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The 2014 Copa Libertadores de América (officially the 2014 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 55th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, South America's premier international club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. Atlético Mineiro were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Atlético Nacional in the round of 16.

2014 Copa Libertadores de América
2014 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores de América
2014 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores da América
Tournament details
Dates January 28 – August 13, 2014
Teams 38 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina San Lorenzo (1st title)
Runners-up Paraguay Nacional
Tournament statistics
Matches played 138
Goals scored 325 (2.36 per match)
Attendance 3,029,439 (21,952 per match)
Top scorer(s) Paraguay Julio dos Santos
Uruguay Nicolás Olivera
(5 goals)
2013
2015

In the finals, Argentine team San Lorenzo defeated Paraguayan team Nacional 2–1 on aggregate to win their first title,[2] and earned the right to play in the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana.[3] The streak of four successive tournaments won by a Brazilian team was broken; in fact, none of the four semifinalists were from Brazil (first time since 1991, and the first finals since 2004 to not feature a Brazilian team) or had reached the final before.[4]

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Association Team (Berth) Entry stage Qualification method
  Argentina
5 berths
Vélez Sarsfield (Argentina 1) Second stage 2012–13 Primera División super champion[5]
Newell's Old Boys (Argentina 2) 2013 Torneo Final champion[5]
San Lorenzo (Argentina 3) 2013 Torneo Inicial champion[5]
Arsenal (Argentina 4) 2012–13 Copa Argentina champion[5]
Lanús (Argentina 5) First stage 2013 Copa Sudamericana champion[5]
  Bolivia
3 berths
Bolívar (Bolivia 1) Second stage 2013 Clausura champion[6]
The Strongest (Bolivia 2) 2013 Apertura champion[7]
Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia 3) First stage 2013 Clausura runner-up[6]
  Brazil
5 + 1 berths
Atlético Mineiro (Brazil 1; Title holders) Second stage 2013 Copa Libertadores champion
Cruzeiro (Brazil 2) 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champion[8]
Flamengo (Brazil 3) 2013 Copa do Brasil champion[8]
Grêmio (Brazil 4) 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up[8]
Atlético Paranaense (Brazil 5) First stage 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 3rd place[8]
Botafogo (Brazil 6) 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 4th place[8]
  Chile
3 berths
Unión Española (Chile 1) Second stage 2013 Transición champion[9]
O'Higgins (Chile 2) 2013 Apertura champion[10]
Universidad de Chile (Chile 3) First stage 2013 Apertura Liguilla winner[10]
  Colombia
3 berths
Atlético Nacional (Colombia 1) Second stage 2013 Apertura champion and 2013 Finalización champion[11]
Deportivo Cali (Colombia 2) 2013 Primera A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[11]
Santa Fe (Colombia 3) First stage 2013 Primera A aggregate table 2nd best team not yet qualified[11]
  Ecuador
3 berths
Emelec (Ecuador 1) Second stage 2013 Serie A champion[12]
Independiente del Valle (Ecuador 2) 2013 Serie A runner-up[12]
Deportivo Quito (Ecuador 3) First stage 2013 Serie A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[12]
  Mexico
(CONCACAF)
3 invitees
Santos Laguna (Mexico 1) Second stage 2013 Apertura classification phase best team not qualified for 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League
León (Mexico 2) 2013 Apertura classification phase 2nd best team not qualified for 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League
Morelia (Mexico 3) First stage 2013 Apertura classification phase 3rd best team not qualified for 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League
  Paraguay
3 berths
Cerro Porteño (Paraguay 1) Second stage 2013 Primera División tournament champion with better record in aggregate table[13]
Nacional (Paraguay 2) 2013 Primera División tournament champion with worse record in aggregate table[13]
Guaraní (Paraguay 3) First stage 2013 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[13]
  Peru
3 berths
Universitario (Peru 1) Second stage 2013 Descentralizado champion[14]
Real Garcilaso (Peru 2) 2013 Descentralizado runner-up[14]
Sporting Cristal (Peru 3) First stage 2013 Descentralizado aggregate table best team not yet qualified[14]
  Uruguay
3 berths
Peñarol (Uruguay 1) Second stage 2012–13 Primera División champion[15]
Defensor Sporting (Uruguay 2) 2012–13 Primera División runner-up[15]
Nacional (Uruguay 3) First stage 2012–13 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[15]
  Venezuela
3 berths
Zamora (Venezuela 1) Second stage 2012–13 Primera División champion[16]
Deportivo Anzoátegui (Venezuela 2) 2012–13 Primera División runner-up[16]
Caracas (Venezuela 3) First stage 2012–13 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[16]

