2019 Copa Ecuador

The 2019 Copa Ecuador was the first edition of the Copa Ecuador, Ecuador's domestic football cup. It began with the first round on 10 November 2018 and concluded with its double-legged final on 10 and 16 November 2019. LDU Quito were the winners, beating Delfín on away goals after tying 3–3 on aggregate score. They would have qualified for the 2020 Copa Sudamericana, but since they had already qualified for international competition through their league performance as well as the runners-up and both semifinalists, the berth was reallocated to the ninth-placed team of the league, El Nacional.

2019 Copa Ecuador
Copa de la FEF 2019
CountryEcuador
Dates10 November 2018 – 16 November 2019
Teams48
ChampionsLDU Quito (1st title)
Runners-upDelfín
Matches played98
Goals scored252 (2.57 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Rodrigo Aguirre
Alexis Domínguez
(4 goals each)
2020

FormatEdit

The competition involved 48 teams and was divided into seven rounds. The first round was played by 22 teams from the provincial associations (20 provincial champions and 2 invitees) and 2 amateur teams, which were drawn into 12 two-legged ties. The 12 winners qualified for the second round, where they were drawn into six two-legged ties with the winners advancing to the third round.

In the third round, the six winners from the previous round were joined by the 16 Serie A and 10 Serie B teams, who played in 16 two-legged ties with the winners advancing to the round of 16, from where the competition advanced to the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final.[1]

PrizesEdit

The champions of this edition earned the right to compete in the 2020 Copa Sudamericana, taking the Ecuador 4 berth.[1] In case the champions were already qualified for the Copa Libertadores or Copa Sudamericana through their league performance, the berth would be transferred to the runners-up, the semifinalists, or the next best team of the league not yet qualified for either competition.

ScheduleEdit

Round Draw date First leg Second leg
First round 30 October 2018 10–14 November 2018 16–21 November 2018
Second round 23–28 November 2018 1–5 December 2018
Third round 2 April 2019 24 April – 9 May 2019 14 May – 19 June 2019
Round of 16 2–17 July 2019 23 July – 8 August 2019
Quarterfinals 14 August – 8 September 2019 18–25 September 2019
Semifinals 2–23 October 2019 30 October 2019
Finals 10–16 November 2019

TeamsEdit

48 clubs took part in this edition of the Copa Ecuador: 16 from the Serie A, 8 from the Serie B, 20 from the Segunda Categoría, 2 amateur teams and Deportivo Quito and Everest, both invited by the Ecuadorian Football Federation based on their historical records.[2][3]

Serie AEdit

Serie BEdit

Segunda CategoríaEdit

Amateur teamsEdit

  • San Pedro
  • Spartak

Invited teamsEdit

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Alianza Cotopaxi and Duros del Balón (later renamed as Independiente Juniors and Atlético Porteño, respectively) received byes to the third round following their promotion to Serie B at the end of the 2018 season.

First roundEdit

  • Teams entering this round: 20 teams from Segunda Categoría, 2 amateur teams and 2 invited teams.
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Zone
Águilas 1–3 Brasilia 0–2 1–1
Duros del Balón 0–2 Toreros 0–1 0–1
San Francisco 4–4 (a) Audaz Octobrino 4–3 0–1
Valle Catamayo 2–12 La Gloria 1–9 1–3
Everest 2–6 Insutec 0–3 2–3
San Pedro 1–8 Atlético Portoviejo 0–2 1–6
East Zone
Dunamis 4–3 Chicos Malos 3–1 1–2
ESPOLI 2–2 (3–4 p) Anaconda 2–0 0–2
Alianza Cotopaxi 5–4 Imbabura 3–0 2–4
Alianza de Guano 6–1 Deportivo Morona 2–0 4–1
América de Ambato 2–2 (a) Deportivo Quito 2–1 0–1
Mineros 4–0 Spartak 2–0 2–0

Source: FEF

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Zone
Brasilia 0–1 Toreros 0–0 0–1
Audaz Octobrino 3–3 (6–7 p) La Gloria 2–1 1–2
Insutec 6–3 Atlético Portoviejo 4–3 2–0
East Zone
Anaconda 5–2 Dunamis 3–1 2–1
Alianza Cotopaxi 1–5 Alianza de Guano 1–3 0–2
Deportivo Quito 3–1 Mineros 2–0 1–1

Source: FEF

Note: Deportivo Quito qualified for the third round, however they were excluded from the competition due to their suspension for failing to pay its creditors. They were replaced by Mineros, as the next best team in the aggregate table of the competition.[4]

