2008 Copa Sudamericana

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2008 Copa Sudamericana
2008 Copa Nissan Sudamericana de Clubes
2008 Copa Nissan Sul-americana do Clubes
Tournament details
Dates July 30 - December 3
Teams 34 (from 12 associations)
Final positions
Champions Brazil Internacional (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina Estudiantes
Tournament statistics
Matches played 66
Goals scored 181 (2.74 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Alex
Brazil Nilmar
(5 goals each)
2007
2009

The 2008 Copa Sudamericana de Clubes was the seventh edition of the Copa Sudamericana football tournament. The draw for the tournament took place on June 10, 2008 in Buenos Aires and the competition was played between July 30 and December 3.[1] Arsenal de Sarandí were the defending champions, having won the trophy the previous season. Brazilian side Internacional won the 2008 tournament, becoming the first Brazilian winners of the trophy.

Qualified teams[edit]

A total of 34 teams are participating in the 2008 Copa Sudamericana, from 12 associations (10 from CONMEBOL and 2 from CONCACAF).

Association Team Qualify method
Argentina Argentina
6 + 1 berths
Arsenal 2007 Copa Sudamericana champion
Boca Juniors Invitee
River Plate Invitee
Estudiantes 2007–08 Primera División 2nd place
San Lorenzo 2007–08 Primera División 4th place
Argentinos Juniors 2007–08 Primera División 5th place
Independiente 2007–08 Primera División 6th place
Bolivia Bolivia
2 berths
Bolívar 2007 Apertura & Clausura Runner-ups Playoff runner-up
Blooming 2007 Apertura & Clausura 3rd place Playoff winners[2]
Brazil Brazil
8 berths
São Paulo 2007 Série A champion
Grêmio 2007 Série A 6th place
Palmeiras 2007 Série A 7th place
Atlético Mineiro 2007 Série A 8th place
Botafogo 2007 Série A 9th place
Vasco da Gama 2007 Série A 10th place
Internacional 2007 Série A 11th place
Atlético Paranaense 2007 Série A 12th place
Chile Chile
2 berths
Ñublense 2008 Apertura league stage 1st place
Universidad Católica 2008 Apertura league stage 2nd place
Colombia Colombia
2 berths
Deportivo Cali 2007 Reclasificación 4th place
América 2007 Reclasificación 5th place
Ecuador Ecuador
2 berths
LDU Quito 2007 Serie A Second Stage winner
Deportivo Quito 2008 Serie A First Stage winner
Paraguay Paraguay
2 berths
Libertad 2007 Primera División champion
Olimpia 2007 Primera División 2nd best-placed non-champion
Peru Peru
2 berths
Sport Áncash 2007 Descentralizado 2nd best-placed non-champion
Universitario 2007 Descentralizado 3rd best-placed non-champion
Uruguay Uruguay
2 berths
Defensor Sporting 2007–08 Uruguayan Primera División champion
River Plate 2008 Liguilla 4th place
Venezuela Venezuela
2 berths
Aragua 2007–08 Copa Venezuela champion
Maracaibo 2007–08 Primera División 2nd best-placed non-finalist
Mexico Mexico
2 berths
Guadalajara Best-placed eligible team in 2008 Clausura[3]
San Luis 2nd best-placed eligible team in 2008 Clausura[3][4]
Honduras Honduras
1 berth
Motagua Invitee[5][6][7]

Preliminary Stage[edit]

The Preliminary Stage opened the Copa Sudamericana. All the second berths of 8 South American football associations contested this round. The four winners advanced to the First Round. Team #1 played at home first.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate Uruguay 2–4 Chile Universidad Católica 2–0 0–4
Maracaibo Venezuela 2–4 Colombia América 0–0 2–4
Universitario Peru 1–2 Ecuador Deportivo Quito 0–0 1–2
Olimpia Paraguay 4–3 Bolivia Blooming 4–2 0–1

First stage[edit]

