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.