2020 Copa Sudamericana

The 2020 Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana was the 19th edition of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana (also referred to as the Copa Sudamericana, or Portuguese: Copa Sul-Americana), South America's secondary club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.[1]

2020 Copa Sudamericana
Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2020
Estadio Kempes luego de finalizar un partido.jpg
The Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Córdoba hosted the final
Tournament details
Dates4 February 2020 – 23 January 2021
Teams44+10 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina Defensa y Justicia (1st title)
Runners-upArgentina Lanús
Tournament statistics
Matches played105
Goals scored239 (2.28 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Braian Romero (10 goals)
2019
2021

On 17 October 2019, CONMEBOL announced that the final would be played at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Córdoba, Argentina with the final originally scheduled to be played on 7 November 2020.[2] Argentine club Defensa y Justicia defeated fellow Argentine club Lanús by a 3–0 score in the final to win their first tournament title.[3] As champions, Defensa y Justicia earned the right to play against the winners of the 2020 Copa Libertadores in the 2021 Recopa Sudamericana. They also automatically qualified for the 2021 Copa Libertadores group stage. Independiente del Valle were the defending champions, but did not play this edition as they qualified for the 2020 Copa Libertadores group stage as Copa Sudamericana champions and later advanced to the knockout stage.

On 21 May 2019, CONMEBOL announced that clubs must pass certain eligibility requirements in order to compete in the 2020 Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.[4] One of the original requirements was that teams must be in the top division of their member association, but this was removed after many associations stated that they had not adapted the regulations of their qualifying competitions for the 2020 Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.[5]

The tournament was suspended after its first round due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed on 27 October 2020. It ended with the final on 23 January 2021.[6][7]

TeamsEdit

The following 44 teams from the 10 CONMEBOL associations qualified for the tournament, entering the first stage:[8]

  • Argentina and Brazil: 6 berths each
  • All other associations: 4 berths each
Association Team (Berth) Qualification method
  Argentina
(6 berths)
Argentinos Juniors (Argentina 1) 2019 Copa de la Superliga best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[9]
Vélez Sarsfield (Argentina 2) 2018–19 Superliga Argentina best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[9]
Independiente (Argentina 3) 2018–19 Superliga Argentina 2nd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[9]
Unión (Argentina 4) 2018–19 Superliga Argentina 3rd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[9]
Huracán (Argentina 5) 2018–19 Superliga Argentina 4th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[9]
Lanús (Argentina 6) 2018–19 Superliga Argentina 5th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[9]
  Bolivia
(4 berths)
Nacional Potosí (Bolivia 1) 2019 Primera División aggregate table best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[10]
Blooming (Bolivia 2) 2019 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[10]
Always Ready (Bolivia 3) 2019 Primera División aggregate table 3rd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[10]
Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia 4) 2019 Primera División aggregate table 4th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[10]
  Brazil
(6 berths)
Fortaleza (Brazil 1) 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[11]
Goiás (Brazil 2) 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2nd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[11]
Bahia (Brazil 3) 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 3rd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[11]
Vasco da Gama (Brazil 4) 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 4th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[11]
Atlético Mineiro (Brazil 5) 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 5th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[11]
Fluminense (Brazil 6) 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 6th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[11]
  Chile
(4 berths)
Unión La Calera (Chile 1) 2019 Primera División best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[12]
Coquimbo Unido (Chile 2) 2019 Primera División 2nd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[12]
Huachipato (Chile 3) 2019 Primera División 3rd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[12]
Audax Italiano (Chile 4) 2019 Primera División 4th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[12]
  Colombia
(4 berths)
Deportivo Cali (Colombia 1) 2019 Primera A aggregate table best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[13]
Atlético Nacional (Colombia 2) 2019 Primera A aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[13]
Millonarios (Colombia 3) 2019 Primera A aggregate table 3rd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[13]
Deportivo Pasto (Colombia 4) 2019 Primera A aggregate table 4th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[13]
  Ecuador
(4 berths)
Universidad Católica (Ecuador 1) 2019 Serie A classification table best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[14]
Aucas (Ecuador 2) 2019 Serie A classification table 2nd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[14]
Emelec (Ecuador 3) 2019 Serie A classification table 3rd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[14]
El Nacional (Ecuador 4) 2019 Serie A classification table 4th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[15]
  Paraguay
(4 berths)
Sol de América (Paraguay 1) 2019 Primera División aggregate table best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores
Nacional (Paraguay 2) 2019 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores
River Plate (Paraguay 3) 2019 Primera División aggregate table 3rd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores
Sportivo Luqueño (Paraguay 4) 2019 Primera División aggregate table 4th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores
  Peru
(4 berths)
Sport Huancayo (Peru 1) 2019 Liga 1 aggregate table best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[16]
Melgar (Peru 2) 2019 Liga 1 aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[16]
Cusco (Peru 3) 2019 Liga 1 aggregate table 3rd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[16]
Atlético Grau (Peru 4) 2019 Copa Bicentenario champions[16]
  Uruguay
(4 berths)
Liverpool (Uruguay 1) 2019 Intermedio winners[17]
Plaza Colonia (Uruguay 2) 2019 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[17]
River Plate (Uruguay 3) 2019 Primera División aggregate table 3rd best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[17]
Fénix (Uruguay 4) 2019 Primera División aggregate table 4th best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[17]
  Venezuela
(4 berths)
Zamora (Venezuela 1) 2019 Copa Venezuela champions[18]
Mineros (Venezuela 2) 2019 Apertura runners-up[18]
Llaneros (Venezuela 3) 2019 Clausura classification table best team not qualified for 2020 Copa Libertadores[18]
Aragua (Venezuela 4) 2019 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[18]

