R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Alianza Petrolera 11 7 3 1 0 24
2 Atletico Nacional Medellin 12 6 5 1 0 23
3 Cucuta 11 6 3 2 0 21
4 America de Cali 11 6 3 2 0 21
5 Millonarios 11 6 2 3 0 20
6 Deportes Tolima 12 5 3 4 0 18
7 Deportivo Cali 11 5 2 4 0 17
8 Atletico Junior Barranquilla 11 4 3 4 0 15
9 Patriotas FC 11 3 5 3 0 14
10 Deportivo Pasto 12 3 5 4 0 14
11 Deportiva Once Caldas 11 3 4 4 0 13
12 Atletico Bucaramanga 11 3 4 4 0 13
13 Dep.Independiente Medellin 11 4 1 6 0 13
14 Envigado FC 11 3 4 4 0 13
15 Aguilas Doradas 11 3 4 4 0 13
16 La Equidad 12 3 3 6 0 12
17 Independiente Santa Fe 11 3 2 6 0 11
18 Jaguares de Cordoba 11 1 6 4 0 9
19 Atletico Huila 11 1 6 4 0 9
20 Union Magdalena 11 2 2 7 0 8

Primera Division de Colombiano-Apertura

A total of twenty clubs compete in the leagues regular season. During the league stage, which lasts for twenty matches, each team plays against every other team once. The league table follows a normal European league table, one point for ties and three points for a win. The top eight teams advance to the playoffs. The playoffs have been organized in two different ways over the course of the short tournaments. They were first organized by dividing the eight teams into two groups where they would play home and away games; then, the two group winners would play the final. In later years, the playoffs are organized in pairs and play direct elimination in home and away games until only two teams reach the finals. Relegation from Primera A is based on an averaging system. At the end of each season, the two teams with the worst three-year average are relegated to Primera B.
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