Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
FIFA Region
CONCACAF
Season
2022-2023
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 2022-2023 Torneo Clausura, the GUA1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

If the same team wins both the 2022-2023 Torneo Apertura and Torneo Clausura, then the runner-up with the 2nd most 2022-2023 GUA1 Aggregate Table points from both torneos is awarded the 2nd 2023-2024 CONCACAF League berth.

Aggregate points are determined by combining results from the 2022-2023 Torneo Apertura and 2022-2023 Torneo Clausura into the 2022-2023 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
23 Jul 2022 - 27 Nov 2022
Apertura - Playoffs
30 Nov 2022 - 17 Dec 2022
Clausura - Regular
15 Jan 2023 - 2 May 2023
Clausura - Playoffs
5 May 2023 - 31 May 2023
 12: GUA1 (10), GUA2 (2)

Season Format

The 2022-2023 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 8 GUA1 teams (by points from both groups) enter into Home-Away, highest aggregate score advances Quarterfinals. The winners advance to the Home-Away highest aggregate score wins Semfinals. The two Semifinal winners play in Home-Away highest aggregate score wins Finals.

Relegation

Upon completion of the 2022-2023 Torneo Clausura, the 11th and 12th place teams in the 2022-2023 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 2023-2024 GUA1.


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Apertura - Quarterfinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateDeportivo Guastatoya  02 CSD Comunicaciones  
30.11.22Deportivo Guastatoya 00 CSD ComunicacionesEstadio David Cordón Hichos
03.12.22CSD Comunicaciones 20 Deportivo GuastatoyaEstadio Nacional Mateo Flores
AggregateCSD Municipal  21 Malacateco-Coatepeque  
30.11.22CSD Municipal 20 Malacateco-CoatepequeEstadio El Trébol
03.12.22Malacateco-Coatepeque 10 CSD MunicipalEstadio Mario Camposeco
AggregateDeportivo Achuapa  13 Antigua GFC  
01.12.22Deportivo Achuapa 11 Antigua GFCEstadio Winston Pineda
04.12.22Antigua GFC 20 Deportivo AchuapaEstadio Pensativo
AggregateXelajú MC  01 CSyD Cobán Imperial  
01.12.22Xelajú MC 00 CSyD Cobán ImperialEstadio Mario Camposeco
04.12.22CSyD Cobán Imperial 10 Xelajú MCEstadio Verapaz Jose Angel Rossi

Torneo Apertura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Antigua GFC 2112 -4-540-452520118 -2-126281018104 -2-41417152
2CSD Comunicaciones 2110 -6-536-31247106 -4-02218810114 -2-5141316-3
3CSyD Cobán Imperial 2110 -6-536-32266119 -2-02918711101 -4-571419-5
4Malacateco-Coatepeque 2110 -4-734-29245119 -2-02920713101 -2-75917-8
5CSD Municipal 218 -6-730-30228115 -3-31815114103 -3-41215114
6Deportivo Guastatoya 217 -8-629-18162105 -3-2181367112 -5-411510-5
7Xelajú MC 217 -7-728-28217105 -4-1191789112 -3-691113-2
8Deportivo Achuapa 217 -6-827-2636-10117 -3-12419127100 -3-73724-17
9Deportivo Iztapa 217 -5-926-2933-4116 -2-32022148101 -3-66719-12
10CD Xinabajul 217 -5-926-2328-5105 -4-1191596112 -1-87819-11
11Santa Lucía 213 -6-1215-1937-18103 -3-412915-6110 -3-831022-12
12CSyD Mixco 212 -9-1015-1533-18102 -4-4101014-4110 -5-65519-14
Apertura - Quarterfinals

Results

Sun - 27 Nov 2022
 CSD Comunicaciones 21 Malacateco-CoatepequeEstadio Nacional Mateo Flores
 CD Xinabajul 01 CSD MunicipalEstadio Los Cuchumatanes
 CSyD Mixco 22 Deportivo IztapaEstadio Santo Domingo (Mixco)
 Santa Lucía 13 CSyD Cobán ImperialEstadio Municipal Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa
 Deportivo Guastatoya 22 Antigua GFCEstadio David Cordón Hichos
 Xelajú MC 11 Deportivo AchuapaEstadio Mario Camposeco
Wed - 23 Nov 2022
 Antigua GFC 30 CSD ComunicacionesEstadio Pensativo
 CSD Municipal 20 Santa LucíaEstadio El Trébol
 CSyD Cobán Imperial 10 Xelajú MCEstadio Verapaz Jose Angel Rossi
Sun - 20 Nov 2022
 Deportivo Achuapa 41 CSyD MixcoEstadio Winston Pineda
 Malacateco-Coatepeque 21 CD XinabajulEstadio Municipal Morón
 Deportivo Iztapa 01 Deportivo GuastatoyaEstadio Municipal Morón
Wed - 16 Nov 2022
 Xelajú MC 11 CSD MunicipalEstadio Mario Camposeco
 CSD Comunicaciones 20 Deportivo IztapaEstadio Nacional Mateo Flores
 CSyD Mixco 22 CSyD Cobán ImperialEstadio Santo Domingo (Mixco)
 CD Xinabajul 21 Santa LucíaEstadio Los Cuchumatanes
 Malacateco-Coatepeque 21 Antigua GFCEstadio David Cordón Hichos
 Deportivo Guastatoya 20 Deportivo AchuapaEstadio David Cordón Hichos
Sun - 13 Nov 2022
 Deportivo Achuapa 21 CSD ComunicacionesEstadio Winston Pineda
 Deportivo Iztapa 21 Malacateco-CoatepequeEstadio Municipal Morón