DrawEdit

Location of teams of the 2014 Copa Libertadores from Mexico.

The draw of the tournament was held on December 12, 2013 in Luque, Paraguay.[17][18]

For the first stage, the 12 teams were drawn into six ties containing a team from Pot 1 and a team from Pot 2, with the former hosting the second leg. The seeding of each team was determined by which associations reached the furthest stage in the previous Copa Libertadores.[3]

Pot 1 Pot 2

  Lanús
  Atlético Paranaense
  Botafogo
  Santa Fe
  Guaraní
  Nacional

  Oriente Petrolero
  Universidad de Chile
  Deportivo Quito
  Morelia
  Sporting Cristal
  Caracas

For the second stage, the 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four containing one team from each of the four seeding pots. The seeding of each team was determined by their association and qualifying berth (as per the rotational agreement established by CONMEBOL, the teams which qualified through berths 1 from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela were seeded into Pot 1 for odd-numbered years, while the teams which qualified through berths 1 from Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay were seeded into Pot 1 for even-numbered years).[3] Teams from the same association in Pots 1 and 2 could not be drawn into the same group. However, a first stage winner, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw, could be drawn into the same group with another team from the same association.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Vélez Sarsfield
  Newell's Old Boys
  Atlético Mineiro
  Cruzeiro
  Bolívar
  Unión Española
  Cerro Porteño
  Peñarol

  San Lorenzo
  Arsenal
  Flamengo
  Grêmio
  The Strongest
  O'Higgins
  Nacional
  Defensor Sporting

  Atlético Nacional
  Deportivo Cali
  Emelec
  Independiente del Valle
  Universitario
  Real Garcilaso
  Zamora
  Deportivo Anzoátegui

  Santos Laguna
  León
First stage winner G1
First stage winner G2
First stage winner G3
First stage winner G4
First stage winner G5
First stage winner G6

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all dates listed are Wednesdays, but matches may be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well).[19][20] There was a two-month break between the quarterfinals and semifinals due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Stage First leg Second leg
First stage January 29 February 5
Second stage February 12, 19, 26
March 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9
Round of 16 April 16, 23 April 23, 30
Quarterfinals May 7 May 14
Semifinals July 23 July 30
Finals August 6 August 13

First stageEdit

In the first stage, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was used. If still tied, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (no extra time was played). The winners of each tie advanced to the second stage to join the 26 automatic qualifiers.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sporting Cristal   3–3 (4–5 p)   Atlético Paranaense 2–1 1–2
Deportivo Quito   1–4   Botafogo 1–0 0–4
Universidad de Chile   4–2   Guaraní 1–0 3–2
Caracas   0–3   Lanús 0–2 0–1
Morelia   2–2 (a)   Santa Fe 2–1 0–1
Oriente Petrolero   1–2   Nacional 1–0 0–2

Second stageEdit

In the second stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. Each team earned 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. If tied on points, the following criteria were used to determine the ranking: 1. Goal difference; 2. Goals scored; 3. Away goals scored; 4. Drawing of lots. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the round of 16.[3]

