2019 Copa Sudamericana Final

The 2019 Copa Sudamericana Final was the final match to decide the winner of the 2019 Copa Sudamericana, the 18th edition of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's secondary international club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.[2]

2019 Copa Sudamericana Final
Event2019 Copa Sudamericana
Date9 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
VenueEstadio General Pablo Rojas, Asunción
RefereeRaphael Claus (Brazil)[1]

The final was contested in a single match format between Ecuadorian team Independiente del Valle and Argentinian team Colón, at the Estadio General Pablo Rojas in Asunción, Paraguay on 9 November 2019. This was the first final to be played as a single match at a venue chosen in advance.

Independiente del Valle defeated Colón by a 3–1 score to win their first Copa Sudamericana title.[3] As champions, Independiente del Valle earned the right to play against the winners of the 2019 Copa Libertadores in the 2020 Recopa Sudamericana. They also automatically qualified for the 2020 Copa Libertadores group stage. They would also have played the winners of the 2019 J.League Cup in the 2020 J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship, but it would not be held due to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics scheduled to be held at the same time.[4]


Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
  Independiente del Valle None
  Colón None


The Estadio General Pablo Rojas in Asunción, Paraguay, hosted the final.

On 14 August 2018, CONMEBOL decided that starting from the 2019 edition, the final would be played as a single match, and although it was originally stated that the final would be played in Lima, Peru at the Estadio Nacional,[5] on 9 May 2019 the confederation's Council decided to switch the venue to Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asunción, Paraguay.[6] On 21 June 2019, APF announced that Estadio General Pablo Rojas in Asunción would host the 2019 final due to remodeling works in Estadio Defensores del Chaco.[7]


Before the game, two bands identified with the finalist teams played on the field: Los Palmeras, for Colón, and La Vagancia, for Independiente. Then the Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi finished the show.[8]

Road to the finalEdit

Note: In all scores below, the score of the home team is given first.

  Independiente del Valle Round   Colón
Opponent Venue Score Elimination Opponent Venue Score
(tied 2–2 on aggregate, won on penalties)
Away 2–0 First stage   Deportivo Municipal
(won 5–0 on aggregate)
Away 0–3
Home 2–0 (4–2 p) Home 2–0
  Universidad Católica
(won 7–3 on aggregate)
Home 5–0 Second stage   River Plate
(won 3–1 on aggregate)
Away 0–0
Away 3–2 Home 3–1
Seed 2 Final stages Seed 12
(won 2–0 on aggregate)
Away 0–0 Round of 16   Argentinos Juniors
(tied 1–1 on aggregate, won on penalties)
Home 0–1
Home 2–0 Away 0–1 (4–2 p)
(tied 2–2 on aggregate, won on away goals)
Away 2–1 Quarter-finals   Zulia
(won 4–1 on aggregate)
Away 1–0
Home 1–0 Home 4–0
(won 4–2 on aggregate)
Away 0–2 Semi-finals   Atlético Mineiro
(tied 3–3 on aggregate, won on penalties)
Home 2–1
Home 2–2 Away 2–1 (4–3 p)


The final was played as a single match at a venue pre-selected by CONMEBOL, with the higher-seeded team designated as the "home" team for administrative purposes (Regulations Article 25). If tied after regulation, 30 minutes of extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 28).


At 18:05 UTC−3, in the 32nd minute, the match was interrupted due to severe weather. The match resumed at 19:00 UTC−3.

Independiente del Valle  3–1  Colón
  • León   24'
  • Sánchez   41'
  • Dájome   90+5'
Independiente del Valle
GK 14   Jorge Pinos
RB 4   Anthony Landázuri   49'
CB 27   Fernando León
CB 5   Richard Schunke
LB 2   Luis Segovia
CM 16   Cristian Pellerano
RW 11   Cristian Dájome   75'
RM 21   Alan Franco
LM 10   Efrén Mera (c)   79'
LW 15   Jhon Jairo Sánchez   74'
CF 8   Gabriel Torres   85'
GK 13   Hamilton Piedra
DF 6   Bryan Rivera
DF 17   Ángelo Preciado
DF 18   Leonardo Realpe
MF 23   Dani Nieto
MF 24   Roberto Garcés   79'
FW 7   Washington Corozo   85'
FW 9   Alejandro Cabeza   74'
FW 20   Juan Govea
  Miguel Ángel Ramírez
GK 1   Leonardo Burián
RB 19   Alex Vigo   65'
CB 24   Guillermo Ortiz
CB 6   Emanuel Olivera
LB 13   Gonzalo Escobar   69'
RM 23   Christian Bernardi   76'
CM 21   Federico Lértora
CM 8   Fernando Zuqui
LM 28   Marcelo Estigarribia
RF 10   Luis Miguel Rodríguez (c)
LF 27   Wilson Morelo
GK 17   Ignacio Chicco
DF 2   Lucas Acevedo
DF 3   Gastón Díaz
DF 15   Damián Schmidt
DF 16   Franco Quiroz
MF 5   Matías Fritzler
MF 14   Santiago Pierotti
MF 25   Brian Farioli
MF 30   Gabriel Esparza   69'
FW 7   Nicolás Leguizamón
FW 12   Tomás Chancalay   76'
FW 29   Jorge Ortega   65'
  Pablo Lavallén

Assistant referees:[1]
Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Bruno Pires (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Alexis Herrera (Venezuela)
Video assistant referee:
Daniel Fedorczuk (Uruguay)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Víctor Carrillo (Peru)
Danilo Manis (Brazil)
Nicolás Tarán (Uruguay)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Árbitros para la Final Única de la CONMEBOL Sudamericana" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Reglamento CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2019" (PDF) (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.
  3. ^ "Independiente Del Valle celebra su primera gran conquista" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 9 November 2019.
  4. ^ "JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ/CONMEBOLスダメリカーナ 王者決定戦の2020年開催について" [About the Holding of the J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship in 2020] (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. 26 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Histórica decisión: Final Única de la Libertadores 2019 en Santiago y Final Única de la Sudamericana 2019 en Lima". CONMEBOL. 14 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Asunción será sede de la final única de la CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2019". CONMEBOL. 9 May 2019.
  7. ^ "La Final Única de la CONMEBOL Sudamericana cambia de escenario". APF. 21 June 2019.
  8. ^ Los Palmeras fueron los grandes protagonistas de la ceremonia de apertura de la final de la Copa Sudamericana

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