2018 Copa Libertadores Femenina

The 2018 Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores Femenina was the tenth edition of the CONMEBOL Libertadores Femenina (also referred to as the Copa Libertadores Femenina), South America's premier women's club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. The tournament was held in Manaus, Brazil from 18 November to 2 December 2018.[1]

2018 Copa Libertadores Femenina
Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores Femenina
Brasil 2018
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Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
CityManaus
Dates18 November – 2 December 2018
Teams12 (from 10 associations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsColombia Atlético Huila (1st title)
Runners-upBrazil Santos
Third placeBrazil Iranduba
Fourth placeChile Colo-Colo
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored69 (3.14 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Brena (4 goals)
2017
2019

Originally planned from 4 to 18 November the tournament was pushed back two weeks because of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off which fell in the time frame.[1]

Atlético Huila defeated Santos in the final on penalties to win their first tournament title.[2] Iranduba defeated Colo-Colo to finish third.

Audax were the defending champions, having won the title the previous year as a joint team with Corinthians. They were eliminated in the group stage.

Host selectionEdit

There were eventually three bids for the 2018 Copa Libertadores Femenina: Manaus, Santa Cruz de la Sierra and São Paulo proposed by Iranduba, Deportivo ITA and Corinthians, respectively.[3] On 11 June 2018, CONMEBOL announced that the tournament would be held in Manaus and Iranduba gained the host association additional berth.[4][5]

TeamsEdit

The competition was contested by 12 teams: the champions of all ten CONMEBOL associations were given one entry, additionally the title holders re-entered and the host association qualified one more team.[6]

Association Team Qualifying method Participation Previous best result
  Argentina UAI Urquiza 2017–18 Campeonato Argentino champions[7] 3rd Third place (2015)
  Bolivia Deportivo ITA 2018 Campeonato Boliviano champions[8] 2nd Group stage (2017)
  Brazil (hosts) Audax 2017 Copa Libertadores Femenina champions[note 1] 2nd Champions (2017)
Santos 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro champions[10][11] 4th Champions (2009, 2010)
Iranduba Host association additional entry[5] 1st
  Chile Colo-Colo 2017 Apertura and Clausura champions[12] 8th Champions (2012)
  Colombia Atlético Huila 2018 Liga Femenina Profesional champions[13] 1st
  Ecuador Unión Española 2017–18 Campeonato Ecuatoriano champions[14] 3rd Group stage (2016, 2017)
  Paraguay Cerro Porteño 2017 Campeonato Paraguayo champions[15] 5th Third place (2014)
  Peru JC Sport Girls 2017 Campeonato Peruano champions[16] 4th Group stage (2011, 2012, 2013)
  Uruguay Peñarol 2017 Campeonato Uruguayo champions[17] 1st
  Venezuela Flor de Patria 2018 Torneo Apertura champions[18] 1st
Notes
  1. ^ The partnership between Audax and Corinthians ended on 31 December 2017. Corinthians created their own team for the 2018 season.[9]

VenuesEdit

Initially two stadiums (Estádio Ismael Benigno and Arena da Amazônia) would host the tournament. On 14 November 2018, CONMEBOL announced that the Estádio Ismael Benigno would no longer host matches, and matches originally to be played there would be moved to Arena da Amazônia.[19] During the tournament, CONMEBOL decided to move the matches scheduled on 25 and 26 November at Estádio Roberto Simonsen to protect the football field of Arena da Amazônia.[20]

Matches were played in Manaus. The stadiums were:

DrawEdit

The draw for the tournament was held on 7 November 2018 (originally scheduled on 3 November), 19:00 AMT (UTC−4), at the Arena da Amazônia in Manaus.[21][22][23] The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four containing a team from each of the four pots. The defending champions Audax were automatically seeded into Pot 1 and allocated to position A1 in the group stage. For the remaining two teams from hosts Brazil, the first representative was seeded into Pot 2 and the second representative was seeded into Pot 4. The remaining teams were seeded based on the results of their association in the 2017 Copa Libertadores Femenina. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group stageEdit

In the group stage, 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 would be applied in the following order (Regulations Article 20):[6]

  1. Goal difference;
  2. Goals scored;
  3. Head-to-head result in games between tied teams;
  4. Number of red cards;
  5. Number of yellow cards;
  6. Drawing of lots.

The winners of each group and the best runners-up among all groups advanced to the semi-finals.

All times are local, AMT (UTC−4).[24]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Atlético Huila 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6 Semi-finals
2   Audax (H) 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6
3   Unión Española 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4   Peñarol 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
Source: CBF
(H) Host.
Audax  0–1  Unión Española
Report
Referee: Dione Rissios (Chile)
Atlético Huila  3–0  Peñarol
Report
Referee: Yercinia Correa (Venezuela)

Audax  1–0  Atlético Huila
Report
Referee: Zulma Quiñónez (Paraguay)
Unión Española  0–2  Peñarol
Report
Referee: Regildênia de Holanda Moura (Brazil)

Peñarol  0–4  Audax
Report
Referee: Estela Álvarez (Argentina)
Unión Española  1–3  Atlético Huila
Report
Referee: Adriana Farfán (Bolivia)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Santos (H) 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 9 Semi-finals
2   Colo-Colo 3 2 0 1 10 6 +4 6
3   JC Sport Girls 3 1 0 2 3 10 −7 3
4   Deportivo ITA 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0
Source: CBF
(H) Host.
Colo-Colo  1–4  Santos
Report
Referee: Estela Álvarez (Argentina)
JC Sport Girls  3–2  Deportivo ITA
Report
Referee: Silvia Ríos (Uruguay)

