2009 Copa Libertadores

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2009 Copa Libertadores de América
2009 Copa Libertadores da América
Tournament details
Dates January 27 - July 15
Teams 38 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina Estudiantes (4th title)
Runners-up Brazil Cruzeiro
Tournament statistics
Matches played 134
Goals scored 323 (2.41 per match)
Attendance 2,416,216 (18,031 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Mauro Boselli (8 goals)
Best player Argentina Juan Sebastián Verón
2008
2010

The 2009 Copa Libertadores de América (officially the 2009 Copa Santander Libertadores de América for sponsorship reasons) was the 50th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, CONMEBOL's premier annual international club tournament.

The tournament was won by Argentine club Estudiantes de La Plata, who achieved their fourth Copa Libertadores title and first in 39 years. Since the inception of a preliminary round in 2004, they are the first club to start in that round and win the Copa Libertadores. Estudiantes earned a berth to play in 2010 Recopa Sudamericana and in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup but lost both titles to LDU Quito and Barcelona respectively.

Qualified teams[edit]

Association Team Qualification method
Argentina Argentina
5 berths
Lanús 2007 Apertura champion
River Plate 2008 Clausura champion
Boca Juniors 2008 Apertura champion
San Lorenzo Best average of the 2007 Apertura, 2008 Clausura, & 2008 Apertura
Estudiantes 2nd best average of the 2007 Apertura, 2008 Clausura, & 2008 Apertura
Bolivia Bolivia
3 berths
Universitario 2008 Apertura champion
Aurora 2008 Clausura champion
Real Potosí 2008 play-off champion
Brazil Brazil
5 berths
São Paulo Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 champion
Grêmio Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 runner-up
Cruzeiro Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 3rd place
Sport Recife 2008 Copa do Brasil champion
Palmeiras Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 4th place
Chile Chile
3 berths
Everton 2008 Apertura champion
Colo-Colo 2008 Clausura champion
Universidad de Chile 1st place in 2008 Clausura general table
Colombia Colombia
3 berths
Boyacá Chicó 2008 Apertura champion
América 2008 Finalización champion
Independiente Medellín 2008 Primera A best-placed non-champion
Ecuador Ecuador
3 + 1 berths
LDU Quito 2008 Copa Libertadores champion
Deportivo Quito 2008 Serie A champion
Deportivo Cuenca 2008 Serie A 3rd place
El Nacional 2008 Serie A 4th place
Paraguay Paraguay
3 berths
Libertad 2008 Apertura & 2008 Clausura champion
Guaraní 2008 Primera División best-placed non-champion
Nacional 2008 Primera División 2nd best-placed non-champion
Peru Peru
3 berths
Universitario 2008 Apertura champion
Universidad San Martín 2008 Clausura champion
Sporting Cristal 2008 Descentralizado best-placed non-champion
Uruguay Uruguay
3 berths
Defensor Sporting 2007–08 Primera División champion
Nacional 2008 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores champion
Peñarol 2008 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores 3rd place
Venezuela Venezuela
3 berths
Deportivo Táchira 2007–08 Primera División champion
Caracas 2007–08 Primera División runner-up
Deportivo Anzoátegui 2007–08 Primera División best-placed non-finalist
Mexico Mexico
3 invitees (CONCACAF)
San Luis 1st place in 2008 Apertura general table
Guadalajara 2009 InterLiga champion
Pachuca 2009 InterLiga runner-up

Round and draw dates[edit]

The calendar shows the dates of the rounds and draw. All events occurred in 2009 unless otherwise stated.

Stage Draw date First leg Second leg
First stage November 25, 2008 January 27–29 February 3–5
Second stage February 10 – April 30
Round of 16 N/A May 5–14 May 12–21
Quarterfinals May 27–28 June 17–18
Semifinals June 24–25 July 1–2
Finals July 8 July 15

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

At each stage of the tournament teams receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and no points for a loss. If two or more teams are equal on points, the following criteria will be applied to determine the rankings in the group stage:

  1. superior goal difference;
  2. higher number of goals scored;
  3. higher number of away goals scored;
  4. draw.

For the first stage, round of 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals, the fourth criteria is replaced by a penalty shootout if necessary. The finals have their own set of criteria; see the finals section for more details.

