Sunday, June 4, 2023

What you need to know about quadrilateral format

‘D’ day has arrived, zero hour. The eight teams classified for the semi-finals of the BetPlay League tonight have finally been defined. Colombian football entered its decisive curve and emotions could not be higher on the surface.

the latter because there are four places available for the seven clubs in contention. Millonarios, Águilas Doradas, Atlético Nacional, América de Cali and Alianza Petrolera have already secured their places in the next event, while Boyacá Chicó, Independiente Santa Fe, Independiente Medellín, Deportivo Pasto, La Equidad and Deportes Tolima will know their fate today. has to be defined.

Beyond individual teams’ chances to qualify, it will also be necessary to see the contention for first and second place on the table, which will be seeded in the draw for home runs, but which will also give them a huge boost in the next round. The advantage would be: invisible point.

Quadrilateral pattern

The teams that are seeded – Millenarios and Águilas for the time being – will be the winners of their respective group in case of being in first place and having equal points to the opponent at the end of the home run. The tiebreaker will not be goal difference, but this is the method that has worked in Colombian football over the years.

Another innovation that will be in the format of this semi-final series is the pairing of teams in each group. Although it will be by draw, which will happen after the date ends at 9:30 PM tonight, there will be teams who will not be able to share the same field.

It will draw

Those grouped from 3 to 8 will form pairs according to their position in the table. That is, the third with the fourth, the fifth with the sixth, and the seventh with the eighth. In the draw, teams with odd positions (3rd, 5th and 7th) will be seeded into one group and will automatically send their partner (pair) to the other group, as they will not be able to add Go That is, if there is a third draw in Group A, then the fourth will automatically go to B.

For the rest, the semi-final home runs of the Betplay League will be played in the normal format. Four teams in each group with home and away matches (six in total). The team with the highest score in each group will qualify for the Grand Final.

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