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The Copa Mercosur 2001 was the 4th and final staging of the international club cup.

Copa Mercosur 2001
Tournament details
Dates21 July 2001 – 24 January 2002
Teams20 (from 5 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina San Lorenzo (1st title)
Runners-upBrazil Flamengo
Tournament statistics
Matches played73
Goals scored197 (2.7 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Bernardo Romeo (10 goals)
2000

The competition started on 21 July 2001 and concluded on 24 January 2002 with San Lorenzo beating Flamengo in the final.

ParticipantsEdit

DetailsEdit

  • The 20 teams were divided into 5 groups of 4 teams. Each team plays the other teams in the group twice. The top team from each group qualified for the quarter-finals along with the best 3 runners up.
  • From the quarter finals to the final, two legs were played in each round. In the result of a draw, the match was decided by a penalty shoot out.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Cerro Porteño 10 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2
  Universidad Católica 9 6 3 0 3 8 9 -1
  Vasco da Gama 8 6 2 2 2 11 11 +0
  Boca Juniors 6 6 1 3 2 9 10 -1

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Flamengo 15 6 5 0 1 11 6 +5
  San Lorenzo 10 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5
  Nacional 10 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3
  Olimpia 0 6 0 0 6 0 13 -13

NB: Olimpia’s away match against Flamengo was awarded 2-0 to Flamengo due to Olimpia being temporarily suspended due to a legal dispute with the Paraguayan FA.

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Corinthians 10 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2
  Independiente 9 6 3 0 3 8 8 +0
  Cruzeiro 8 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1
  Colo Colo 6 6 1 3 2 3 6 -3

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Talleres 10 6 2 4 0 10 5 +5
  Vélez Sársfield 8 6 2 2 2 12 11 +1
  São Paulo 7 6 1 4 1 7 6 +1
  Peñarol 5 6 1 2 3 3 6 -3

Group EEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Grêmio 14 6 4 2 0 11 4 +7
  River Plate 8 6 2 2 2 13 10 +3
  Palmeiras 6 6 1 3 2 11 10 +1
  Universidad de Chile 4 6 1 1 4 3 14 -11

Quarter-finalsEdit

First legEdit

San Lorenzo  4 – 2  Cerro Porteño
Romeo   10'   19'   25'
Estévez   76'
Aquino   64'
Alvarenga

Independiente  0 – 0  Flamengo

Universidad Católica  2 – 1  Corinthians
Norambuena   42'   90' Luizão   53'

Grêmio  0 – 0  Talleres

Second legEdit

Cerro Porteño  1 – 2  San Lorenzo
Balbuena   26' Pusineri   68'
Acosta   77'

San Lorenzo won 6–3 on aggregate.


Flamengo 4 – 0  Independiente
Edílson   24'   69'
Juan   25'   35'

Flamengo won 4–0 on aggregate.


Corinthians  2 – 0  Universidad Católica
Deivid   59'
Kléber   78'

Corinthians won 3–2 on aggregate.


Talleres 0 – 2  Grêmio
Cardoso   38'
Emerson   90'

Gremio won 2–0 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Corinthians  2 – 1  San Lorenzo
Scheidt   60'
Luizão   78'
Romeo   15'

Flamengo  2 – 2  Grêmio
Juan   4'
Beto   19'
Anderson Polga   31'
Fábio Baiano   81'

Second legEdit

San Lorenzo 4 – 1  Corinthians
Romeo   36'   90'
Pusineri   54'
Angelo   60' (og)
Luizão   77'

San Lorenzo won 5–3 on aggregate.


Grêmio 0 – 0  Flamengo

2-2 on aggregate, Flamengo won 4-2 on penalties

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Flamengo 0 – 0  San Lorenzo
Maracana from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Second legEdit

Originally scheduled for Dec 19 but postponed to January 24, 2002 due to social unrest in Argentina

San Lorenzo  1 – 1  Flamengo
Estévez   67' Leandro Machado   10'

1-1 on aggregate, San Lorenzo won 4-3 on penalties

Copa Mercosur
2001 Winner
 
San Lorenzo
First Title

ReferencesEdit