Colo-Colo  5–0  JC Sport Girls
Report
Referee: Yeimy Martínez (Colombia)
Santos  6–0  Deportivo ITA
Report
Referee: Susana Corella (Ecuador)

Deportivo ITA  2–4  Colo-Colo
Report
Referee: Yercinia Correa (Venezuela)
Santos  3–0  JC Sport Girls
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iranduba (H) 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5 Semi-finals
2   UAI Urquiza 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Flor de Patria 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
4   Cerro Porteño 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
Source: CBF
(H) Host.
UAI Urquiza  1–1  Cerro Porteño
Report
Flor de Patria  1–2  Iranduba
Report
Referee: Susana Corella (Ecuador)

UAI Urquiza  1–0  Flor de Patria
Report
Referee: Adriana Farfán (Bolivia)
Cerro Porteño  2–2  Iranduba
Report
Referee: Elizabeth Tintaya (Peru)

Iranduba  1–1  UAI Urquiza
Report
Referee: Silvia Ríos (Uruguay)
Cerro Porteño  0–3  Flor de Patria
Report
Referee: Dione Rissios (Chile)

Ranking of group runners-upEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B   Colo-Colo 3 2 0 1 10 6 +4 6 Semi-finals
2 A   Audax (H) 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6
3 C   UAI Urquiza 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
Source: CBF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Drawing of lots (Regulations Article 21).[6]
(H) Host.

Knockout stageEdit

The semi-final matchups were:

  • Group A winner vs. Group C winner
  • Group B winner vs. Best runner-up

The semi-final winners and losers played in the final and third place match respectively. If tied after full time, extra time would not be played, and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 23).[6]

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
29 November – Arena da Amazônia
 
 
  Santos3
 
2 December – Arena da Amazônia
 
  Colo-Colo0
 
  Santos1 (3)
 
29 November – Arena da Amazônia
 
  Atlético Huila (p)1 (5)
 
  Iranduba1 (1)
 
 
  Atlético Huila (p)1 (3)
 
Third place
 
 
2 December – Arena da Amazônia
 
 
  Iranduba (p)1 (2)
 
 
  Colo-Colo1 (0)

Semi-finalsEdit

Iranduba  1–1  Atlético Huila
Report
Penalties
1–3
Referee: Estela Álvarez (Argentina)

Santos  3–0  Colo-Colo
Report
Referee: Elizabeth Tintaya (Peru)

Third place matchEdit

Iranduba  1–1  Colo-Colo
Report
Penalties
2–0
Referee: Yercinia Correa (Venezuela)

FinalEdit

Santos  1–1  Atlético Huila
Report
Penalties
3–5
Referee: Zulma Quiñónez (Paraguay)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Santos
 
 
 
 
 
Atlético Huila
GK 12   Nicole
DF 4   Maurine
DF 2   Carol Arruda (c)
DF 6   Camila
DF 3   Juliete
MF 5   Brena   68'
MF 8   Sandrinha
MF 17   Angelina
FW 10   Alanna
FW 11   Ketlen   58'
FW 20   Maria
Substitutes:
GK 1   Michelle
DF 14   Tayla
DF 15   Dani Silva
MF 13   Giovana
MF 16   Monique Peçanha
MF 18   Erikinha
MF 19   Patrícia Sochor
FW 7   Chú   68'
FW 9   Rosana   90+2'   58'
Manager:
  Emily Lima
GK 18   Daniela Solera
DF 5   Carmen Rodallega
DF 13   Gavy Santos (c)
DF 20   Aldana Cometti   43'
DF 15   Daniela Caracas
MF 16   Jennifer Peñaloza   46'
MF 19   Fabiana Vallejos
MF 8   Liana Salazar   88'
MF 14   Darnelly Quintero   46'
FW 10   Yoreli Rincón
FW 9   Ysaura Viso
Substitutes:
GK 1   Maritza López
DF 3   Eliana Stábile   46'
DF 4   Alexandra Canaguacán
DF 6   Levis Ramos
MF 2   Nancy Madrid
FW 11   Nelly Córdoba   46'
FW 12   Lucía Martelli
 
 
Manager:
  Albeiro Erazo

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Brena   Santos 4
2   Alanna   Santos 3
  Karla Torres   Colo-Colo
4   Andressinha   Iranduba 2
  Chú   Santos
  Joemar Guarecuco   Flor de Patria
  Yessenia Huenteo   Colo-Colo
  Mariana Larroquette   UAI Urquiza
  Maria   Santos
  Jyoeldry Parra   Deportivo ITA
  Raquel   Iranduba
  Nubiluz Rangel   Colo-Colo
  Sandrinha   Santos
  Eliana Stábile   Atlético Huila
  Maitté Zamorano   Deportivo ITA

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Las chicas del Huila, campeonas de América" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Disputa por sede da Libertadores feminina fica entre Corinthians e Iranduba no Brasil" (in Portuguese). Globo. 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ "CONMEBOL Libertadores Femenina 2018 se disputará en noviembre en Manaus" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 11 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Iranduba vence disputa, ganha vaga e será sede da Libertadores feminina 2018" (in Portuguese). Globo. 11 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d "CONMEBOL Libertadores Femenina Brasil 2018. Reglamento" (PDF) (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.
  7. ^ "Fútbol femenino: UAI Urquiza aplastó a Boca, se consagró campeón y logró un pasaje a la Copa Libertadores" (in Spanish). Infobae. 8 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Deportivo ITA bicampeón del Campeonato Nacional Boliviano" (in Spanish). Fémina Fútbol. 10 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Corinthians anuncia fim da parceria com Audax e terá time feminino próprio em 2018" (in Portuguese). Globo. 5 December 2017.
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