2007 Copa Sudamericana

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2007 Copa Sudamericana
2007 Copa Nissan Sudamericana de Clubes
2007 Copa Nissan Sul-americana do Clubes
Tournament details
Dates July 31 - December 5
Teams 34 (from 12 associations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina Arsenal (1st title)
Runners-up Mexico América
Tournament statistics
Matches played 66
Goals scored 155 (2.35 per match)
Top scorer(s) Colombia Ricardo Ciciliano (6)
2006
2008

The 2007 edition of the Copa Sudamericana was played by 34 teams; 30 teams from the CONMEBOL and 4 teams from the CONCACAF.[1] CONMEBOL organized the tournament and invited three North American clubs which were the best three of the CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2007; the fourth North American club was the defending champion Pachuca. The official draw took place on May 22 in Buenos Aires.[1]

The Argentine club Arsenal de Sarandí won their first international title by defeating América in the final, winning 3-2 in the first leg and losing 2-1 in the second leg, which was the only game that they lost. Arsenal scored at least three goals in their opponents stadium in four of the five games they played. They defeated San Lorenzo, an Argentine club that recently won the 2007 Clausura, the Brazilian club Goiás, Argentine giant River Plate and the strongest rivals of Mexican football, Guadalajara and America.

This is the third time a Mexican club has reached the final, and the fourth title for Argentine clubs in the competition. Arsenal became only the third Argentine club to win a major international tournament without winning the Argentine league first, after Lanús and Talleres de Córdoba. They were also the first Argentine club other than Boca Juniors to win an international title since San Lorenzo won the Copa Sudamericana 2002.

Qualified teams[edit]

The Copa Sudamericana 2007 tournament was the seventh edition of the Copa Sudamericana soccer tournament.

Association Team Qualify method[2]
Argentina Argentina Boca Juniors Invitee
River Plate Invitee
Estudiantes 2006–07 Argentine Primera División 2nd place overall
San Lorenzo 2006–07 Argentine Primera División 3rd place overall
Arsenal 2006–07 Argentine Primera División 5th place overall
Lanús 2006–07 Argentine Primera División 6th place
Bolivia Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann 2006 Segundo Torneo winner
Real Potosí 2006 Segundo Torneo runner-up
Brazil Brazil São Paulo 2006 Série A winner
Vasco da Gama 2006 Série A 6th place
Figueirense 2006 Série A 7th place
Goiás 2006 Série A 8th place
Corinthians 2006 Série A 9th place
Cruzeiro 2006 Série A 10th place
Botafogo 2006 Série A 12th place
Atlético Parananense 2006 Série A 13th place
Chile Chile Colo-Colo 2007 Liguilla Pre-Sudamericana winner
Audax Italiano 2007 Liguilla Pre-Sudamericana runner-up
Colombia Colombia Atlético Nacional 2006 Reclasificacion 2nd place
Millonarios 2006 Reclasificacion 3rd place
Ecuador Ecuador El Nacional 2006 Second Stage winner
Olmedo 2007 First Stage winner
Mexico Mexico Pachuca 2006 Copa Sudamericana champion
Guadalajara 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup runner-up
América[3] Most total points in 2007 Clausura & 2006 Apertura
Paraguay Paraguay Libertad 2006 Liga Paraguaya winner
Tacuary 2006 Liguilla Pre-Sudamericana winner
Peru Peru Coronel Bolognesi 2006 Primera División 4th place
Universitario 2006 Primera División 5th place
United States United States DC United[4] 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup third place
Uruguay Uruguay Danubio 2006–07 Liguilla 3rd place
Defensor Sporting 2006–07 Liguilla 4th place
Venezuela Venezuela Zamora 2006–07 Primera División 4th place
Carabobo 2006–07 Primera División 5th place

Fixture Dates[edit]

  • Preliminary Rounds: Between July 31 and September 6
  • Round of 16: Between September 11 and October 4
  • Quarterfinals: Between October 9 and November 1
  • Semifinals: Between November 6 and November 15
  • Finals: Between November 28 and December 5

