2018 Uruguayan Primera División season

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Liga Profesional de Primera División
Season 2018
Relegated El Tanque Sisley (withdrawal)
Matches played 155
Goals scored 423 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorer Apertura: David Terans (10 goals)
Intermedio: Cristian Palacios (8 goals)
Biggest home win Peñarol 6–0 River Plate
(20 May)
Biggest away win Atenas 0–6 Progreso
(5 May)
Highest scoring Defensor Sporting 5–2 River Plate
(1 April)
Progreso 4–3 Peñarol
(12 May)
Liverpool 3–4 Danubio
(13 May)
Peñarol 3–4 Torque
(31 May)
2017
2019
All statistics correct as of 10 June 2018.

The 2018 Liga Profesional de Primera División season, also known as the Campeonato Uruguayo 2018, is the 115th season of Uruguay's top-flight football league, and the 88th in which it is professional. The season will be named as "Ing. Julio César Franzini" and began on 3 February.[1] Peñarol are the defending champions.

Format[edit]

The format to be used in this season will be the same as the most recent season, with the Torneo Apertura in the first half of the year and the Torneo Clausura in the second half, and a Torneo Intermedio to be played between both tournaments.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 2018 season teams outside Montevideo.

The two bottom-placed teams in the relegation table of the 2017 season, Juventud and Plaza Colonia, as well as Sud América, who lost a tiebreaker to El Tanque Sisley, were relegated to the Segunda División for the 2018 season. They were replaced by Torque, Atenas, and Progreso, who were promoted from the Segunda División.

On 2 February 2018, the Uruguayan Football Association confirmed that El Tanque Sisley would not take part in the league due to an outstanding debt,[2] as a result, El Tanque Sisley were administratively relegated to the second tier for the 2019 season and the season will be played by 15 teams.[3]

Club Manager City Stadium Capacity
Atenas Uruguay Miguel Falero San Carlos Atenas 6,000
Boston River Uruguay Alejandro Apud Montevideo Parque Artigasa 12,000
Cerro Uruguay Fernando Correa Montevideo Luis Tróccoli 24,000
Danubio Uruguay Pablo Peirano Montevideo Jardines del Hipódromo 14,401
Defensor Sporting Uruguay Eduardo Acevedo Montevideo Luis Franzini 18,000
El Tanque Sisley Uruguay Julio César Antúnez Montevideo Campeones Olímpicosb 7,000
Fénix Uruguay Juan Ramón Carrasco Montevideo Parque Capurro 5,500
Liverpool Uruguay Paulo Pezzolano Montevideo Belvedere 10,000
Montevideo Wanderers Uruguay Eduardo Espinel Montevideo Parque Alfredo Víctor Viera 7,420
Nacional Uruguay Alexander Medina Montevideo Gran Parque Central 23,500
Peñarol Uruguay Diego López Montevideo Campeón del Siglo 40,000
Progreso Uruguay Marcelo Méndez Montevideo Parque Abraham Paladino 8,000
Racing Uruguay Hernán Rodrigo López Montevideo Osvaldo Roberto 4,500
Rampla Juniors Uruguay Julio Fuentes Montevideo Olímpico 9,500
River Plate Uruguay Pablo Tiscornia Montevideo Parque Federico Omar Saroldi 5,624
Torque Argentina Pablo Marini Montevideo Casto Martínez Laguardac 3,800

