2008 Primera División de México Apertura

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Primera División de México
Season2008−09
ChampionsToluca (9th title)
Champions LeagueToluca
Cruz Azul (Preliminary Round)
Copa LibertadoresSan Luis
Guadalajara
Pachuca (First Stage)
SuperLigaGuadalajara
Pachuca
Atlante
Santos
Matches played183
Goals scored431 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerHéctor Mancilla (13 goals)
Biggest home winAtlas 5–0 Jaguares
(July 26, 2008)
Biggest away winMonterrey 0–4 Morelia
(September 20, 2008)
Highest scoringGuadalajara 3–5 Santos Laguna
(8 goals; August 23, 2008)

The 2008 Primera División Apertura is the first football tournament of the Mexican Primera División 2008−2009 season. The tournament began in August 2008 and was contested by the league's 18 teams.

Reigning champion Santos Laguna failed to advance to the final losing 2-1 on a two-leg aggregate (0-0 in the first leg) to eventual champions Toluca, and thus could not repeat. Toluca would beat Cruz Azul 7-6 in penalties after tying 2-2 on a two-leg aggregate (2-0 in the first leg). This was Toluca's 9th championship, placing them as the third most successful club behind América and Guadalajara.

Club information[edit]

Club Home city Stadium Capacity
América Mexico City Azteca 115,000
Atlante Cancún Andrés Quintana Roo 20,000
Atlas Guadalajara Jalisco 72,600
Chiapas Tuxtla Gutiérrez Víctor Manuel Reyna 23,208
Ciudad Juárez Ciudad Juárez Olímpico Benito Juárez 22,300
Cruz Azul Mexico City Azul 35,000
Guadalajara Guadalajara Jalisco 72,600
Monterrey Monterrey Tecnológico 38,000
Morelia Morelia Morelos 41,500
Necaxa Aguascalientes Victoria 25,000
Pachuca Pachuca Hidalgo 30,000
Puebla Puebla Cuauhtémoc 42,649
San Luis San Luis Potosí Alfonso Lastras 24,000
Santos Torreón Corona 18,050
Toluca Toluca Nemesio Díez 27,000
Tecos Guadalajara 3 de Marzo 30,015
UANL Monterrey Universitario 41,000
UNAM México Olímpico Universitario 83,700

Managerial changes[edit]

This is a list of managerial changes made during the tournament.

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of departure Incoming manager Date hired Position in table
Ciudad Juárez Mexico Sergio Orduña Sacked Aug. 18, 2008[1] Uruguay Héctor Hugo Eugui Aug. 19, 2008[2] 18th
Tecos Mexico José Trejo Sacked Sep. 1, 2008[3] Mexico Miguel Herrera Sep. 2, 2008[4] 8th
Atlas Argentina Miguel Brindisi Resigned Sep. 4, 2008[5] Argentina Darío Franco Sep. 5, 2008[6] 17th
Puebla Mexico José Sánchez Sacked Sep. 17, 2008[7] Mexico Mario Carrillo Sep. 17, 2008[8] 16th
Chiapas Mexico Sergio Almaguer Sacked Oct. 1, 2008[9] Mexico Francisco Avilán Oct. 1, 2008[10] 18th
Necaxa Mexico Salvador Reyes Jr. Sacked Oct. 13, 2008[11] Mexico Octavio Becerril Oct. 14, 2008[12] 18th

Classification Phase[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 San Luis 17 8 5 4 24 20 +4 29 2009 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Toluca 17 7 6 4 25 16 +9 27 2009 InterLiga
3 Atlante 17 7 6 4 22 16 +6 27[a]
4 UNAM 17 7 5 5 22 13 +9 26[a]
5 Cruz Azul 17 7 5 5 29 23 +6 26[a]
6 UANL 17 7 5 5 22 16 +6 26 2009 InterLiga
7 UAG 17 7 4 6 30 28 +2 25
8 Guadalajara 17 6 7 4 23 23 0 25
9 Morelia 17 6 6 5 27 20 +7 24
10 Santos Laguna 17 5 7 5 22 20 +2 22[a]
11 Atlas 17 6 4 7 23 27 −4 22 2009 InterLiga
12 Pachuca 17 5 6 6 25 25 0 21
13 América 17 5 6 6 22 23 −1 21
14 Ciudad Juárez 17 5 4 8 18 26 −8 19
15 Monterrey 17 5 4 8 18 26 −8 19
16 Chiapas 17 5 3 9 20 34 −14 18
17 Necaxa 17 3 6 8 17 24 −7 15
18 Puebla 17 2 9 6 12 21 −9 15
Updated to match(es) played on November 16, 2009. Source: FeMexFut
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d Atlante, UNAM, Cruz Azul, and Santos Laguna do not qualify to the InterLiga due to existing commitment in the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League.

