2018 Copa do Brasil

The 2018 Copa do Brasil (officially the Copa Continental Pneus do Brasil 2018 for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 30th edition of the Copa do Brasil football competition. It was held between 30 January and 17 October 2018. The competition was contested by 91 teams, which qualified either by participating in their respective state championships (70), by the 2018 CBF ranking (10), by the 2017 Copa do Nordeste (1), by the 2017 Copa Verde (1), by the 2017 Série B (1) or by qualifying for the 2018 Copa Libertadores (8).

2018 Copa do Brasil
2018 Copa do Brasil logo.jpg
Country Brazil
Dates30 January - 17 October
Teams91
ChampionsCruzeiro (6th title)
Runners-upCorinthians
2019 Copa LibertadoresCruzeiro
Matches played120
Goals scored253 (2.11 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Gabriel
Neílton
Rômulo
(4 goals each)
Best playerJádson (Corinthians)
2017
2019

Cruzeiro were the defending champions. They successfully defended their title, winning the finals 3–1 on aggregate against Corinthians for their 6th title.[2] As champions, Cruzeiro qualified for the 2019 Copa Libertadores Group stage and the 2019 Copa do Brasil Round of 16.[3]

Jádson (Corinthians) and Cássio (Corinthians) won best player and best goalkeeper awards, respectively.[4][5]

FormatEdit

The competition was a single elimination knockout tournament, the first two stages featuring a single match and the other stages featuring two-legged ties. Eleven teams qualified for the Round of 16 (the that teams qualified for the 2018 Copa Libertadores (8), Série B champions, Copa Verde champions and Copa do Nordeste champions). The remaining 80 teams played the first stage. The 40 winners played the second stage, the 20 winners played the third stage, the 10 winners played the fourth stage. The five fourth-stage winners qualified for the Round of 16.[3]

In this season, the away goals rule was not be used in any stage.[6]

Qualified teamsEdit

Teams in bold are qualified directly for the round of 16.

