2012 Copa Sudamericana

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2012 Copa Sudamericana
Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana 2012
Copa Bridgestone Sul-americana 2012
Tournament details
Dates July 24 – December 12, 2012
Teams 47 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Brazil São Paulo (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina Tigre
Tournament statistics
Matches played 92
Goals scored 237 (2.58 per match)
Top scorer(s) Paraguay Jonathan Fabbro
Uruguay Carlos Núñez
Brazil Fábio Renato
Colombia Wason Rentería
Chile Michael Ríos
(5 goals)
2011
2013

The 2012 Copa Sudamericana de Clubes (officially the 2012 Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana de Clubes for sponsorship reasons) was the 11th edition of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's secondary international club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. The tournament was expanded from 39 teams to 47 teams, allowing the eight associations other than Argentina and Brazil to each enter four teams instead of three teams.[1] Universidad de Chile were the defending champions, but lost to eventual champion, São Paulo in the quarterfinals.

Brazilian club São Paulo were crowned as the champion after defeating Argentine club Tigre in the finals. Having already qualified for the 2013 Libertadores Cup (for being 4th in the 2012 Brazilian League), São Paulo, after winning the 2012 Sudamericana Cup, will also dispute the 2013 Recopa Cup (Championship played between the Libertadores Cup champion and the Sudamericana Cup champion) and the 2013 Suruga Cup.

Qualified teams[edit]

Association Team (Berth) Entry stage Qualification method
Argentina Argentina
6 berths
Independiente (Argentina 1) Second Stage 2011 tournaments aggregate table 3rd best non-champion
Racing (Argentina 2) 2011 tournaments aggregate table 4th best non-champion
Tigre (Argentina 3) 2011 tournaments aggregate table 5th best non-champion
Argentinos Juniors (Argentina 4) 2011 tournaments aggregate table 6th best non-champion
Colón (Argentina 5) 2011 tournaments aggregate table 7th best non-champion
Boca Juniors (Argentina 6) 2011–12 Copa Argentina champion
Bolivia Bolivia
4 berths
Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia 1) First Stage 2011 Adecuación 3rd place
Universitario (Bolivia 2) 2011 Apertura runner-up
Aurora (Bolivia 3) 2011 Apertura 4th place
Blooming (Bolivia 4) 2012 Clausura 5th place
Brazil Brazil
8 berths
São Paulo (Brazil 1) Second Stage 2011 Série A 6th place
Figueirense (Brazil 2) 2011 Série A 7th place
Coritiba (Brazil 3) 2011 Série A 8th place
Botafogo (Brazil 4) 2011 Série A 9th place
Palmeiras (Brazil 5) 2011 Série A 11th place
Grêmio (Brazil 6) 2011 Série A 12th place
Atlético Goianiense (Brazil 7) 2011 Série A 13th place
Bahia (Brazil 8) 2011 Série A 14th place
Chile Chile
4+1 berths
Universidad de Chile (Defending champion) Round of 16 2011 Copa Sudamericana champion
Universidad Católica (Chile 1) First Stage 2011 Copa Chile champion
Cobreloa (Chile 2) 2011 Clausura classification phase 2nd place
O'Higgins (Chile 3) 2012 Apertura classification phase 2nd place
Iquique (Chile 4) 2012 Apertura classification phase 3rd place
Colombia Colombia
4 berths
Millonarios (Colombia 1) First Stage 2011 Copa Colombia champion
Envigado (Colombia 2) 2011 Primera A aggregate table 3rd best non-champion
Deportes Tolima (Colombia 3) 2011 Primera A aggregate table 4th best non-champion
La Equidad (Colombia 4) 2011 Primera A aggregate table 5th best non-champion
Ecuador Ecuador
4 berths
Barcelona (Ecuador 1) First Stage 2012 Serie A first stage winner
LDU Loja (Ecuador 2) 2012 Serie A first stage 2nd place
Deportivo Quito (Ecuador 3) 2011 Serie A second stage winner
Emelec (Ecuador 4) 2012 Serie A first stage 3rd place
Paraguay Paraguay
4 berths
Olimpia (Paraguay 1) First Stage 2011 Primera División aggregate table best champion
Cerro Porteño (Paraguay 2) 2011 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best non-champion
Tacuary (Paraguay 3) 2011 Primera División aggregate table 3rd best non-champion
Guaraní (Paraguay 4) 2011 Primera División aggregate table 4th best non-champion
Peru Peru
4 berths
Universidad San Martín (Peru 1) First Stage 2011 Descentralizado 4th place
León de Huánuco (Peru 2) 2011 Descentralizado 5th place
Unión Comercio (Peru 3) 2011 Descentralizado 6th place
Inti Gas (Peru 4) 2011 Descentralizado 7th place
Uruguay Uruguay
4 berths
Nacional (Uruguay 1) First Stage 2011–12 Primera División champion
Cerro Largo (Uruguay 2) 2011–12 Primera División aggregate table 4th place
Liverpool (Uruguay 3) 2011–12 Primera División aggregate table 5th place
Danubio (Uruguay 4) 2011–12 Primera División aggregate table 6th place
Venezuela Venezuela
4 berths
Mineros (Venezuela 1) First Stage 2011 Copa Venezuela champion
Deportivo Lara (Venezuela 2) 2011–12 Primera División aggregate table 1st place
Monagas (Venezuela 3) 2011–12 Primera División Serie Sudamericana winner with better aggregate
Deportivo Táchira (Venezuela 4) 2011–12 Primera División Serie Sudamericana winner with worse aggregate

