The Primera season finally came to an end on Tuesday evening and while Boca Juniors had been crowned champions a week earlier, it wasn’t until the final round of fixtures that the important matters of relegation and Copa Libertadores qualifications.
Before getting into all that, here are the results and goals from round 30 and the final league table.
Defensa y Justicia 1 – 0 Gimnasia
San Martín 1 – 1 Rosario Central
Boca Juniors 2 – 1 Unión
Atlético de Rafaela 2 – 3 Sarmiento
Banfield 1 – 3 Racing
Colón 0 – 0 River Plate
Arsenal 2 – 1 Tigre
Patronato 1 – 1 Atlético Tucumán
Velez Sarsfield 0 – 0 Temperley
Huracán 0 – 0 Belgrano
Aldosivi 0 – 3 Olimpo
Estudiantes 1 – 0 Quilmes
Newell’s Old Boys 0 – 2 Godoy Cruz
Talleres 1 – 1 San Lorenzo
Independiente 1 – 1 Lanús
Champions: Boca Juniors
Copa Libertadores: Boca Juniors, River Plate, Estudiantes, Racing Club, Banfield
Copa Sudamericana: Independiente, San Lorenzo, Lanús, Newell’s Old Boys, Defensa y Justicia, Colón
This could be open to change in a number of ways:
If one of the sides already in the top five also wins this year’s Copa Libertadores then Independiente will also qualify and Rosario Central will enter the Copa Sudamericana.
If one of the sides in the Copa Sudamericana places wins this year’s Copa Libertadores, they automatically qualify for the 2018 Libertadores instead and so again Central would creep into the Sudamericana.
If one of those sides in any of the qualifications places (1st-11th) wins this year’s Copa Sudamericana, they will qualify for the 2018 Copa Libertadores and Central get Sudamericana football.
The winners of the Copa Argentina will also qualify for the 2018 Copa Libertadores but if that is a side already qualifed then the next best not-already-qualified side from the Copa Argentina will get the Libertadores spot available.
For a more thorough breakdown of the permutations, visit Sam Kelly’s Hasta el gol siempre post here….