá automatically relegated to the second division after finishing last in the average points table based over a three-year period.

Atl. Colegiales finished second-to-last in the aggregate points table, so had to participate in the promotion play-off game against second division runners-up Club Sport Colombia. Sport Colombia won the playoff game by an aggregate score of 5-1, so Colegiales was relegated to the second division.

  • Deportivo Recoleta promoted to the first division by winning the second division tournament.

Qualification to international competitions[edit]

  • Cerro Porteño qualified to the 2002 Copa Libertadores by winning the Torneo Apertura and Torneo Clausura.
  • The remaining two spots for Copa Libertadores where decided in the Pre-Libertadores playoff tournament.

Pre-Libertadores playoff[edit]

Six teams participated based on aggregate points during the year. Sportivo Luqueño entered the playoff with three bonus points by winning the runners-up game against Guarani.

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Bonus Points Points
1 12 de Octubre 5 3 1 1 10 4 [0] 10
2 Olimpia 5 3 1 1 8 5 [0] 10
3 Libertad 5 2 1 2 11 11 [0] 7
4 Guaraní 5 2 1 2 4 5 [0] 7
5 Sportivo Luqueño 5 1 1 3 7 13 [3] 7
6 Sol de America 5 1 1 3 8 10 [0] 4

Lower divisions results[edit]

Level Tournament Champion
2nd Intermedia Recoleta
3rd (G.A. teams) Primera de Ascenso Club Independiente (Campo Grande)
3rd (interior teams) UFI Champions Cup Itá Ybaté (Villeta)
4th (G.A. teams) Segunda de Ascenso Humaitá

Paraguayan teams in international competitions[edit]

Paraguay national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp Paraguay scorers Report
2001-01-27 Hong Kong Stadium
Hong Kong
 South Korea 1 - 1 F Morinigo Goal 68' N/A
March 28, 2001 Estadio Centenario
Montevideo
 Uruguay 0 - 1 WCQ 2002 Alvarenga Goal 64' Report
April 24, 2001 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Quito
 Ecuador 2 - 1 WCQ 2002 Cardozo Goal 26' Report
June 2, 2001 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
 Chile 1 - 0 WCQ 2002 Paredes Goal 90' Report
2001-06-28 National Stadium
Tokyo, Japan
 Yugoslavia 0 - 2 Kirin Cup Caceres Goal 39'
Ferreira Goal 83'
N/A
2001-07-01 Sapporo Dome
Sapporo, Japan
 Japan 2 - 0 Kirin Cup N/A
July 12, 2001 Estadio Pascual Guerrero
Cali
 Peru 3 - 3 CA2001 Ferreira Goal 23', Goal 64'
Garay Goal 90'
N/A
July 15, 2001 Estadio Pascual Guerrero
Cali
 Mexico 0 - 0 CA2001 - N/A
July 18, 2001 Estadio Pascual Guerrero
Cali
 Brazil 3 - 1 CA2001 Alvarenga Goal 11' N/A
August 15, 2001 Beira Rio
Porto Alegre
 Brazil 2 - 0 WCQ 2002 - Report
September 15, 2001 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
 Bolivia 5 - 1 WCQ 2002 Paredes Goal 33'
Cardozo Goal 45', Goal 89'
Chilavert Goal 50'
Santa Cruz Goal 69'
Report
October 7, 2001 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
 Argentina 2 - 2 WCQ 2002 Chilavert Goal 51'
Morinigo Goal 70'
Report
November 8, 2001 Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo
San Cristóbal
 Venezuela 3 - 1 WCQ 2002 Arce Goal 28' Report
November 14, 2001 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
 Colombia 0 - 4 WCQ 2002 - Report

References[edit]