2016 Copa do Nordeste

The 2016 Copa do Nordeste was the 14th edition of the main football tournament featuring teams from the Brazilian Northeast Region. The competition featured 20 clubs, with Bahia and Pernambuco having three seeds each, and Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe, Alagoas, Paraíba, Maranhão and Piauí with two seeds each. Santa Cruz (Pernambuco) qualified to play in the 2016 Copa Sudamericana,[1] after winning the final against Campinense (Paraíba) 3–2 on aggregate.
Santa Cruz also qualified to play in the 2017 Copa Sudamericana but CONMEBOL reduced the Brazilian berths from 8 to 6. Therefore, the champions Santa Cruz (Copa do Nordeste) and Paysandu (Copa Verde) lost their Copa Sudamericana berths.[2] Finally, they qualified for the 2017 Copa do Brasil Round of 16.[3]
Ceará were the defending champion, but were eliminated by Santa Cruz in the quarterfinals.

2016 Copa do Nordeste
Country Brazil
Dates14 February – 1 May
Teams20
ChampionsSanta Cruz
Runners-upCampinense
2016 Copa SudamericanaSanta Cruz
2017 Copa do BrasilSanta Cruz
Matches played74
Goals scored179 (2.42 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Rodrigão (9 goals)
2015
2017

Qualified teamsEdit

Association Team (Berth) Entry stage
  Alagoas
2 berths
CRB 2015 Campeonato Alagoano champions
Coruripe 2015 Campeonato Alagoano runners-up
  Bahia
3 berths
Bahia 2015 Campeonato Baiano champions
Vitória da Conquista 2015 Campeonato Baiano runners-up
Juazeirense 2015 Campeonato Baiano 3rd place
  Ceará
2 berths
Fortaleza 2015 Campeonato Cearense champions
Ceará 2015 Campeonato Cearense runners-up
  Maranhão
2 berths
Imperatriz 2015 Campeonato Maranhense champions
Sampaio Corrêa 2015 Campeonato Maranhense runners-up
  Paraíba
2 berths
Campinense 2015 Campeonato Paraibano champions
Botafogo-PB 2015 Campeonato Paraibano runners-up
  Pernambuco
3 berths
Santa Cruz 2015 Campeonato Pernambucano champions
Salgueiro 2015 Campeonato Pernambucano runners-up
Sport 2015 Campeonato Pernambucano 3rd place
  Piauí
2 berths
Ríver 2015 Campeonato Piauiense champions
Flamengo-PI 2015 Campeonato Piauiense runners-up
  Rio Grande do Norte
2 berths
América de Natal 2015 Campeonato Potiguar champions
ABC 2015 Campeonato Potiguar runners-up
  Sergipe
2 berths
Confiança 2015 Campeonato Sergipano champions
Estanciano 2015 Campeonato Sergipano runners-up

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Advance to the Final stage

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Campinense 6 5 1 0 13 3 +10 16
2   Salgueiro 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10
3   ABC 6 1 1 4 6 13 −7 4
4   Imperatriz 6 1 1 4 6 13 −7 4

Source:CBF

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   CRB 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10
2   América de Natal 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
3   Coruripe 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8
4   Estanciano 6 1 2 3 3 6 −3 5

Source:CBF

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Bahia 6 6 0 0 12 2 +10 18
2   Santa Cruz 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
4   Confiança 6 1 1 4 4 11 −7 4
3   Juazeirense 6 0 2 4 4 10 −6 2

Source:CBF

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Sport 6 3 2 1 12 8 +4 11
2   Fortaleza 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10
3   Ríver 6 1 3 2 8 10 −2 6
4   Botafogo-PB 6 1 2 3 6 10 −4 5

Source:CBF

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Ceará 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
2   Sampaio Corrêa 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10
3   Vitória da Conquista 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 10
4   Flamengo-PI 6 0 1 5 1 14 −13 1

Source:CBF

Ranking of second placed teamsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Salgueiro 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10
2   Santa Cruz 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
3   Fortaleza 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10
4   Sampaio Corrêa 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10
5   América de Natal 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9

Knockout phaseEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                   
  Santa Cruz 2 1 3  
  Ceará 1 0 1  
    Santa Cruz 2 1 3  
    Bahia 2 0 2  
  Fortaleza 1 1 2
  Bahia 2 1 3  
    Santa Cruz 2 1 3
    Campinense 1 1 2
  CRB 2 0 2  
  Sport (a) 1 1 2  
    Sport 1 0 1 (1)
    Campinense (p) 0 1 1 (3)  
  Salgueiro 0 2 2
  Campinense 2 1 3  

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fortaleza   2–3   Bahia 1–2 1–1
Santa Cruz   3–1   Ceará 2–1 1–0
CRB   2–2 (a)   Sport 2–1 0–1
Salgueiro   2–3   Campinense 0–2 2–1

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santa Cruz   3–2   Bahia 2–2 1–0
Sport   1–1 (1–3 p)   Campinense 1–0 0–1

FinalsEdit

Santa Cruz  2–1  Campinense
Grafite   29'
Bruno Moraes   90+2'
Report Tiago Sala   71'
Attendance: 36,106
Referee: Arilson Bispo da Anunciação
Replaced by Nielson Nogueira Dias (16')

Campinense  1–1  Santa Cruz
Rodrigão   70' Report Arthur Caíke   78'
Attendance: 19,859
Referee: Jailson Macêdo Freitas
2016 Copa do Nordeste
Champions
 
Santa Cruz
1st title

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Rodrigão Campinense 9
2   Hernane Bahia 6
3   Grafite Santa Cruz 5
  Keno Santa Cruz
5   Bill Ceará 4
  Juninho Bahia
  Neto Baiano CRB
  Piauí Salgueiro
  Rafael Costa Ceará

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Santa Cruz é campeão da Copa do Nordeste 2016". CBF (in Portuguese). 1 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Santa Cruz e Papão não terão vaga na Copa Sul-Americana de 2017". Globo (in Portuguese). 30 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Após perder vaga na 'Sula', Santa entra em oitavas da Copa do Brasil e pode recorrer à Fifa". Super Esportes (in Portuguese). 1 December 2016.