Association Team Qualification method
  Acre
2 berths
Atlético Acreano 2017 Campeonato Acriano champions
Rio Branco 2017 Campeonato Acriano runners-up
  Alagoas
3 berths
CRB 2017 Campeonato Alagoano champions
CSA 2017 Campeonato Alagoano runners-up
ASA 2017 Campeonato Alagoano 3rd place
  Amapá
1 berth
Santos 2017 Campeonato Amapaense champions
  Amazonas
2 berths
Manaus 2017 Campeonato Amazonense champions
Nacional 2017 Campeonato Amazonense runners-up
  Bahia
3 + 1 berths
Bahia 2017 Copa do Nordeste champions
Vitória 2017 Campeonato Baiano champions
Fluminense de Feira 2017 Campeonato Baiano 3rd place
Vitória da Conquista 2017 Campeonato Baiano 4th place
  Ceará
3 berths
Ceará 2017 Campeonato Cearense champions
Ferroviário 2017 Campeonato Cearense runners-up
Floresta 2017 Copa Fares Lopes champions
  Espírito Santo
1 berth
Atlético Itapemirim 2017 Campeonato Capixaba champions
  Federal District
2 berths
Brasiliense 2017 Campeonato Brasiliense champions
Ceilândia 2017 Campeonato Brasiliense runners-up
  Goiás
3 + 1 berths
Goiás 2017 Campeonato Goiano champions
Vila Nova 2017 Campeonato Goiano runners-up
Aparecidense 2017 Campeonato Goiano 3rd place
Atlético Goianiense 2nd best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Maranhão
2 berths
Sampaio Corrêa 2017 Campeonato Maranhense champions
Cordino 2017 Campeonato Maranhense runners-up
  Mato Grosso
3 + 1 berths
Luverdense 2017 Copa Verde champions
Cuiabá 2017 Campeonato Mato-Grossense champions
Sinop 2017 Campeonato Mato-Grossense runners-up
União Rondonópolis[a] 2017 Copa FMF champions
  Mato Grosso do Sul 2 berths Corumbaense 2017 Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense champions
Novoperário 2017 Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense runners-up
  Minas Gerais
4 + 2 + 1 berths
Cruzeiro 2017 Copa do Brasil champions
América Mineiro 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions
Atlético Mineiro 2017 Campeonato Mineiro champions
URT 2017 Campeonato Mineiro 4th place
Caldense 2017 Campeonato Mineiro 5th place
Uberlândia 2017 Campeonato Mineiro 6th place
Boa Esporte 9th best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Pará
3 berths
Paysandu 2017 Campeonato Paraense champions
Remo 2017 Campeonato Paraense runners-up
Independente 2017 Campeonato Paraense 3rd place
  Paraíba
2 berths
Botafogo 2017 Campeonato Paraibano champions
Treze 2017 Campeonato Paraibano runners-up
  Paraná
3 + 2 berths
Coritiba 2017 Campeonato Paranaense champions
Atlético Paranaense 2017 Campeonato Paranaense runners-up
Cianorte 2017 Campeonato Paranaense 3rd place
Paraná 3rd best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
Londrina 10th best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Pernambuco
3 + 1 berths
Sport 2017 Campeonato Pernambucano champions
Salgueiro 2017 Campeonato Pernambucano runners-up
Santa Cruz 2017 Campeonato Pernambucano 3rd place
Náutico 5th best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Piauí
2 berths
Altos 2017 Campeonato Piauiense champions
Parnahyba 2017 Campeonato Piauiense runners-up
  Rio de Janeiro
5 + 2 berths
Flamengo 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 6th place
Vasco da Gama 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 7th place
Fluminense 2017 Campeonato Carioca runners-up
Botafogo 2017 Campeonato Carioca 4th place
Nova Iguaçu 2017 Campeonato Carioca 5th place
Madureira 2017 Campeonato Carioca 6th place
Boavista 2017 Copa Rio champions
  Rio Grande do Norte 3 berths ABC 2017 Campeonato Potiguar champions
Globo 2017 Campeonato Potiguar runners-up
América de Natal 2017 Campeonato Potiguar 3rd place
  Rio Grande do Sul
4 + 1 + 1 berths
Grêmio 2017 Copa Libertadores champions
Novo Hamburgo 2017 Campeonato Gaúcho champions
Internacional 2017 Campeonato Gaúcho runners-up
Caxias 2017 Campeonato Gaúcho 3rd place
Aimoré 2017 Copa FGF runners-up
Juventude 6th best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Rondônia
1 berth
Real Ariquemes 2017 Campeonato Rondoniense champions
  Roraima
1 berth
São Raimundo 2017 Campeonato Roraimense champions
  Santa Catarina
4 + 1 + 2 berths
Chapecoense 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 8th place
Avaí 2017 Campeonato Catarinense runners-up
Criciúma 2017 Campeonato Catarinense 3rd place
Brusque 2017 Campeonato Catarinense 4th place
Tubarão 2017 Copa Santa Catarina champions
Figueirense best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
Joinville 4th best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
  São Paulo
5 + 3 + 2 berths
Corinthians 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champions
Palmeiras 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runners-up
Santos 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 3rd place
Ponte Preta 2017 Campeonato Paulista runners-up
São Paulo 2017 Campeonato Paulista 4th place
Ituano 2017 Campeonato Paulista do Interior champions
São Caetano 2017 Campeonato Paulista Série A2 champions
Internacional de Limeira 2017 Copa Paulista runners-up
Bragantino 7th best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
Oeste 8th best placed team in the 2017 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Sergipe
2 berths
Confiança 2017 Campeonato Sergipano champions
Itabaiana 2017 Campeonato Sergipano runners-up
  Tocantins
1 berth
Interporto 2017 Campeonato Tocantinense champions
a Originally Dom Bosco qualified as 2017 Copa FMF runners-up. Two months after the ending of the Copa FMF, Superior Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva (STJD) gave back 9 points deducted to União Rondonópolis in the first stage. With the 9 points, União Rondonópolis finished fourth and qualified for the 2017 Copa FMF semi-finals instead of Mixto. The previous semi-finals, Dom Bosco v Mixto, were annulled and União Rondonópolis played new semi-finals against Dom Bosco.[7] União Rondonópolis won on penalties and advanced to the finals earning the right to play in the 2018 Copa do Brasil.[8]

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows.[9]

Stage First leg Second leg
First stage
  • Week 1: 31 January 2018
  • Week 2: 7 February 2018
Second stage
  • Week 1: 14 February 2018
  • Week 2: 21 February 2018
Third stage 28 February 2018 14 March 2018
Fourth stage 4 and 11 April 2018 18 April 2018
Round of 16 25 April, 2, 9 and 16 May 2018 9, 16, 23 May and 16 July 2018
Quarterfinals 1 August 2018 15 August 2018
Semifinals 12 September 2018 26 September 2018
Finals 10 October 2018 17 October 2018

DrawEdit

The draw for the first and second stage was held on 15 December 2017, 15:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.[10] Teams were seeded by their CBF ranking (shown in parentheses). The 80 qualified teams were divided in eight groups (A-H) with 10 teams each. The matches were drawn from the respective confronts: A vs. E; B vs. F; C vs. G; D vs. H. The lower ranked teams hosted the first stage match.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Group E Group F Group G Group H
1 At the time of the draw, Dom Bosco (172).

