2012 Copa Libertadores knockout stages

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The knockout stages of the 2012 Copa Santander Libertadores de América consisted of four stages:

  • Round of 16 (first legs: April 25, May 1–3; second legs: May 8–10)[1]
  • Quarterfinals (first legs: May 16–17; second legs: May 23–24)[2]
  • Semifinals (first legs: June 13–14; second legs: June 20–21)[3]
  • Finals (first leg: June 27; second leg: July 4)[4]

Format[edit]

The group winners and runners-up of the second stage qualified for the knockout stages. The sixteen teams played a single-elimination tournament. In each stage, teams played in two-legged ties on a home-away basis, with the higher-seeded team playing the second leg at home. Each team earned 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. The following criteria were used for breaking ties on points, except for the final:[5]

  1. Goal difference
  2. Away goals
  3. Penalty shootout (no extra time is played)

For the final, the first tiebreaker was goal difference. If tied on goal difference, the away goals rule would not be applied, and 30 minutes of extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, the title would be decided by penalty shootout.

If two teams from the same association reached the semifinals, they would be forced to play each other.

Qualified teams[edit]

Group Winners Runners-up
1 Brazil Santos Brazil Internacional
2 Argentina Lanús Ecuador Emelec
3 Chile Unión Española Bolivia Bolívar
4 Brazil Fluminense Argentina Boca Juniors
5 Paraguay Libertad Brazil Vasco da Gama
6 Brazil Corinthians Mexico Cruz Azul
7 Argentina Vélez Sársfield Ecuador Deportivo Quito
8 Chile Universidad de Chile Colombia Atlético Nacional

Seeding[edit]

The 16 qualified teams are seeded in the knockout stages according to their results in the second stage, with the group winners seeded 1–8, and the group runners-up seeded 9–16.[5] The teams were ranked by: 1. Points (Pts); 2. Goal difference (GD); 3. Goals scored (GF); 4. Away goals (AG); 5. Drawing of lots.

Teams qualified as group winners
Seed Team Pts GD GF AG
1 Brazil Fluminense 15 +3 7 5
2 Brazil Corinthians 14 +11 13 4
3 Brazil Santos 13 +7 12 5
4 Chile Universidad de Chile 13 +5 11 2
5 Paraguay Libertad 13 +4 11 4
6 Argentina Vélez Sársfield 12 +4 10 5
7 Argentina Lanús 10 +5 11 3
8 Chile Unión Española 10 +3 10 5
Teams qualified as group runners-up
Seed Team Pts GD GF AG
9 Argentina Boca Juniors 13 +6 9 4
10 Brazil Vasco da Gama 13 +4 10 4
11 Colombia Atlético Nacional 11 +8 16 9
12 Mexico Cruz Azul 11 +7 11 3
13 Ecuador Deportivo Quito 10 +7 11 1
14 Bolivia Bolívar 10 +2 9 3
15 Ecuador Emelec 9 −1 7 3
16 Brazil Internacional 8 +4 10 2

Bracket[edit]

In each tie, the higher-seeded team played the second leg at home.

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                             
1  Brazil Fluminense 0 2  
16  Brazil Internacional 0 1  
  1  Brazil Fluminense 0 1  
  9  Argentina Boca Juniors 1 1  
8  Chile Unión Española 1 2
9  Argentina Boca Juniors 2 3  
  9  Argentina Boca Juniors 2 0  
  4  Chile U. de Chile 0 0  
4  Chile U. de Chile 1 6  
13  Ecuador Deportivo Quito 4 0  
  4  Chile U. de Chile (p) 1 1 (5)
  5  Paraguay Libertad 1 1 (3)  
5  Paraguay Libertad 1 2
12  Mexico Cruz Azul 1 0  
  9  Argentina Boca Juniors 1 0
  2  Brazil Corinthians 1 2
2  Brazil Corinthians 0 3  
15  Ecuador Emelec 0 0  
  2  Brazil Corinthians 0 1
  10  Brazil Vasco da Gama 0 0  
7  Argentina Lanús 1 2 (4)
10  Brazil Vasco da Gama (p) 2 1 (5)  
  2  Brazil Corinthians 1 1
  3  Brazil Santos 0 1  
3  Brazil Santos 1 8  
14  Bolivia Bolívar 2 0  
  3  Brazil Santos (p) 0 1 (4)
  6  Argentina Vélez Sársfield 1 0 (2)  
6  Argentina Vélez Sársfield 1 1
11  Colombia Atlético Nacional 0 1  

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Fluminense Brazil 4:1 Brazil Internacional 0–0 2–1
Corinthians Brazil 4:1 Ecuador Emelec 0–0 3–0
Santos Brazil 3:3 Bolivia Bolívar 1–2 8–0 +7:−7
Universidad de Chile Chile 3:3 Ecuador Deportivo Quito 1–4 6–0 +3:−3
Libertad Paraguay 4:1 Mexico Cruz Azul 1–1 2–0
Vélez Sársfield Argentina 4:1 Colombia Atlético Nacional 1–0 1–1
Lanús Argentina 3:3 Brazil Vasco da Gama 1–2 2–1 0:0 1:1 4–5
Unión Española Chile 0:6 Argentina Boca Juniors 1–2 2–3

Match A[edit]


Fluminense won on points 4–1.

Match B[edit]


Corinthians won on points 4–1.

Match C[edit]

April 25, 2012
20:50 UTC−04:00
Bolívar Bolivia 2–1 Brazil Santos
Rafael Goal 1' (o.g.)
Campos Goal 74'
Report Maranhão Goal 34'

May 10, 2012
19:30 UTC−03:00
Santos Brazil 8–0 Bolivia Bolívar
Elano Goal 6'49'
Neymar Goal 21' (pen.)36'
Ganso Goal 27'52'
Alan Kardec Goal 29'
Borges Goal 60'
Report

Tied on points 3–3, Santos won on goal difference.

Match D[edit]


Tied on points 3–3, Universidad de Chile won on goal difference.

Match E[edit]


Libertad won on points 4–1.

Match F[edit]


Vélez Sársfield won on points 4–1.

Match G[edit]


Tied on points 3–3, Vasco da Gama won on penalties.

Match H[edit]


Boca Juniors won on points 6–0.

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Fluminense Brazil 1:4 Argentina Boca Juniors 0–1 1–1
Corinthians Brazil 4:1 Brazil Vasco da Gama 0–0 1–0
Santos Brazil 3:3 Argentina Vélez Sársfield 0–1 1–0 0:0 0:0 4–2
Universidad de Chile Chile 2:2 Paraguay Libertad 1–1 1–1 0:0 1:1 5–3

Match S1[edit]


Boca Juniors won on points 4–1.

Match S2[edit]


Corinthians won on points 4–1.

Match S3[edit]


Tied on points 3–3, Santos won on penalties.

Match S4[edit]


Tied on points 2–2, Universidad de Chile won on penalties.

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Universidad de Chile Chile 1:4 Argentina Boca Juniors 0–2 0–0
Corinthians Brazil 4:1 Brazil Santos 1–0 1–1

Match F1[edit]


Boca Juniors won on points 4–1.

Match F2[edit]


Corinthians won on points 4–1.

Finals[edit]

The Finals were played over two legs, with the higher-seeded team playing the second leg at home. If the teams were tied on points and goal difference at the end of regulation in the second leg, the away goals rule would not be applied and 30 minutes of extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, the title would be decided by penalty shootout.[5]


Corinthians won on points 4–1.

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