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The 2001 Copa Libertadores de América was the 42nd edition of CONMEBOL's premier club football tournament. The winners were Boca Juniors, lifting its fourth Copa Libertadores trophy.

2001 Copa Libertadores de América
2001 Copa Toyota Libertadores de América
2001 Copa Toyota Libertadores da América
Tournament details
Dates6 February – 28 June
Teams32 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina Boca Juniors (4th title)
Runners-upMexico Cruz Azul
Tournament statistics
Matches played126
Goals scored378 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Lopes (9 goals)
Best player(s)Argentina Juan Román Riquelme[1][2]
2000
2002

First roundEdit

The first round of the Copa Libertadores drew 32 teams into eight groups of four; two of these teams came from a preliminary round involving two Mexican clubs and two Venezuelan clubs. In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. Teams receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and no points for a loss. If two or more teams are equal on points, the following criteria will be applied to determine the ranking:

  1. superior goal difference;
  2. higher number of goals scored;
  3. higher number of away goals scored;
  4. draw.

The top two in each group advanced to the second round.

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Rosario Central 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
  Junior 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 10
  Vélez Sársfield 6 3 0 3 5 8 −3 9
  Universitario 6 0 2 4 3 13 −10 2

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Palmeiras 6 5 1 0 16 5 +11 16
  Cerro Porteño 6 4 1 1 17 6 +11 13
  Universidad de Chile 6 1 1 4 5 13 −8 4
  Sport Boys 6 0 1 5 3 17 −14 1

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nacional 6 4 2 0 9 2 +7 14
  Concepción 6 2 1 3 8 8 0 7
  San Lorenzo 6 2 1 3 9 10 −1 7
  Jorge Wilstermann 6 2 0 4 7 13 −6 6

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cruzeiro 6 5 1 0 15 4 +11 16
  Emelec 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
  Olimpia 6 1 2 3 10 13 −3 5
  Sporting Cristal 6 1 0 5 4 13 −9 3

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  River Plate 6 4 0 2 13 6 +7 12
  El Nacional 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 9
  Guaraní 6 2 1 3 9 11 −2 7
  The Strongest 6 2 1 3 10 14 −4 7

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Vasco da Gama 6 6 0 0 16 5 +11 18
  América 6 4 0 2 10 9 +1 12
  Peñarol 6 1 1 4 7 10 −3 4
  Deportivo Táchira 6 0 1 5 3 12 −9 1

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cruz Azul 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13
  São Caetano 6 2 2 2 6 4 +2 8
  Defensor Sporting 6 2 1 3 8 11 −3 7
  Olmedo 6 2 0 4 11 15 −4 6

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Boca Juniors 6 5 0 1 7 5 +2 15
  Cobreloa 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
  Deportivo Cali 6 3 0 3 13 8 +5 9
  Oriente Petrolero 6 0 1 5 6 14 −8 1

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis. If teams are tied on points and goals after both legs (180 minutes of play), a penalty shootout is carried out.

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                             
  Rosario Central 3 1 4  
  Cobreloa 2 1 3  
    Rosario Central 1 2 3 (4)  
    América 0 3 3 (3)  
  Nacional 0 1 1
  América 2 3 5  
    Rosario Central 0 3 3  
    Cruz Azul 2 3 5  
  River Plate 0 5 5  
  Emelec 2 0 2  
    River Plate 0 0 0
    Cruz Azul 0 3 3  
  Cruz Azul 1 3 4
  Cerro Porteño 2 1 3  
    Cruz Azul 0 1 1 (1)
    Boca Juniors 1 0 1 (3)
  Palmeiras 0 1 1 (5)  
  São Caetano 1 0 1 (3)  
    Palmeiras 3 2 5 (4)
    Cruzeiro 3 2 5 (3)  
  Cruzeiro 2 4 6
  El Nacional 1 1 2  
    Palmeiras 2 2 4 (2)
    Boca Juniors 2 2 4 (3)  
  Vasco da Gama 3 1 4  
  Concepción 1 0 1  
    Vasco da Gama 0 0 0
    Boca Juniors 1 3 4  
  Boca Juniors 3 1 4
  Junior 2 1 3  

Round of 16Edit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalsEdit

Cruz Azul  0 – 1  Boca Juniors
(Report) Delgado   85'
Attendance: 115,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Presentaron el auto que recibirá el mejor jugador de la fin". 19 June 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Conoce a los jugadores más valiosos de la Libertadores". 10 October 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2015.