Moldovan National Division 2008–09: Wikis

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The Moldovan National Division 2008-09 (Moldovan: Divizia Naţională) was the 18th season of top-tier football in Moldova. The season started on 2 July 2008 and ended on 17 May 2009.

Just prior to the start of the season, FC Politehnica Chişinău withdrew from the competition, causing the league to play with 11 teams this year. Further, CSCA-Steaua Chişinău merged with FC Rapid Ghidighici. The new club play under the name CSCA-Rapid Chişinău.

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Clubs

Location of teams in Moldovan National Division 2008–09
Club Location Stadium Capacity
FC Academia UTM Chişinău Stadionul Dinamo (Chişinău) 2,692
CSCA-Rapid Chişinău Ghigidhici Stadionul Ghigidhici 2,000
FC Dacia Chişinău Stadionul Republican 8,100
FC Dinamo Bender Selkovic Stadium 1,000
FC Iskra-Stali Rîbniţa Orăşenesc Stadium 2,000
FC Nistru Otaci Stadionul Calarasauca 3,000
FC Olimpia Bălţi Olimpia Bălţi Stadium 5,000
FC Sheriff Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 14,300
CS Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol Stadionul Municipal 3,525
FC Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 14,300
FC Zimbru Chişinău Zimbru Stadium 10,500

Promotion and relegation

Due to the withdrawal of FC Rapid Ghidighici in mid-November 2007, no teams were relegated to Moldovan First League. Promoted to Moldova's top-tier football were FC Academia UTM Chişinău.

League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sheriff  (C) 30 25 3 2 61 15 +46 78 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dacia 30 20 3 7 47 17 +30 63 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
3 Iskra-Stal 30 14 10 6 28 15 +13 52 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
4 Zimbru 30 13 7 10 42 30 +12 46 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 2
5 Dinamo Bender 30 11 9 10 42 45 −3 42
6 Olimpia 30 11 7 12 30 32 −2 40
7 Tiraspol 30 9 5 16 30 36 −6 32
8 Nistru 30 8 6 16 30 43 −13 30
9 CSCA-Rapid 30 7 8 15 28 47 −19 29
10 Tiligul-Tiras 30 7 4 19 24 60 −36 25 Folded 3
11 Academia 30 6 6 18 27 49 −22 24
Politehnica Chişinău  (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 4 Relegation to Divizia A

Source: Moldovan Football Federation (Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2rd head-to-head points; 3th head-to-head goal difference; 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored; 6th number of wins; 7th Fair play competition.
1Dacia have qualified for the second qualifying round of Europa League through league performance and their being a finalist in the domestic cup competition.
2Zimbru were at first denied a license for competing in Europa League next year, so their spot should have been taken by 5th placed team Dinamo Bender.[1] However, Zimbru appealed successfully and eventually were allowed to enter the Europa League.[2]
3Tiligul-Tiras folded on 6 June 2009 due to financial problems.[3] As a consequence, Academia Chişinău were spared from relegation.4Withdrew from league prior to 1st round, reason unknown.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 20 matches. The pairings of the third round were then set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 30 games per team.

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First and second round

Home \ Away1 ACA CRC DAC DIN ISK NIS OLI SHE TIL TIR ZIM
Academia 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–5
CSCA-Rapid 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–2
Dacia 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 4–1 2–0 1–1
Dinamo Bender 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 4–2 2–1
Iskra-Stal 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 0–0
Nistru 3–2 4–1 2–1 3–3 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 3–2 0–1
Olimpia 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0
Sheriff 1–0 6–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–1
Tiligul-Tiras 1–0 3–2 0–4 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–2 1–4 1–0 0–4
Tiraspol 3–0 3–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–1
Zimbru 2–3 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–1

Source: Moldovan Football Federation (Romanian)
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third round

Key numbers for pairing determination:

23rd round  24th round 25th round  26th round 27th round  28th round
   1 - bye     1 -  2     2 - bye     1 -  4     3 - bye     1 - 6
   2 - 11      8 -  6     3 -  1      2 -  3     4 -  2      2 - 5
   3 - 10      9 -  5     4 - 11      9 -  7     5 -  1      3 - 4
   4 - 9      10 -  4     5 - 10     10 -  6     6 - 11     10 - 8
   5 - 8      11 -  3     6 -  9     11 -  5     7 - 10     11 - 7
   6 - 7     bye -  7     7 -  8    bye -  8     8 -  9    bye - 9
29th round  30th round 31st round  32nd round 33rd round
   4 - bye     1 -  8     5 - bye     1 - 10     6 - bye
   5 -  3      2 -  7     6 -  4      2 -  9     7 -  5
   6 -  2      3 -  6     7 -  3      3 -  8     8 -  4
   7 -  1      4 -  5     8 -  2      4 -  7     9 -  3
   8 - 11     11 -  9     9 -  1      5 -  6    10 -  2
   9 - 10    bye - 10    10 - 11    bye - 11    11 -  1
Home \ Away1 ACA CRC DAC DIN ISK NIS OLI SHE TIL TIR ZIM
Academia 0–0 0–4 3–3 0–1 3–0
CSCA-Rapid 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Dacia 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0
Dinamo Bender 2–2 2–1 0–3 2–1 1–0
Iskra-Stal 0–3 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0
Nistru 1–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–0
Olimpia 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0
Sheriff 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0
Tiligul-Tiras 1–0 0–1 0–5 1–2 0–1
Tiraspol 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1
Zimbru 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–2 3–2

Source: Moldovan Football Federation (Romanian)
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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