2014 Copa Libertadores

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2014 Copa Libertadores de América
2014 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores de América
2014 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores da América
Tournament details
Dates January 28 – August 13, 2014
Teams 38 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina San Lorenzo (1st title)
Runners-up Paraguay Nacional
Tournament statistics
Matches played 138
Goals scored 325 (2.36 per match)
Attendance 3,029,439 (21,952 per match)
Top scorer(s) Paraguay Julio dos Santos
Uruguay Nicolás Olivera
(5 goals)
2013
2015

The 2014 Copa Libertadores de América (officially the 2014 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 55th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, South America's premier international club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. Atlético Mineiro were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Atlético Nacional in the round of 16.

In the finals, Argentine team San Lorenzo defeated Paraguayan team Nacional 2–1 on aggregate to win their first title,[2] and earned the right to play in the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana.[3] The streak of four successive tournaments won by a Brazilian team was broken; in fact, none of the four semifinalists were from Brazil (first time since 1991, and the first finals since 2004 to not feature a Brazilian team) or had reached the final before.[4]

Qualified teams[edit]

Association Team (Berth) Entry stage Qualification method
Argentina Argentina
5 berths
Vélez Sarsfield (Argentina 1) Second stage 2012–13 Primera División super champion[5]
Newell's Old Boys (Argentina 2) 2013 Torneo Final champion[5]
San Lorenzo (Argentina 3) 2013 Torneo Inicial champion[5]
Arsenal (Argentina 4) 2012–13 Copa Argentina champion[5]
Lanús (Argentina 5) First stage 2013 Copa Sudamericana champion[5]
Bolivia Bolivia
3 berths
Bolívar (Bolivia 1) Second stage 2013 Clausura champion[6]
The Strongest (Bolivia 2) 2013 Apertura champion[7]
Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia 3) First stage 2013 Clausura runner-up[6]
Brazil Brazil
5 + 1 berths
Atlético Mineiro (Brazil 1; Title holders) Second stage 2013 Copa Libertadores champion
Cruzeiro (Brazil 2) 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champion[8]
Flamengo (Brazil 3) 2013 Copa do Brasil champion[8]
Grêmio (Brazil 4) 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up[8]
Atlético Paranaense (Brazil 5) First stage 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 3rd place[8]
Botafogo (Brazil 6) 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 4th place[8]
Chile Chile
3 berths
Unión Española (Chile 1) Second stage 2013 Transición champion[9]
O'Higgins (Chile 2) 2013 Apertura champion[10]
Universidad de Chile (Chile 3) First stage 2013 Apertura Liguilla winner[10]
Colombia Colombia
3 berths
Atlético Nacional (Colombia 1) Second stage 2013 Apertura champion and 2013 Finalización champion[11]
Deportivo Cali (Colombia 2) 2013 Primera A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[11]
Santa Fe (Colombia 3) First stage 2013 Primera A aggregate table 2nd best team not yet qualified[11]
Ecuador Ecuador
3 berths
Emelec (Ecuador 1) Second stage 2013 Serie A champion[12]
Independiente del Valle (Ecuador 2) 2013 Serie A runner-up[12]
Deportivo Quito (Ecuador 3) First stage 2013 Serie A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[12]
Mexico Mexico
(CONCACAF)
3 invitees
Santos Laguna (Mexico 1) Second stage 2013 Apertura classification phase best team not qualified for 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League
León (Mexico 2) 2013 Apertura classification phase 2nd best team not qualified for 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League
Morelia (Mexico 3) First stage 2013 Apertura classification phase 3rd best team not qualified for 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League
Paraguay Paraguay
3 berths
Cerro Porteño (Paraguay 1) Second stage 2013 Primera División tournament champion with better record in aggregate table[13]
Nacional (Paraguay 2) 2013 Primera División tournament champion with worse record in aggregate table[13]
Guaraní (Paraguay 3) First stage 2013 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[13]
Peru Peru
3 berths
Universitario (Peru 1) Second stage 2013 Descentralizado champion[14]
Real Garcilaso (Peru 2) 2013 Descentralizado runner-up[14]
Sporting Cristal (Peru 3) First stage 2013 Descentralizado aggregate table best team not yet qualified[14]
Uruguay Uruguay
3 berths
Peñarol (Uruguay 1) Second stage 2012–13 Primera División champion[15]
Defensor Sporting (Uruguay 2) 2012–13 Primera División runner-up[15]
Nacional (Uruguay 3) First stage 2012–13 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[15]
Venezuela Venezuela
3 berths
Zamora (Venezuela 1) Second stage 2012–13 Primera División champion[16]
Deportivo Anzoátegui (Venezuela 2) 2012–13 Primera División runner-up[16]
Caracas (Venezuela 3) First stage 2012–13 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[16]

Draw[edit]

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Location of teams of the 2014 Copa Libertadores from Mexico.

