2014 Paraguayan Primera División season

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Primera División
Season 2014
Champions Apertura: Libertad (17th title)
Clausura: Libertad (18th title)
Relegated 3 de Febrero
12 de Octubre
Copa Libertadores Libertad
Guaraní
Cerro Porteño
Copa Sudamericana Nacional
Olimpia
Sportivo Luqueño
Matches played 264
Goals scored 726 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorer Apertura: Uruguay Hernán Rodrigo López
Paraguay Christian Ovelar (19 goals)
Clausura: Paraguay Fernando Fernández (17 goals)
2013
2015

The 2014 División Profesional season (officially the 2014 Copa TIGO- Visión Banco for sponsorship reasons) was the 80th season of top-flight professional football in Paraguay.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 2014 Primera División teams
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
3 de Febrero Ciudad del Este Antonio Oddone Sarubbi 28,000
12 de Octubre Itauguá Juan Canuto Pettengill 8,000
Cerro Porteño Asunción General Pablo Rojas 32,000
Deportivo Capiatá Capiatá Capiatá 6,000
Guaraní Asunción Rogelio Livieres 6,000
General Díaz Luque General Adrián Jara 3,500
Libertad Asunción Dr. Nicolás Leoz 10,000
Nacional Asunción Arsenio Erico 4,000
Olimpia Asunción Manuel Ferreira 15,000
Rubio Ñu Asunción La Arboleda 5,000
Sol de América Villa Elisa Luis Alfonso Giagni 5,000
Sportivo Luqueño Luque Feliciano Cáceres 25,000

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Campeonato de Apertura, also the Copa TIGO-Visión Banco for sponsorship reasons, was the 110º official championship of the Primera División, called "Dr. Nicolás Leoz, Centenario del club 12 de Octubre", and is the first championship of the 2014 season. It began on February 14 and will end on June 29.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Libertad 22 15 5 2 41 17 +24 50 2015 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Guaraní 22 14 4 4 56 31 +25 46
3 Olimpia 22 9 6 7 32 26 +6 33
4 Cerro Porteño 22 8 7 7 49 38 +11 31
5 Sol de América 22 7 10 5 36 31 +5 31
6 Rubio Ñu 22 8 6 8 38 37 +1 30
7 Nacional 22 8 6 8 26 27 −1 30
8 Sportivo Luqueño 22 6 10 6 23 25 −2 28
9 Deportivo Capiatá 22 6 8 8 22 37 −15 26
10 General Díaz 22 4 7 11 19 34 −15 19
11 12 de Octubre 22 2 9 11 21 38 −17 15
12 3 de Febrero 22 2 8 12 22 44 −22 14

Updated to games played on June 19, 2014.
Source: APF
Rules for classification: 1st points. If two teams are tied on points, a playoff game will be held to break the tie. If more than two clubs are tied on points, the following will be used as a tiebreaker: 1st goal difference; 2nd goals scored; 3rd away-goals scored; 4th draw of lots
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] 3DF 12O CER CAP GDI GUA LIB NAC OLI RÑU SOL SPL
3 de Febrero 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–1 0–2
12 de Octubre 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–3 1–1
Cerro Porteño 2–1 4–1 7–0 2–1 5–5 4–0 0–1 2–2 1–4 6–3 0–0
Deportivo Capiatá 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–5 2–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 1–1
General Díaz 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–1
Guaraní 2–1 2–1 3–0 6–0 2–0 2–4 0–4 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–0
Libertad 4–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 3–2
Nacional 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–6 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 3–0
Olimpia 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1
Rubio Ñu 5–1 1–2 3–3 1–0 4–0 1–4 0–1 4–1 2–1 0–2 1–4
Sol de América 1–1 1–1 4–4 3–0 4–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–0
Sportivo Luqueño 3–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3

Updated to games played on 19 Jun 2014.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Uruguay Hernán Rodrigo López Libertad 19 (5)
Paraguay Christian Ovelar Sol de América 19 (6)
3 Paraguay Jorge Benítez Guaraní 17
4 Paraguay Fernando Fernández Guaraní 14

Source: Soccerway

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Campeonato de Clausura, also the Copa TIGO-Visión Banco for sponsorship reasons, will be the 111º official championship of the Primera División, and was the second championship of the 2014 season.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Libertad 22 14 4 4 41 18 +23 46 2015 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Cerro Porteño 22 13 5 4 43 20 +23 44
3 Guaraní 22 12 5 5 49 29 +20 41
4 Sportivo Luqueño 22 9 8 5 24 23 +1 35
5 Nacional 22 9 5 8 18 19 −1 32
6 Olimpia 22 8 6 8 28 24 +4 30
7 General Díaz 22 8 5 9 26 33 −7 29
8 3 de Febrero 22 7 4 11 22 35 −13 25
9 Sol de América 22 6 6 10 24 32 −8 24
10 Deportivo Capiatá 22 5 6 11 22 34 −12 21
11 Rubio Ñú 22 4 8 10 21 33 −12 20
12 12 de Octubre 22 4 4 14 23 41 −18 16