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on June 29, 2012 (postponed from original date of June 26), 12:00 UTC−04:00 at CONMEBOL's Convention Center in Luque, Paraguay.[2]

The tournament is played in single-elimination format, with each tie played over two legs. The draw mechanism was as follows:[3]

First Stage
  • The 32 teams from the eight countries other than Argentina and Brazil, excluding the defending champion, were drawn against each other. The teams were divided into South Zone (Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia) and North Zone (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela). Teams which qualified through berths 1 were drawn against teams which qualified through berths 4, and teams which qualified through berths 2 were drawn against teams which qualified through berths 3, with the former playing the second leg at home.
Second Stage
  • The 16 winners of the First Stage were drawn against each other, where a winner from the South Zone were drawn against a winner from the North Zone.
  • The 6 teams from Argentina were drawn against each other, where the matchups were based on the berths which the teams qualify through: 1 v 6, 2 v 5, 3 v 4, with the former playing the second leg at home.
  • The 8 teams from Brazil were drawn against each other, where the matchups were based on the berths which the teams qualify through: 1 v 8, 2 v 7, 3 v 6, 4 v 5, with the former playing the second leg at home.
Final stages
  • The 15 winners of the Second Stage, together with the defending champion, were assigned a "seed" starting from the round of 16 (the defending champion and the winners from Argentina and Brazil were assigned even "seeds", the winners from the other eight countries were assigned odd "seeds"). The "seeding" was used to determine the bracket of the final stages, with the higher-seeded team playing the second leg at home in each tie.

Schedule[edit]

All dates listed are Wednesdays, but matches may be played on the day before (Tuesdays) and after (Thursdays) as well.[3]

Stage First leg Second leg
First Stage July 25
August 1
August 8, 15, 22
Second Stage August 1, 15, 22, 29 August 22, 29
September 19
Round of 16 September 26
October 3
October 24
Quarterfinals October 31 November 7, 14
Semifinals November 21 November 28
Finals December 5 December 12

Preliminary stages[edit]

The first two stages of the competition are the First Stage and Second Stage. Both stages are largely played concurrent to each other.

First stage[edit]

