2015 Copa Libertadores

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2015 Copa Libertadores de América
2015 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores de América
2015 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores da América
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Tournament details
Dates February 3 – August 5, 2015
Teams 38 (from 11 associations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 111
Goals scored 293 (2.64 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Gustavo Bou
Argentina Guido Carrillo
(7 goals each)
2014
2016

The 2015 Copa Libertadores de América (officially the 2015 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores for sponsorship reasons)[1] is the 56th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, South America's premier club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. The winner (or the best-placed South American team if the winner is from Mexico) will play in the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2016 Recopa Sudamericana.[2] San Lorenzo were the defending champions, but they were eliminated in the group stage.

Teams[edit]

The following 38 teams from 11 associations (the 10 CONMEBOL members plus Mexico which were invited to compete) qualified for the tournament. Among them, 12 teams are entered in the first stage and 26 teams are entered in the second stage.

Association Team (Berth) Entry stage Qualification method
Argentina Argentina
5+1 berths
San Lorenzo (Argentina 1; Title holders) Second stage 2014 Copa Libertadores champion
River Plate (Argentina 2) 2014 Torneo Final champion[3]
Racing (Argentina 3) 2014 Torneo Transición champion[4]
Boca Juniors (Argentina 4) 2013–14 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[3]
Huracán (Argentina 5) First stage 2013–14 Copa Argentina champion[3]
Estudiantes (Argentina 6) 2014 Copa Sudamericana best Argentine team not yet qualified[3]
Bolivia Bolivia
3 berths
Universitario (Bolivia 1) Second stage 2014 Clausura champion[5]
San José (Bolivia 2) 2014 Clausura runner-up[5]
The Strongest (Bolivia 3) First stage 2014 Clausura 3rd place[5]
Brazil Brazil
5 berths
Cruzeiro (Brazil 1) Second stage 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champion[6]
Atlético Mineiro (Brazil 2) 2014 Copa do Brasil champion[6]
São Paulo (Brazil 3) 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up[6]
Internacional (Brazil 4) 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 3rd place[6]
Corinthians (Brazil 5) First stage 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 4th place[6]
Chile Chile
3 berths
Colo-Colo (Chile 1) Second stage 2014 Clausura champion[7]
Universidad de Chile (Chile 2) 2014 Apertura champion[8]
Palestino (Chile 3) First stage 2014 Apertura Liguilla winner[8]
Colombia Colombia
3 berths
Atlético Nacional (Colombia 1) Second stage 2014 Apertura champion[9]
Santa Fe (Colombia 2) 2014 Finalización champion[9]
Once Caldas (Colombia 3) First stage 2014 Primera A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[9]
Ecuador Ecuador
3 berths
Emelec (Ecuador 1) Second stage 2014 Serie A champion[10]
Barcelona (Ecuador 2) 2014 Serie A runner-up[10]
Independiente del Valle (Ecuador 3) First stage 2014 Serie A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[10]
Mexico Mexico
(CONCACAF)
3 invitees
UANL (Mexico 1) Second stage 2014 Apertura classification phase best team not qualified for 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League
Atlas (Mexico 2) 2014 Apertura classification phase 2nd best team not qualified for 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League
Morelia (Mexico 3) First stage 2014 Supercopa MX champion[11]
Paraguay Paraguay
3 berths
Libertad (Paraguay 1) Second stage 2014 Apertura champion and 2014 Clausura champion[12]
Guaraní (Paraguay 2) 2014 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team[12]
Cerro Porteño (Paraguay 3) First stage 2014 Primera División aggregate table 3rd best team[12]
Peru Peru
3 berths
Sporting Cristal (Peru 1) Second stage 2014 Descentralizado champion[13]
Juan Aurich (Peru 2) 2014 Descentralizado runner-up[13]
Alianza Lima (Peru 3) First stage 2014 Torneo del Inca champion[13]
Uruguay Uruguay
3 berths
Danubio (Uruguay 1) Second stage 2013–14 Primera División champion[14]
Montevideo Wanderers (Uruguay 2) 2013–14 Primera División runner-up[14]
Nacional (Uruguay 3) First stage 2013–14 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[14]
Venezuela Venezuela
3 berths
Zamora (Venezuela 1) Second stage 2013–14 Primera División champion[15]
Mineros (Venezuela 2) 2013–14 Primera División runner-up[15]
Deportivo Táchira (Venezuela 3) First stage 2013–14 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[15]

Draw[edit]

Location of teams of the 2015 Copa Libertadores from Mexico.

