2017 Uruguayan Primera División season

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Liga Profesional de Primera División
Season2017
Dates4 February – 17 December 2017
ChampionsPeñarol (49th title)
RelegatedSud América
Juventud
Plaza Colonia
Copa LibertadoresPeñarol
Defensor Sporting
Nacional
Montevideo Wanderers
Copa SudamericanaCerro
Boston River
Rampla Juniors
Danubio
Matches played302
Goals scored799 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura: Cristian Palacios (15 goals)
Intermedio: Rodrigo Aguirre (6 goals)
Clausura: Maureen Franco and Cristian Palacios (10 goals each)
Season: Cristian Palacios (29 goals)
Biggest home winNacional 5–0 Boston River
(9 November)

Liverpool 5–0 Danubio
(26 November)
Biggest away winSud América 0–6 Cerro
(25 February)
Highest scoringDanubio 4–4 Fénix
(18 February)
2016
2018

The 2017 Liga Profesional de Primera División season, also known as the Campeonato Uruguayo 2017, was the 114th season of Uruguay's top-flight football league, and the 87th in which it is professional. Nacional were the defending champions. Peñarol were the champions after winning the Torneo Clausura and defeating Apertura winners Defensor Sporting at the championship playoff via penalty shoot-out.

Format[edit]

The season was played under the Apertura-Clausura format, with the Apertura being played from February to May and the Clausura from August to November, and the inclusion of an additional tournament between the Apertura and Clausura named Torneo Intermedio and played from May to July. In the Intermedio, the 16 teams were split into two groups of eight with each club facing the others in their group once, and both group winners played the final. All three tournaments of the season counted for the aggregate table. If the best team in the aggregate table did not win the Apertura or Clausura, it would have gained a berth to the finals, but if one team won both tournaments it would automatically win the championship. The worst three teams in the relegation table were relegated, taking into account the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Also, the Torneo Intermedio winners would qualify for the 2018 Copa Sudamericana in case they failed to secure an international berth at the end of the season.[1]

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 2017 season teams outside Montevideo.
Club City Stadium Capacity
Boston River Montevideo José Nasazzi 5,002
Cerro Montevideo Luis Tróccoli 24,000
Danubio Montevideo Jardines Del Hipódromo 14,401
Defensor Sporting Montevideo Luis Franzini 18,000
El Tanque Sisley Florida Campeones Olímpicos 7,000
Fénix Montevideo Parque Capurro 5,500
Juventud Las Piedras Parque Artigas 5,500
Liverpool Montevideo Belvedere 10,000
Montevideo Wanderers Montevideo Parque Alfredo Víctor Viera 7,420
Nacional Montevideo Gran Parque Central 23,500
Peñarol Montevideo Campeón del Siglo 40,000
Plaza Colonia Colonia Profesor Alberto Suppici 12,000
Racing Montevideo Osvaldo Roberto 4,500
Rampla Juniors Montevideo Olímpico 9,500
River Plate Montevideo Parque Federico Omar Saroldi 5,624
Sud América Montevideo Parque Palermo 6,500

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Defensor Sporting 15 11 3 1 25 13 +12 36 Qualification to Championship playoff
2 Nacional 15 11 2 2 26 15 +11 35
3 Peñarol 15 7 7 1 29 12 +17 28
4 Cerro 15 7 4 4 26 18 +8 25
5 Boston River 15 7 2 6 21 15 +6 23
6 Montevideo Wanderers 15 7 1 7 26 24 +2 22
7 Rampla Juniors 15 6 3 6 20 23 −3 21
8 Danubio 15 4 7 4 17 16 +1 19
9 El Tanque Sisley 15 6 1 8 20 29 −9 19
10 River Plate 15 4 6 5 14 17 −3 18
11 Fénix 15 4 4 7 21 20 +1 16
12 Racing 15 4 3 8 16 23 −7 15
13 Liverpool 15 3 6 6 14 23 −9 15
14 Juventud 15 3 5 7 19 24 −5 14
15 Plaza Colonia 15 3 5 7 16 22 −6 14
16 Sud América 15 2 3 10 18 34 −16 9
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied in points for first place.
If there are more than two teams tied in points: 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game in case two teams are tied in points for first place

