Although this year there will be no declines in Argentine football, it is always good to review how the averages table is. So grab the calculator and see which First Division clubs are most at risk after the first 11 dates of the Professional League.
Colón, the last champion of Argentine soccer. Photo: EFE.
WHEN DO THE DESCENTS RETURN?
The no-relegation tournament measure was imposed at the beginning of the coronavirus and it will spread until the end of 2022. Yes indeed, the points of the current campaign (plus that of the last League Cup, the 19-20 Super League and the first date of the 19-20 Super League Cup) will be taken into account to calculate which clubs will go down to the First National.
By the time the descents return, the First will have 28 teams and, although it is not confirmed yet, it is estimated that two teams will lose their category. But having two promotions, in 2023 the same number of clubs will be maintained. And it will be from there, when the process to reduce the number of participants begins.
THIS IS THE TABLE
The Professional League has 25 dates, and this weekend we will enter matchday 12. Therefore, we show you how things are as we approach the middle of the tournament: Who is safe and who is complicated?
The full average table. Photo: @LigaAFA.
The red zone is on fire, with several teams fighting to get out of those two places that will take them out of the highest category of Argentine soccer. At the bottom of the table is Aldosivi with an average of 0,958. Ahead there is a triple tie, between Sarmiento, Platense and Hurricane, that all add up 1,000.
The Maradona Cup that Boca won does not add up to the averages. Photo: EFE.
There is still a lot to play with, with 13 days plus a whole year aheadEveryone has the chance to save themselves and stay longer in the First Division. But the dates pass and time begins to run to the clubs in the background, which cannot sleep. And although at this point the descents may seem far away, keep in mind that every point counts.