First stage[edit]

The table gives the teams in the first round gathered in elimination groups of 2 teams or 4 teams. Teams hosting the first game are on the left. Advancing teams are in bold.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Argentina I Preliminary
Arsenal Argentina 4-1 Argentina San Lorenzo 1-1 3-0
Argentina IV Preliminary
Lanús Argentina 3-2 Argentina Estudiantes 2-0 1-2
Brazil I Preliminary
Atlético Paranaense Brazil 2-6 Brazil Vasco da Gama 2-4 0-2
Brazil II Preliminary
Figueirense Brazil 3-3(a) Brazil São Paulo 2-2 1-1
Brazil III Preliminary
Botafogo Brazil 5-2 Brazil Corinthians 3-1 2-1
Brazil IV Preliminary
Goiás Brazil 2-1 Brazil Cruzeiro 2-0 0-1
Chile/Bolivia Preliminary
Audax Italiano Chile 3-1 Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann 2-0 1-1
Real Potosí Bolivia 2-4 Chile Colo-Colo 1-1 1-3
Colo-Colo Chile 1-1(a) Chile Audax Italiano 0-0 1-1
Venezuela/Ecuador Preliminary
Olmedo Ecuador 3-1 Venezuela Zamora 1-0 2-1
Carabobo Venezuela 0-5 Ecuador El Nacional 0-1 0-4
El Nacional Ecuador 3-0 Ecuador Olmedo 2-0 1-0
Colombia/Perú Preliminary
Millonarios Colombia 1-1(5-4p) Peru Coronel Bolognesi 0-1 1-0
Universitario Peru 0-2 Colombia Atlético Nacional 0-1 0-1
Atlético Nacional Colombia 2-3 Colombia Millonarios 2-3 0-0
Paraguay/Uruguay Preliminary
Defensor Sporting Uruguay 4-3 Paraguay Libertad 2-1 2-2
Tacuary Paraguay 2-2(4-1p) Uruguay Danubio 1-1 1-1
Tacuary Paraguay 1-4 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 1-1 0-3

Final stages[edit]

Bracket[edit]

To prevent a final with two teams from the same country, CONMEBOL paired Arsenal with River Plate in the semifinals, thus reordering the bracket.

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                             
 Argentina Lanús 2 0 2  
 Brazil Vasco da Gama 0 3 3  
   Brazil Vasco da Gama 0 1 1  
   Mexico América 2 0 2  
 Mexico Pachuca 1 2 3
 Mexico América 4 0 4  
   Mexico América 3 2 5  
   Colombia Millonarios 2 0 2  
 Argentina Boca Juniors 2 0 2  
 Brazil São Paulo (a) 1 1 2  
   Brazil São Paulo 0 0 0
   Colombia Millonarios 1 2 3  
 Colombia Millonarios (p) 1 1 2 (7)
 Chile Colo Colo 1 1 2 (6)  
   Mexico América 2 2 4
   Argentina Arsenal (a) 3 1 4
 United States D.C. United 2 0 2  
 Mexico Guadalajara (a) 1 1 2  
   Mexico Guadalajara 0 1 1
   Argentina Arsenal 0 3 3  
 Brazil Goiás 2 1 3
 Argentina Arsenal 3 1 4  
   Argentina Arsenal (p) 0 0 0 (4)
   Argentina River Plate 0 0 0 (2)  
 Uruguay Defensor 3 0 3  
 Ecuador El Nacional 0 2 2  
   Uruguay Defensor Sporting 2 0 2
   Argentina River Plate (a) 2 0 2  
 Brazil Botafogo 1 2 3
 Argentina River Plate 0 4 4  

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Copa Nissan Sudamericana 2007: cuadro general de los clasificados". www.conmebol.com (in Spanish). 2007-05-21. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Double the dominance". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 2007-05-11. Retrieved 2007-05-15. 
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