2008 InterLiga

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2008 InterLiga
InterLiga
Tournament details
Host country USA
Dates January 2–12, 2008
Teams 8 (from the FMF confederations)
Venue(s) Pizza Hut Park
Robertson Stadium
Home Depot Center (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions América (1st title)
Runners-up Atlas
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 31 (2.21 per match)
Attendance 213,540 (15,253 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Bruno Marioni (5 goals)
2007
2009

The tournament was held between January 2 and January 12, 2008. Eight teams competed for two Copa Libertadores 2008 spots in this tournament.[1]

Venues[edit]

City Stadium Name Capacity
Frisco, TX Pizza Hut Park 20,500
Houston, TX Robertson Stadium 32,000
Carson, CA Home Depot Center 27,000

Qualification[edit]

Once the 2006-07 season was ended, the clubs that participate in the InterLiga were defined:

2006-2007 Standings:

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1 Pachuca 34 19 8 7 68 34 34 65 CONCACAF Champions Cup 2008
2 América 34 17 8 9 47 30 17 59
3 Cruz Azul 34 17 7 10 49 37 12 58
4 Guadalajara 34 16 9 9 53 32 21 57 Libertadores
5 Atlas 34 14 10 10 45 36 9 52
6 UNAM 34 11 16 7 40 29 11 49
7 Toluca 34 10 16 8 42 33 9 46
8 Monterrey 34 12 10 12 44 44 0 46
9 Morelia 34 14 3 17 47 51 -4 45
10 San Luis 34 13 8 13 35 35 0 44

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
América 9 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3
Atlas 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
Toluca 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
Morelia 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5
  • Due to Atlas and Toluca being equal in Wins, Loses, Goals For and Against and Points. The way they decided who qualified to the final round was by a flip of a coin, which was done by Bruno Marioni of Atlas with a 5 pesos coin.

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
San Luis 6 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2
Cruz Azul 6 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1
Monterrey 3 3 1 0 2 1 2 -1
UNAM 3 3 1 0 2 1 3 -2

Final[edit]

Main article: InterLiga 2008 Final

Matches at Home Depot Center, Carson, California

12 Jan 08 Final 1: San Luis vs Atlas 0-3
12 Jan 08 Final 2: América vs Cruz Azul 3(5)-3(3)

Goalscorers[edit]

The scorers from the InterLiga 2008

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Argentina Bruno Marioni Atlas
5
2 Mexico Alejandro Argüello América
3
Paraguay Salvador Cabañas América
3
4 Argentina Alfredo Moreno San Luis
2
Uruguay Vicente Sánchez Toluca
2
Paraguay Jorge Achucarro Atlas
2
7 Mexico Pablo Bonells UNAM
1
Colombia Tressor Moreno San Luis
1
Mexico Edgar Andrade Cruz Azul
1
Uruguay Richard Núñez América
1
Chile Humberto Suazo Monterrey
1
Uruguay Nicolás Vigneri Cruz Azul
1
Mexico Ever Guzmán Morelia
1
Argentina Christian Giménez Toluca
1
Mexico Zinha Toluca
1
Mexico Ismael Rodríguez América
1
Mexico César Villaluz Cruz Azul
1
Mexico Jaime Lozano Cruz Azul
1
Mexico Edgar Lugo Cruz Azul
1
Uruguay Rodrigo López América
1

Match schedule[edit]

Matches at Pizza Hut Park (Frisco, Texas)

1. 2 Jan 08 Monterrey vs UNAM 0-1
2. 2 Jan 08 Cruz Azul vs San Luis 0-1
7. 6 Jan 08 América vs Toluca 2-1
8. 6 Jan 08 Atlas vs Morelia 2-0

Matches at Robertson Stadium (Houston, Texas)

3. 3 Jan 08 Toluca vs Atlas 0-0
4. 3 Jan 08 Morelia vs América 0-1
5. 5 Jan 08 Cruz Azul vs Monterrey 1-0
6. 5 Jan 08 San Luis vs UNAM 2-0

Matches at The Home Depot Center (Carson, California)

9. 8 Jan 08 Monterrey vs San Luis 1-0
10. 8 Jan 08 UNAM vs Cruz Azul 0-1
11. 9 Jan 08 Toluca vs Morelia 3-1
12. 9 Jan 08 Atlas vs América 2-3
13. 12 Jan 08 Final 1: San Luis vs Atlas 0-3
14. 12 Jan 08 Final 2: América vs Cruz Azul 3(5)-3(3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Not Specified (October 2007). "InterLiga llega a su quinta edición". La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol. Archived from the original on 2007-12-19. Retrieved 2007-10-29. 

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