The draw of the tournament was held on December 12, 2013 in Luque, Paraguay.[17][18]

For the first stage, the 12 teams were drawn into six ties containing a team from Pot 1 and a team from Pot 2, with the former hosting the second leg. The seeding of each team was determined by which associations reached the furthest stage in the previous Copa Libertadores.[3]

Pot 1 Pot 2

Argentina Lanús
Brazil Atlético Paranaense
Brazil Botafogo
Colombia Santa Fe
Paraguay Guaraní
Uruguay Nacional

Bolivia Oriente Petrolero
Chile Universidad de Chile
Ecuador Deportivo Quito
Mexico Morelia
Peru Sporting Cristal
Venezuela Caracas

For the second stage, the 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four containing one team from each of the four seeding pots. The seeding of each team was determined by their association and qualifying berth (as per the rotational agreement established by CONMEBOL, the teams which qualified through berths 1 from Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay were seeded into Pot 1 for even-numbered years).[3] Teams from the same association in Pots 1 and 2 could not be drawn into the same group. However, a first stage winner, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw, could be drawn into the same group with another team from the same association.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Argentina Vélez Sarsfield
Argentina Newell's Old Boys
Brazil Atlético Mineiro
Brazil Cruzeiro
Bolivia Bolívar
Chile Unión Española
Paraguay Cerro Porteño
Uruguay Peñarol

Argentina San Lorenzo
Argentina Arsenal
Brazil Flamengo
Brazil Grêmio
Bolivia The Strongest
Chile O'Higgins
Paraguay Nacional
Uruguay Defensor Sporting

Colombia Atlético Nacional
Colombia Deportivo Cali
Ecuador Emelec
Ecuador Independiente del Valle
Peru Universitario
Peru Real Garcilaso
Venezuela Zamora
Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui

Mexico Santos Laguna
Mexico León
First stage winner G1
First stage winner G2
First stage winner G3
First stage winner G4
First stage winner G5
First stage winner G6

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all dates listed are Wednesdays, but matches may be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well).[19][20] There was a two-month break between the quarterfinals and semifinals due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Stage First leg Second leg
First stage January 29 February 5
Second stage February 12, 19, 26
March 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9
Round of 16 April 16, 23 April 23, 30
Quarterfinals May 7 May 14
Semifinals July 23 July 30
Finals August 6 August 13

First stage[edit]

In the first stage, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was used. If still tied, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (no extra time was played). The winners of each tie advanced to the second stage to join the 26 automatic qualifiers.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sporting Cristal Peru 3–3 (4–5 p) Brazil Atlético Paranaense 2–1 1–2
Deportivo Quito Ecuador 1–4 Brazil Botafogo 1–0 0–4
Universidad de Chile Chile 4–2 Paraguay Guaraní 1–0 3–2
Caracas Venezuela 0–3 Argentina Lanús 0–2 0–1
Morelia Mexico 2–2 (a) Colombia Santa Fe 2–1 0–1
Oriente Petrolero Bolivia 1–2 Uruguay Nacional 1–0 0–2

Second stage[edit]

In the second stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. Each team earned 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. If tied on points, the following criteria were used to determine the ranking: 1. Goal difference; 2. Goals scored; 3. Away goals scored; 4. Drawing of lots. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the round of 16.[3]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Argentina Vélez Sarsfield 6 5 0 1 9 3 +6 15
Bolivia The Strongest 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
Brazil Atlético Paranaense 6 3 0 3 7 7 0 9
Peru Universitario 6 0 1 5 3 10 −7 1
  CAP STR UNI VEL
Atlético Paranaense 1–0 3–0 1–3
The Strongest 2–1 1–0 2–0
Universitario 0–1 3–3 0–1
Vélez Sarsfield 2–0 2–0 1–0

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Chile Unión Española 6 2 3 1 10 9 +1 9
Argentina San Lorenzo 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
Ecuador Independiente del Valle 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
Brazil Botafogo 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7
  BOT IDV SLO UES
Botafogo 1–0 2–0 0–1
Independiente del Valle 2–1 1–1 2–2
San Lorenzo 3–0 1–0 1–1
Unión Española 1–1 4–5 1–0

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Paraguay Cerro Porteño 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10
Argentina Lanús 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
Chile O'Higgins 6 1 4 1 5 5 0 7
Colombia Deportivo Cali 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7
  CER CAL LAN OHI
Cerro Porteño 3–2 3–1 2–1
Deportivo Cali 1–0 2–1 1–1
Lanús 2–0 2–0 0–0
O'Higgins 2–2 1–0 0–0