The draw of the tournament was held on December 2, 2014 in Luque, Paraguay.[16]

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.[2]

Pot 1 Pot 2

Argentina Huracán
Argentina Estudiantes
Bolivia The Strongest
Colombia Once Caldas
Paraguay Cerro Porteño
Uruguay Nacional

Brazil Corinthians
Chile Palestino
Ecuador Independiente del Valle
Mexico Morelia
Peru Alianza Lima
Venezuela Deportivo Táchira

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 Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela were seeded into Pot 1 for odd-numbered years, while the teams which qualified through berths 1 from Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay were seeded into Pot 1 for even-numbered years).[2] 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 San Lorenzo
Argentina River Plate
Brazil Cruzeiro
Brazil Atlético Mineiro
Colombia Atlético Nacional
Ecuador Emelec
Peru Sporting Cristal
Venezuela Zamora

Argentina Racing
Argentina Boca Juniors
Brazil São Paulo
Brazil Internacional
Colombia Santa Fe
Ecuador Barcelona
Peru Juan Aurich
Venezuela Mineros

Bolivia Universitario
Bolivia San José
Chile Colo-Colo
Chile Universidad de Chile
Paraguay Libertad
Paraguay Guaraní
Uruguay Danubio
Uruguay Montevideo Wanderers

Mexico UANL
Mexico Atlas
Argentina Huracán[†]
Argentina Estudiantes[†]
Venezuela Deportivo Táchira[†]
Bolivia The Strongest[†]
Chile Palestino[†]
Brazil Corinthians[†]

Notes
  1. First stage winners.

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all dates listed are Wednesdays, but matches may be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well).[17] There is a two-month break between the quarterfinals and semifinals due to the 2015 Copa América.

Stage First leg Second leg
First stage February 4 February 11
Second stage February 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18
April 1, 8, 15, 22
Round of 16 April 29[‡]
May 6
May 6[‡], 13
Quarterfinals May 20 May 27
Semifinals July 15 July 22
Finals July 29 August 5
Notes
  1. For matches involving teams from Mexico.[18]

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.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alianza Lima Peru 0–4 Argentina Huracán 0–4 0–0
Independiente del Valle Ecuador 1–4 Argentina Estudiantes 1–0 0–4
Deportivo Táchira Venezuela 4–3 Paraguay Cerro Porteño 2–1 2–2
Morelia Mexico 1–3 Bolivia The Strongest 1–1 0–2
Palestino Chile 2–2 (a) Uruguay Nacional 1–0 1–2
Corinthians Brazil 5–1 Colombia Once Caldas 4–0 1–1

Second stage[edit]

In the second stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers were applied in the following order: 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.[2]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SFE CAM CCL ATL
1 Colombia Santa Fe 6 4 0 2 10 5 +5 12 Advance to knockout stages 0–1 3–1 3–1
2 Brazil Atlético Mineiro 6 3 0 3 5 4 +1 9 2–0 2–0 0–1
3 Chile Colo-Colo 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 9 0–3 2–0 2–0
4 Mexico Atlas 6 2 0 4 4 9 −5 6 0–1 1–0 1–3
Source: CONMEBOL

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification COR SPA SLA DAN
1 Brazil Corinthians 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13 Advance to knockout stages 2–0 0–0 4–0
2 Brazil São Paulo 6 4 0 2 9 4 +5 12 2–0 1–0 4–0
3 Argentina San Lorenzo 6 2 1 3 3 4 −1 7 0–1 1–0 0–1
4 Uruguay Danubio 6 1 0 5 4 14 −10 3 1–2 1–2 1–2
Source: CONMEBOL

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CRU UNI HUR MIN
1 Brazil Cruzeiro 6 3 2 1 8 3 +5 11 Advance to knockout stages 2–0 0–0 3–0
2 Bolivia Universitario 6 2 3 1 4 3 +1 9 0–0 0–0 2–0
3 Argentina Huracán 6 1 4 1 6 7 −1 7 3–1 1–1 2–2
4 Venezuela Mineros 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4 0–2 0–1 3–0
Source: CONMEBOL