The First Stage began on July 24 and ended on August 23.[4] Team 1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Olimpia Paraguay 4:1 Uruguay Danubio 0–0 2–1
Nacional Uruguay 3:3 Chile Iquique 0–2 4–0 +2:−2
Universidad Católica Chile 4:1 Bolivia Blooming 1–1 3–0
Oriente Petrolero Bolivia 3:3 Paraguay Guaraní 1–0 1–2 0:0 1:2
Universitario Bolivia 0:6 Uruguay Liverpool 0–3 1–2
Cerro Largo Uruguay 1:4 Bolivia Aurora 1–2 0–0
Cobreloa Chile 4:1 Paraguay Tacuary 1–0 2–2
Cerro Porteño Paraguay 4:1 Chile O'Higgins 3–3 4–0
Millonarios Colombia 4:1 Peru Inti Gas 0–0 3–0
Universidad San Martín Peru 1:4 Ecuador Emelec 0–1 1–1
Mineros Venezuela 6:0 Colombia La Equidad 1–0 2–1
Barcelona Ecuador 4:1 Venezuela Deportivo Táchira 0–0 5–1
Deportivo Lara Venezuela 1:4 Colombia Deportes Tolima 1–3 0–0
León de Huánuco Peru 0:6 Ecuador Deportivo Quito 0–1 2–3
Envigado Colombia 4:1 Peru Unión Comercio 0–0 2–0
LDU Loja Ecuador 6:0 Venezuela Monagas 2–0 4–2

Second stage[edit]

The Second Stage began on July 31 and ended on September 20.[4][5] Team 1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Millonarios Colombia 4:1 Paraguay Guaraní 4–2 1–1
São Paulo Brazil 4:0 Brazil Bahia 2–0 2–0
Liverpool Uruguay 4:1 Colombia Envigado 1–1 1–0
Tigre Argentina 6:0 Argentina Argentinos Juniors 2–1 4–1
Cerro Porteño Paraguay 4:1 Venezuela Mineros 2–2 4–0
Figueirense Brazil 2:2 Brazil Atlético Goianiense 1–1 1–1 0:0 1:1 2–4
Emelec Ecuador 4:1 Paraguay Olimpia 1–0 0–0
Coritiba Brazil 3:3 Brazil Grêmio 0–1 3–2 0:0 0:2
Barcelona Ecuador 4:1 Chile Cobreloa 0–0 4–3
Deportes Tolima Colombia 3:3 Chile Universidad Católica 0–2 3–1 0:0 0:1
Racing Argentina 0:6 Argentina Colón 1–3 1–2
Aurora Bolivia 0:6 Ecuador Deportivo Quito 1–2 1–3
Independiente Argentina 2:2 Argentina Boca Juniors 3–3 0–0 0:0 3:0
Nacional Uruguay 3:3 Ecuador LDU Loja 1–0 1–2 0:0 1:2
Botafogo Brazil 3:3 Brazil Palmeiras 0–2 3–1 0:0 0:1

Final stages[edit]

Teams from the Round of 16 onwards are seeded depending on which second stage tie they won (i.e., the winner of Match O1 would be assigned the 1 seed, etc.; the defending champion, Universidad de Chile, was assigned the 10 seed).[6]

Bracket[edit]

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

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                             
1  Colombia Millonarios 1 3  
16  Brazil Palmeiras 3 0  
  1  Colombia Millonarios 0 3  
  8  Brazil Grêmio 1 1  
8  Brazil Grêmio 1 2
9  Ecuador Barcelona 0 1  
  1  Colombia Millonarios 0 1  
  4  Argentina Tigre (a) 0 1  
4  Argentina Tigre 0 4  
13  Ecuador Deportivo Quito 2 0  
  4  Argentina Tigre 0 4
  5  Paraguay Cerro Porteño 1 2  
5  Paraguay Cerro Porteño 2 2
12  Argentina Colón 1 1  
  4  Argentina Tigre 0 0
  2  Brazil São Paulo 0 2
2  Brazil São Paulo (a) 1 0  
15  Ecuador LDU Loja 1 0  
  2  Brazil São Paulo 2 5
  10  Chile Universidad de Chile 0 0  
7  Ecuador Emelec 2 0
10  Chile Universidad de Chile 2 1  
  2  Brazil São Paulo (a) 1 0
  11  Chile Universidad Católica 1 0  
3  Uruguay Liverpool 1 1  
14  Argentina Independiente 2 2  
  14  Argentina Independiente 2 1
  11  Chile Universidad Católica 2 2  
6  Brazil Atlético Goianiense 0 3
11  Chile U. Católica (a) 2 1  

Round of 16[edit]

