2008 Copa Colombia

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2008 Copa Colombia
Country Colombia
Teams 36
Champions La Equidad
Runners-up Once Caldas
Matches played 204
Goals scored 476 (2.33 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Colombia Dorlan Pabón
Colombia Wilson Mena
(8 goals each)

The 2008 Copa Colombia, officially the 2008 Copa Postobón[1] for sponsorship reasons, was the 7th edition of the Copa Colombia, the football tournament for professional clubs in Colombia. This edition marked the return of the tournament after a 19-year absence. It began on March 12[2] and ended on November 19.

Bogotá club La Equidad beat Manizales club Once Caldas in the finals for their first Copa Colombia title.

Format[edit]

The competition is divided into 5 stages. The first stage is a group stage. The groups will be comprised by teams from the same regions, six teams per group. The top-two teams from each group will advance to the a second stage. The second stage will comprise six matches, each contested by two teams. The six winners advance to the third stage, which is identical to the second stage. The three winners and the best second place team advance to the semifinals. The winner of the semifinals advance to the finals. The winner of the Copa Colombia will earn a berth in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana.

Phase I[edit]

This is the system of groups approved for the making of the tournament.[3]

Teams advanced to Phase II

Group A[edit]

Teams from Atlantic Coast part of Colombia.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Junior 10 6 2 2 15 8 +7 20
Unión Magdalena 10 6 1 3 13 7 +6 19
Barranquilla 10 6 1 3 10 6 +4 19
Córdoba 10 4 0 6 9 12 -3 12
Real Cartagena 10 4 0 6 6 9 -3 12
Valledupar 10 2 0 8 5 16 -11 6
March 12, 2008
Valledupar 1–2 Atlético Junior Estadio Armando Maestre Pavajeau Valledupar
Barranquilla 2–1 Unión Magdalena Estadio Romelio Martínez Barranquilla
Córdoba 1–0 Real Cartagena Estadio Alberto Saibis Saker Cereté
March 26, 2008
Atlético Junior 1–0 Barranquilla Estadio Metropolitano Barranquilla
Real Cartagena 2–0 Valledupar Estadio Jaime Morón León Cartagena
Unión Magdalena 2–0 Córdoba Estadio Eduardo Santos Santa Marta
April 9, 2008
Unión Magdalena 1–1 Atlético Junior Estadio Eduardo Santos Santa Marta
Barranquilla 1–0 Real Cartagena Estadio Romelio Martínez Barranquilla
Córdoba 0–2 Valledupar Estadio Alberto Saibis Saker Cereté
April 30, 2008
Córdoba 1–0 Atlético Junior Estadio Alberto Saibis Saker Cereté
Real Cartagena 1–0 Unión Magdalena Estadio Jaime Morón León Cartagena
Valledupar 0–1 Barranquilla Estadio Armando Maestre Pavajeau Valledupar
May 7, 2008
Atlético Junior 2–1 Real Cartagena Estadio Metropolitano Barranquilla
Barranquilla 1–0 Córdoba Estadio Romelio Martínez Barranquilla
Unión Magdalena 2–0 Valledupar Estadio Eduardo Santos Santa Marta
May 28, 2008
Atlético Junior 4–0 Valledupar Estadio Metropolitano Barranquilla
Real Cartagena 0–3 Córdoba Estadio Jaime Morón León Cartagena
Unión Magdalena 2–0 Barranquilla Estadio Eduardo Santos Santa Marta
June 4, 2008
Barranquilla 0–0 Atlético Junior Estadio Romelio Martínez Barranquilla
Córdoba 2–1 Unión Magdalena Estadio Alberto Saibis Saker Cereté
Valledupar 0–1 Real Cartagena Estadio Armando Maestre Pavajeau Valledupar
July 30, 2008
Atlético Junior 1–2 Unión Magdalena Estadio Metropolitano Barranquilla
Real Cartagena 1–0 Barranquilla Estadio Jaime Morón León Cartagena
Valledupar 1–0 Córdoba Estadio Armando Maestre Pavajeau Valledupar
August 6, 2008
Atlético Junior 3–2 Córdoba Estadio Metropolitano Barranquilla
Barranquilla 3–1 Valledupar Estadio Metropolitano Barranquilla
Unión Magdalena 1–0 Real Cartagena Estadio Eduardo Santos Santa Marta
August 13, 2008
Córdoba 0–2 Barranquilla Estadio Alberto Saibis Saker Cereté
Real Cartagena 0–1 Atlético Junior Estadio Jaime Morón León Cartagena
Valledupar 0–1 Unión Magdalena Estadio Armando Maestre Pavajeau Valledupar

