Primera División de México Invierno 1998

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Primera División de México
Season 1998-99
Champions Necaxa (3rd Title)
Champions' Cup Necaxa
Copa Libertadores Monterrey
Top goalscorer Cuauhtémoc Blanco (16 goals)

Primera División de México (Mexican First Division) Invierno 1998 is a Mexican football tournament - one of two short tournaments that take up the entire year to determine the champion(s) of Mexican football. It began on Friday, July 31, 1998, and ran until November 22, when the regular season ended. Pachuca was promoted to the Primera División de México thus, Veracruz was relegated to the Primera División A. In the final Necaxa defeated Guadalajara and became champions for the 3rd time.

Final Standings (groups)[edit]

Group 1

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Cruz Azul 17 12 4 1 41 14 +27 40
2. Guadalajara 17 10 4 3 34 25 +9 34
3. Celaya 17 6 4 7 28 29 -1 22
4. León 17 4 4 9 25 34 -9 16
5. Puebla 17 2 3 12 13 41 -28 9

Group 2

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Morelia 17 8 3 6 28 28 0 27
2. UNAM 17 7 5 5 26 20 +6 26
3. América 17 6 4 7 30 31 -1 22
4. Pachuca 17 5 1 11 28 39 -11 16
5. Toros Neza 17 2 3 12 18 36 -18 9

Group 3

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Necaxa 17 10 2 5 36 22 +14 32
2. Tecos 17 9 4 4 31 23 +8 31
3. Atlante 17 5 4 8 22 30 -8 19
4. Monterrey 17 4 7 6 20 30 -10 19

Group 4

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Toluca 17 10 6 1 39 14 +25 36
2. Atlas 17 8 2 7 34 28 +6 26
3. UANL 17 5 7 5 30 28 +2 22
4. Santos 17 4 5 8 22 33 -11 17
Teams directly qualified to the Liguilla

Final Standings (general)[edit]

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Cruz Azul 17 12 4 1 41 14 +27 40
2. Toluca 17 10 6 1 39 14 +25 36
3. Guadalajara 17 10 4 3 34 25 +9 34
4. Necaxa 17 10 2 5 36 22 +14 32
5. Tecos 17 9 4 4 31 23 +8 31
6. Morelia 17 8 3 6 28 28 0 27
7. Atlas 17 8 2 7 34 28 +6 26
8. UNAM 17 7 5 5 26 20 +6 26
9. UANL 17 5 7 5 30 28 +2 22
10. América 17 6 4 7 30 31 -1 22
11. Celaya 17 6 4 7 28 29 -1 22
12. Atlante 17 5 4 8 22 30 -8 19
13. Monterrey 17 4 7 6 20 30 -10 19
14. Santos 17 4 5 8 22 33 -11 17
15. León 17 4 4 9 25 34 -9 16
16. Pachuca 17 5 1 11 28 39 -11 16
17. Toros Neza 17 2 3 12 18 36 -18 9
18. Puebla 17 2 3 12 13 41 -28 9

Top scorers[edit]

Goals scored throughout the entire tournament including Repechaje, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals.

Pos. Nat. Player Team Goals
1 Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco America 16
2 Argentina Federico Lagorio Atlas 13
Honduras Carlos Pavón Celaya 13
Paraguay José Saturnino Cardozo Toluca 13
5 Mexico Luis García Guadalajara 11
Mexico Pedro Pineda Necaxa 11
Argentina Alejandro Glaría Pachuca 11
8 Chile Claudio Núñez Tigres 10
Brazil Claudio Da Silva Morelia 10
10 Mexico Juan Francisco Palencia Cruz Azul 9
Mexico Ricardo Peláez Guadalajara 9
Uruguay Sergio Vázquez Necaxa 9
Ecuador Ariel Graziani Morelia 9

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
8 UNAM 3 1 4
1 Cruz Azul 2 1 3
7 Atlas 0 2 2
4 Necaxa 0 3 3
5 UAG 2 1 3
4 Necaxa 0 3 3
4 Necaxa 0 2 2
3 Guadalajara 0 0 0
6 Morelia 1 1 2
3 Guadalajara 1 4 5
3 Guadalajara 1 1 2
8 UNAM 1 0 1
7 Atlas 1 2 3
2 Toluca 2 0 2
Invierno 1998 winners:
Necaxa
3rd Title

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