A further 10 teams eliminated from the 2020 Copa Libertadores will be transferred to the Copa Sudamericana, entering the second stage.

Best teams eliminated in third stage
  Atlético Tucumán
  Deportes Tolima
Third-placed teams in group stage
  Junior
  Bolívar
  Peñarol
  São Paulo
  Universidad Católica
  Estudiantes de Mérida
  Defensa y Justicia
  Caracas

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows.[19][20]

On 17 April 2020, CONMEBOL announced that the tournament would be suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no date had been set for its resumption.[21] On 10 July 2020, CONMEBOL announced the new schedule for the remainder of the competition.[6][22]

Stage Draw date First leg Second leg
First stage 17 December 2019[23]
  • 4–6 February 2020
  • 11–13 February 2020
  • 18–20 February 2020
  • 25–27 February 2020
Second stage 23 October 2020[24]
(originally 13 May 2020)
27–29 October 2020
(originally 19–21 May 2020)
3–5 November 2020
(originally 26–28 May 2020)
Round of 16 24–26 November 2020
(originally 21–23 July 2020)
1–3 December 2020
(originally 28–30 July 2020)
Quarter-finals 8–10 December 2020
(originally 18–20 August 2020)
15–17 December 2020
(originally 25–27 August 2020)
Semi-finals 5–12 January 2021
(originally 22–24 September 2020)
12–16 January 2021
(originally 29 September – 1 October 2020)
Final 23 January 2021 (originally 7 November 2020) at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Córdoba

DrawsEdit

The draw for the first stage was held on 17 December 2019, 20:30 PYST (UTC−3), at the CONMEBOL Convention Centre in Luque, Paraguay.[25][26][27] For the first stage, the teams were divided into two pots according to their geographical zones:[28]

  • Pot A (South Zone): 22 teams from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay
  • Pot B (North Zone): 22 teams from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela

The 44 teams were drawn into 22 ties (E1–E22) between a team from Pot A and a team from Pot B, with the teams from Pot B hosting the second leg in odd-numbered ties, and the teams from Pot A hosting the second leg in even-numbered ties. This distribution ensured that teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same tie.