Third roundEdit

The third round of the competition was held from 24 April to 19 June 2019, with teams in Serie A and Serie B entering at this stage. The draw for this stage of the competition was held on 2 April 2019.[5]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
LDU Quito 5–0 La Gloria 5–0 0–0
Mineros 1–3 Barcelona 1–1 0–2
Olmedo 2–3 Alianza de Guano 1–0 1–3
Santa Rita 4–1 Fuerza Amarilla 1–0 3–1
Guayaquil City 7–3 Clan Juvenil 6–1 1–2
Anaconda 1–5 El Nacional 1–1 0–4
Aucas 4–0 Toreros 2–0 2–0
Independiente del Valle 1–1 (a) Orense 1–1 0–0
Atlético Porteño 2–5 Macará 1–2 1–3
Independiente Juniors 3–1 Universidad Católica 2–0 1–1
Técnico Universitario 5–1 LDU Loja 3–0 2–1
Gualaceo 0–2 Deportivo Cuenca 0–1 0–1
América de Quito 6–2 LDU Portoviejo 4–0 2–2
Manta 0–6 Mushuc Runa 0–2 0–4
Emelec 4–0 Puerto Quito 2–0 2–0
Insutec 1–2 Delfín 1–2 0–0

BracketEdit

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                
Guayaquil City 0 0 0 (4)
Aucas (p) 0 0 0 (5)
Aucas 0 0 0 (2)
LDU Quito (p) 0 0 0 (4)
Alianza de Guano 0 1 1
LDU Quito 0 5 5
LDU Quito (p) 2 0 2 (5)
Emelec 0 2 2 (4)
Macará 2 0 2
Técnico Universitario 1 2 3
Técnico Universitario 1 0 1
Emelec 0 2 2
América de Quito 0 2 2
Emelec 2 2 4
LDU Quito (a) 2 1 3
Delfín 0 3 3
Orense 1 0 1
El Nacional (a) 1 0 1
El Nacional 1 0 1
Barcelona (a) 1 0 1
Barcelona (a) 1 1 2
Santa Rita 0 2 2
Barcelona 4 0 4
Delfín (a) 1 3 4
Independiente Juniors (p) 1 2 2 (3)
Deportivo Cuenca 1 1 2 (2)
Independiente Juniors 2 0 2
Delfín 3 1 4
Delfín 2 0 2
Mushuc Runa 0 1 1

Round of 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alianza de Guano 1–5 LDU Quito 0–0 1–5
Guayaquil City 0–0 (4–5 p) Aucas 0–0 0–0
Macará 2–3 Técnico Universitario 2–1 0–2
América de Quito 2–4 Emelec 0–2 2–2
Barcelona 2–2 (a) Santa Rita 1–0 1–2
Orense 1–1 (a) El Nacional 1–1 0–0
Independiente Juniors 2–2 (3–2 p) Deportivo Cuenca 1–1 1–1
Delfín 2–1 Mushuc Runa 2–0 0–1

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Aucas 0–0 (2–4 p) LDU Quito 0–0 0–0
Técnico Universitario 1–2 Emelec 1–0 0–2
El Nacional 1–1 (a) Barcelona 1–1 0–0
Independiente Juniors 2–4 Delfín 2–3 0–1

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
LDU Quito 2–2 (5–4 p) Emelec 2–0 0–2
Barcelona 4–4 (a) Delfín 4–1 0–3

FinalsEdit

LDU Quito2–0Delfín
  • Aguirre   54' (pen.)
  • Chicaiza   78'
Referee: Luis Quiroz

Delfín3–1LDU Quito

Tied 3–3 on aggregate, LDU Quito won on away goals.


 Champions 
LDU Quito
1st title

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Club Goals
1   Rodrigo Aguirre LDU Quito 4
  Alexis Domínguez Independiente Juniors
3   Daniel Angulo Emelec 3
  Carlos Garcés Delfín
  José Lugo Alianza de Guano
  Cristian Martínez Borja LDU Quito
  Jorge Luis Palacios Mushuc Runa
  Jacson Pita Deportivo Cuenca

Source: FEF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "INFORME TOTAL SOBRE LA ESTRUCTURA DE LA COPA ECUADOR". Ecuafútbol. 7 August 2018. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Deportivo Quito invitado a la Copa Ecuador" (in Spanish). El Universo. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ "No solo los invitaron a los Chullas" (in Spanish). Futbolecuador. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Deportivo Quito, desafectado de la Copa Ecuador por "falta de pago a acreedores"" (in Spanish). El Universo. 29 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Así quedaron definidas las llaves de los 16vos de final de la Copa Ecuador" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 2 April 2019.

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