Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
FIFA Region
CONCACAF
Season
2020-2021
Location
Guatemala
Abbreviation
GUA1

Summary

The Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala (GUA1) is the top level of league style football competition in Guatemala. At the end of the 2020-2021 Torneo Clausura, the GUA1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

If the same team wins both the 2020-2021 Torneo Apertura and Torneo Clausura, then the runner-up with the 2nd most 2020-2021 GUA1 Aggregate Table points from both torneos is awarded the 2nd 2021-2022 CONCACAF League berth.

Aggregate points are determined by combining results from the 2020-2021 Torneo Apertura and 2020-2021 Torneo Clausura into the 2020-2021 GUA1 Aggregate Table.

Leagues Pyramid - Guatemala

Abbrev League # of Teams
GUA1 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala 12
GUA2 Primera División de Ascenso 20

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Apertura - Regular
29 Aug 2020 - 28 Dec 2020
Apertura - Playoffs
31 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021
Clausura - Regular
18 Jan 2021 - 4 May 2021
Clausura - Playoffs
7 May 2021 - 31 May 2021
 12: GUA1 (10), GUA2 (2)

Season Format

The 2020-2021 GUA1 season is split into two championships, the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura. In each torneo, each GUA1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 5 GUA1 teams in their group and 1 match against each GUA1 in the other group for 16 Regular season league matches per team. A playoff is held upon the completion of each torneo to determine the torneo champion. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, then (2) goals scored.

Playoffs

At the end of each torneo, the top 2 GUA1 teams enter into Home-Away, highest aggregate score advances playoffs to determine the torneo champion. In the playoffs, the 1st and 2nd place teams automatically advance to the semifinals, and 3rd place team plays the 6th place team and the 4th place team plays the 5th team in Home-Away highest aggregate score wins Quarterfinal matches. The two Quarterfinal winners plays the other two semifinalists in Home-Away highest aggregate score wins matches. The two Semifinal winners play in Home-Away highest aggregate score wins Finals.

Relegation

Upon completion of the 2020-2021 Torneo Clausura, the 11th and 12th place teams in the 2020-2021 GUA1 Aggregate Table with the fewest number of points will be relegated to the GUA2. The 1st place and 2nd place GUA2 teams will be promoted to the 2021-2022 GUA1.


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Apertura - Quarterfinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateAntigua GFC () 00 CSD Comunicaciones () 
31.12.20Antigua GFC 00 CSD ComunicacionesEstadio Pensativo
17.01.21CSD Comunicaciones   Antigua GFCEstadio Nacional Mateo Flores
AggregateXelajú MC () 30 Malacateco-Coatepeque () 
31.12.20Xelajú MC 10 Malacateco-CoatepequeEstadio Mario Camposeco
03.01.21Malacateco-Coatepeque 02 Xelajú MCEstadio Santa Lucía
AggregateDeportivo Guastatoya () 21 CSyD Cobán Imperial () 
31.12.20Deportivo Guastatoya 00 CSyD Cobán ImperialEstadio David Cordón Hichos
03.01.21CSyD Cobán Imperial 12 Deportivo GuastatoyaEstadio Verapaz Jose Angel Rossi
AggregateDeportivo Iztapa () 26 CSD Municipal () 
31.12.20Deportivo Iztapa 13 CSD MunicipalEstadio Municipal Morón
03.01.21CSD Municipal 31 Deportivo IztapaEstadio El Trébol

Torneo Apertura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Group A
1CSD Comunicaciones 169 -5-232-25101586 -2-0201741383 -3-212862
2Malacateco-Coatepeque 167 -3-624-1918185 -1-216128482 -2-48710-3
3Xelajú MC 166 -3-721-1722-585 -3-018114781 -0-73618-12
4Antigua GFC 165 -5-620-2123-284 -2-2141410481 -3-46713-6
5Deportivo Iztapa 165 -4-719-2428-484 -3-1151661081 -1-64822-14
6Santa Lucía 164 -4-816-1217-582 -2-4845-182 -2-48812-4
Group B
1CSD Municipal 1610 -3-333-33112287 -0-1212451983 -3-212963
2CSyD Cobán Imperial 168 -5-329-22121085 -2-117125783 -3-291073
3Deportivo Guastatoya 164 -8-420-1919082 -6-012139482 -2-48610-4
4Deportivo Achuapa 165 -4-719-1721-483 -1-41089-182 -3-39912-3
5Deportivo Sanarate 163 -5-814-1933-1482 -2-48913-481 -3-461020-10
6CSyD Sacachispas 162 -7-713-2034-1482 -4-2101416-280 -3-53618-12
Apertura - Quarterfinals
Apertura - Playoff

Results

Mon - 28 Dec 2020
 CSyD Cobán Imperial 01 CSD ComunicacionesEstadio Verapaz Jose Angel Rossi
 CSyD Sacachispas 11 Antigua GFCEstadio Las Victorias
Fri - 25 Dec 2020
 Xelajú MC 21 Deportivo SanarateEstadio Mario Camposeco
Fri - 25 Dec 2020
 CSD Municipal 10 Xelajú MCEstadio El Trébol
 Deportivo Achuapa 10 Santa LucíaEstadio Municipal Manuel Ariza
 Deportivo Guastatoya 20 Deportivo IztapaEstadio David Cordón Hichos
 Deportivo Sanarate 21 Malacateco-CoatepequeEstadio Municipal de Sanarate
Wed - 23 Dec 2020
 Deportivo Sanarate 03 CSD ComunicacionesEstadio Municipal de Sanarate
Wed - 9 Dec 2020
 Deportivo Sanarate 23 Santa LucíaEstadio Municipal de Sanarate
Sun - 6 Dec 2020
 CSD Comunicaciones 00 Deportivo GuastatoyaEstadio Nacional Mateo Flores
 Antigua GFC 01 CSyD Cobán ImperialEstadio Pensativo
 Santa Lucía 02 CSD MunicipalEstadio Municipal Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa
Sat - 5 Dec 2020
 Deportivo Iztapa 01 Deportivo AchuapaEstadio Municipal Morón
 Malacateco-Coatepeque 20 CSyD SacachispasEstadio Santa Lucía
Wed - 2 Dec 2020
 Antigua GFC 32 Santa LucíaEstadio Pensativo
Sun - 29 Nov 2020
 CSD Municipal 60 Deportivo IztapaEstadio El Trébol
 Deportivo Achuapa 01 CSD ComunicacionesEstadio Municipal Manuel Ariza
 Deportivo Guastatoya 22 Antigua GFCEstadio David Cordón Hichos
Sat - 28 Nov 2020
 CSyD Sacachispas 21 Xelajú MCEstadio Las Victorias
 CSyD Cobán Imperial 21 Malacateco-CoatepequeEstadio Verapaz Jose Angel Rossi