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Season


Regular Season:

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Format:

14 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 26 games each, over 26 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.





Championship Round:

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Format:

6 teams from the Regular Season, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 10 games each, over 10 game weeks.

Teams keep their entire Regular Season record going into the Championship Round.

The Championship Round winner is the 2016/2017 A PFG champion.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.





Relegation Round

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Format:

8 teams from the Regular Season are distributed into 2 groups of 4 teams each, based on their Regular Season standings:

Group 1: 7th, 10th, 11th and 14th;

Group 2: 8th, 9th, 12th and 13th.

Teams keep their entire Regular Season record going into the Relegation Round.

Within each group each team plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 6 games each, over 6 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.





Europa League Play-off:

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Format:

1 team from the Championship Round and 4 teams from the Relegation Round contest a place in the Europa League in a knockout format.



1st Round:

1st in Rel.Round Group 1 vs 2nd in Rel.Round Group 2 (match 1);

1st in Rel.Round Group 2 vs 2nd in Rel.Round Group 1 (match 2);

Winners are decided over two legs.



2nd Round:

winner match 1 vs winner match 2 (match 3).

Winner is decided over two legs.



Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:

1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. away goals, 3. extra time, 4. penalties.



Final:

winner match 3 vs 3rd in Championship Round *

Winner is decided over one leg with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The 3rd placed team is host.

* - if the Cup winner finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Championship Round, then the 4th placed team in the Championship Round takes part in the Final.





Relegation Play-offs:

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Format:

4 teams from the Relegation Round contest against Relegation in a knockout format.



1st Round:

3rd in Rel.Round Group 1 vs 4th in Rel.Round Group 2 (match 1);

3rd in Rel.Round Group 2 vs 4th in Rel.Round Group 1 (match 2);

Winners are decided over two legs.



11th Place Final:

winner match 1 vs winner match 2

Winner is decided over two legs.



13th Place Final:

loser match 1 vs loser match 2

Winner is decided over two legs.



Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:

1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. away goals, 3. extra time, 4. penalties.



Relegation from the league:

12-13 place: enter Play-offs 1/2 with two B PFG teams for 2 places in A PFG

14 place: relegated to B PFG



Promotion to the league:

1 team from B PFG

2 more teams from B PFG possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2