Group standings[edit]

Group 1
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Atlante (A) 17 7 6 4 22 16 +6 27
2 Santos Laguna (A) 17 5 7 5 22 20 +2 22
3 Pachuca 17 5 6 6 25 25 0 21
4 Monterrey 17 5 4 8 18 26 −8 19
5 Ciudad Juárez 17 5 4 8 18 26 −8 19
6 Puebla 17 2 9 6 12 21 −9 15
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advances to the Final Phase as the two-best teams in their group..
Group 2
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 UNAM (A) 17 7 5 5 22 13 +9 26
2 Cruz Azul (A) 17 7 5 5 29 23 +6 26
3 UAG (Q) 17 7 4 6 30 28 +2 25
4 Guadalajara 17 6 7 4 23 23 0 25
5 Morelia 17 6 6 5 27 20 +7 24
6 América 17 5 6 6 22 23 −1 21
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advances to the Final Phase as the two-best teams in their group.; (Q) Qualifies to the Final Phase as the two-highest teams remaining in the general table..
Group 3
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 San Luis (A) 17 8 5 4 24 20 +4 29
2 Toluca (A) 17 7 6 4 25 16 +9 27
3 UANL (Q) 17 7 5 5 22 16 +6 26
4 Atlas 17 6 4 7 23 27 −4 22
5 Chiapas 17 5 3 9 20 34 −14 18
6 Necaxa 17 3 6 8 17 24 −7 15
Source: FeMexFut
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advances to the Final Phase as the two-best teams in their group.; (Q) Qualifies to the Final Phase as the two-highest teams remaining in the general table..

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AMÉ ATE ATL CHI CIU CAZ GUA MON MOR NEC PAC PUE SLA SLU TOL UAG UNL UNM
América 1–2 2–3 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–3
Atlante 2–2 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–0
Atlas 1–1 5–0 2–4 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–1
Chiapas 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–3 0–3
Ciudad Juárez 0–0 2–4 1–0 2–3 2–1 1–0 2–3 1–1 0–1
Cruz Azul 4–1 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0
Guadalajara 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–5 2–2 1–1
Monterrey 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–4 1–4 1–0
Morelia 0–0 5–2 0–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 1–2 1–0
Necaxa 2–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
Pachuca 1–1 1–1 5–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–3
Puebla 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Santos Laguna 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
San Luis 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–0
Toluca 2–1 4–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–0
UAG 1–3 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 3–0 5–2 2–2
UANL 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–2
UNAM 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on November 16, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final Phase[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 San Luis 1 1 2  
8 Santos Laguna 3 2 5  
  8 Santos Laguna 0 1 1  
  2 Toluca 0 2 2  
2 Toluca 0 2 2
7 UAG 0 0 0  
  2 Toluca (p) 2 0 2 (7)
  5 Cruz Azul 0 2 2 (6)
4 UNAM 0 1 1  
5 Cruz Azul 0 3 3  
  5 Cruz Azul 3 1 4
  3 Atlante 1 1 2  
3 Atlante 1 1 2
6 UANL 1 1 2  

Top goalscorers[edit]

P Player Team Goals
1 Chile Hector Mancilla Toluca 13
2 Peru Andrés Mendoza Morelia 10
3 Mexico Adolfo Bautista Chiapas 9
Colombia Hugo Rodallega Necaxa 9
5 Argentina Lucas Lobos UANL 8
Uruguay Víctor Piríz San Luis 7
7 Ecuador Christian Benítez Santos Laguna 7
Paraguay Ariel Bogado Atlas 7
Argentina Christian Giménez Pachuca 7
Paraguay Pablo Zeballos Cruz Azul 7
Last updated on December 15, 2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Regrese al banquillo". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
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  6. ^ "Otra vez con la playera puesta". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
  7. ^ "Gracias, Chelís". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
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  9. ^ "Se terminó la paciencia". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
  10. ^ "Nuevo". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
  11. ^ "Se terminó la paciencia". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  12. ^ "Nuevo ciclo en su carrera". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-10-14.

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