a: Boston River is based in Montevideo but plays its home games at Estadio Parque Artigas in Las Piedras.
b: El Tanque Sisley is based in Montevideo but plays its home games at Estadio Campeones Olímpicos in Florida.
c: Torque is based in Montevideo but plays its home games at Estadio Municipal Casto Martínez Laguarda in San José de Mayo. They played their first five home games at Estadio José Nasazzi in Montevideo.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Torneo Apertura
Torque Uruguay Paulo Pezzolano Mutual consent 25 November 2017[4] Pre-season Argentina Pablo Marini 12 December 2017[5]
Danubio Uruguay Roberto Roo End of caretaker tenure 4 December 2017 Uruguay Pablo Peirano 20 December 2017[6]
Liverpool Uruguay Rosario Martínez Sacked 4 December 2017[7] Uruguay Paulo Pezzolano 18 December 2017[8]
Nacional Uruguay Martín Lasarte Mutual consent 4 December 2017[9] Uruguay Alexander Medina 11 December 2017[10]
Montevideo Wanderers Uruguay Jorge Giordano Resigned 6 December 2017[11] Uruguay Eduardo Espinel 17 December 2017[8]
Racing Uruguay Pablo Peirano 7 December 2017[12] Uruguay Hernán Rodrigo López 18 December 2017[13]
Cerro Argentina José Basualdo Mutual consent 6 January 2018[14] Uruguay Fernando Correa 8 January 2018[14]
Atenas Uruguay Adolfo Barán Resigned 5 May 2018[15] 12th Uruguay Miguel Falero 7 May 2018[16]
Rampla Juniors Uruguay Luis López 6 May 2018[17] 15th Uruguay Julio Fuentes 7 May 2018[18]
Torneo Intermedio
Fénix Uruguay Nathaniel Revetria Mutual consent 15 May 2018[19] 8th, Serie A Uruguay Juan Ramón Carrasco 17 May 2018[20]
Peñarol Uruguay Leonardo Ramos Signed by Al-Ettifaq 7 June 2018[21] 2nd, Serie B Uruguay Diego López 8 June 2018[22]

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Torneo Apertura, named "Sr. Abdón Porte", was the first tournament of the 2018 season. It began on 3 February and ended on 6 May, with El Tanque Sisley being unable to take part in the season, all teams were awarded three points in their matches against El Tanque Sisley, with no goals for being counted.[23]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Nacional 15 12 2 1 26 8 +18 38 Qualification to Championship playoff
2 Peñarol 15 11 3 1 28 10 +18 36
3 Danubio 15 9 3 3 23 13 +10 30
4 Defensor Sporting 15 9 3 3 26 20 +6 30
5 Liverpool[a] 15 7 4 4 17 16 +1 27
6 River Plate 15 7 4 4 28 22 +6 25
7 Cerro 15 7 4 4 16 18 −2 25
8 Progreso 15 6 3 6 25 17 +8 21
9 Fénix 15 6 2 7 18 18 0 20
10 Boston River[a] 15 5 5 5 17 21 −4 19
11 Montevideo Wanderers 15 5 3 7 14 20 −6 18
12 Atenas 15 5 1 9 11 27 −16 16
13 Racing 15 3 3 9 14 24 −10 12
14 Torque 15 2 4 9 13 27 −14 10
15 Rampla Juniors 15 2 4 9 12 27 −15 10
16 El Tanque Sisley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew from league[b]
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied for first place.
If there are more than two teams tied in points: 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game, in case two teams are still tied for first place.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Liverpool were awarded two points and Boston River were deducted one point due to a breach of rules by a member of the managerial staff of Boston River during the Torneo Apertura match between both teams.[24]
  2. ^ El Tanque Sisley withdrew from the league due to outstanding debts.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATE BOR CRR DAN DFS ETS FNX LIV WAN NAC PEÑ PRO RAC RAJ RIV TOR
Atenas 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–6 1–0 2–0
Boston River 1–0 0–3 1–3 3–2 2–1 1–1
Cerro 1–0 2–3 3–2 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–1
Danubio 5–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 1–2 3–1 1–0
Defensor Sporting 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 5–2 2–1
El Tanque Sisley
Fénix 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–1 3–1
Liverpool 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0
Montevideo Wanderers 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–3
Nacional 2–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0
Peñarol 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–1
Progreso 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 4–1
Racing 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–3 0–1 0–2 2–1
Rampla Juniors 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 2–1
River Plate 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 5–0 4–2 1–1 2–2
Torque 0–3 0–2 1–2 2–4 2–0 0–3 2–2
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Uruguay David Terans Danubio 10
2 Argentina Gonzalo Bergessio Nacional 9
3 Argentina Germán Rivero Defensor Sporting 7
4 Uruguay Leonardo Fernández Fénix 6
Uruguay Diego Martiñones Rampla Juniors
Uruguay Nicolás Rodríguez River Plate
7 Uruguay Gastón Colmán Progreso 5
Uruguay Maureen Franco Cerro
Uruguay Federico Martínez Liverpool
Uruguay Cristian Rodríguez Peñarol