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Brazil Atlético Mineiro 6 3 3 0 8 5 +3 12
Paraguay Nacional 6 2 2 2 8 10 −2 8
Venezuela Zamora 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7
Colombia Santa Fe 6 1 2 3 10 11 −1 5
  CAM NAC SAN ZAM
Atlético Mineiro 1–1 2–1 1–0
Nacional 2–2 3–2 1–0
Santa Fe 1–1 3–1 2–2
Zamora 0–1 2–0 2–1

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Uruguay Defensor Sporting 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11
Brazil Cruzeiro 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 10
Chile Universidad de Chile 6 3 1 2 6 9 −3 10
Peru Real Garcilaso 6 1 0 5 4 13 −9 3
  CRU DEF GAR UCH
Cruzeiro 2–2 3–0 5–1
Defensor Sporting 2–0 4–1 1–1
Real Garcilaso 2–1 0–2 1–2
Universidad de Chile 0–2 1–0 1–0

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Brazil Grêmio 6 4 2 0 8 1 +7 14
Colombia Atlético Nacional 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
Argentina Newell's Old Boys 6 2 2 2 10 7 +3 8
Uruguay Nacional 6 0 1 5 4 13 −9 1
  ATL GRE NAC NOB
Atlético Nacional 0–2 2–2 1–0
Grêmio 3–0 1–0 0–0
Nacional 0–1 0–1 2–4
Newell's Old Boys 1–3 1–1 4–0

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Bolivia Bolívar 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
Mexico León 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
Brazil Flamengo 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7
Ecuador Emelec 6 2 0 4 7 12 −5 6
  BOL EME FLA LEO
Bolívar 2–1 1–0 1–1
Emelec 2–1 1–2 2–1
Flamengo 2–2 3–1 2–3
León 0–1 3–0 2–1

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Mexico Santos Laguna 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13
Argentina Arsenal 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 12
Uruguay Peñarol 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 5
Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui 6 0 3 3 4 12 −8 3
  ARS ANZ PEN SLA
Arsenal 3–0 1–0 3–0
Deportivo Anzoátegui 1–3 1–1 1–1
Peñarol 2–1 1–1 0–2
Santos Laguna 1–0 3–0 4–1

Knockout stages[edit]

In the knockout stages, the 16 teams played a single-elimination tournament, with the following rules:[3]

  • Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg. However, CONMEBOL required that the second leg of the finals must be played in South America, i.e., a finalist from Mexico must host the first leg regardless of seeding.
  • In the round of 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was used. If still tied, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (no extra time was played).
  • In the finals, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was not used, and 30 minutes of extra time was played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner.
  • If there were two semifinalists from the same association, they must play each other.

Seeding[edit]

The qualified teams were 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.

Seed
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Group winners (Seeds 1–8)
1 Argentina Vélez Sarsfield 6 5 0 1 9 3 +6 15
2 Brazil Grêmio 6 4 2 0 8 1 +7 14
3 Mexico Santos Laguna 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13
4 Brazil Atlético Mineiro 6 3 3 0 8 5 +3 12
5 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11
6 Bolivia Bolívar 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
7 Paraguay Cerro Porteño 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10
8 Chile Unión Española 6 2 3 1 10 9 +1 9
Group runners-up (Seeds 9–16)
9 Argentina Arsenal 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 12
10 Brazil Cruzeiro 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 10
11 Mexico León 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
12 Bolivia The Strongest 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
13 Colombia Atlético Nacional 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
14 Argentina Lanús 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
15 Argentina San Lorenzo 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
16 Paraguay Nacional 6 2 2 2 8 10 −2 8

Ranking rules: 1. Points; 2. Goal difference; 3. Goals scored; 4. Away goals scored; 5. Drawing of lots.[3]

Bracket[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                     
16  Paraguay Nacional 1 2 3  
1  Argentina Vélez Sarsfield 0 2 2  
  16  Paraguay Nacional 1 0 1  
  9  Argentina Arsenal 0 0 0  
9  Argentina Arsenal 0 1 1
8  Chile Unión Española 0 0 0  
  16  Paraguay Nacional 2 0 2  
  5  Uruguay Defensor Sporting 0 1 1  
13  Colombia Atlético Nacional 1 1 2  
4  Brazil Atlético Mineiro 0 1 1  
  13  Colombia Atlético Nacional 0 0 0
  5  Uruguay Defensor Sporting 2 1 3  
12  Bolivia The Strongest 2 0 2 (2)
5  Uruguay Defensor Sporting (p) 0 2 2 (4)  
  16  Paraguay Nacional 1 0 1
  15  Argentina San Lorenzo 1 1 2
15  Argentina San Lorenzo (p) 1 0 1 (4)  
2  Brazil Grêmio 0 1 1 (2)  
  15  Argentina San Lorenzo 1 1 2
  10  Brazil Cruzeiro 0 1 1  
10  Brazil Cruzeiro 1 2 3
7  Paraguay Cerro Porteño 1 0 1  
  15  Argentina San Lorenzo 5 0 5
  6  Bolivia Bolívar 0 1 1  
14  Argentina Lanús 2 2 4  
3  Mexico Santos Laguna 1 0 1  
  14  Argentina Lanús 1 0 1
  6  Bolivia Bolívar 1 1 2  
11  Mexico León 2 1 3
6  Bolivia Bolívar (a) 2 1 3  