Group B[edit]

Teams from Antioquia and Risaralda.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Atlético Nacional 10 6 3 1 12 5 +7 21
Envigado 10 4 3 3 17 8 +9 15
Independiente Medellín 10 4 3 3 12 12 0 15
Deportivo Pereira 10 2 5 3 11 9 +2 11
Deportivo Rionegro 10 2 3 4 8 16 -8 9
Itagüí Ditaires[1] 10 2 3 5 8 18 -10 9
March 12, 2008
Deportivo Rionegro 1–3 Envigado Estadio Alberto Grisales Rionegro
Atlético Nacional 2–0 Pereira Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín
Bajo Cauca 2–2 Medellín Estadio Municipal Orlando Anibal Monroy Caucasia
March 26, 2008
Pereira 1–1 Bajo Cauca Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas Pereira
Envigado 1–2 Atlético Nacional Estadio Polideportivo Sur Envigado
Medellín 0–2 Deportivo Rionegro Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín
April 9, 2008
Bajo Cauca 2–0 Deportivo Rionegro Estadio Municipal Orlando Anibal Monroy Caucasia
Atlético Nacional 3–1 Medellín Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín
Pereira 0–1 Envigado Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas Pereira
April 30, 2008
Bajo Cauca 0–0 Envigado Estadio Municipal Orlando Anibal Monroy Caucasia
Deportivo Rionegro 0–0 Atlético Nacional Estadio Alberto Grisales Rionegro
Medellín 1–1 Pereira Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín
May 7, 2008
Envigado 0–0 Medellín Estadio Municipal Orlando Anibal Monroy Envigado
Pereira 4–0 Deportivo Rionegro Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas Pereira
Atlético Nacional 1–0 Bajo Cauca Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín
May 28, 2008
Pereira 0–0 Atlético Nacional Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas Pereira
Envigado 3–1 Deportivo Rionegro Estadio Alberto Grisales Envigado
Medellín 3–0 Bajo Cauca Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín
June 4, 2008
Deportivo Rionegro 1–2 Medellín Estadio Alberto Grisales Rionegro
Atlético Nacional 1–0 Envigado Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín
Bajo Cauca 1–0 Pereira Estadio Municipal Orlando Anibal Monroy Caucasia
July 30, 2008
Deportivo Rionegro 1–0 Itagüí Estadio Alberto Grisales Rionegro
Envigado 1–1 Pereira Estadio Polideportivo Sur Envigado
Medellín 1–0 Atlético Nacional Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín
August 6, 2008
Atlético Nacional 0–0 Deportivo Rionegro Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín
Pereira 2–0 Medellín Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas Pereira
Envigado 7–0 Itagüí Estadio Polideportivo Sur Envigado
August 13, 2008
Itagüí 2–3 Atlético Nacional Estadio Metropolitano Ciudad de Itagüí Itagüí
Deportivo Rionegro 2–2 Pereira Estadio Alberto Grisales Rionegro
Medellín 2–1 Envigado Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín

Group C[edit]

Teams from the northeastern part of Colombia.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Boyacá Chicó 10 6 2 2 21 9 +12 20
Cúcuta Deportivo 10 5 2 3 13 10 +3 17
Real Santander 10 5 2 3 14 15 -1 17
Atlético Bucaramanga 10 4 3 3 15 8 +7 15
Alianza Petrolera 10 3 2 5 10 14 -4 11
Patriotas 10 0 3 7 6 23 -17 3
  APE BOY BUC CUC PAT RSA
Alianza Petrolera 0 - 0 0 - 0 2 - 0 3 - 1 0 - 2
Boyacá Chicó 3 - 0 0 - 0 3 - 0 2 - 1 8 - 1
Atl. Bucaramanga 2 - 1 0 - 2 0 - 1 7 - 0 2 - 0
Cúcuta Deportivo 2 - 0 3 - 0 0 - 2 3 - 0 1 - 1
Patriotas FC 1 - 2 0 - 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 0 - 2
Real Santander 1 - 0 2 - 0 3 - 1 1 - 2 1 - 1

Group D[edit]

