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1999 in Paraguayan football

The following article presents a summary of the 1999 football (soccer) season in Paraguay.

First division results

Torneo Apertura

The Apertura tournament was played in a single all-play-all system. At the end, the top eight teams qualified to a playoff stage to determine the Apertura champion.

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Points
1 Olimpia 10 8 2 0 26 8 26
2 Sportivo Luqueño 10 6 3 1 22 13 21
3 Cerro Porteño 10 5 4 1 21 12 19
4 Guaraní 10 4 4 2 16 12 16
5 Sol de América 10 4 3 3 13 9 15
6 San Lorenzo 10 3 4 3 15 14 13
7 Atl. Colegiales 10 4 1 5 16 19 13
8 12 de Octubre 10 2 5 3 11 12 11
9 Cerro Corá 10 2 3 5 17 23 9
10 Presidente Hayes 10 0 4 6 10 22 4
11 Resistencia 10 0 1 9 6 29 1

Apertura playoff stage

The top eight teams qualified to this stage and were given bonus points based on their final standing in the table. Two groups of four teams were made, with the top two of each group advancing to a playoff stage.

Group stage

Group A

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Bonus Points Points
1 Olimpia 3 2 1 0 9 5 [3] 10
2 12 de Octubre 3 2 0 1 5 3 [0] 6
3 Sol de América 3 1 0 2 4 7 [1] 4
4 San Lorenzo 3 0 1 2 3 6 [0.5] 1.5

Group B

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Bonus Points Points
1 Atlético Colegiales 3 3 0 0 9 1 [0] 9
2 Cerro Porteño 3 2 0 1 4 5 [2] 8
3 Guaraní 3 1 0 2 3 5 [1.5] 4.5
4 Sportivo Luqueño 3 0 0 3 0 5 [2.5] 2.5
Semifinals
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Olimpia 1 - 0 Cerro Porteño
Atlético Colegiales 1 - 0 12 de Octubre
Apertura final
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olimpia 2 - 0 Atlético Colegiales 1-0 1-0

Olimpia wins the Apertura tournament final by aggregate score of 2-0.

Torneo Clausura

The Clausura tournament was played in a single all-play-all system. At the end, the top eight teams qualified to a playoff stage to determine the Clausura champion.

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Points
1 Cerro Porteño 10 7 1 2 25 8 22
2 Sportivo Luqueño 10 5 3 2 22 14 18
3 Olimpia 10 4 5 1 13 9 17
4 San Lorenzo 10 3 7 0 11 8 16
5 12 de Octubre 10 3 7 0 16 10 16
6 Guaraní 10 2 6 2 13 15 12
7 * Presidente Hayes 10 2 6 2 6 8 12
8 Atl. Colegiales 10 2 3 5 9 12 9
9 Cerro Corá 10 2 3 5 10 16 9
10 Sol de América 10 1 3 6 5 13 6
11 Resistencia 10 1 2 7 4 21 5

* Presidente Hayes finished in the top eight but their average points over three years forced the team to be relegated so they did not take part of the playoff stage. Cerro Cora took their place instead.

Clausura playoff stage

The top eight teams qualified to this stage and were given bonus points based on their final standing in the table. Two groups of four teams were made, with the top two of each group advancing to a playoff stage. Cerro Cora replaced Presidente Hayes in playoff stage due to Hayes being relegated to the second division.

Group stage

Group A

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Bonus Points Points
1 Cerro Porteño 3 2 1 0 6 2 [3] 10
2 Cerro Corá 3 2 1 0 6 3 [0] 7
3 San Lorenzo 3 1 0 2 4 7 [1.5] 4.5
4 Guaraní 3 0 0 3 2 6 [0.5] 0.5

Group B

Position Team Played Wins Draws Losses Scored Conceded Bonus Points Points
1 Olimpia 3 2 0 1 5 3 [2] 8
2 Sportivo Luqueño 3 1 1 1 5 4 [2.5] 6.5
3 12 de Octubre 3 1 1 1 2 2 [1] 5
4 Atlético Colegiales 3 1 0 2 2 5 [0] 3
Semifinals
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cerro Porteño 1 - 1
(4 - 3 pen)
Sportivo Luqueño
Olimpia 0 - 1 Cerro Corá
Clausura final
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerro Porteño 5 - 1 Cerro Corá 3-0 2-1

Cerro P. wins the Clausura tournament final by aggregate score of 5-1.

