2008–09 Guatemalan Liga Nacional

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Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Season 2008–09
Champions Apertura: Comunicaciones (22nd title)
Clausura: Jalapa (2nd title)
Relegated Petapa
CONCACAF Champions League Comunicaciones
Jalapa
Top goalscorer Apertura: Adrián Apellaniz (10)
Clausura: Carlos González (10)
Season: Carlos Castillo (16)

The league season of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala is divided into two tournaments, the Apertura, which is played from August to December, and the Clausura which is played from January to May. The first six clubs in the standings at the end of each competition participate in the playoffs (a two-leg knock-out phase) to determine the champion: the first and second place teams qualify directly to the semi-finals, while the other two have to play in the quarter-finals. The winners of the Apertura and Clausura tournaments participate in the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League.

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Final Standings.

Pos Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
1 Municipal 29 18 7 8 3 29 18 +11
2 Comunicaciones 29 18 7 8 3 27 23 +4
3 Zacapa 28 18 8 4 6 21 17 +4
4 Xelajú 28 18 7 7 4 23 20 +3
5 Marquense 24 18 7 3 8 22 27 -5
6 Xinabajul 23 18 5 8 5 20 27 -7
7 Heredia 21 18 6 3 9 23 24 -1
8 Petapa 21 18 6 3 9 16 20 -4
9 Suchitepéquez 20 18 4 8 6 31 29 +2
10 Jalapa 18 18 4 6 8 17 24 -7

Final Update: December 1, 2008, * League Stats (in Spanish)

Qualified to the playoffs semifinals.
Qualified to the playoffs quarterfinals.

Top scorers[edit]

Final Standings.

Position Player Team Goals
1 Uruguay Adrián Apellaniz Comunicaciones 10
2 Chile Fabián Muñoz Zacapa 9
Uruguay Gastón Linares Heredia
Guatemala Carlos Castillo Suchitepéquez
5 Costa Rica Rolando Fonseca Comunicaciones 7
Costa Rica Jhonny Cubero Xelajú
7 Honduras Francisco Pavón Xelajú 6
Guatemala Jorge Estrada Marquense

Final Update: December 1, 2008.

Results[edit]

Home team is listed in the left-hand column

Torneo Apertura
Final Results
COM HER JAL MAR MUN PET SUC XEL XIN ZAC
Comunicaciones 3–3 2–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 0–2
Heredia 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0
Jalapa 0–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0
Marquense 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 3–4 1–0 1–0
Municipal 0–0 3–1 5–4 1–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 4–0
Petapa 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–1
Suchitepéquez 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–0
Xelajú 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–2 0–0
Xinabajul 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1
Zacapa 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 6–0

Colors: Blue = home team win; White = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 Municipal 2 2 4
3 Zacapa 0 0 0 6 Xinabajul 1 1 2
6 Xinabajul 1 1 2 1 Municipal 1 1 2
2 Comunicaciones 2 1 3
2 Comunicaciones 0 5 5
4 Xelajú 3 3 6 4 Xelajú 1 2 3
5 Marquense 2 3 5

Apertura Tournament Champion[edit]

Comunicaciones as tournament champion has qualified to the CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10.

Apertura 2008 winner
Comunicaciones
22nd National Title

Relegation[edit]

There is no relegation after the Apertura.

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Final standings.

Pos Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
1 Municipal 32 18 9 5 4 26 13 +13
2 Heredia 29 18 9 2 7 26 24 +2
3 Jalapa 28 18 7 7 4 17 13 +4
4 Suchitepéquez 27 18 7 6 5 25 23 +2
5 Xelajú 27 18 6 9 3 18 16 +2
6 Comunicaciones 23 18 6 5 7 25 22 +3
7 Xinabajul 23 18 6 5 7 24 26 -2
8 Marquense 19 18 4 7 7 15 22 -7
9 Petapa 16 18 3 7 8 22 30 -8
10 Zacapa 16 18 3 7 8 14 23 -9

Source: RSSSF [1]

Top scorers[edit]

Final standings.

Position Player Team Goals
1 Paraguay Carlos González Municipal 10
2 Colombia Carlos Asprilla Petapa 8
Guatemala Walter Estrada Xinabajul
4 Guatemala Carlos Castillo Suchitepéquez 7
Paraguay Carlos Leguizamón Suchitepéquez
6 Brazil Evandro Ferreira Heredia 6
Guatemala Mario Castellanos Heredia

Results[edit]

Home team is listed in the left-hand column

Torneo Clausura
As of May 24, 2009
COM HER JAL MAR MUN PET SUC XEL XIN ZAC
Comunicaciones 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–1
Heredia 0–0 3–1 4–1 0–3 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0
Jalapa 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0
Marquense 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 0–2
Municipal 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 4–0 2–1 0–0 2–1
Petapa 0–3 2–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–0
Suchitepéquez 1–1 2–4 2–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 4–3 4–0
Xelajú 3–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1
Xinabajul 3–2 0–1 2–1 3–2 0–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
Zacapa 1–2 4–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1

Colors: Blue = home team win; White = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
1st leg: May 27/28 – 2nd leg: May 30/31
Semifinals
1st leg: June 4 – 2nd leg: June 7
Final
1st leg: June 11 – 2nd leg: June 14
2 Heredia 0 2 2
3 Jalapa 1 3 4 3 Jalapa 1 2 3
6 Comunicaciones 0 0 0 3 Jalapa 3 1 4
1 Municipal 1 0 1
1 Municipal (aet) 0 2 (1) 3
4 Suchitepéquez 1 4 5 4 Suchitepéquez 2 0 (0) 2
5 Xelajú 3 0 3

Clausura Tournament Champion[edit]

Jalapa as tournament champion has qualified to the CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10.

Clausura 2009 winner
Jalapa
2nd National Title

Relegation[edit]

At the end of the season, the 10th placed team (the team with the least number of points) in the aggregate table standings (the combined standings of both, the Apertura and Clausura tournaments) is relegated to the First division automatically at the end of the Clausura tournament in late May.

Aggregate table[edit]

Final standings.

Pos Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
1 Municipal 61 36 16 13 7 55 31 +24
2 Xelajú 55 36 13 16 7 41 36 +5
3 Comunicaciones 52 36 13 13 10 52 45 +7
4 Heredia 50 36 15 5 16 49 48 +1
5 Suchitepéquez 47 36 11 14 11 56 52 +4
6 Jalapa 46 36 11 13 12 34 37 -3
7 Xinabajul 46 36 11 13 12 44 53 -9
8 Zacapa 44 36 11 11 14 35 40 -5
9 Marquense 43 36 11 10 15 37 49 -12
10 Petapa 37 36 9 10 17 38 50 -12
Relegated to the First division.

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