2001 Copa Merconorte

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The Copa Merconorte 2001 was an association football tournament in 2001 and the last Copa Merconorte to be held. Millonarios of Colombia defeated Emelec of Ecuador in the final.

Group stage[edit]

Each team played the other teams in the group twice during the group stage. The first place team advanced to the second round.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Mexico Necaxa 15 6 5 0 1 12 5 +7
Colombia América 10 6 3 1 2 7 7 0
Peru Alianza Lima 5 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2
Ecuador Aucas 4 6 1 1 4 6 11 −5






September 25
Necaxa Mexico 1–3 Ecuador Aucas
Pérez 86' report Zanatta 13', 14'
Duarte 32'





Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Colombia Millonarios 12 6 4 0 2 10 7 +3
Venezuela Deportivo Italchacao 12 6 4 0 2 9 8 +1
United States MetroStars 9 6 3 0 3 8 5 +3
Mexico Guadalajara 3 6 1 0 5 3 10 −7





October 17
MetroStars United States forfeit Mexico Guadalajara
3 Pts.





November 7
Millonarios Colombia forfeit Mexico Guadalajara
3 Pts.

November 21
Guadalajara Mexico forfeit United States MetroStars
3 Pts.

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Mexico Santos Laguna 15 6 5 0 1 15 6 +9
Peru Sporting Cristal 11 6 3 2 1 10 10 0
United States Kansas City Wizards 4 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4
Ecuador Barcelona 3 6 0 3 3 9 14 −5











Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Ecuador Emelec 12 6 3 3 0 8 1 +7
Colombia Atlético Nacional 10 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2
Peru Universitario 10 6 3 1 2 7 7 0
Bolivia Blooming 1 6 0 1 5 3 12 −9











Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals consisted of two games between the Necaxa (winner of Group A) and Millonarios (winner of Group B), and two games between the Santos Laguna (winner of Group C) and Emelec (winner of Group D). Both series were decided in penalty kicks because the net of both games was a draw.




Finals[edit]

After tying both matches, Millonarios defeated Emelec in penalty kicks.


Champion[edit]

Copa Merconorte
2001 Winners
Colombia
Millonarios
First Title

External links[edit]