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BOR CRR DAN DFS ETS FNX JUV LIV WAN NAC PEÑ PCO RAC RAJ RIV SUD
Boston River 0–3 3–1 3–1 0–1 4–0 2–0 1–0
Cerro 2–0 4–3 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–2
Danubio 1–1 0–2 4–4 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Defensor Sporting 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–2 2–2 1–3 1–0
El Tanque Sisley 1–0 2–4 0–1 3–2 2–0 2–2 2–1
Fénix 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 4–1
Juventud 2–5 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2
Liverpool 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–4 0–0 1–0
Montevideo Wanderers 2–1 2–3 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–4 3–1
Nacional 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 4–3
Peñarol 0–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 4–0
Plaza Colonia 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–3
Racing 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 2–2
Rampla Juniors 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–3 0–3 3–0 0–0
River Plate 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–2
Sud América 0–6 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–2 3–1 1–2
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Uruguay Cristian Palacios Montevideo Wanderers 15
2 Uruguay Maureen Franco Cerro 12
3 Uruguay Maximiliano Gómez Defensor Sporting 10
4 Uruguay Fabián Estoyanoff Fénix 8
5 Uruguay Facundo Rodríguez Boston River 7

Source: Soccerway

Torneo Intermedio[edit]

The Torneo Intermedio was played between the Apertura and Clausura tournaments, and consisted of two groups of eight teams whose composition depended on the final standings of the Torneo Apertura: teams in odd-numbered positions played in Serie A, while teams in even-numbered positions played in Serie B. In each group, teams played each other once, and both group winners played the Torneo Intermedio final, with its winner being assured of a Copa Sudamericana berth in case it failed to qualify for CONMEBOL competitions through the aggregate table. The Intermedio winner also had the chance to play the Supercopa Uruguaya against the Primera División champion.[2]

Serie A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DFS PEÑ RAJ BOR FNX PCO LIV ETS
1 Defensor Sporting 7 5 2 0 15 7 +8 17 Advance to Torneo Intermedio Final 3–1 2–0 2–2
2 Peñarol 7 5 1 1 17 7 +10 16 2–3 4–1 3–0 4–1
3 Rampla Juniors 7 3 2 2 7 8 −1 11 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0
4 Boston River 7 3 1 3 9 9 0 10 0–0 0–1 3–1
5 Fénix 7 2 3 2 8 10 −2 9 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1
6 Plaza Colonia 7 1 3 3 4 9 −5 6 0–2 0–0 1–2
7 Liverpool 7 1 2 4 7 10 −3 5 1–2 2–3 1–1 2–0
8 El Tanque Sisley 7 0 2 5 6 13 −7 2 1–2 1–2 0–0
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied in points for first place.
If there are more than two teams tied in points: 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game in case two teams are tied in points for first place

Serie B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NAC WAN RAC CRR DAN JUV SUD RIV
1 Nacional 7 6 1 0 16 5 +11 19 Advance to Torneo Intermedio Final 1–1 3–1 2–1
2 Montevideo Wanderers 7 5 2 0 9 3 +6 17 1–0 2–0 2–2
3 Racing 7 4 1 2 8 6 +2 13 1–3 0–1 1–0 1–1
4 Cerro 7 2 2 3 7 8 −1 8 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–1
5 Danubio[a] 7 1 2 4 5 9 −4 7 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–0
6 Juventud 7 1 3 3 5 8 −3 6 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–0
7 Sud América[a] 7 1 2 4 6 11 −5 4 0–3 0–1 1–1
8 River Plate 7 0 3 4 5 11 −6 3 1–1 0–2 0–2
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied in points for first place.
If there are more than two teams tied in points: 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game in case two teams are tied in points for first place
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Danubio were awarded two points and Sud América were deducted one point due to a breach of rules by Sud América manager Damián Timpani during the Torneo Intermedio match between both teams.[3]

Torneo Intermedio Final[edit]

Defensor Sporting0–1Nacional
Report Aguirre Goal 67'
Referee: Leodán González

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Uruguay Rodrigo Aguirre Nacional 6
2 Uruguay Gonzalo Carneiro Defensor Sporting 5
Uruguay Fabián Estoyanoff Fénix 5
4 Uruguay Sebastián Fernández Nacional 4
Uruguay Cristian Palacios Montevideo Wanderers 4
Uruguay Juan Ignacio Ramírez Liverpool 4

Source: Soccerway

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Peñarol 15 14 0 1 39 7 +32 42 Qualification to Championship playoff
2 Defensor Sporting 15 10 3 2 27 17 +10 33
3 Nacional 15 9 2 4 29 15 +14 29
4 River Plate 15 6 6 3 23 16 +7 24
5 Sud América 15 6 4 5 26 24 +2 22
6 Danubio 15 5 5 5 18 24 −6 20
7 Cerro 15 6 2 7 17 24 −7 20
8 Boston River 15 5 4 6 13 15 −2 19
9 Rampla Juniors 15 4 6 5 15 19 −4 18
10 Fénix 15 4 5 6 17 17 0 17
11 Liverpool 15 5 2 8 23 25 −2 17
12 Racing 15 4 5 6 18 22 −4 17
13 Montevideo Wanderers 15 4 4 7 21 26 −5 16
14 El Tanque Sisley 15 3 7 5 15 22 −7 16
15 Juventud 15 3 2 10 14 28 −14 11
16 Plaza Colonia 15 2 3 10 12 26 −14 9
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied in points for first place.
If there are more than two teams tied in points: 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game in case two teams are tied in points for first place