First stageEdit

In the first stage, each tie was played on a single match basis. The lower CBF ranked team hosted the match. If tied, the higher CBF ranked team would advance to second stage.[3]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Caxias   0–0   Atlético Paranaense
Tubarão   2–0   América de Natal
Brusque   0–1   Ceará
Real Ariquemes   0–1   Londrina
Boavista   1–1   Internacional
Atlético Itapemirim   0–2   Remo
São Caetano   1–1   Criciúma
Cianorte   2–0   ABC
Caldense   0–1   Fluminense
Novoperário   2–3   Salgueiro
Ceilândia   2–3   Avaí
Interporto   0–0   Juventude
Parnahyba   1–1   Coritiba
Uberlândia   2–0   Ituano
Sinop   0–1   Goiás
Vitória da Conquista   0–0   Boa Esporte
Nacional   0–0   Ponte Preta
Internacional de Limeira   1–0   Rio Branco
URT   1–1   Paraná
Independente   0–1   Sampaio Corrêa
Madureira   0–1   São Paulo
Manaus   2–2   CSA
Novo Hamburgo   2–1   Paysandu
União Rondonópolis   1–3   CRB
Globo   0–2   Vitória
Corumbaense   1–0   ASA
Altos   2–1   Atlético Goianiense
Nova Iguaçu   1–1   Bragantino
Atlético Acreano   1–1   Atlético Mineiro
Floresta   0–2   Botafogo
Treze   0–2   Figueirense
Brasiliense   1–1   Oeste
Santos   1–2   Sport
Ferroviário   2–1   Confiança
Itabaiana   0–1   Joinville
São Raimundo   0–1   Vila Nova
Aparecidense   2–1   Botafogo
Aimoré   1–2   Cuiabá
Fluminense de Feira   2–0   Santa Cruz
Cordino   1–1   Náutico

Second stageEdit

In the second stage, each tie was played on a single match basis. If tied, extra time would not be played and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner.[3]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Atlético Paranaense   5–4   Tubarão
Londrina   1–2   Ceará
Remo   1–2   Internacional
Criciúma   1–1 (4–5 p)   Cianorte
Fluminense   5–0   Salgueiro
Juventude   0–2   Avaí
Uberlândia   0–2   Coritiba
Goiás   0–0 (6–5 p)   Boa Esporte
Ponte Preta   1–0   Internacional de Limeira
Sampaio Corrêa   1–0   Paraná
CSA   0–2   São Paulo
Novo Hamburgo   1–1 (3–4 p)   CRB
Vitória   3–0   Corumbaense
Bragantino   1–0   Altos
Botafogo   0–4   Atlético Mineiro
Figueirense   2–1   Oeste
Sport   3–3 (3–4 p)   Ferroviário
Vila Nova   2–2 (4–2 p)   Joinville
Cuiabá   3–1   Aparecidense
Fluminense de Feira   0–1   Náutico

Third stageEdit

In the third stage, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would not be used, extra time would not be played and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Paranaense   1–1 (6–5 p)   Ceará 0–0 1–1
Internacional   4–0   Cianorte 2–0 2–0
Fluminense   1–3   Avaí 1–2 0–1
Goiás   2–1   Coritiba 1–0 1–1
Ponte Preta   0–0 (5–3 p)   Sampaio Corrêa 0–0 0–0
São Paulo   5–0   CRB 2–0 3–0
Bragantino   1–3   Vitória 1–0 0–3
Figueirense   2–2 (2–4 p)   Atlético Mineiro 0–1 2–1
Ferroviário   2–1   Vila Nova 1–1 1–0
Náutico   3–1   Cuiabá 2–1 1–0

Fourth stageEdit

The draw for the fourth stage was held on 19 March 2018, 11:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.[11] The 10 qualified teams were in a single group (CBF ranking shown in parentheses).

