2006–07 in Argentine football

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Football in Argentina
Season 2006–07
2005–06 Argentina 2007–08

2006–07 season of Argentine football was the 116th season of competitive football in Argentina.

Torneo Apertura ("Opening" Tournament)[edit]

"Championship" playoff[edit]

Boca Juniors and Estudiantes de La Plata ended up tied in points at the end of the 19 weeks of regular season. Tournament rules establish that, unlike any other position on the table, if two or more teams are equal in points at the end of play, goal difference does not count and a playoff game is required. Estudiantes won that match and was crowned as champion.

Date Venue Opponents Score
December 13, 2006 Estadio José Amalfitani Boca Juniors vs. Estudiantes de La Plata 1 - 2
Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Estudiantes de La Plata 44 19 14 2 3 35 12 +23
2 Boca Juniors 44 19 14 2 3 41 17 +24
3 River Plate 38 19 11 5 3 33 17 +16
4 Independiente 32 19 10 2 7 33 24 +9
5 Arsenal 32 19 9 5 5 26 22 +4
6 Lanús 31 19 9 4 6 26 24 0
7 Vélez Sársfield 30 19 8 6 5 25 18 +7
8 Rosario Central 28 19 8 4 7 28 22 +6
9 San Lorenzo 28 19 8 4 7 30 33 -3
10 Racing Club 26 19 7 5 7 22 19 +3
11 Gimnasia de Jujuy 26 19 8 2 9 19 19 0
12 Belgrano 23 19 6 5 8 18 24 -6
13 Gimnasia de La Plata 23 19 7 2 10 21 40 -19
14 Nueva Chicago 22 19 6 4 9 20 32 -12
15 Banfield 20 19 4 8 7 21 26 -5
16 Argentinos Juniors 20 19 5 5 9 22 28 -6
17 Colón de Santa Fe 18 19 5 3 11 20 34 -14
18 Godoy Cruz 17 19 3 8 8 19 26 -7
19 Newell's Old Boys 16 19 3 7 9 21 28 -7
20 Quilmes 9 19 2 3 14 23 38 -15

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Team Goals
1 Rodrigo Palacio Boca Juniors 12
1 Mauro Zárate Vélez Sársfield 12
3 Óscar Cardozo Newell's Old Boys 11
3 Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 11
3 Mariano Pavone Estudiantes de La Plata 11
6 Federico Higuaín Nueva Chicago 10
6 Daniel Montenegro Independiente 10
8 Claudio Graf Lanús 9
8 Santiago Silva Gimnasia de La Plata 9
10 Gonzalo Higuaín River Plate 8
10 Leonel Núñez Argentinos Juniors 8
10 Facundo Sava Racing Club 8
10 Néstor Silvera San Lorenzo 8

Relegation[edit]

There is no relegation after the Apertura. For the relegation results of this tournament see below.

Torneo Clausura ("Closing" Tournament)[edit]

By matchday 8th, seven coaches were already fired by their respective teams [1]

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 San Lorenzo 45 19 14 3 2 34 17 +17
2 Boca Juniors 39 19 11 6 2 38 20 +18
3 Estudiantes de La Plata 37 19 10 7 2 28 17 +11
4 River Plate 33 19 9 6 4 26 17 +9
5 Arsenal 30 19 8 6 5 31 24 +7
6 Lanús 28 19 7 7 5 24 19 +5
7 Colón de Santa Fe 28 19 7 7 5 28 24 +4
8 Argentinos Juniors 26 19 6 8 5 21 17 +4
9 Vélez Sársfield 26 19 7 5 7 22 26 -4
10 Godoy Cruz 25 19 7 4 8 24 22 +2
11 Independiente 25 19 6 7 6 23 24 -1
12 Rosario Central 24 19 7 3 9 17 21 -4
13 Racing Club 23 19 5 8 6 28 30 -2
14 Newell's Old Boys [2] 22 19 6 4 9 22 30 -8
15 Nueva Chicago 21 19 5 6 8 19 28 -9
16 Banfield 19 19 5 4 10 22 30 -8
17 Belgrano 18 19 4 6 9 24 27 -3
18 Gimnasia de La Plata 17 19 4 5 10 19 28 -9
19 Gimnasia de Jujuy 17 19 4 5 10 11 22 -11
20 Quilmes 12 19 3 3 13 18 36 -18

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Team Goals
1 Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 11
2 Óscar Cardozo Newell's Old Boys 10
3 Gastón Fernández San Lorenzo 9
4 Facundo Sava Racing Club 8
4 Darío Cvitanich Banfield 8
5 Carlos Luna Quilmes 7
5 Rodrigo Palacio Boca Juniors 7
5 Mariano Pavone Estudiantes de La Plata 7
5 José Sand Colón de Santa Fe 7

