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2006–07 Argentine Primera División

Primera División
Season 2006-07
Champions Apertura: Estudiantes (LP)
(5th title)
Clausura: San Lorenzo
(14th title)
Relegated Belgrano
Quilmes
Nueva Chicago
Top goalscorer Apertura: Rodrigo Palacio
(Boca Juniors), (12 goals)
Clausura: Martín Palermo
(Boca Juniors), (11 goals)
Biggest home win Estudiantes (LP) 7-0 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)
(15 Oct 2006)
Biggest away win San Lorenzo 1-7 Boca Juniors
(25 Aug 2006)
Highest scoring San Lorenzo 1-7 Boca Juniors
(25 Aug 2006)
2005-06
2007-08

Statistics of Primera División Argentina in 2006-07 season.

Torneo Apertura

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Estudiantes (LP) 19 14 2 3 35 12 +23 44 2007 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Boca Juniors 19 14 2 3 41 17 +24 44
3 River Plate 19 11 5 3 33 17 +16 38
4 Independiente 19 10 2 7 33 24 +9 32
5 Arsenal 19 9 5 5 26 22 +4 32
6 Lanús 19 9 4 6 26 24 +2 31
7 Vélez Sársfield 19 8 6 5 25 18 +7 30
8 Rosario Central 19 8 4 7 28 22 +6 28
9 San Lorenzo 19 8 4 7 30 33 −3 28
10 Racing 19 7 5 7 22 19 +3 26
11 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 19 8 2 9 19 19 0 26
12 Belgrano 19 6 5 8 18 24 −6 23
13 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 7 2 10 21 40 −19 23
14 19 6 4 9 20 32 −12 22
15 Banfield 19 4 8 7 21 26 −5 20
16 Argentinos Juniors 19 5 5 9 22 28 −6 20
17 Colón 19 5 3 11 20 34 −14 18
19 Godoy Cruz 19 3 8 8 19 26 −7 17
18 Newell's Old Boys 19 3 7 9 21 28 −7 16
20 Quilmes 19 2 3 14 23 38 −15 9

Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored. This does not apply to defining the champion. If two or more teams are tied in point at the end of the tournament, a playoff will be held at a neutral venue within 72 hours for the championship.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

"Championship" playoff

Boca Juniors and Estudiantes ended up tied in points at the end of the 19 weeks of regular season. Tournament rules establish that, unlike any other position on the table, if two or more teams are equal in points at the end of play, goal difference does not count and a playoff game is required. Estudiantes won that match and was crowned as champion.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Boca Juniors 1–2 Estudiantes

Top Scorers

Position Player Team Goals
1 Rodrigo Palacio Boca Juniors 12
1 Mauro Zárate Vélez Sársfield 12
3 Óscar Cardozo Newell's Old Boys 11
3 Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 11
3 Mariano Pavone Estudiantes 11
6 Federico Higuaín Nueva Chicago 10
6 Daniel Montenegro Independiente 10
8 Claudio Graf Lanús 9
8 Santiago Silva Gimnasia (La Plata) 9
10 Gonzalo Higuaín River Plate 8
10 Leonel Núñez Argentinos Juniors 8
10 Facundo Sava Racing 8
10 Néstor Silvera San Lorenzo 8

Torneo Clausura

By matchday 8th, seven coaches were already fired by their respective teams [1]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 San Lorenzo 19 14 3 2 34 17 +17 45 2008 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Boca Juniors 19 11 6 2 38 20 +18 39
3 Estudiantes (LP) 19 10 7 2 28 17 +11 37
4 River Plate 19 9 6 4 26 17 +9 33
5 Arsenal 19 8 6 5 31 24 +7 30
6 Lanús 19 7 7 5 24 19 +5 28
7 Colón 19 7 7 5 28 24 +4 28
8 Argentinos Juniors 19 6 8 5 21 17 +4 26
9 Vélez Sársfield 19 7 5 7 22 26 −4 26
10 Godoy Cruz 19 7 4 8 24 22 +2 25
11 Independiente 19 6 7 6 23 24 −1 25
12 Rosario Central 19 7 3 9 17 21 −4 24
13 Racing 19 5 8 6 28 30 −2 23
14 Newell's Old Boys 19 6 4 9 22 30 −8 22
15 19 5 6 8 19 28 −9 21
16 Banfield 19 5 4 10 22 30 −8 19
17 Belgrano 19 4 6 9 24 27 −3 18
18 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 4 5 10 19 28 −9 17
19 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 19 4 5 10 11 22 −11 17
20 Quilmes 19 3 3 13 18 36 −18 12

Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored. This does not apply to defining the champion. If two or more teams are tied in point at the end of the tournament, a playoff will be held at a neutral venue within 72 hours for the championship.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Top Scorers

Position Player Team Goals
1 Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 11
2 Óscar Cardozo Newell's Old Boys 10
3 Gastón Fernández San Lorenzo 9
4 Facundo Sava Racing 8
4 Darío Cvitanich Banfield 8
5 Carlos Luna Quilmes 7
5 Rodrigo Palacio Boca Juniors 7
5 Mariano Pavone Estudiantes 7
5 José Sand Colón 7

Relegation

Pos
Team 2004–05
Pts
2005–06
Pts
2006–07
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Boca Juniors 48 83 83 214 114 1.877
2 Estudiantes (LP) 61 52 81 194 114 1.702
3 River Plate 60 62 71 193 114 1.693
4 Vélez Sársfield 73 58 56 187 114 1.64
5 San Lorenzo 52 56 73 181 114 1.588
6 Lanús 54 58 59 171 114 1.5
7 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 54 69 40 163 114 1.43
8 Independiente 49 55 57 161 114 1.412
9 Arsenal 54 44 62 160 114 1.404
10 Rosario Central 61 45 52 158 114 1.386
11 Banfield 59 59 39 157 114 1.377
12 Racing 58 44 49 151 114 1.325
13 Newell's Old Boys 60 51 38 149 114 1.307
14 Colón 53 46 46 145 114 1.272
15 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 51 43 94 76 1.237
16 Argentinos Juniors 43 50 46 139 114 1.219
17 43 43 38 1.132 Relegation Playoff Matches
18 Godoy Cruz 42 42 38 1.105
19 Belgrano 41 41 38 1.079 Relegated to the Primera B Nacional
20 Quilmes 44 39 21 104 114 0.912

Updated as of June 22, 2008; Source:AFA

Promotion playoff

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Relegation/promotion playoff 1
Tigre 3–1 Nueva Chicago 1–0 2–1
Relegation/promotion playoff 2
Huracán 5–2 Godoy Cruz 2–0 3–2

See also

References

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