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification INT EME STR UCH
1 Brazil Internacional 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 13 Advance to knockout stages 3–2 1–0 3–1
2 Ecuador Emelec 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10 1–1 3–0 2–0
3 Bolivia The Strongest 6 3 0 3 10 11 −1 9 3–1 1–0 5–3
4 Chile Universidad de Chile 6 1 0 5 7 16 −9 3 0–4 0–1 3–1
Source: CONMEBOL

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BOC WAN PAL ZAM
1 Argentina Boca Juniors 6 6 0 0 19 2 +17 18 Advance to knockout stages 2–1 2–0 5–0
2 Uruguay Montevideo Wanderers 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10 0–3 1–0 3–2
3 Chile Palestino 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7 0–2 1–1 4–0
4 Venezuela Zamora 6 0 0 6 3 21 −18 0 1–5 0–3 0–1
Source: CONMEBOL

Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TIG RIV JUA SJO
1 Mexico UANL 6 4 2 0 16 7 +9 14 Advance to knockout stages 2–2 3–0 4–0
2 Argentina River Plate 6 1 4 1 8 7 +1 7 1–1 1–1 3–0
3 Peru Juan Aurich 6 1 3 2 9 11 −2 6 4–5 1–1 2–0
4 Bolivia San José 6 1 1 4 3 11 −8 4 0–1 2–0 1–1
Source: CONMEBOL

Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CAN EST LIB BAR
1 Colombia Atlético Nacional 6 3 2 1 12 7 +5 11 Advance to knockout stages 1–1 4–0 2–3
2 Argentina Estudiantes 6 3 1 2 7 3 +4 10 0–1 1–0 3–0
3 Paraguay Libertad 6 2 2 2 5 8 −3 8 2–2 1–0 1–1
4 Ecuador Barcelona 6 1 1 4 5 11 −6 4 1–2 0–2 0–1
Source: CONMEBOL

Group 8[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RAC GUA CRI TAC
1 Argentina Racing 6 4 0 2 15 7 +8 12 Advance to knockout stages 4–1 1–2 3–2
2 Paraguay Guaraní 6 2 3 1 12 10 +2 9 2–0 2–2 5–2
3 Peru Sporting Cristal 6 1 4 1 6 7 −1 7 0–2 1–1 1–1
4 Venezuela Deportivo Táchira 6 0 3 3 6 15 −9 3 0–5 1–1 0–0
Source: CONMEBOL

Knockout stages[edit]

In the knockout stages, the 16 teams play a single-elimination tournament, with the following rules:[2]

  • Each tie is played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg. However, CONMEBOL requires 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 is used. If still tied, the penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner (no extra time is played).
  • In the finals, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule is not used, and 30 minutes of extra time is played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner.
  • If there are two semifinalists from the same association, they must play each other.

Seeding[edit]

The 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.[2]

Seed Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 5 Argentina Boca Juniors 6 6 0 0 19 2 +17 18 Match A
2 6 Mexico UANL 6 4 2 0 16 7 +9 14 Match B
3 4 Brazil Internacional 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 13 Match C
4 2 Brazil Corinthians 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13 Match D
5 8 Argentina Racing 6 4 0 2 15 7 +8 12 Match E
6 1 Colombia Santa Fe 6 4 0 2 10 5 +5 12 Match F
7 7 Colombia Atlético Nacional 6 3 2 1 12 7 +5 11 Match G
8 3 Brazil Cruzeiro 6 3 2 1 8 3 +5 11 Match H
9 2 Brazil São Paulo 6 4 0 2 9 4 +5 12 Match H
10 4 Ecuador Emelec 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10 Match G
11 7 Argentina Estudiantes 6 3 1 2 7 3 +4 10 Match F
12 5 Uruguay Montevideo Wanderers 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10 Match E
13 8 Paraguay Guaraní 6 2 3 1 12 10 +2 9 Match D
14 1 Brazil Atlético Mineiro 6 3 0 3 5 4 +1 9 Match C
15 3 Bolivia Universitario 6 2 3 1 4 3 +1 9 Match B
16 6 Argentina River Plate 6 1 4 1 8 7 +1 7 Match A
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Drawing of lots.[2]