First stage[edit]

In the First Stage, twelve teams played a two-legged tie (one game at home and one game away) against another opponent. The winner of each tie advanced to the Second Stage. Team #1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Peñarol Uruguay 1:4 Colombia Indepen. Medellín 0–4 0–0
Estudiantes Argentina 3:3 Peru Sporting Cristal 1–2 1–0 0:0 1:0
Nacional Paraguay 4:1 Ecuador El Nacional 5–0 3–3
Deportivo Cuenca Ecuador 3:3 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui 0–2 3–0 +1:−1
Real Potosí Bolivia 0:6 Brazil Palmeiras 1–5 0–2
Pachuca Mexico 3:3 Chile Universidad de Chile 0–1 2–1 0:0 0:1

Second stage[edit]

A total of 26 teams qualified directly to this phase and were joined by six teams from the First Stage, bringing the total to 32 teams. The top two teams from each group advanced to the Third Stage.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Sport Recife 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 13
Brazil Palmeiras 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10
Chile Colo-Colo 6 2 1 3 9 7 +2 7
Ecuador LDU Quito 6 1 1 4 6 13 −7 4
  CC LDU PAL RFE
Colo-Colo 3–0 0–1 1–2
LDU Quito 1–1 3–2 2–3
Palmeiras 1–3 2–0 1–1
Sport Recife 2–1 2–0 0–2

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Argentina Boca Juniors 6 5 0 1 11 3 +8 15
Ecuador Deportivo Cuenca 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 10
Venezuela Deportivo Táchira 6 3 0 3 6 9 −3 9
Paraguay Guaraní 6 0 1 5 5 15 −10 1
  BOC CUE TÁC GDL
Boca Juniors 1–0 3–0 3–1
Deportivo Cuenca 1–0 3–1 4–0
Deportivo Táchira 0–1 1–0 2–1
Guaraní 1–3 1–1 1–2

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Uruguay Nacional 6 4 2 0 12 3 +9 14
Peru Universidad San Martín 6 2 2 2 7 9 −2 8
Argentina River Plate 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7
Paraguay Nacional 6 1 1 4 7 12 −5 4
  NPR NAC RIV USM
Nacional (PAR) 0–3 4–2 1–1
Nacional (URU) 3–1 3–0 2–1
River Plate 1–0 0–0 3–0
Universidad San Martín 2–1 1–1 2–1

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil São Paulo 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13
Uruguay Defensor Sporting 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
Colombia Independiente Medellín 6 1 4 1 6 6 0 7
Colombia América 6 0 3 3 3 7 −4 3
  AMC DEF DIM SPO
América 0–0 1–1 1–3
Defensor Sporting 1–0 4–3 0–1
Independiente Medellín 0–0 0–0 2–1
São Paulo 2–1 2–1 1–1

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Cruzeiro 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 13
Argentina Estudiantes 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 10
Ecuador Deportivo Quito 6 2 2 2 6 9 −3 8
Bolivia Universitario 6 0 2 4 2 8 −6 2
  CRU QUI ELP UNI
Cruzeiro 2–0 3–0 2–0
Deportivo Quito 1–1 1–0 3–1
Estudiantes 4–0 4–0 1–0
Universitario de Sucre 0–1 1–1 0–0

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Venezuela Caracas 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
Mexico Guadalajara 6 2 3 1 9 6 +3 9
Chile Everton 6 2 2 2 7 10 −3 8
Argentina Lanús 6 0 4 2 5 8 −3 4
  CAR EVE GDL LAN
Caracas 1–0 2–0 3–1
Everton 1–0 1–1 1–1
Guadalajara 1–0 6–2 0–0
Lanús 1–1 1–2 1–1

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Grêmio 6 5 1 0 11 1 +10 16
Chile Universidad de Chile 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10
Colombia Boyacá Chicó 6 3 0 3 8 8 0 9
Bolivia Aurora 6 0 0 6 3 15 −12 0
  AUR BOY GRÊ UCH
Aurora 0–3 1–2 1–2
Boyacá Chicó 2–1 0–1 3–0
Grêmio 2–0 3–0 0–0
Universidad de Chile 3–0 3–0 0–2

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Paraguay Libertad 6 4 0 2 7 5 +2 12
Mexico San Luis 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
Peru Universitario 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8
Argentina San Lorenzo 6 2 0 4 6 7 −1 6
  LIB SLO SLU UNI
Libertad 2–0 0–2 2–1
San Lorenzo 0–1 4–1 2–0
San Luis 0–1 2–0 2–2
Universitario 2–1 1–0 0–0

Knockout stages[edit]

The last four stages of the tournament (round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals) form a single-elimination tournament, commonly known as a knockout stage. Sixteen teams advanced into the first of these stages: the third stage.

Seeding[edit]

The 16 qualified teams were seeded according to their results in the Second Stage. The top teams from each group were seeded 1-8, with the team with the most points as seed 1 and the team with the least as seed 8. The second-best teams from each group were seeded 9-16, with the team with the most points as seed 9 and the team with the least as seed 16.

