2003 Categoría Primera A season

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The 2003 Categoría Primera A season was the 55th season of Colombia's top-flight football league.

Campeonato Apertura[edit]

The Campeonato Apertura (officially the 2003 Copa Mustang I for sponsorship reasons) was the first tournament of the season. The tournament began on February 2 and ended on June 8.

First Stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Once Caldas 18 10 5 3 26 15 +11 35 Advanced to the Semifinals
2 Millonarios 18 8 7 3 23 14 +9 31
3 América de Cali 18 8 7 3 31 23 +8 31
4 Centauros Villavicencio 18 7 8 3 24 21 +3 29
5 Deportivo Cali 18 8 4 6 27 22 +5 28
6 Junior 18 8 4 6 19 17 +2 28
7 Unión Magdalena 18 7 5 6 22 22 0 26
8 Deportivo Pereira 18 7 5 6 22 25 −3 26
9 Atlético Huila 18 6 8 4 22 22 0 26
10 Independiente Medellín 18 7 4 7 29 23 +6 25
11 Atlético Bucaramanga 18 6 7 5 21 20 +1 25
12 Deportes Tolima 18 6 4 8 24 24 0 22
13 Envigado 18 6 4 8 20 23 −3 22
14 Atlético Nacional 18 6 2 10 17 20 −3 20
15 Deportivo Pasto 18 4 7 7 15 18 −3 19
16 Santa Fe 18 5 3 10 15 23 −8 18
17 Cortuluá 18 2 9 7 15 24 −9 15
18 Deportes Quindío 18 3 4 11 13 28 −15 13

Semifinals[edit]

The second phase of the tournament consisted of two groups of 4 teams. This was played by the best eight teams from the first phase of the tournament. The winners of each group faced each other in the Finals to define the champion.

Group A[edit]

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Once Caldas 6 4 2 0 14 3 +11 14 Advanced to the Finals
2 Deportivo Cali 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 11
3 América de Cali 6 2 0 4 6 12 −6 6
4 Unión Magdalena 6 0 2 4 3 13 −10 2

Results

Home \ Away[1] AME CAL ONC MAG
América de Cali 0–3 1–3 4–1
Deportivo Cali 3–0 0–3 2–0
Once Caldas 2–0 1–1 4–0
Unión Magdalena 0–1 1–1 1–1

Group B[edit]

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Junior 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12 Advanced to the Finals
2 Deportivo Pereira 6 3 0 3 9 7 +2 9
3 Millonarios 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7
4 Centauros Villavicencio 6 2 1 3 5 9 −4 7

Results

Home \ Away[1] CEN PER JUN MIL
Centauros Villavicencio 0–3 1–0 3–1
Deportivo Pereira 3–0 0–2 1–0
Junior 1–0 3–1 2–1
Millonarios 1–1 2–1 2–1

Finals[edit]

Date City Home Score Away
June 5 Barranquilla Junior 0 - 0 Once Caldas
June 8 Manizales Once Caldas 1 - 0 Atlético Junior
Once Caldas is the champion for winning 1 - 0 on aggregate score


Champion
Once Caldas

Second Title

Campeonato Finalización[edit]

The Campeonato Finalización (officially the 2003 Copa Mustang II for sponsorship reasons) was the second tournament of the season. The tournament began on July 13 and ended on December 21.

First Stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Deportivo Cali 18 10 4 4 34 18 +16 34 Advanced to the Semifinals
2 Atlético Nacional 18 9 5 4 23 14 +9 32
3 Unión Magdalena 18 9 1 8 20 18 +2 28
4 Independiente Medellín 18 8 4 6 20 15 +5 28
5 Deportivo Pasto 18 8 4 6 20 19 +1 28
6 Deportes Tolima 18 7 6 5 22 17 +5 27
7 Millonarios 18 8 2 8 21 21 0 26
8 Junior 18 7 4 7 24 28 −4 25
9 Deportivo Pereira 18 6 7 5 20 18 +2 25
10 Deportes Quindío 18 6 7 5 21 20 +1 25
11 América de Cali 18 6 7 5 23 23 0 25
12 Atlético Huila 18 6 6 6 23 25 −2 24
13 Santa Fe 18 5 9 4 15 13 +2 24
14 Once Caldas 18 4 6 8 20 26 −6 18
15 Envigado 18 3 9 6 18 21 −3 18
16 Atlético Bucaramanga 18 4 5 9 24 30 −6 17
17 Cortuluá 18 4 5 9 16 26 −10 17
18 Centauros Villavicencio 18 4 5 9 15 27 −12 17

Semifinals[edit]

Group A[edit]

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Deportivo Cali 6 3 3 0 10 6 +4 12 Advanced to the Finals
2 Millonarios 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10
3 Unión Magdalena 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
4 Deportivo Pasto 6 0 1 5 4 11 −7 1

Results

Home \ Away[1] CAL PAS MIL MAG
Deportivo Cali 3–1 1–1 2–2
Deportivo Pasto 0–1 1–3 2–2
Millonarios 2–3 1–0 1–0
Unión Magdalena 0–0 1–0 2–1

Group B[edit]

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Deportes Tolima 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 Advances to the Finals 1
2 Junior 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
3 Atlético Nacional 6 3 0 3 8 8 0 9
4 Independiente Medellín 6 2 0 4 8 10 −2 6

1: Deportes Tolima advanced to the Finals for having scored more away goals than Junior

Results

Home \ Away[1] NAC TOL DIM JUN
Atlético Nacional 1–2 4–2 1–0
Deportes Tolima 2–0 1–0 1–1
Independiente Medellín 1–2 2–0 1–0
Junior 1–0 3–2 3–2

Finals[edit]

Date City Home Score Away
December 17 Ibagué Deportes Tolima 2 - 0 Deportivo Cali
December 21 Cali Deportivo Cali 3 - 1 Deportes Tolima
Deportes Tolima is the champion for winning 4 - 2 on penalty kicks (3 - 3 on aggregate score)


Champion
Deportes Tolima

First Title

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