The draw for the second stage was held on 23 October 2020, 12:00 PYT (UTC−3).[29] For the second stage, the teams were allocated to two pots according to their previous results in this season:[30]

  • Pot 1: 10 teams transferred from the Copa Libertadores and six best winners of the first stage from the Copa Sudamericana
  • Pot 2: 16 remaining winners of the first stage from the Copa Sudamericana

The 32 teams were drawn into 16 ties (O1–O16) between a team from Pot 1 and a team from Pot 2, with the teams from Pot 1 hosting the second leg. Teams from the same association could be drawn into the same tie.

First stageEdit

In the first stage, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was used. If still tied, extra time was not played, and a penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 2.4.2).[1]

The 22 winners of the first stage advanced to the second stage to join the 10 teams transferred from the Copa Libertadores (two best teams eliminated in the third stage of qualifying and eight third-placed teams in the group stage).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Coquimbo Unido   3–1   Aragua 3–0 0–1
Vasco da Gama   1–0   Oriente Petrolero 1–0 0–0
Blooming   0–5   Emelec 0–3 0–2
Zamora   1–3   Plaza Colonia 1–0 0–3
Nacional Potosí   2–2 (3–4 p)   Melgar 0–2 2–0
Atlético Grau   1–3   River Plate 1–2 0–1
Unión   3–2   Atlético Mineiro 3–0 0–2
Bahia   6–1   Nacional 3–0 3–1
Fénix   3–2   El Nacional 1–0 2–2
Atlético Nacional   4–1   Huracán 3–0 1–1
Sol de América   2–0   Goiás 1–0 1–0
Mineros   4–5   Sportivo Luqueño 2–3 2–2
Vélez Sarsfield   2–2 (a)   Aucas 1–0 1–2
Millonarios   2–1   Always Ready 2–0 0–1
Lanús   3–2   Universidad Católica 3–0 0–2
Deportivo Cali   5–2   River Plate 2–1 3–1
Argentinos Juniors   1–1 (a)   Sport Huancayo 1–1 0–0
Fluminense   1–1 (a)   Unión La Calera 1–1 0–0
Huachipato   2–0   Deportivo Pasto 1–0 1–0
Cusco   2–3   Audax Italiano 2–0 0–3
Independiente   2–2 (a)   Fortaleza 1–0 1–2
Llaneros   0–7   Liverpool 0–2 0–5

Second stageEdit

In the second stage, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was used. If still tied, extra time was not played, and a penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 2.4.2).[1]

The 16 winners of the second stage advanced to the round of 16 of the final stages.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente   2–1   Atlético Tucumán 1–0 1–1
Unión   2–2 (a)   Emelec 0–1 2–1
Unión La Calera   1–1 (a)   Deportes Tolima 0–0 1–1
Sol de América   1–2   Universidad Católica 0–0 1–2
Millonarios   3–3 (4–5 p)   Deportivo Cali 1–2 2–1
Sport Huancayo   3–2   Liverpool 1–1 2–1
Vasco da Gama   1–0   Caracas 1–0 0–0
Lanús   6–6 (a)   São Paulo 3–2 3–4
Audax Italiano   2–4   Bolívar 2–1 0–3
Sportivo Luqueño   2–3   Defensa y Justicia 1–2 1–1
Coquimbo Unido   5–0   Estudiantes de Mérida 3–0 2–0
Vélez Sarsfield   1–1 (a)   Peñarol 0–0 1–1
Atlético Nacional   2–4   River Plate 1–1 1–3
Plaza Colonia   0–1   Junior 0–1 0–0
Melgar   1–4   Bahia 1–0 0–4
Fénix   4–2   Huachipato 3–1 1–1

Final stagesEdit

Starting from the round of 16, the teams play a single-elimination tournament with the following rules:[1]

  • In the round of 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals, each tie is played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg (Regulations Article 2.2.2). If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule will be used. If still tied, extra time will not be played, and a penalty shoot-out will be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 2.4.2).
  • The final is 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 2.2.2.3). If tied after regulation, 30 minutes of extra time will be played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out will be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 2.4.3).

