Primera División de México Apertura 2008

Primera División de México
Season 2008−09
Champions Toluca (9th title)
Champions League
Copa Libertadores
SuperLiga
Matches played 183
Goals scored 431 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorer Héctor Mancilla (13 goals)
Biggest home win Atlas 5–0 Jaguares
(July 26, 2008)
Biggest away win Monterrey 0–4 Morelia
(September 20, 2008)
Highest scoring Guadalajara 3–5 Santos Laguna
(with a total of 8 goals; August 23, 2008)

The 2008 Primera División Apertura is the first football tournament of the Mexican Primera División 2008−09 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 in the semifinals, and were unable to defend their title. The team of 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.

Teams and Stadia

Managerial changes

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

Regular season

Standings

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 8 6 17 24 −7 17
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

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 8 6 17 24 −7 17
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

Playoffs

  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

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
5 Argentina Christian Giménez Pachuca 8
Argentina Lucas Lobos UANL
7 Ecuador Christian Benítez Santos Laguna 7
Paraguay Ariel Bogado Atlas
Argentina Christian Giménez Pachuca
Uruguay Víctor Piríz San Luis
Paraguay Pablo Zeballos Cruz Azul

Source: MedioTiempo

See also

References

  1. ^ "No aguantaron más". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
  2. ^ "Regrese al banquillo". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  3. ^ "Miguel Herrera es el nuevo técnico de Tecos". Mediotiempo. Archived from the original on September 3, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
  4. ^ "Tecos contrata a Miguel Herrera". Televisa. Archived from the original on 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
  5. ^ "Que la Fiel siga siendo fiel". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-09-04.
  6. ^ "Otra vez con la playera puesta". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
  7. ^ "Gracias, Chelís". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  8. ^ "Enfrenta el reto". ESPN. Archived from the original on 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  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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