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BOR CRR DAN DFS ETS FNX JUV LIV WAN NAC PEÑ PCO RAC RAJ RIV SUD
Boston River 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–0
Cerro 1–2 0–3 3–2 0–4 1–0 2–2 2–1
Danubio 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–0
Defensor Sporting 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 4–2 2–1 3–2
El Tanque Sisley 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 0–4 1–1
Fénix 1–1 0–1 0–2 4–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–3
Juventud 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–5 0–2 1–0
Liverpool 1–2 1–0 5–0 1–4 1–1 1–2 0–4 2–4
Montevideo Wanderers 2–3 1–3 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0
Nacional 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–2 1–0
Peñarol 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 4–0
Plaza Colonia 1–2 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–3
Racing 1–1 0–1 5–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–3
Rampla Juniors 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–4 2–0
River Plate 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–2
Sud América 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–2 1–1
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Uruguay Maureen Franco Cerro 10
Uruguay Cristian Palacios Peñarol 10
3 Uruguay Rubén Bentancourt Sud América 9
4 Uruguay Sebastián Fernández Nacional 8
Uruguay Renzo López Plaza Colonia 8
Uruguay Cristian Rodríguez Peñarol 8
Uruguay David Terans Danubio 8
8 Uruguay Gonzalo Malán Juventud 7
Argentina Maxi Rodríguez Peñarol 7
10 Uruguay Liber Quiñones Racing 6
Uruguay Alex Silva Rampla Juniors 6

Source: Soccerway

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Peñarol (C) 37 26 8 3 85 26 +59 86 Qualification to Championship playoff and Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Defensor Sporting 37 26 8 3 67 37 +30 86
3 Nacional 37 26 5 6 71 35 +36 83 Qualification to Copa Libertadores second stage
4 Montevideo Wanderers 37 16 7 14 56 53 +3 55 Qualification to Copa Libertadores first stage
5 Cerro 37 15 8 14 50 50 0 53 Qualification to Copa Sudamericana first stage[a]
6 Boston River 37 15 7 15 43 39 +4 52
7 Rampla Juniors 37 13 11 13 42 50 −8 50
8 Danubio[b] 37 10 14 13 40 49 −9 46
9 River Plate 37 10 15 12 42 44 −2 45
10 Racing 37 12 9 16 42 51 −9 45
11 Fénix 37 10 12 15 46 47 −1 42
12 Liverpool 37 9 10 18 44 58 −14 37
13 El Tanque Sisley 37 9 10 18 41 64 −23 37
14 Sud América[b] 37 9 9 19 50 69 −19 35
15 Juventud 37 7 10 20 38 59 −21 31
16 Plaza Colonia 37 6 11 20 32 57 −25 29
Source: AUF
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied in points for first place.
If there are more than two teams tied in points: 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game in case two teams are tied in points for first place
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the Torneo Intermedio winners, Nacional, qualified for South American competition based on their aggregate table position, the spot awarded to the Torneo Intermedio winner (Copa Sudamericana first stage) was passed to the next best-placed team, in this case to the eighth-placed team.
  2. ^ a b Danubio were awarded two points and Sud América were deducted one point due to a breach of rules by Sud América manager Damián Timpani during the Torneo Intermedio match between both teams.[3]

Aggregate table playoff[edit]

Since Peñarol and Defensor Sporting ended the season tied in points, a playoff was played to determine the aggregate table first-placed team. The winners qualified for the Championship playoff finals.

Defensor Sporting0–1Peñarol
Report C. Rodríguez Goal 90+3'
Referee: Esteban Ostojich

Championship playoff[edit]

Semifinal[edit]

Peñarol won 4–2 on penalties.

