2007–08 Honduran Liga Nacional

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Liga Nacional
Season2007–08
ChampionsApertura:
Marathón
Clausura:
Olimpia
RelegatedAtlético Olanchano
Champions LeagueMarathón
Olimpia
Matches played192
Top goalscorerApertura:
Martínez
Clausura:
Velásquez

The 2007–08 season in the Honduran Liga Nacional was the 42nd season in the top fight in Honduran football; it ran from August 2007 to May 2008.[1] The season was split into two tournaments (Apertura and Clausura) which defined the 51st and 52nd national champions in the history of the league. C.D. Marathón and Club Deportivo Olimpia as winners of each tournament qualified to the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League.

2007–08 teams[edit]

Deportes Savio from Santa Rosa de Copán was promoted from the 2006–07 Liga de Ascenso.[2]

Apertura[edit]

The Apertura tournament was played from 11 August to 22 December 2007. C.D. Marathón captured its 6th domestic league.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Marathón 18 10 5 3 27 16 +11 35 Qualification to the Semifinals
2 Motagua 18 9 5 4 28 19 +9 32
3 Victoria 18 7 10 1 22 12 +10 31
4 Olimpia 18 6 9 3 19 13 +6 27
5 Deportes Savio 18 5 7 6 14 15 −1 22
6 Real España 18 6 4 8 22 25 −3 22
7 Hispano 18 5 6 7 19 22 −3 21
8 Vida 18 4 8 6 18 22 −4 20
9 Platense 18 3 6 9 17 28 −11 15
10 Atlético Olanchano 18 3 4 11 15 29 −14 13
Updated to match(es) played on 25 November 2007. Source:[citation needed]

Results[edit]

As of 25 November 2007
Home \ Away[1] OLA SAV HIS MAR MOT OLI PLA RES VIC VID
Atlético Olanchano 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 4–2 0–1 0–1 3–1
Deportes Savio 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
Hispano 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–3
Marathón 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Motagua 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 3–1 2–4 1–0 2–0
Olimpia 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Platense 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–3 3–2 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0
Real España 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–3 2–3 1–2 1–1
Victoria 4–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1
Vida 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–4 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final round[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Marathón vs Olimpia[edit]

  • Marathón 2–2 Olimpia on aggregate score; Marathón advanced on better regular season performance.
Motagua vs Victoria[edit]

  • Motagua won 3–1 on aggregate score.

Final[edit]

Marathón vs Motagua[edit]

Marathón
Motagua
  • Marathón won 2–0 on aggregate score.
Liga Nacional
2007–08 Apertura Champion
C.D. Marathón
6th title

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 22 December 2007

10 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Clausura[edit]

The Clausura tournament was played from 12 January to 24 May 2008. C.D. Olimpia captured its 21st domestic league.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 18 9 6 3 28 13 +15 33 Qualification to the Semifinals
2 Marathón 18 9 3 6 30 23 +7 30
3 Real España 18 8 4 6 26 22 +4 28
4 Motagua 18 8 3 7 23 19 +4 27
5 Hispano 18 7 5 6 24 25 −1 26
6 Victoria 18 6 6 6 17 17 0 24
7 Atlético Olanchano 18 6 3 9 19 25 −6 21
8 Platense 18 5 5 8 18 24 −6 20
9 Deportes Savio 18 4 7 7 18 24 −6 19
10 Vida 18 4 6 8 18 29 −11 18
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2008. Source:[citation needed]

Results[edit]

As of 3 May 2008
Home \ Away[1] OLA SAV HIS MAR MOT OLI PLA RES VIC VID
Atlético Olanchano 3–2 3–2 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 3–0
Deportes Savio 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–2 1–1
Hispano 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0
Marathón 2–1 2–1 5–2 2–1 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 3–1
Motagua 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–3 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0
Olimpia 0–0 1–1 5–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0
Platense 3–1 3–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0
Real España 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1
Victoria 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–1
Vida 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–3

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final round[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Olimpia vs Motagua[edit]

  • Olimpia won 7–2 on aggregate score.
Marathón vs Real España[edit]

  • Marathón 5–5 Real España on aggregate score; Marathón advanced on better regular season performance.

Final[edit]

Olimpia vs Marathón[edit]
Marathón
Olimpia

Olimpia
Marathón
  • Olimpia won 2–1 on aggregate score.
Liga Nacional
2007–08 Clausura Champion
C.D. Olimpia
21st title

Top goalscorers[edit]

10 goals

9 goals

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Aggregate table[edit]

Atlético Olanchano made the least points in the aggregated table from both Apertura and Clausura regular seasons, thereby were relegated to the Liga de Ascenso.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Marathón 36 19 8 9 57 39 +18 65 Qualified to the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Olimpia 36 15 15 6 47 26 +21 60
3 Motagua 36 17 8 11 51 38 +13 59
4 Victoria 36 13 16 7 39 29 +10 55
5 Real España 36 14 8 14 48 47 +1 50
6 Hispano 36 12 11 13 43 47 −4 47
7 Deportes Savio 36 9 14 13 32 39 −7 41
8 Vida 36 8 14 14 36 51 −15 38
9 Platense 36 8 11 17 35 52 −17 35
10 Atlético Olanchano 36 9 7 20 34 54 −20 34 Relegated to the 2008–09 Liga de Ascenso
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2008. Source:[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RSSSF.com–Honduras 2007/08–11 December 2009
  2. ^ RSSSF.com–Honduras 2006/07–11 December 2009

External links[edit]