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2007 Copa Libertadores

The 2007 Copa Libertadores de América (officially the 2007 Copa Toyota Libertadores de América for sponsorship reasons) was the 48th edition of the Copa Libertadores. It started on January 24, 2007 and finished on June 20, 2007. It was won by Boca Juniors, who earned their 6th Copa Libertadores title, one less than Independiente's record. They won the Libertadores with Miguel Angel Russo.

2007 Copa Libertadores de América
2007 Copa Toyota Libertadores de América
2007 Copa Toyota Libertadores da América
Tournament details
DatesJanuary 24 - June 20
Teams38 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina Boca Juniors (6th title)
Runners-upBrazil Grêmio
Tournament statistics
Matches played138
Goals scored364 (2.64 per match)
Top scorer(s)Paraguay Salvador Cabañas (10 goals)
Best player(s)Argentina Juan Román Riquelme[1]
2006
2008

Qualified teamsEdit

Association Team (berth) Qualification method
  Argentina
5 berths
Boca Juniors 2005 Apertura and 2006 Clausura champion
Gimnasia y Esgrima 2005–06 best placed team on aggregate table
River Plate 2005–06 2nd best placed team on aggregate table
Banfield 2005–06 3rd best placed team on aggregate table
Vélez Sársfield 2005–06 4th best placed team on aggregate table
  Bolivia
3 berths
Blooming 2005–06 Apertura champion
Bolívar 2005–06 Clausura champion
Real Potosí 2005–06 Clausura runner-up
  Brazil
5 + 1 berths
Internacional 2006 Copa Libertadores champion
Flamengo 2006 Copa do Brasil champion
São Paulo 2006 Série A champion
Grêmio 2006 Série A 3rd place
Santos 2006 Série A 4th place
Paraná 2006 Série A 5th place
  Chile
3 berths
Colo-Colo 2006 Apertura and 2006 Clausura champion
Audax Italiano 2006 Clausura finalist
Cobreloa Best-placed team in the 2006 Clausura classification stage
  Colombia
3 berths
Deportivo Pasto 2006 Apertura champion
Cúcuta Deportivo 2006 Clausura champion
Deportes Tolima 2006 best placed team on aggregate table
  Ecuador
3 berths
El Nacional 2006 Seria A champion
Emelec 2006 Seria A runner-up
LDU Quito 2006 Seria A 3rd place
  Paraguay
3 berths
Libertad 2006 Primera División champion
Cerro Porteño 2006 Primera División runner-up
Tacuary 2006 best placed team on aggregate table
  Peru
3 berths
Alianza Lima 2006 Apertura winner
Cienciano 2006 Clausura winner
Sporting Cristal 2006 best placed team on aggregate table
  Uruguay
3 berths
Nacional 2005–06 Primera División champion
Defensor Sporting 2006 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores winner
Danubio 2006 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores runner-up
  Venezuela
3 berths
Caracas 2005–06 Primera División champion
Maracaibo 2005–06 Primera División runner-up
Deportivo Táchira 2005–06 best placed team on aggregate table
  Mexico
(CONCACAF)
3 invitees
Toluca 2005 Apertura champion
Necaxa 2007 InterLiga winner
América 2007 InterLiga runner-up

First stageEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Blooming   0–6   Santos 0–1 0–5
Vélez Sársfield   5–1   Danubio 3–0 2–1
Deportivo Táchira   1–4   Deportes Tolima 1–2 0–2
Tacuary   1–4   LDU Quito 1–1 0–3
Cobreloa   1–3   Paraná 0–2 1–1
América   6–2   Sporting Cristal 5–0 1–2

Second stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Libertad (A) 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13
  América (A) 6 4 0 2 12 10 +2 12
  Banfield 6 3 0 3 8 8 0 9
  El Nacional 6 0 1 5 4 11 −7 1
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the round of 16.

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Necaxa (A) 6 4 0 2 9 7 +2 12
  São Paulo (A) 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 11
  Audax Italiano 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
  Alianza Lima 6 0 0 6 2 13 −11 0
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the round of 16.