Peñarol
Defensor Sporting
PEÑAROL:
GK 12 Uruguay Kevin Dawson
RB 6 Uruguay Guillermo Varela
CB 2 Uruguay Fabricio Formiliano Substituted off 75'
CB 21 Uruguay Ramón Arias Yellow card 109'
LB 27 Uruguay Lucas Hernández
CM 23 Uruguay Walter Gargano Yellow card 68'
CM 7 Uruguay Cristian Rodríguez Yellow card 77'
RM 9 Uruguay Diego Rossi
LM 16 Uruguay Fabián Estoyanoff Substituted off 67'
AM 11 Argentina Maximiliano Rodríguez Substituted off 60'
FW 28 Argentina Lucas Viatri
Substitutes:
GK 1 Uruguay Gastón Guruceaga
DF 3 Uruguay Yefferson Quintana Substituted in 75'
DF 18 Uruguay Mathías Corujo
MF 5 Uruguay Marcel Novick
MF 14 Uruguay Guzmán Pereira
FW 10 Uruguay Gastón Rodríguez Substituted in 67' Yellow card 99'
FW 30 Uruguay Cristian Palacios Substituted in 60'
Manager:
Uruguay Leonardo Ramos
DEFENSOR SPORTING:
GK 1 Uruguay Matías Gastón Rodríguez
CB 24 Uruguay Gonzalo Maulella
CB 26 Uruguay Nicolás Correa
CB 6 Uruguay Andrés Lamas
RM 22 Uruguay Mathías Suárez
CM 20 Uruguay Carlos Benavídez Substituted off 6'
CM 23 Uruguay Mathías Cardaccio Yellow card 97'
LM 28 Uruguay Joaquín Piquerez
AM 8 Uruguay Matías Cabrera Yellow card 77'
FW 7 Uruguay Facundo Castro Substituted off 82'
FW 29 Panama Cecilio Waterman Yellow card 45' Substituted off 115'
Substitutes:
GK 12 Uruguay Agustín López
DF 18 Uruguay Santiago Carrera
DF 14 Uruguay Emanuel Beltrán
MF 5 Uruguay Martín Rabuñal Substituted in 6' Yellow card 117'
MF 16 Uruguay Facundo Milán
FW 19 Uruguay Héctor Acuña Substituted in 115'
FW 30 Uruguay Pablo López Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Uruguay Eduardo Acevedo

Final[edit]

Since Peñarol, who had the best record in the aggregate table, won the semifinal, they became champions automatically and the final was not played. Defensor Sporting became runners-up as the second-placed team in the aggregate table. Both teams qualified for the 2018 Copa Libertadores group stage.

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Primera División
2017 Champions

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Peñarol
49th title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Uruguay Cristian Palacios Montevideo Wanderers / Peñarol 29
2 Uruguay Maureen Franco Cerro 25
3 Uruguay Fabián Estoyanoff Fénix / Peñarol 15
Uruguay Cristian Rodríguez Peñarol 15
5 Uruguay Sebastián Fernández Nacional 14
6 Uruguay Rodrigo Aguirre Nacional 13
7 Uruguay Juan Ignacio Ramírez Liverpool 12

Source: Tenfield

Relegation[edit]

Relegation is determined at the end of the season by computing an average of the number of points earned per game over the four most recent tournaments: 2016 Transición and this season's three tournaments (Apertura, Intermedio, and Clausura). The three teams with the lowest average were relegated to the Segunda División for the following season.

Pos
Team 2016
Pts
2017
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Nacional 34 83 117 52 2.25
2 Defensor Sporting 25 86 111 52 2.135
3 Peñarol 15 86 101 52 1.942
4 Montevideo Wanderers 29 55 84 52 1.615
5 Cerro 22 53 75 52 1.442
6 Danubio 29 46 75 52 1.442
7 Boston River 22 52 74 52 1.423
8 Rampla Juniors 17 50 67 52 1.288
9 Racing 20 45 65 52 1.25
10 River Plate 18 45 63 52 1.212
11 Fénix 19 42 61 52 1.173
12 Liverpool 24 37 61 52 1.173
13 El Tanque Sisley (O) 37 37 37 1 Qualification to Relegation playoff
14 Sud América (R) 17 35 52 52 1
15 Juventud (R) 17 31 48 52 0.923 Relegation to Segunda División
16 Plaza Colonia (R) 12 29 41 52 0.788

Relegation playoff[edit]

Since El Tanque Sisley and Sud América ended with the same average, a playoff (by points) between both teams was played to determine the third relegated team. If both teams were tied in points after the second leg, an extra match would be played. The loser was relegated to the Segunda División.

Teams Scores
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Tiebreaker match
El Tanque Sisley 3:3 Sud América 3–2 0–1 1–1 (4–2 p)

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cambio de temporada para 2017". AUF. Retrieved 20 January 2017. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Aprobado: A partir de 2017 el Uruguayo irá desde enero a diciembre; crearon Torneo Intermedio y la Supercopa" (in Spanish). Tenfield.com. 28 August 2015. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ a b "En la liga Danubio le ganó los puntos a Sud América" (in Spanish). Tenfield. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.

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