Teams from Bogotá and Villavicencio.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
La Equidad 10 5 5 0 14 8 +6 20
Centauros 10 5 1 4 15 14 +1 16
Santa Fe 10 4 4 2 9 8 +1 16
Academia 10 3 4 3 8 8 0 13
Millonarios 10 3 3 4 10 8 +2 12
Bogotá 10 0 3 7 3 13 -10 3
  ACA MIL CEN EQU SAN BOG
Academia 1 - 0 2 - 0 1 - 2 1 - 1 2 - 1
Millonarios 0 - 0 3 - 0 2 - 2 2 - 0 2 - 0
Centauros 2 - 0 2 - 0 1 - 2 3 - 0 3 - 1
La Equidad 0 - 0 2 - 1 2 - 2 0 - 0 1 - 0
Santa Fe 2 - 1 1 - 0 3 - 0 1 - 1 1 - 0
Bogotá 0 - 0 0 - 0 1 - 2 0 - 2 0 - 0

Group E[edit]

Teams from Pacific Region of Colombia.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Deportivo Cali 10 6 2 2 18 6 +12 20
Depor 10 6 0 4 11 10 +1 18
Deportivo Pasto 10 5 3 2 11 11 0 18
Deportes Quindío 10 5 2 3 10 8 +2 17
Cortuluá 10 2 2 6 7 15 -8 8
América 10 1 1 8 6 13 -7 4
  QUI COR CAL PAS DEP AME
Deportes Quindío 1 - 0 3 - 2 1 - 1 1 - 0 1 - 0
Cortuluá 0 - 3 1 - 1 1 - 1 1 - 2 1 - 2
Deportivo Cali 2 - 0 3 - 0 4 - 0 3 - 0 1 - 0
Deportivo Pasto 1 - 0 1 - 0 0 - 0 2 - 0 2 - 1
Depor 2 - 0 1 - 2 2 - 1 2 - 0 1 - 0
América 0 - 0 1 - 2 0 - 1 2 - 3 0 - 1

Grupo F[edit]

Teams from Central-Western part of the country .

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Once Caldas 10 5 5 0 22 9 +13 20
Expreso Rojo 10 5 5 0 10 4 +6 20
Deportes Tolima 10 5 2 3 19 12 +7 17
Atlético Huila 10 2 5 3 13 13 0 11
Girardot 10 1 3 6 8 26 -18 6
Juventud Soacha 10 1 2 7 8 16 -8 5
  EXR CAL SOA GFC TOL HUI
Expreso Rojo 0 - 0 2 - 1 1 - 0 1 - 0 0 - 0
Once Caldas 1 - 1 2 - 0 5 - 0 1 - 0 5 - 4
Juventud Soacha 0 - 1 2 - 2 1 - 1 0 - 0 0 - 1
Girardot 1 - 1 1 - 5 0 - 2 2 - 6 1 - 1
Deportes Tolima 0 - 2 1 - 1 3 - 1 3 - 0 2 - 2
Atlético Huila 1 - 1 0 - 0 2 - 0 1 - 2 1 - 2

Phase II[edit]

Phase II began on August 27 and ended on September 3.

Team #1   Points   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Envigado 3–3 (6–5 p) Junior 1–0 2–3
Unión Magdalena 1–4 Atlético Nacional 2–2 0–4
Centauros 3–3 (gd) Boyacá Chicó 1–0 1–6
Cúcuta Deportivo 1–4 La Equidad 0–0 0–2
Expreso Rojo 6–0 Deportivo Cali 2–1 1–0
Deport 3–3 (gd) Once Caldas 1–0 4–7

Phase III[edit]

Phase III began on September 17 and ended on October 1.

Team #1   Points   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Envigado 3–3 (gd) La Equidad 2–1 1–3
Expreso Rojo (gd) 3–3 Atlético Nacional 2–0 0–1
Boyacá Chicó 1–4 Once Caldas 1–1 1–3

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were played on October 29 and November 5

Team #1   Points   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Expreso Rojo 1–4 Once Caldas 0–1 0–0
Envigado 1–4 La Equidad 0–0 1–4

Finals[edit]

The Finals were played on November 12 and November 19.

Team #1   Points   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Once Caldas 1–4 La Equidad 0–1 3–3
Copa Colombia
2008 Winners
La Equidad
First Title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

1.^ Itagüí Ditaires changed their name from Bajo Cauca half-way through the 2008 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Studiofutbol.com (March 2, 2008). "Sponsor". Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  2. ^ El Tiempo (January 29, 2008). "La Copa Colombia 2008 probablemente arrancará el 12 marzo". Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  3. ^ Dimayor (February 16, 2008). "Dimayor definió grupos y fecha de inicio de la Copa Colombia". Retrieved 2008-02-16. [dead link]

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