Group 1Edit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Vélez Sarsfield 6 5 0 1 9 3 +6 15
  The Strongest 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
  Atlético Paranaense 6 3 0 3 7 7 0 9
  Universitario 6 0 1 5 3 10 −7 1
  CAP STR UNI VEL
Atlético Paranaense 1–0 3–0 1–3
The Strongest 2–1 1–0 2–0
Universitario 0–1 3–3 0–1
Vélez Sarsfield 2–0 2–0 1–0

Group 2Edit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Unión Española 6 2 3 1 10 9 +1 9
  San Lorenzo 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
  Independiente del Valle 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
  Botafogo 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7
  BOT IDV SLO UES
Botafogo 1–0 2–0 0–1
Independiente del Valle 2–1 1–1 2–2
San Lorenzo 3–0 1–0 1–1
Unión Española 1–1 4–5 1–0

Group 3Edit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Cerro Porteño 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10
  Lanús 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
  O'Higgins 6 1 4 1 5 5 0 7
  Deportivo Cali 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7
  CER CAL LAN OHI
Cerro Porteño 3–2 3–1 2–1
Deportivo Cali 1–0 2–1 1–1
Lanús 2–0 2–0 0–0
O'Higgins 2–2 1–0 0–0

Group 4Edit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Atlético Mineiro 6 3 3 0 8 5 +3 12
  Nacional 6 2 2 2 8 10 −2 8
  Zamora 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7
  Santa Fe 6 1 2 3 10 11 −1 5
  CAM NAC SAN ZAM
Atlético Mineiro 1–1 2–1 1–0
Nacional 2–2 3–2 1–0
Santa Fe 1–1 3–1 2–2
Zamora 0–1 2–0 2–1

Group 5Edit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Defensor Sporting 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11
  Cruzeiro 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 10
  Universidad de Chile 6 3 1 2 6 9 −3 10
  Real Garcilaso 6 1 0 5 4 13 −9 3
  CRU DEF GAR UCH
Cruzeiro 2–2 3–0 5–1
Defensor Sporting 2–0 4–1 1–1
Real Garcilaso 2–1 0–2 1–2
Universidad de Chile 0–2 1–0 1–0

Group 6Edit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Grêmio 6 4 2 0 8 1 +7 14
  Atlético Nacional 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
  Newell's Old Boys 6 2 2 2 10 7 +3 8
  Nacional 6 0 1 5 4 13 −9 1
  ATL GRE NAC NOB
Atlético Nacional 0–2 2–2 1–0
Grêmio 3–0 1–0 0–0
Nacional 0–1 0–1 2–4
Newell's Old Boys 1–3 1–1 4–0

Group 7Edit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Bolívar 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
  León 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
  Flamengo 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7
  Emelec 6 2 0 4 7 12 −5 6
  BOL EME FLA LEO
Bolívar 2–1 1–0 1–1
Emelec 2–1 1–2 2–1
Flamengo 2–2 3–1 2–3
León 0–1 3–0 2–1

Group 8Edit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Santos Laguna 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13
  Arsenal 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 12
  Peñarol 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 5
  Deportivo Anzoátegui 6 0 3 3 4 12 −8 3
  ARS ANZ PEN SLA
Arsenal 3–0 1–0 3–0
Deportivo Anzoátegui 1–3 1–1 1–1
Peñarol 2–1 1–1 0–2
Santos Laguna 1–0 3–0 4–1

Knockout stagesEdit

In the knockout stages, the 16 teams played a single-elimination tournament, with the following rules:[3]

  • Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg. However, CONMEBOL required that the second leg of the finals must be played in South America, i.e., a finalist from Mexico must host the first leg regardless of seeding.
  • In the round of 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was used. If still tied, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (no extra time was played).
  • In the finals, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was not used, and 30 minutes of extra time was played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner.
  • If there were two semifinalists from the same association, they must play each other.

SeedingEdit

The qualified teams were seeded in the knockout stages according to their results in the second stage, with the group winners seeded 1–8, and the group runners-up seeded 9–16.