The Round of 16 began on September 25 and ended on October 25.[7] Team 1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Millonarios Colombia 3:3 Brazil Palmeiras 1–3 3–0 +1:−1
São Paulo Brazil 2:2 Ecuador LDU Loja 1–1 0–0 0:0 1:0
Liverpool Uruguay 0:6 Argentina Independiente 1–2 1–2
Tigre Argentina 3:3 Ecuador Deportivo Quito 0–2 4–0 +2:−2
Cerro Porteño Paraguay 6:0 Argentina Colón 2–1 2–1
Atlético Goianiense Brazil 3:3 Chile Universidad Católica 0–2 3–1 0:0 0:1
Emelec Ecuador 1:4 Chile Universidad de Chile 2–2 0–1
Grêmio Brazil 6:0 Ecuador Barcelona 1–0 2–1

Quarterfinals[edit]

The Quarterfinals began on October 30 and ended on November 15.[8] Team 1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Millonarios Colombia 3:3 Brazil Grêmio 0–1 3–1 +1:−1
São Paulo Brazil 6:0 Chile Universidad de Chile 2–0 5–0
Universidad Católica Chile 4:1 Argentina Independiente 2–2 2–1
Tigre Argentina 3:3 Paraguay Cerro Porteño 0–1 4–2 +1:−1

Semifinals[edit]

The Semifinals began on November 22 and ended on November 29. Team 1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Millonarios Colombia 2:2 Argentina Tigre 0–0 1–1 0:0 0:1
São Paulo Brazil 2:2 Chile Universidad Católica 1–1 0–0 0:0 1:0

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.[6]


December 12, 2012
21:50 UTC−2
São Paulo Brazil 2–0 Argentina Tigre
Lucas Goal 22'
Osvaldo Goal 28'
Report

São Paulo won on points 4–1.

Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana de Clubes
2012 Champion
Brazil
São Paulo
First Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Paraguay Jonathan Fabbro Paraguay Cerro Porteño 5
Uruguay Carlos Núñez Uruguay Liverpool 5
Brazil Fábio Renato Ecuador LDU Loja 5
Colombia Wason Rentería Colombia Millonarios 5
Chile Michael Ríos Chile Universidad Católica 5
6 Argentina Julio Bevacqua Ecuador Deportivo Quito 4
Colombia Wilberto Cosme Colombia Millonarios 4
Argentina Roberto Nanni Paraguay Cerro Porteño 4
9 Venezuela Alejandro Guerra Venezuela Mineros 3
Paraguay Santiago Salcedo Paraguay Cerro Porteño 3
Brazil Willian José Brazil São Paulo 3

Source:[9]

Awards[edit]

Player of the week[edit]

Week Player Team Notes
Jul 24–26 Venezuela Richard Blanco Chile O'Higgins [10]
Jul 31–Aug 1 Brazil Rogério Ceni Brazil São Paulo [11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sudamericana: más cupos para 8 países" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 2011-11-24. Luego de un amplio debate en el cual expusieron todas las Asociaciones, se estableció que, a partir del año 2012, se modifique la cantidad de equipos participantes. De los 39 clubes actuales se pasará a 47, otorgándosele un cupo más a las asociaciones de Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay y Venezuela. De tal modo, la relación de participantes será la siguiente: Argentina 6 equipos, Brasil 8, 4 para cada una de las Asociaciones mencionadas anteriormente (total 32) y un cupo para el campeón vigente. 
  2. ^ "Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana 2012: el sorteo es el 29 de junio (actualizado)" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 2012-05-28. 
  3. ^ a b "La Copa Sudamericana fue sorteada" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 2012-06-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana 2012 Programa de Partidos de 1a y 2a fase". CONMEBOL.com. July 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana: programa de los partidos de Segunda Fase". CONMEBOL.com. August 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana 2012: reglamento del torneo" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 
  7. ^ "Sudamericana: el programa de octavos". CONMEBOL.com. September 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sudamericana: definidos los cuartos". CONMEBOL.com. October 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana — Goleadores" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 
  10. ^ "Copa Sudamericana: Richard Blanco, el jugador de la semana" [Copa Sudamerican: Richard Blanco, the player of the week] (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. July 30, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sudamericana: Rogerio Ceni el jugador de la 2a semana" [Sudamerican: Rogerio Ceni, the player of the 2nd week] (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. August 5, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 

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