2015 Copa Libertadores second stage

The 2015 Copa Libertadores second stage was played from February 17 to April 22, 2015. A total of 32 teams competed in the second stage to decide the 16 places in the final stages of the 2015 Copa Libertadores.[1]

DrawEdit

The draw of the tournament was held on December 2, 2014, 21:00 UTC−3, at the CONMEBOL Convention Centre in Luque, Paraguay.

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).[1] 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.

Pots for the second stage draw
Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  •   UANL
  •   Atlas
  • Winner G1
  • Winner G2
  • Winner G3
  • Winner G4
  • Winner G5
  • Winner G6

The six winners of the first stage which joined the 26 direct entrants were as follows:

FormatEdit

In the second stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the round of 16.

TiebreakersEdit

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:[1]

  1. Goal difference in all games;
  2. Goals scored in all games;
  3. Goals scored in all away games;
  4. Drawing of lots.

GroupsEdit

The matches were played on February 17–19, 24–26, March 3–5, 10–12, 17–19, April 1, 7–9, 14–16, and 21–22, 2015.[2]

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SFE CAM CCL ATL
1   Santa Fe 6 4 0 2 10 5 +5 12 Advance to final stages 0–1 3–1 3–1
2   Atlético Mineiro 6 3 0 3 5 4 +1 9 2–0 2–0 0–1
3   Colo-Colo 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 9 0–3 2–0 2–0
4   Atlas 6 2 0 4 4 9 −5 6 0–1 1–0 1–3
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: Second stage tiebreakers
Atlas  0–1  Santa Fe
Report Arias   77'

Atlético Mineiro  0–1  Atlas
Report Suárez   86'
Santa Fe  3–1  Colo-Colo
Morelo   34'43'65' Report Suazo   51' (pen.)


Atlas  1–3  Colo-Colo
Medina   19' (pen.) Report Paredes   9'83'
Cáceres   90+2'
Atlético Mineiro  2–0  Santa Fe
Carlos   12'
Guilherme   90'
Report


Santa Fe  3–1  Atlas
Pérez   20'
Roa   30'
Rivera   90+2'
Report Kannemann   60'

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification COR SPA SLA DAN
1   Corinthians 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13 Advance to final stages 2–0 0–0 4–0
2   São Paulo 6 4 0 2 9 4 +5 12 2–0 1–0 4–0
3   San Lorenzo 6 2 1 3 3 4 −1 7 0–1 1–0 0–1
4   Danubio 6 1 0 5 4 14 −10 3 1–2 1–2 1–2
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: Second stage tiebreakers
Corinthians  2–0  São Paulo
Elias   11'
Jádson   67'
Report
Attendance: 39,026

Note: This was the first time the Clássico Majestoso derby matches between Corinthians and São Paulo were played in the Copa Libertadores.

Danubio  1–2  San Lorenzo
Castro   10' Report Matos   85'
Cetto   87'

São Paulo  4–0  Danubio
Pato   3'40'
Reinaldo   69'
Jonathan Cafu   88'
Report
Attendance: 16,689
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)
San Lorenzo  0–1  Corinthians
Report Elias   65'

Note: San Lorenzo played their home match against Corinthians behind closed doors as they were punished for crowd disturbances in the second leg of the 2014 Copa Libertadores Finals.[3]


São Paulo  1–0  San Lorenzo
Michel Bastos   89' Report

Corinthians  4–0  Danubio
Jádson   26'
Guerrero   32'46'67'
Report
Attendance: 38,928
Referee: Diego Haro (Peru)

Corinthians  0–0  San Lorenzo
Report
Attendance: 41,107

São Paulo  2–0  Corinthians
Luís Fabiano   31'
Michel Bastos   39'
Report
Attendance: 38,772
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CRU UNI HUR MIN
1   Cruzeiro 6 3 2 1 8 3 +5 11 Advance to final stages 2–0 0–0 3–0
2   Universitario 6 2 3 1 4 3 +1 9 0–0 0–0 2–0
3   Huracán 6 1 4 1 6 7 −1 7 3–1 1–1 2–2
4   Mineros 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4 0–2 0–1 3–0
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: Second stage tiebreakers
Huracán  2–2  Mineros
Villarruel   27'
Domínguez   88' (pen.)
Report Valoyes   21'81' (pen.)