Seed
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Group winners (Seeds 1–8)
1   Vélez Sarsfield 6 5 0 1 9 3 +6 15
2   Grêmio 6 4 2 0 8 1 +7 14
3   Santos Laguna 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13
4   Atlético Mineiro 6 3 3 0 8 5 +3 12
5   Defensor Sporting 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11
6   Bolívar 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
7   Cerro Porteño 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10
8   Unión Española 6 2 3 1 10 9 +1 9
Group runners-up (Seeds 9–16)
9   Arsenal 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 12
10   Cruzeiro 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 10
11   León 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
12   The Strongest 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
13   Atlético Nacional 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
14   Lanús 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
15   San Lorenzo 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
16   Nacional 6 2 2 2 8 10 −2 8

Ranking rules: 1. Points; 2. Goal difference; 3. Goals scored; 4. Away goals scored; 5. Drawing of lots.[3]

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                     
16   Nacional 1 2 3  
1   Vélez Sarsfield 0 2 2  
  16   Nacional 1 0 1  
  9   Arsenal 0 0 0  
9   Arsenal 0 1 1
8   Unión Española 0 0 0  
  16   Nacional 2 0 2  
  5   Defensor Sporting 0 1 1  
13   Atlético Nacional 1 1 2  
4   Atlético Mineiro 0 1 1  
  13   Atlético Nacional 0 0 0
  5   Defensor Sporting 2 1 3  
12   The Strongest 2 0 2 (2)
5   Defensor Sporting (p) 0 2 2 (4)  
  16   Nacional 1 0 1
  15   San Lorenzo 1 1 2
15   San Lorenzo (p) 1 0 1 (4)  
2   Grêmio 0 1 1 (2)  
  15   San Lorenzo 1 1 2
  10   Cruzeiro 0 1 1  
10   Cruzeiro 1 2 3
7   Cerro Porteño 1 0 1  
  15   San Lorenzo 5 0 5
  6   Bolívar 0 1 1  
14   Lanús 2 2 4  
3   Santos Laguna 1 0 1  
  14   Lanús 1 0 1
  6   Bolívar 1 1 2  
11   León 2 1 3
6   Bolívar (a) 2 1 3  

Round of 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional   3–2   Vélez Sarsfield 1–0 2–2
San Lorenzo   1–1 (4–2 p)   Grêmio 1–0 0–1
Lanús   4–1   Santos Laguna 2–1 2–0
Atlético Nacional   2–1   Atlético Mineiro 1–0 1–1
The Strongest   2–2 (2–4 p)   Defensor Sporting 2–0 0–2
León   3–3 (a)   Bolívar 2–2 1–1
Cruzeiro   3–1   Cerro Porteño 1–1 2–0
Arsenal   1–0   Unión Española 0–0 1–0

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional   1–0   Arsenal 1–0 0–0
San Lorenzo   2–1   Cruzeiro 1–0 1–1
Lanús   1–2   Bolívar 1–1 0–1
Atlético Nacional   0–3   Defensor Sporting 0–2 0–1

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional   2–1   Defensor Sporting 2–0 0–1
San Lorenzo   5–1   Bolívar 5–0 0–1

FinalsEdit

The finals were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was not used, and 30 minutes of extra time was played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner.[3]


San Lorenzo won 2–1 on aggregate.

Top goalscorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  14. ^ a b c "Bases Torneo Descentralizado Copa Movistar 2013" (PDF) (in Spanish). ADFP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-27. 
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  16. ^ a b c "Comisión de Torneos Nacionales Normas Reguladoras de Categoría Nacional Temporada 2012–2013" (PDF) (in Spanish). FVF. 
  17. ^ "Proponen nuevo esquema para la disputa de las eliminatorias" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. October 22, 2013. 
  18. ^ "La Bridgestone Libertadores tiene calendario establecido" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. December 12, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Calendario de competiciones y actividades – CONMEBOL 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 
  20. ^ "Calendario de la Copa Libertadores 2014" (in Spanish). antena2.com.co. December 13, 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  21. ^ "Copa Bridgestone Libertadores — Goleadores" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 

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