Source: Soccerway

Torneo Intermedio[edit]

The Torneo Intermedio, named "Sr. Juan Carlos Bugallo" was the second tournament of the 2018 season, played between the Apertura and Clausura tournaments, it consisted of two groups whose composition depended on the final standings of the Torneo Apertura: teams in odd-numbered positions played in Serie A, and teams in even-numbered positions played in Serie B. Given the absence of El Tanque Sisley for this season, Serie A had the usual eight teams while Serie B was contested by seven teams,[25] it started on 9 May and ended on 10 June, with the winners being granted a berth into the 2019 Copa Sudamericana and the 2019 Supercopa Uruguaya.

Serie A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NAC CRR DAN RAC WAN LIV RAJ FNX
1 Nacional 7 5 2 0 19 5 +14 17 Advance to Torneo Intermedio Final 5–0 1–1 3–1
2 Cerro 7 3 4 0 9 5 +4 13 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1
3 Danubio 7 3 1 3 12 12 0 10 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1
4 Racing 7 3 1 3 5 9 −4 10 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–0
5 Montevideo Wanderers 7 3 0 4 8 10 −2 9 1–4 0–1 1–0 0–1
6 Liverpool 7 2 2 3 10 11 −1 8 3–4 2–1 3–1
7 Rampla Juniors 7 2 0 5 9 14 −5 6 0–2 0–1 2–3
8 Fénix 7 1 2 4 7 13 −6 5 1–1 2–2 1–3
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied for first place.

Serie B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TOR PEÑ RIV ATE PRO DFS BOR
1 Torque 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13 Advance to Torneo Intermedio Final 2–2 1–0 0–1
2 Peñarol 6 4 0 2 20 10 +10 12 3–4 6–0 3–0
3 River Plate 6 2 3 1 5 9 −4 9 1–0 1–0
4 Atenas 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0
5 Progreso 6 1 3 2 5 7 −2 6 0–2 4–3 0–0 1–1
6 Defensor Sporting 6 2 0 4 4 8 −4 6 1–3 0–2 1–0
7 Boston River 6 1 1 4 2 7 −5 4 0–0 1–2
Source: AUF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game, in case two teams are still tied for first place.

Torneo Intermedio Final[edit]

Nacional 3–2 Torque
Report
Referee: Esteban Ostojich

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Uruguay Cristian Palacios Peñarol 8
2 Argentina Gonzalo Bergessio Nacional 6
3 Uruguay Luis Aguiar Nacional 4
Uruguay Nicolás González Cerro
Uruguay Diego Guastavino Liverpool
Uruguay Darío Pereira Torque
Uruguay David Terans Danubio
8 Uruguay Facundo Boné River Plate 3
Uruguay Álvaro Brun Torque
Uruguay Ignacio González Montevideo Wanderers
Uruguay Juan Ignacio Ramírez Liverpool
Uruguay Tabaré Viudez Nacional

Source: Soccerway

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Torneo Apertura, named "Cr. Hugo Sebastiani", will be the third tournament of the 2018 season, it is scheduled to begin on 21 July and end on 28 October. As happened in the Torneo Apertura, all teams will be awarded three points in their matches against El Tanque Sisley, with no goals for being counted.[23]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Atenas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Championship playoff
2 Boston River 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Cerro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Danubio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Defensor Sporting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Fénix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Montevideo Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Nacional 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Peñarol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Progreso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Racing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Rampla Juniors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 River Plate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Torque 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 El Tanque Sisley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew from league[a]
First match(es) will be played on 21 July 2018. Source: AUF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied for first place.
If there are more than two teams tied in points: 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game, in case two teams are still tied for first place.
Notes:
  1. ^ El Tanque Sisley withdrew from the league due to outstanding debts.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATE BOR CRR DAN DFS ETS FNX LIV WAN NAC PEÑ PRO RAC RAJ RIV TOR
Atenas
Boston River
Cerro
Danubio
Defensor Sporting
El Tanque Sisley
Fénix
Liverpool
Montevideo Wanderers
Nacional a
Peñarol
Progreso
Racing
Rampla Juniors
River Plate
Torque
First match(es) will be played on 21 July 2018. Source: AUF, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Aggregate table[edit]

