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2007-08 in Argentine football

The Apertura 2007 saw a great deal of success for the "smaller" teams in Argentine football. The eventual champions Club Atletico Lanus won the title for the first time in their history, the first "virgin" champions since Argentinos Juniors in 1984.

2nd place went to Club Atletico Tigre, a club playing their first season in the Argentine Primera since 1980 and making their best finish ever in the top flight.

3rd place went to Banfield, completing an extremely unlikely top three.

Another small club, Arsenal de Sarandi won the 2007 Copa Sudamericana, the first major title in their history, making them the first Argentine club other than Boca Juniors to win an international competition since San Lorenzo won the Copa Sudamericana 2002.

Another feature of the Apertura was the number of managerial changes, by the end of the Apertura there had been 12 managerial changes.

The Clausura 2008 was won by River Plate, their first title since 2004.

Torneo Apertura ("Opening" Tournament)

Table positions as of 25 April 2008.

The outstanding game between Gimnasia de La Plata and Arsenal de Sarandi which was postponed due to Arsenal's Copa Sudamericana commitments, was rescheduled for April 24, 2008 and ended in a 1-1 tie.

Top Scorers


There is no relegation after the Apertura. For the relegation results of this tournament see below.

Torneo Clausura ("Closing" Tournament)

Table positions as of June 22, 2008

Top Scorers

Positions as of June 25, 2008


positions as of June 22, 2008.

Promotion playoff

Teams and schedules will be decided based on average after the end of the Closing tournament.

The first and second legs of the final are scheduled to be played on June 25 and June 29, respectively.

Gimnasia de Jujuy wins 2-1 and stays in the Argentine First Division, while Union de Santa Fe does not get promoted and remains in Argentine Nacional B.

Racing Club wins 2-1 and stays in the Argentine First Division, while Belgrano de Cordoba does not get promoted and remains in Argentine Nacional B.

Managerial Changes

This is a list of the managerial changes in the Argentine Primera during the 2007-2008 season.


See List of Primera Division Argentina football transfers - 2008-09.

Argentina National Team

This section will cover Argentina's games from the end of the Copa America 2007 until June 30th, 2008.

Updated June 19, 2008

KEY: F = Friendly match; WCQ2010 = 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification''

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