Teams qualified as a group winner
Seed Team Pts GD GF AG
1 Brazil Grêmio 16 +10 11 5
2 Argentina Boca Juniors 15 +8 11 4
3 Uruguay Nacional 14 +9 12 4
4 Brazil São Paulo 13 +4 10 5
5 Brazil Cruzeiro 13 +4 9 2
6 Brazil Sport Recife 13 +3 10 6
7 Paraguay Libertad 12 +2 7 3
8 Venezuela Caracas 10 +3 7 1
Teams qualified as a runner-up
Seed Team Pts GD GF AG
9 Ecuador Deportivo Cuenca 10 +5 9 1
10 Argentina Estudiantes 10 +5 9 0
11 Brazil Palmeiras 10 +2 9 5
12 Chile Universidad de Chile 10 +2 8 2
13 Mexico Guadalajara 9 +3 9 2
14 Mexico San Luis 8 0 7 0
15 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 8 0 5 1
16 Peru Universidad San Martín 8 −2 7 2

Bracket[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                             
1  Brazil Grêmio 3 2  
16  Peru U. San Martín 1 0  
  1  Brazil Grêmio (a) 1 0  
  8  Venezuela Caracas 1 0  
8  Venezuela Caracas 1 4
9  Ecuador Cuenca 2 0  
  1  Brazil Grêmio 1 2  
  5  Brazil Cruzeiro 3 2  
4  Brazil São Paulo  
13  Mexico Guadalajara  
  4  Brazil São Paulo 1 0
  5  Brazil Cruzeiro 2 2  
5  Brazil Cruzeiro 2 1
12  Chile U. de Chile 1 0  
  5  Brazil Cruzeiro 0 1
  10  Argentina Estudiantes 0 2
3  Uruguay Nacional  
14  Mexico San Luis  
  3  Uruguay Nacional (a) 1 0
  11  Brazil Palmeiras 1 0  
6  Brazil Sport Recife 0 1 (1)
11  Brazil Palmeiras (p) 1 0 (3)  
  3  Uruguay Nacional 0 1
  10  Argentina Estudiantes 1 2  
7  Paraguay Libertad 0 0  
10  Argentina Estudiantes 3 0  
  10  Argentina Estudiantes 1 1
  15  Uruguay Defensor Sporting 0 0  
2  Argentina Boca Juniors 2 0
15  Uruguay Defensor Sporting 2 1  

Round of 16[edit]

The first match of the Round of 16 began on 5 May, with the last match played on 21 May. Team #1, as the higher seeded team, played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Grêmio Brazil 6:0 Peru Universidad San Martín 3–1 2–0
Boca Juniors Argentina 1:4 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 2–2 0–1
Nacional Uruguay w/o[A] Mexico San Luis
São Paulo Brazil w/o[A] Mexico Guadalajara
Cruzeiro Brazil 6:0 Chile Universidad de Chile 2–1 1–0
Sport Recife Brazil 3:3 Brazil Palmeiras 0–1 1–0 0:0 0:0 1:3
Libertad Paraguay 1:4 Argentina Estudiantes 0–3 0–0
Caracas Venezuela 3:3 Ecuador Deportivo Cuenca 1–2 4–0 +3:−3

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team #1, as the higher seeded team, played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Grêmio Brazil 2:2 Venezuela Caracas 1–1 0–0 0:0 1:0
Nacional Uruguay 2:2 Brazil Palmeiras 1–1 0–0 0:0 1:0
São Paulo Brazil 0:6 Brazil Cruzeiro 1–2 0–2
Estudiantes Argentina 6:0 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 1–0 1–0

Semifinals[edit]

Team #1, as the higher seeded team, played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Grêmio Brazil 1:4 Brazil Cruzeiro 1–3 2–2
Nacional Uruguay 0:6 Argentina Estudiantes 0–1 1–2

Finals[edit]

July 8, 2009
21:50 UTC−03:00
Estudiantes Argentina 0–0 Brazil Cruzeiro
Report

Copa Libertadores de América
2009 Champion
Argentina
Estudiantes de La Plata
Fourth Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Argentina Mauro Boselli Argentina Estudiantes 8
2 Paraguay Jorge Núñez Paraguay Nacional 7
Brazil Rodrigo Teixeira Ecuador Deportivo Cuenca 7
4 Brazil Keirrison Brazil Palmeiras 6
Brazil Souza Brazil Grêmio 6
6 Brazil Borges Brazil São Paulo 5
Argentina Darío Figueroa Venezuela Caracas 5
Argentina Rodrigo Palacio Argentina Boca Juniors 5
Argentina Martín Palermo Argentina Boca Juniors 5
Brazil Wellington Paulista Brazil Cruzeiro 5

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ Guadalajara and San Luis withdrew from the tournament following concerns raised by both Nacional and São Paulo over the H1N1 flu outbreak in Mexico, South American teams refused to travel to Mexico to play the match; no agreement was reached on alternative venues for the first-leg matches, both scheduled to be played in Mexico. Both Guadalajara and San Luis were later secured a place in the round of 16 for the 2010 Copa Libertadores.

References[edit]

General

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