The aggregate table includes the results of the three stages played throughout the season (Torneo Apertura, Torneo Intermedio, and Torneo Clausura), since El Tanque Sisley did not compete (which caused the Torneo Intermedio to have groups of different size), the points earned by the teams in the smaller group of the Torneo Intermedio were weighted for the purposes of elaborating the aggregate table: teams in Serie B had their points divided between the amount of games they played (6) and then multiplied by the amount of games played by teams in Serie A (7), in order to get the points earned in the Torneo Intermedio to the effects of the aggregate table.[25]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Nacional (X) 22 17 4 1 45 13 +32 55 Qualification to Championship playoff and Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Peñarol[a] 21 15 3 3 48 20 +28 50 Qualification to Copa Libertadores second stage
3 Danubio 22 12 4 6 35 25 +10 40 Qualification to Copa Libertadores first stage
4 Cerro 22 10 8 4 25 23 +2 38 Qualification to Copa Sudamericana first stage[b]
5 Defensor Sporting[a] 21 11 3 7 30 28 +2 37
6 River Plate[a] 21 9 7 5 33 31 +2 35.5
7 Liverpool[c] 22 9 6 7 27 27 0 35
8 Progreso[a] 21 7 6 8 30 24 +6 28
9 Montevideo Wanderers 22 8 3 11 22 30 −8 27
10 Atenas[a] 21 7 3 11 17 32 −15 25.333
11 Torque[a] 21 6 5 10 23 33 −10 25.167
12 Fénix 22 7 4 11 25 31 −6 25
13 Boston River[a] 21 6 6 9 19 28 −9 23.667
14 Racing 22 6 4 12 19 33 −14 22
15 Rampla Juniors 22 4 4 14 21 41 −20 16
16 El Tanque Sisley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew from league[d]
Updated to match(es) played on 7 June 2018. Source: AUF
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied for first place.
If there are more than two teams tied in points: 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game, in case two teams are still tied for first place.
(X) Assured of at least Copa Sudamericana, but may still qualify for Copa Libertadores.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Torneo Intermedio points after weighting:
    Torque: 15.167, Peñarol: 14, River Plate: 10.5, Atenas: 9.333, Progreso: 7, Defensor Sporting: 7, Boston River: 4.667
  2. ^ Since the Torneo Intermedio winners, Nacional, are currently qualifying for South American competition based on their aggregate table position, the spot awarded to the Torneo Intermedio winner (Copa Sudamericana first stage) is being passed down to the next best-placed team, in this case to the sixth-placed team.
  3. ^ Liverpool were awarded two points and Boston River were deducted one point due to a breach of rules by a member of the managerial staff of Boston River during the Torneo Apertura match between both teams.[24]
  4. ^ El Tanque Sisley withdrew from the league due to outstanding debts.

Relegation[edit]

Relegation is determined at the end of the season by computing an average of the number of points earned per game over the two most recent seasons: 2017 and 2018. El Tanque Sisley will be one of the teams relegated to the Segunda División for the following season, as well as the two teams with the lowest average.

Pos
Team 2017
Pts
2018
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Nacional 83 55 138 59 2.339
2 Peñarol 86 48 134 58 2.31
3 Defensor Sporting 86 36 122 58 2.103
4 Cerro 53 38 91 59 1.542
5 Danubio 46 40 86 59 1.458
6 Montevideo Wanderers 55 27 82 59 1.39
7 River Plate 45 34 79 58 1.362
8 Boston River 52 23 75 58 1.293
9 Progreso 27 27 21 1.286
10 Liverpool 37 35 72 59 1.22
11 Atenas 24 24 21 1.143
12 Fénix 42 25 67 59 1.136
13 Racing 45 22 67 59 1.136
14 Rampla Juniors 50 16 66 59 1.119 Relegation to Segunda División
15 Torque 23 23 21 1.095
16 El Tanque Sisley (R) 37 37 37 1

References[edit]

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