Relegation[edit]

Team Average Points Played 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Boca Juniors 1.877 214 114 48/38 83/38 83/38
Estudiantes de La Plata 1.701 194 114 61/38 52/38 81/38
River Plate 1.693 193 114 60/38 62/38 71/38
Vélez Sársfield 1.640 187 114 73/38 58/38 56/38
San Lorenzo 1.587 181 114 52/38 56/38 73/38
Lanús 1.500 171 114 54/38 58/38 59/38
Gimnasia de La Plata 1.429 163 114 54/38 69/38 40/38
Independiente 1.412 161 114 49/38 55/38 57/38
Arsenal de Sarandí 1.403 160 114 54/38 44/38 62/38
Rosario Central 1.386 158 114 61/38 45/38 52/38
Banfield 1.377 157 114 59/38 59/38 39/38
Racing Club 1.324 151 114 58/38 44/38 49/38
Newell's Old Boys 1.307 149 114 60/38 51/38 38/38
Colón de Santa Fe 1.271 145 114 53/38 46/38 46/38
Gimnasia de Jujuy 1.236 94 76 N/A 51/38 43/38
Argentinos Juniors 1.219 139 114 43/38 50/38 46/38
Nueva Chicago 1.131 43 38 N/A N/A 43/38
Godoy Cruz 1.105 42 38 N/A N/A 42/38
Belgrano de Córdoba 1.079 41 38 N/A N/A 41/38
Quilmes 0.912 104 113 44/38 39/38 21/38

"Promoción" playoff[edit]

Teams and schedules will be decided based on average after the end of the Closing tournament.

Date Home Away Result
June 21, 2007 Tigre Nueva Chicago 1-0
June 25, 2007 Nueva Chicago Tigre 1-2

Tigre wins 3-1 and is promoted to Argentine First Division. While Nueva Chicago is relegated to the Argentine Nacional B.

Date Home Away Result
June 20, 2007 Huracán Godoy Cruz 2-0
June 24, 2007 Godoy Cruz Huracán 2-3

Huracán wins 5-2 and is promoted to Argentine First Division. While Godoy Cruz is relegated to the Argentine Nacional B.

Lower leagues[edit]

Level Tournament Champion Promoted Relegated
2nd Primera B Nacional Apertura
Primera B Nacional Clausura
Olimpo
Olimpo
Olimpo
Tigre
San Martín (SJ)
Huracán
Villa Mitre
Huracán (TA)
3rd Primera B Metropolitana Apertura
Primera B Metropolitana Clausura
Estudiantes de Buenos Aires
Almirante Brown
Almirante Brown El Porvenir
3rd (Interior) Torneo Argentino A Apertura
Torneo Argentino A Clausura
Sportivo Desamparados
Guillermo Brown
Independiente Rivadavia de Mendoza Douglas Haig, Central Norte
San Martín de Mendoza
4th Primera C Metropolitana Apertura
Primera C Metropolitana Clausura
Acassuso
Acassuso
Acassuso Ituzaingó
4th (interior) Torneo Argentino B Libertad
Cipolletti
Boca Unidos
Candelaria, Centenario
Alianza (CC), Sportivo
Huracán (CR), Sarmiento (R)
Atlético Uruguay
5th Primera D Metropolitana Apertura
Primera D Metropolitana Clausura
Berazategui
L.N. Alem
L.N. Alem Centro Español

Clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team / Competition 2006 Recopa Sudamericana 2006 Copa Sudamericana 2007 Copa Libertadores
Boca Juniors Champions
defeated
Brazil São Paulo
Round of 16
eliminated by
Uruguay National
Champions
defeated
Brazil Grêmio
Lanús did not play Quarterfinal
eliminated by
Mexico C.F. Pachuca
did not qualify
San Lorenzo did not play Quarterfinal
eliminated by
Mexico Toluca
did not qualify
Vélez Sársfield did not play First stage
eliminated by
Argentina Lanús
Round of 16
eliminated by
Argentina Boca Juniors
River Plate did not play Round of 16
eliminated by
Brazil Paranaense
Second Stage
eliminated
(finished last in the group)
Gimnasia La Plata did not play Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Chile Colo-Colo
Second Stage
eliminated
(finished 3rd in the group)
Banfield did not play First stage
eliminated by
Argentina San Lorenzo
Second Stage
eliminated
(finished 3rd in the group)

National team[edit]

This section covers Argentina's matches from the end of the 2006 FIFA World Cup until the end of the 2007 Copa América.

      Win       Draw       Loss

Friendly matches[edit]

2007 Copa América[edit]

Main article: 2007 Copa América

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Torneo Clausura ya dejó a siete técnicos sin trabajo
  2. ^ Newell's have been deducted 3 points for the incident in the game against River Plate.

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