National championship game

The national championship game was played between the Apertura and Clausura tournaments winners.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerro Porteño 2 - 4 Olimpia 0-1 2-3

Olimpia declared as national champions by aggregate score of 4-2.

Relegation / Promotion

  • Presidente Hayes and Resistencia automatically relegated to the second division after finishing last and second-to-last in the average points table based over a three-year period.
  • Universal promoted to the first division by winning the second division tournament.

Qualification to international competitions

  • Olimpia qualified to the 2000 Copa Libertadores by winning the Torneo Apertura.
  • Cerro Porteño qualified to the 2000 Copa Libertadores by winning the Torneo Clausura.
  • The remaining spot for Copa Libertadores was decided in a playoff game between the runners-up of the Apertura (Atl. Colegiales) and Clausura (Cerro Cora). Colegiales won 2-1 and secured a spot for the Copa Libertadores.

Lower divisions results

Level Tournament Champion
2nd Intermedia Universal
3rd (G.A. teams) Primera de Ascenso Tacuary
3rd (interior teams) UFI Champions Cup Sport Barrio Guaraní (San Lorenzo)
4th (G.A. teams) Segunda de Ascenso Pilcomayo

Paraguayan teams in international competitions

Paraguay national team

The following table lists all the games played by the Paraguay national football team in the year 1999.

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp Paraguay scorers Fixture [1]
1999-02-10 Lansdowne Road
Dublin, Ireland
 Republic of Ireland 2 - 0 F [2] 464
1999-03-03 Estadio Mateo Flores
Guatemala City, Guatemala
 Guatemala 2 - 3 F [3] PeraltaGoal 70'
Centurión Goal 86'
Caballero Goal 89'
465
1999-03-05 Estadio Mateo Flores
Guatemala City, Guatemala
 Jamaica 3 - 1 F Unknown 466
1999-03-07 Estadio Mateo Flores
Guatemala City, Guatemala
 Bolivia 3 - 0 F CaballeroGoal 18'
Toledo Goal 61'
González Goal 67'
467
1999-03-31 National Stadium
Kingston, Jamaica
 Jamaica 3 - 0 F 468
1999-04-22 Estadio Feliciano Cáceres
Luque, Paraguay
 Colombia 0 - 2 F 469
1999-04-28 Monumental Río Parapití
Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay
 Mexico 2 - 1 F Cáceres Goal 20'
Caballero Goal 65'
470
1999-06-17 Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
 Uruguay 2 - 3 F Santa Cruz Goal 37'
ToledoGoal 78'
471
1999-06-24 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción, Paraguay
 Colombia 2 - 1 F Ovelar Goal 46'
AyalaGoal 70' (pk)
472
1999-06-29 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción, Paraguay
 Bolivia 0 - 0 CA99 [4] - 473
1999-07-02 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción, Paraguay
 Japan 4 - 0 CA99 Benítez Goal 18', Goal 62'
Santa Cruz Goal 40', Goal 86'
474
1999-07-05 Monumental Río Parapití
Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay
 Peru 1 - 0 CA99 Santa CruzGoal 86' 475
1999-07-10 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción
 Uruguay 1 - 1 ( 3 - 5 PS) CA99 Benítez Goal 15' 476
1999-10-13 Soldier Field
Chicago, United States
 Mexico 0 - 1 F Toledo Goal 65' 477
1999-10-15 Estadio Mateo Flores
Guatemala City, Guatemala
 Guatemala 0 - 0 F 478
1999-11-03 Estadio Defensores del Chaco
Asunción, Paraguay
 Bolivia 0 - 0 F [5] 479
1999-11-17 Estadio Domingo Burgueño
Maldonado, Uruguay
 Uruguay 0 - 1 F Benítez Goal 11' 480

Notes

References

  • RSSSF
  • Diario ABC Color
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