Bracket[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                     
11  Argentina Estudiantes 2  
6  Colombia Santa Fe 1  
   Winner F  
   Brazil Winner C  
14  Brazil Atlético Mineiro
3  Brazil Internacional  
   Winner S3  
   Winner S2  
10  Ecuador Emelec  
7  Colombia Atlético Nacional  
   Winner G
  2  Mexico UANL  
15  Bolivia Universitario 1 1 2
2  Mexico UANL 2 1 3  
   Winner F2
   Winner F1
12  Uruguay Montevideo Wanderers  
5  Argentina Racing  
   Winner E
   Winner D  
13  Paraguay Guaraní
4  Brazil Corinthians  
   Winner S4
   Winner S1  
9  Brazil São Paulo  
8  Brazil Cruzeiro  
   Brazil Winner H
   Argentina Winner A  
16  Argentina River Plate
1  Argentina Boca Juniors  

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate Argentina A Argentina Boca Juniors May 7 May 14
Universitario Bolivia 2–3 Mexico UANL 1–2 1–1
Atlético Mineiro Brazil C Brazil Internacional May 6 May 13
Guaraní Paraguay D Brazil Corinthians May 6 May 13
Montevideo Wanderers Uruguay E Argentina Racing May 7 May 14
Estudiantes Argentina F Colombia Santa Fe 2–1 May 12
Emelec Ecuador G Colombia Atlético Nacional May 7 May 14
São Paulo Brazil H Brazil Cruzeiro May 6 May 13

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Winner H Brazil S1[†] Argentina Winner A May 19–21 May 26–28
Winner G S2 Mexico UANL May 19–21 May 26–28
Winner F S3[†] Brazil Winner C May 19–21 May 26–28
Winner E S4[†] Winner D May 19–21 May 26–28
  1. Order of legs to be determined based on actual seeding of the two teams, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg.

Semifinals[edit]

Note: If there are two semifinalists from the same association, they must play each other.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Winner S4 F1[†] Winner S1 Jul 14–16 Jul 21–23
Winner S3 F2[†] Winner S2 Jul 14–16 Jul 21–23
  1. Order of legs to be determined based on actual seeding of the two teams, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg.

Finals[edit]

The finals are 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 is not used, and 30 minutes of extra time is played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner.[2]

Note: A finalist from Mexico must host the first leg regardless of seeding.

July 29, 2015
Lower-seeded finalist v Higher-seeded finalist
Report

August 5, 2015
Higher-seeded finalist v Lower-seeded finalist
Report

Top goalscorers[edit]

Note: Players and teams in bold are still active in the competition.

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Argentina Gustavo Bou Argentina Racing 7
Argentina Guido Carrillo Argentina Estudiantes 7
3 Chile Esteban Paredes Chile Colo-Colo 5
Paraguay Federico Santander Paraguay Guaraní 5
5 Argentina Ramón Ábila Argentina Huracán 4
Ecuador Miler Bolaños Ecuador Emelec 4
Brazil Elias Brazil Corinthians 4
Bolivia Pablo Daniel Escobar Bolivia The Strongest 4
Mexico Enrique Esqueda Mexico UANL 4
Peru Paolo Guerrero Brazil Corinthians 4
Ecuador Joffre Guerrón Mexico UANL 4
Argentina Diego Milito Argentina Racing 4
Colombia Wilson Morelo Colombia Santa Fe 4
Colombia Luis Carlos Ruiz Colombia Atlético Nacional 4
Colombia Zamir Valoyes Venezuela Mineros 4

Source: CONMEBOL.com[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ a b "Bases Campeonato Nacional Primera División 2014-2015" (PDF) (in Spanish). ANFP. 
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  11. ^ "Nace la SUPERCOPA MX" (in Spanish). ligamx.net. 20 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "Reglamento del Campeonato Oficial Año 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). APF. 
  13. ^ a b c "Bases del Torneo Descentralizado 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). ADFP. 
  14. ^ a b c "Reglamento de Primera División" (PDF) (in Spanish). AUF. 
  15. ^ a b c "Comisión de Torneos Nacionales Normas Reguladoras de Categoría Nacional Temporada 2013–2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). FVF. 
  16. ^ "El 2 de diciembre será el sorteo de la Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2015" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. August 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Copa Bridgestone Libertadores: la edición 56° se iniciará el 4 de febrero del 2015" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. October 10, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Copa Bridgestone Libertadores: programación de los Octavos de Final" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. April 20, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Copa Libertadores 2015 — Goleadores" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 

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