2005 InterLiga

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2005 InterLiga
InterLiga
Tournament details
Host country USA
Dates 2 January 2005 – 12 January 2005
Teams 8 (from the FMF confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions UANL (1st title)
Runners-up Guadalajara
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 50 (3.57 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Irenio Soares
Mexico Javier Saavedra (3 goals)
2004
2006

For 2005, Mexico was granted a third berth in the Libertadores. The Mexican federation decided to grant one of its Libertadores berths ("Mexico 1") based strictly on play during the league season, but retained InterLiga for the other two spots ("Mexico 2" and "Mexico 3"). The group phase of InterLiga remained the same as in 2004, but the final games were changed. The top team from each group plays the second-place team from the opposite group, with both winners advancing to Copa Libertadores. Of the two final winners, the one with the highest point total during group play will be designated "Mexico 2" and automatically advance to the group stage. The other final winner will be "Mexico 3", and will enter the preliminary round of Copa Libertadores.

The 2005 InterLiga was again played in California and Texas, and expanded into Arizona. The finals were held January 12 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

The eight qualified clubs participated in the following groups:

Group A Group B
UANL Chiapas
Guadalajara Toluca
Atlante F.C. America
Santos Necaxa

Match Schedule[edit]

Matches at Bank One Ballpark (Phoenix, Arizona)

1. 2 Jan 05 Guadalajara vs Santos 1-1
2. 2 Jan 05 UANL vs Atlante 2-1

Matches at The Home Depot Center (Carson, California)

3. 2 Jan 05 Necaxa vs Chiapas 0-4
4. 2 Jan 05 América vs Toluca 1-2
9. 8 Jan 05 Atlante vs Santos 4-4
10. 8 Jan 05 Guadalajara vs UANL 1-0

Matches at Spartan Stadium (San Jose, California)

5. 5 Jan 05 Santos vs UANL 3-4
6. 5 Jan 05 Atlante vs Guadalajara 3-3

Matches at Alamodome (San Antonio, Texas)

7. 6 Jan 05 Toluca vs Necaxa 2-0
8. 6 Jan 05 Chiapas vs América 1-2

Matches at Cotton Bowl (Dallas, Texas)

11. 9 Jan 05 América vs Necaxa 2-2
12. 9 Jan 05 Toluca vs Chiapas 1-2

Matches at Reliant Stadium (Houston, Texas)

13. 12 Jan 05 Final 1: UANL vs Toluca 2-0
14. 12 Jan 05 Final 2: Guadalajara vs Chiapas 1-1 (5-3)

Goalscorers[edit]

The scorers from the 2005 InterLiga

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Brazil Irenio Soares UANL
3
Mexico Javier Saavedra UANL
3
3 Paraguay José Saturnino Cardozo Toluca
2
Brazil Didi Chiapas
2
Argentina Diego Garay Atlante
2
Chile Patricio Galaz Atlante
2
Mexico Héctor Altamirano Santos Laguna
2
Mexico Jorge Campos Santos Laguna
2