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Grêmio (A) 6 3 1 2 4 4 0 10
  Cúcuta Deportivo (A) 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 9
  Deportes Tolima 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7
  Cerro Porteño 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the round of 16.

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Vélez Sársfield (A) 6 3 2 1 5 3 +2 11
  Nacional (A) 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10
  Internacional 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10
  Emelec 6 1 0 5 3 10 −7 3
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the round of 16.

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Flamengo (A) 6 5 1 0 10 4 +6 16
  Paraná Clube (A) 6 3 0 3 9 8 +1 9
  Real Potosí 6 1 3 2 8 9 −1 6
  Unión Maracaibo 6 0 2 4 8 14 −6 2
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the round of 16.

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colo-Colo (A) 6 3 0 3 12 7 +5 9
  Caracas (A) 6 3 0 3 7 10 −3 9
  LDU Quito 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8
  River Plate 6 2 2 2 5 6 −1 8
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the round of 16.

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Toluca (A) 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 12
  Boca Juniors (A) 6 3 1 2 11 5 +6 10
  Cienciano 6 3 0 3 12 9 +3 9
  Bolívar 6 1 1 4 5 18 −13 4
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the round of 16.

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Santos FC (A) 6 6 0 0 12 1 +11 18
  Defensor Sporting (A) 6 3 0 3 8 7 +1 9
  Gimnasia LP 6 3 0 3 9 10 −1 9
  Deportivo Pasto 6 0 0 6 3 14 −11 0
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the round of 16.

Knockout stagesEdit

The teams were seeded 1 to 8 (first placed teams of each group) and 9 to 16 (second placed teams of each group); the best seeds played the worst seeds. To prevent a final with two teams from the same country, CONMEBOL paired Santos with Grêmio and Boca Juniors with Cúcuta Deportivo in the semifinals.[2]

SeedingEdit

Teams qualified as a group winner
Seed Team Pts GD GF AG
1   Santos 18 +11 12 5
2   Flamengo 16 +6 10 5
3   Libertad 13 +5 12 6
4   Toluca 12 +4 10 4
5   Necaxa 12 +2 9 3
6   Vélez Sársfield 11 +3 6 1
7   Grêmio 10 0 4 2
8   Colo-Colo 9 +5 12 5
Teams qualified as a runner-up
Seed Team Pts GD GF AG
9   América 12 +2 12 5
10   São Paulo 11 +7 11 2
11   Boca Juniors 10 +6 11 0
12   Nacional 10 +4 9 1
13   Cúcuta Deportivo 9 +2 9 5
14   Paraná 9 +1 9 5
15   Defensor Sporting 9 +1 8 2
16   Caracas 9 −3 7 3

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                             
1   Santos 2 3  
16   Caracas 2 2  
  1   Santos 0 2  
  9   América 0 1  
8   Colo-Colo 0 2
9   América 3 1  
  1   Santos 0 3  
  7   Grêmio (a) 2 1  
7   Grêmio 0 2  
10   São Paulo 1 0  
  7   Grêmio 0 2 (4)
  15   Defensor Sporting 2 0 (2)  
2   Flamengo 0 2
15   Defensor Sporting 3 0  
  7   Grêmio 0 0
  11   Boca Juniors 3 2
3   Libertad 2 1  
14   Paraná 1 1  
  3   Libertad 1 0
  11   Boca Juniors 1 2  
6   Vélez Sarsfield 0 3
11   Boca Juniors 3 1  
  11   Boca Juniors 1 3
  13   Cúcuta Deportivo 3 0  
5   Necaxa 2 0  
12   Nacional 3 1  
  12   Nacional 0 2
  13   Cúcuta Deportivo 2 2  
4   Toluca 1 2
13   Cúcuta Deportivo 5 0  

FinalsEdit


Grêmio  0–2  Boca Juniors
(Report) Riquelme   69'81'
Copa Toyota Libertadores de América
2007 Champion
 
Boca Juniors
Sixth Title

Top goalscorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Conoce a los jugadores más valiosos de la Libertadores". 10 October 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. ^ "COPA TOYOTA LIBERTADORES DE AMÉRICA 2007" (PDF). website (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010.

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