Cruzeiro  0–0  Huracán
Report


Cruzeiro  3–0  Mineros
De Arrascaeta   12'
Leandro Damião   14'
Henrique   72'
Report


Cruzeiro  2–0  Universitario
Willian   37'
Léo   56'
Report

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification INT EME STR UCH
1   Internacional 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 13 Advance to final stages 3–2 1–0 3–1
2   Emelec 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10 1–1 3–0 2–0
3   The Strongest 6 3 0 3 10 11 −1 9 3–1 1–0 5–3
4   Universidad de Chile 6 1 0 5 7 16 −9 3 0–4 0–1 3–1
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: Second stage tiebreakers
The Strongest  3–1  Internacional
Chumacero   10'85'
Wayar   14'
Report D'Alessandro   48' (pen.)

Emelec  3–0  The Strongest
Bolaños   3'
Fernández   23'
Mena   68'
Report
Internacional  3–1  Universidad de Chile
D'Alessandro   45+1' (pen.)
Jorge Henrique   60'
Eduardo Sasha   77'
Report Canales   66'

Internacional  3–2  Emelec
Nilmar   10'
Alex   59'
Réver   82'
Report Burbano   22'
Mena   45+1'

The Strongest  5–3  Universidad de Chile
Centurión   45'
Castro   50'
Cristaldo   68'
Martelli   72'
Ramallo   86'
Report Benegas   21'
Ubilla   70'
Corujo   71'
Emelec  1–1  Internacional
Mena   31' Report Vitinho   55'


Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BOC WAN PAL ZAM
1   Boca Juniors 6 6 0 0 19 2 +17 18 Advance to final stages 2–1 2–0 5–0
2   Montevideo Wanderers 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10 0–3 1–0 3–2
3   Palestino 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7 0–2 1–1 4–0
4   Zamora 6 0 0 6 3 21 −18 0 1–5 0–3 0–1
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: Second stage tiebreakers


Boca Juniors  5–0  Zamora
Meli   7'
Lodeiro   14'
Carrizo   36'
Osvaldo   68'81' (pen.)
Report

Zamora  1–5  Boca Juniors
Murillo   17' Report Martínez   51'90+1'
Colazo   57'70'
Chávez   77'


Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TIG RIV JUA SJO
1   UANL 6 4 2 0 16 7 +9 14 Advance to final stages 2–2 3–0 4–0
2   River Plate 6 1 4 1 8 7 +1 7 1–1 1–1 3–0
3   Juan Aurich 6 1 3 2 9 11 −2 6 4–5 1–1 2–0
4   San José 6 1 1 4 3 11 −8 4 0–1 2–0 1–1
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: Second stage tiebreakers





Juan Aurich  4–5  UANL
Pacheco   13'82'
Tejada   42'51' (pen.)
Report Esqueda   10'16'73'
Villalpando   66'
Espericueta   81'

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CAN EST LIB BAR
1   Atlético Nacional 6 3 2 1 12 7 +5 11 Advance to final stages 1–1 4–0 2–3
2   Estudiantes 6 3 1 2 7 3 +4 10 0–1 1–0 3–0
3   Libertad 6 2 2 2 5 8 −3 8 2–2 1–0 1–1
4   Barcelona 6 1 1 4 5 11 −6 4 1–2 0–2 0–1
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: Second stage tiebreakers
Estudiantes  3–0  Barcelona
Carrillo   16'36'74' Report





Atlético Nacional  4–0  Libertad
Mejía   28'
Ruiz   50'52'
Copete   72'
Report

Group 8Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RAC GUA CRI TAC
1   Racing 6 4 0 2 15 7 +8 12 Advance to final stages 4–1 1–2 3–2
2   Guaraní 6 2 3 1 12 10 +2 9 2–0 2–2 5–2
3   Sporting Cristal 6 1 4 1 6 7 −1 7 0–2 1–1 1–1
4   Deportivo Táchira 6 0 3 3 6 15 −9 3 0–5 1–1 0–0
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: Second stage tiebreakers

Racing  4–1  Guaraní
Bou   43'78'81'
Milito   48'
Report Santander   64'

Guaraní  5–2  Deportivo Táchira
Ocampo   9'
Mendoza   34'
Santander   39' (pen.)
Benítez   40'
Fernández   87'
Report González   16'
López   48'



ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2015 – Reglamento" (PDF) (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com.
  2. ^ "Se estableció el calendario de la Bridgestone Libertadores 2015" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. December 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sanction hangs over San Lorenzo in Libertadores defence". Reuters India. February 16, 2015.

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