2005 in Paraguayan football

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The following article presents a summary of the 2005 football (soccer) season in Paraguay.

First division results[edit]

The first division tournament was divided in two sections: the Apertura and the Clausura and had 10 teams participating in a two round all-play-all system. The team with the most points at the end of the two rounds was crowned as the champion.

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Points
1 Cerro Porteño 18 10 6 2 30 15 36
2 Guaraní 18 9 4 5 21 18 31
3 Nacional 18 9 3 6 25 22 30
4 3 de Febrero 18 7 7 4 24 17 28
5 12 de Octubre 18 6 8 4 22 22 26
6 Tacuary 18 4 11 3 24 19 23
7 Libertad 18 4 7 7 21 23 19
8 Sportivo Luqueño 18 3 8 7 20 22 17
9 General Caballero ZC 18 2 7 9 16 28 13
10 Olimpia 18 2 7 9 10 27 13

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Points
1 Cerro Porteño 18 11 3 4 34 20 36
2 Libertad 18 9 5 4 30 23 32
3 Olimpia 18 9 4 5 29 20 31
4 3 de Febrero 18 8 4 6 31 25 28
5 Nacional 18 7 6 5 24 20 27
6 Sportivo Luqueño 18 6 7 5 27 26 25
7 Tacuary 18 6 6 6 26 31 24
8 Guaraní 18 6 2 10 18 25 20
9 12 de Octubre 18 2 8 8 18 33 14
10 General Caballero ZC 18 3 1 14 15 29 10

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]

Qualification to international competitions[edit]

Runners-up playoff game[edit]

  • Libertad (runners-up of the Clausura) qualified to the Copa Libertadores 2006 by winning the runners-up playoff game against Guaraní (runners-up of the Apertura) by an aggregate score of 5-3.

December 14, 2005
Guaraní 2–1 Libertad

December 18, 2005
Libertad 4–1 Guaraní

Copa Sudamericana 2005 Qualifiers[edit]

Semifinals

Team #1 Score Team #2 Date
Nacional 3-1 3 de Febrero June 29
Guaraní 2-1 12 de Octubre June 29

Final

Team #1 Score Team #2 Date
Guaraní 2-1 Nacional July 3
  • Guaraní qualified to the Copa Sudamericana 2005 by winning the final.

Copa Sudamericana 2006 Qualifiers[edit]

Played between the Clausura tournament winner and the second-best finisher in the aggregate point table (Nacional).

Team #1 Score Team #2 Date
Nacional 1-6 Libertad December 22

Lower divisions results[edit]

Level Tournament Champion
2nd Intermedia 2 de Mayo
3rd (G.A. teams) Primera de Ascenso Club Rubio Ñú
3rd (interior teams) UFI Champions Cup Club Choré Central
4th (G.A. teams) Segunda de Ascenso 1° de Marzo

Paraguayan teams in international competitions[edit]

Paraguay national team[edit]

The following table lists all the games played by the Paraguay national football team in official competitions during 2005.

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp Paraguay scorers Report
March 27, 2005 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Quito, Ecuador
 Ecuador 5 - 2 WCQ 2006 Cardozo Goal 10'
Cabañas Goal 14'
Report
March 30, 2005 Defensores del Chaco
Asunción, Paraguay
 Chile 2 - 1 WCQ 2006 Morinigo Goal 37'
Cardozo Goal 59'
Report
June 5, 2005 Beira Rio
Porto Alegre, Brazil
 Brazil 4 - 1 WCQ 2006 Santa Cruz Goal 72' Report
June 8, 2005 Defensores del Chaco
Asunción, Paraguay
 Bolivia 4 - 1 WCQ 2006 Gamarra Goal 17'
Santa Cruz Goal 45+1'
J.C. Caceres Goal 54'
Núñez Goal 68'
Report
September 3, 2005 Defensores del Chaco
Asunción, Paraguay
 Argentina 1 - 0 WCQ 2006 Santa Cruz Goal 14' Report
October 8, 2005 José Pachencho Romero
Maracaibo, Venezuela
 Venezuela 0 - 1 WCQ 2006 Haedo Valdez Goal 64' Report
October 12, 2005 Defensores del Chaco
Asunción, Paraguay
 Colombia 0 - 1 WCQ 2006 - Report

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