Group

In the fourth stage, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would not be used, extra time would not be played and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ponte Preta   3–1   Náutico 3–0 0–1
Atlético Paranaense   4–3   São Paulo 2–1 2–2
Avaí   2–4   Goiás 2–2 0–2
Internacional   2–2 (3–4 p)   Vitória 2–1 0–1
Atlético Mineiro   6–2   Ferroviário 4–0 2–2

Final stagesEdit

In the final stages, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would not be used, extra time would not be played and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner.[3]

BracketEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                
  Bahia 3 0 3
  Vasco da Gama 0 2 2
  Bahia 0 0 0
  Palmeiras 0 1 1
  América Mineiro 1 1 2
  Palmeiras 2 1 3
  Palmeiras 0 1 1
  Cruzeiro 1 1 2
  Santos 5 1 6
  Luverdense 1 2 3
  Santos 0 2 2 (0)
  Cruzeiro (p) 1 1 2 (3)
  Atlético Paranaense 1 1 2
  Cruzeiro 2 1 3
  Cruzeiro 1 2 3
  Corinthians 0 1 1
  Goiás 0 1 1
  Grêmio 2 3 5
  Grêmio 1 0 1
  Flamengo 1 1 2
  Ponte Preta 0 0 0
  Flamengo 1 0 1
  Flamengo 0 1 1
  Corinthians 0 2 2
  Vitória 0 1 1
  Corinthians 0 3 3
  Corinthians 1 1 2
  Chapecoense 0 0 0
  Atlético Mineiro 0 0 0 (3)
  Chapecoense (p) 0 0 0 (4)

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 20 April 2018, 11:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.[12] The 16 qualified teams were divided in two pots. Teams from Pot 1 were the ones which competed at the 2018 Copa Libertadores. Pot 2 was composed of the five teams which qualified through the Fourth Stage plus the champions of 2017 Copa Verde, 2017 Copa do Nordeste and 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

  • CBF ranking shown in brackets.
Pot 1 Pot 2

The first legs were played from 25 April to 16 May and the second legs were played from 9 May to 16 July 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Mineiro   0–0 (3–4 p)   Chapecoense 0–0 0–0
Atlético Paranaense   2–3   Cruzeiro 1–2 1–1
Bahia   3–2   Vasco da Gama 3–0 0–2
Goiás   1–5   Grêmio 0–2 1–3
Vitória   1–3   Corinthians 0–0 1–3
América Mineiro   2–3   Palmeiras 1–2 1–1
Ponte Preta   0–1   Flamengo 0–1 0–0
Santos   6–3   Luverdense 5–1 1–2

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 30 May 2018, 11:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.[13] All teams were placed into a single pot.

  • CBF ranking shown in brackets.
Pot
1 The identity of Atlético Paranaense v Cruzeiro and Bahia v Vasco da Gama winners were not known at the time of the draw.

The first legs were played on 1 and 2 August and the second legs were played on 15 and 16 August 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Corinthians   2–0   Chapecoense 1–0 1–0
Grêmio   1–2   Flamengo 1–1 0–1
Bahia   0–1   Palmeiras 0–0 0–1
Santos   2–2 (0–3 p)   Cruzeiro 0–1 2–1

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw to determine the home-and-away teams for both legs was held on 22 August 2018, 11:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.[14]

The first legs were played on 12 September and the second legs were played on 26 September 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Flamengo   1–2   Corinthians 0–0 1–2
Palmeiras   1–2   Cruzeiro 0–1 1–1

FinalsEdit

The draw to determine the home-and-away teams for both legs was held on 27 September 2018, 14:30 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.[15]

Cruzeiro  1–0  Corinthians
Thiago Neves   45' Report

Corinthians  1–2  Cruzeiro
Jádson   54' (pen.) Report Robinho   27'
De Arrascaeta   81'
Attendance: 46,571
Referee: Wagner do Nascimento Magalhães (Rio de Janeiro)
2018 Copa do Brasil Champions
Cruzeiro
6th Title

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Gabriel   Santos 4
  Neílton   Vitória
  Rômulo   Avaí
4   Denílson   Vitória 3
  Guilherme   Atlético Paranaense
  Mazinho   Ferroviário
  Rómulo Otero   Atlético Mineiro
  Ricardo Oliveira   Atlético Mineiro
  Ángel Romero   Corinthians
  Valdívia   São Paulo
  Weverton   Cuiabá

Source:CBF[16]

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ "Confrontos da 4ª fase da Copa do Brasil definidos" (in Portuguese). CBF. 19 March 2018.
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  14. ^ "Copa do Brasil: mandos de campo das Semifinais são definidos" (in Portuguese). CBF. 22 August 2018.
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