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional Paraguay 3–2 Argentina Vélez Sarsfield 1–0 2–2
San Lorenzo Argentina 1–1 (4–2 p) Brazil Grêmio 1–0 0–1
Lanús Argentina 4–1 Mexico Santos Laguna 2–1 2–0
Atlético Nacional Colombia 2–1 Brazil Atlético Mineiro 1–0 1–1
The Strongest Bolivia 2–2 (2–4 p) Uruguay Defensor Sporting 2–0 0–2
León Mexico 3–3 (a) Bolivia Bolívar 2–2 1–1
Cruzeiro Brazil 3–1 Paraguay Cerro Porteño 1–1 2–0
Arsenal Argentina 1–0 Chile Unión Española 0–0 1–0

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional Paraguay 1–0 Argentina Arsenal 1–0 0–0
San Lorenzo Argentina 2–1 Brazil Cruzeiro 1–0 1–1
Lanús Argentina 1–2 Bolivia Bolívar 1–1 0–1
Atlético Nacional Colombia 0–3 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 0–2 0–1

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional Paraguay 2–1 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 2–0 0–1
San Lorenzo Argentina 5–1 Bolivia Bolívar 5–0 0–1

Finals[edit]

The finals were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule was not used, and 30 minutes of extra time was played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner.[3]


San Lorenzo won 2–1 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Paraguay Julio dos Santos Paraguay Cerro Porteño 5
Uruguay Nicolás Olivera Uruguay Defensor Sporting 5
3 Ecuador Daniel Angulo Ecuador Independiente del Valle 4
Argentina Mauro Boselli Mexico León 4
Brazil Bruno Rodrigo Brazil Cruzeiro 4
Spain Juanmi Callejón Bolivia Bolívar 4
Chile Gustavo Canales Chile Unión Española 4
Argentina Luis Miguel Escalada Ecuador Emelec 4
Venezuela Juan Manuel Falcón Venezuela Zamora 4
Brazil Felipe Gedoz Uruguay Defensor Sporting 4
Brazil Brazil Atlético Mineiro 4
Argentina Omar Pérez Colombia Santa Fe 4
Brazil Ricardo Goulart Brazil Cruzeiro 4
Ecuador Junior Sornoza Ecuador Independiente del Valle 4
Brazil Wallyson Brazil Botafogo 4

Source:[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Libertadores, con nuevo patrocinador" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. December 3, 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Recorrido de San Lorenzo hasta ganar la Copa Libertadores 2014". CONMEBOL.com. August 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2014 – Reglamento" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 
  4. ^ "San Lorenzo seize the holy grail". FIFA.com. 15 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Reglamento del Campeonato de Primera División 2012/2013" (in Spanish). AFA. 
  6. ^ a b "Convocatoria a Campeonatos Entel Apertura y Clausura Temporada 2012-2013" (in Spanish). LFPB. 
  7. ^ "Convocatoria a Campeonatos Entel Apertura y Clausura Temporada 2013-2014" (in Spanish). LFPB. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Campeonato Brasileiro da Série A de 2013 REC - REGULAMENTO ESPECÍFICO DA COMPETIÇÃO". CBF. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bases Campeonato Nacional Primera División 2013" (in Spanish). ANFP. 
  10. ^ a b "Bases Campeonato Nacional Primera División 2013-2014" (in Spanish). ANFP. 
  11. ^ a b c "Reglamento Liga Postobon 2013" (in Spanish). dimayor.com. 
  12. ^ a b c "Reglamento del Comité Ejecutivo de fútbol Profesional" (in Spanish). FEF. 
  13. ^ a b c "Reglamento del Campeonato Oficial" (in Spanish). APF. 
  14. ^ a b c "Bases Torneo Descentralizado Copa Movistar 2013" (in Spanish). ADFP. 
  15. ^ a b c "Reglamento de Primera División" (PDF) (in Spanish). AUF. 
  16. ^ a b c "Comisión de Torneos Nacionales Normas Reguladoras de Categoría Nacional Temporada 2012–2013" (in Spanish). FVF. 
  17. ^ "Proponen nuevo esquema para la disputa de las eliminatorias" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. October 22, 2013. 
  18. ^ "La Bridgestone Libertadores tiene calendario establecido" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. December 12, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Calendario de competiciones y actividades – CONMEBOL 2014" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 
  20. ^ "Calendario de la Copa Libertadores 2014" (in Spanish). antena2.com.co. December 13, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Copa Bridgestone Libertadores — Goleadores" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 

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