Updated to games played on 6 December 2014.
Source: APF
Rules for classification: 1st points. If two teams are tied on points, a playoff game will be held to break the tie. If more than two clubs are tied on points, the following will be used as a tiebreaker: 1st goal difference; 2nd goals scored; 3rd away-goals scored; 4th draw of lots
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] 3DF 12O CER CAP GDI GUA LIB NAC OLI RÑU SOL SPL
3 de Febrero 0–2 0–5 2–1 2–1 0–4 2–0 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–1
12 de Octubre 1–1 0–2 2–3 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–4 2–4 0–1
Cerro Porteño 2–0 4–2 1–0 3–1 1–4 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Deportivo Capiatá 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–3 0–3 2–0 1–1 1–3
General Díaz 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2
Guaraní 2–3 2–1 3–4 4–1 4–2 5–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 3–0 2–0
Libertad 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 6–0 4–1 0–0 3–1 5–1 3–0 1–0
Nacional 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–1
Olimpia 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
Rubio Ñu 1–0 3–1 0–4 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–2
Sol de América 3–2 2–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–0
Sportivo Luqueño 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0

Updated to games played on 6 December 2014.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Paraguay Fernando Fernández Guaraní 17
2 Paraguay Federico Santander Guaraní 11
3 Paraguay José María Ortigoza Cerro Porteño 10 (1)

Aggregate table[edit]

In 2014, Paraguay have seven slots in international cups (three in the Copa Libertadores de America and four in the Copa Sudamericana). These seven slots will be filled by five teams.

  • For the 2015 Copa Libertadores, the champions of the Apertura and Clausura tournaments qualify automatically. The third representative (going into the first round play-off) is the best placed non-champion from the cumulative table of both the Apertura and Clausura.
  • For the 2015 Copa Sudamericana, the champion (Apertura or Clausura) with the better Apertura and Clausura cumulatives qualify, with the 4th, 5th, 6th best placed teams from the Apertura and Clausura cumulatives.
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Libertad 44 29 9 6 82 35 +47 96 2015 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and 2015 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 Guaraní 44 26 9 9 105 60 +45 87 2015 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 1
3 Cerro Porteño 44 21 12 11 91 58 +33 75 2015 Copa Libertadores First Stage 1
4 Sportivo Luqueño 44 15 18 11 47 48 −1 0632 2015 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
5 Olimpia 44 17 12 15 60 50 +10 0632
6 Nacional 44 17 11 16 44 46 −2 62
7 Sol de América 44 13 16 15 60 63 −3 55
8 Rubio Ñú 44 12 14 18 59 70 −11 50
9 General Díaz 44 12 12 20 45 67 −22 48
10 Deportivo Capiatá 44 11 14 19 44 71 −27 47
11 3 de Febrero 44 9 12 23 44 79 −35 39
12 12 de Octubre 44 6 13 25 44 79 −35 31

Updated to games played on December 2014.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1st points. If two teams are tied on points, a playoff game will be held to break the tie. If more than two clubs are tied on points, the following will be used as a tiebreaker: 1st goal difference; 2nd goals scored; 3rd away-goals scored; 4th draw of lots
1 As Libertad won both the Apertura and Clausura, Guaraní qualified for the Copa Libertadores second stage, and Cerro Porteño qualified for the Copa Libertadores first stage.
2 Positions decided by draw, as both clubs agreed to not play the extra playoff game.[1][2]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Relegation[edit]

Relegations is determined at the end of the season by computing an average (Spanish: promedio) of the number of points earned per game over the past three seasons. The two teams with the lowest average are relegated to the División Intermedia for the following season.

Pos
Team
2012
Pts
2013
Pts
2014
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg Relegation
1 Libertad 91 75 96 262 132 1.9848
2 Cerro Porteño 86 87 75 248 132 1.8788
3 Guaraní 73 77 87 237 132 1.7955
4 Nacional 77 79 62 218 132 1.6515
5 Olimpia 79 55 63 197 132 1.4924
6 Sportivo Luqueño 59 54 63 176 132 1.3333
7 Deportivo Capiatá 65 47 111 88 1.2614
8 General Díaz 61 48 109 88 1.2386
9 Sol de América 60 46 55 161 132 1.2197
10 Rubio Ñu 36 50 50 136 132 1.0303
11 3 de Febrero 39 39 44 0.8864 Relegated to the División Intermedia
12 12 de Octubre 31 31 44 0.7045

Updated to games played on 30 November 2014.
Source: D10 Paraguay
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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