SeedingEdit

Starting from the round of 16, the teams are seeded according to the second stage draw, with each team assigned a "seed" 1–16 corresponding to the tie they win (O1–O16) (Regulations Article 2.2.2.1).[1]

BracketEdit

The bracket was decided based on the second stage draw, which was held on 23 October 2020.

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final (23 January 2021 – Córdoba)
                  
12   Vélez Sarsfield 2 5 7
5   Deportivo Cali 0 1 1
12   Vélez Sarsfield 1 3 4
4   Universidad Católica 2 1 3
13   River Plate 1 1 2
4   Universidad Católica (a) 2 0 2
12   Vélez Sarsfield 0 0 0
8   Lanús 1 3 4
9   Bolívar 2 2 4
8   Lanús 1 6 7
8   Lanús 0 3 3
1   Independiente 0 1 1
16   Fénix 1 0 1
1   Independiente 4 1 5
8   Lanús 0
10   Defensa y Justicia 3
14   Junior (p) 2 1 3 (4)
3   Unión La Calera 1 2 3 (2)
14   Junior 1 1 2
11   Coquimbo Unido (a) 2 0 2
11   Coquimbo Unido 0 2 2
6   Sport Huancayo 0 0 0
11   Coquimbo Unido 0 2 2
10   Defensa y Justicia 0 4 4
15   Bahia 1 0 1
2   Unión 0 0 0
15   Bahia 2 0 2
10   Defensa y Justicia 3 1 4
10   Defensa y Justicia 1 1 2
7   Vasco da Gama 1 0 1

Round of 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fénix   1–5   Independiente 1–4 0–1
Bahia   1–0   Unión 1–0 0–0
Junior   3–3 (4–2 p)   Unión La Calera 2–1 1–2
River Plate   2–2 (a)   Universidad Católica 1–2 1–0
Vélez Sarsfield   7–1   Deportivo Cali 2–0 5–1
Coquimbo Unido   2–0   Sport Huancayo 0–0 2–0
Defensa y Justicia   2–1   Vasco da Gama 1–1 1–0
Bolívar   4–7   Lanús 2–1 2–6

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lanús   3–1   Independiente 0–0 3–1
Bahia   2–4   Defensa y Justicia 2–3 0–1
Junior   2–2 (a)   Coquimbo Unido 1–2 1–0
Vélez Sarsfield   4–3   Universidad Católica 1–2 3–1

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vélez Sarsfield   0–4   Lanús 0–1 0–3
Coquimbo Unido   2–4   Defensa y Justicia 0–0 2–4

FinalEdit

Lanús  0–3  Defensa y Justicia
Report
Attendance: 0[31]
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)[note 1]

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Team 1S1 1S2 2S1 2S2 ⅛F1 ⅛F2 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2  F  Total
1   Braian Romero   Independiente
  Defensa y Justicia
1 1 1 2 1 3 1 10
2   Gilberto   Bahia 1 2 1 1 1 6
  Nicolás Orsini   Lanús 2 1 1 1 1
4   Tomás Belmonte   Lanús 1 2 1 1 5
  Lautaro Palacios   Coquimbo Unido 1 1 1 1 1
6   Thiago Almada   Vélez Sarsfield 1 1 2 4
  Facundo Barceló   Emelec 2 1 1
  Miguel Borja   Junior 1 1 1 1
  Silvio Romero   Independiente 1 1 1 1
  José Sand   Lanús 2 1 1

Source: Worldfootball.net[34]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Referee Leodán González from Uruguay, who was originally assigned to the Final match,[32] was replaced by Jesús Valenzuela from Venezuela.[33]

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