The First Stage consisted of twenty-eight teams each playing two-legged matches. Twenty-four teams qualified directly to this round. The fourteen winners advanced to the Round of 16. Team #1 played at home first.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Defensor Sporting Uruguay 5–4 Paraguay Libertad 2–1 3–3
LDU Quito Ecuador 5–4 Bolivia Bolívar 4–2 1–2
América Colombia 2–1 Colombia Deportivo Cali 2–0 0–1
Ñublense Chile 1–4 Peru Sport Áncash 1–0 0–4
Universidad Católica Chile 6–2 Paraguay Olimpia 4–0 2–2
Aragua Venezuela 2–3 Mexico Guadalajara 1–2 1–1
San Luis Mexico 5–4 Ecuador Deportivo Quito 3–1 2–3
Arsenal Argentina 6–1 Honduras Motagua 4–0 2–1
Independiente Argentina 3–3 (3–5 p) Argentina Estudiantes 2–1 1–2
Argentinos Juniors Argentina 2–0 Argentina San Lorenzo 0–0 2–0
Atlético Paranaense Brazil 0–0 (4–3 p) Brazil São Paulo 0–0 0–0
Internacional Brazil 3–3 (a) Brazil Grêmio 1–1 2–2
Vasco da Gama Brazil 3–4 Brazil Palmeiras 3–1 0–3
Botafogo Brazil 8–3 Brazil Atlético Mineiro 3–1 5–2

Knockout stages[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                             
 Ecuador LDU Quito 0 1 1  
 Argentina Boca Juniors * 4 1 5  
   Argentina Boca Juniors 0 1 1  
   Brazil Internacional * 2 2 4  
 Chile Universidad Católica * 1 0 1
 Brazil Internacional 1 0 1  
   Brazil Internacional 2 4 6  
   Mexico Guadalajara * 0 0 0  
 Mexico Guadalajara * 2 4 6  
 Brazil Atlético Paranaense 2 3 5  
   Mexico Guadalajara 2 2 4
   Argentina River Plate * 1 2 3  
 Uruguay Defensor Sporting * 1 1 2
 Argentina River Plate 2 2 4  
   Brazil Internacional 1 1 2
   Argentina Estudiantes * 0 1 1
 Colombia América * 1 1 2  
 Brazil Botafogo 0 3 3  
   Brazil Botafogo 0 2 2
   Argentina Estudiantes * 2 2 4  
 Argentina Arsenal 1 0 1
 Argentina Estudiantes * 2 0 2  
   Argentina Estudiantes 1 1 2
   Argentina Argentinos Juniors * 1 0 1  
 Mexico San Luis * 2 0 2  
 Argentina Argentinos Juniors 1 2 3  
   Argentina Argentinos Juniors 1 2 3
   Brazil Palmeiras * 0 0 0  
 Peru Sport Áncash * 0 0 0
 Brazil Palmeiras 0 1 1  

(*)Indicates that the team plays at home for the first leg

Round of 16[edit]

The Second Stage was the Round of 16, played by the fourteen winners from the First Round, plus River Plate and Boca Juniors. As in the First Round, these teams played two-legged matches. Team #1 played at home first.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Boca Juniors Argentina 5–1 Ecuador LDU Quito 4–0 1–1
América Colombia 2–3 Brazil Botafogo 1–0 1–3
San Luis Mexico 2–3 Argentina Argentinos Juniors 2–1 0–2
Guadalajara Mexico 6–5 Brazil Atlético Paranaense 2–2 4–3
Defensor Sporting Uruguay 2–4 Argentina River Plate 1–2 1–2
Sport Áncash Peru 0–1 Brazil Palmeiras 0–0 0–1
Estudiantes Argentina 2–1 Argentina Arsenal 2–1 0–0
Universidad Católica Chile 1–1(a) Brazil Internacional 1–1 0–0

Quarterfinals[edit]

The Quarterfinals was played by the eight winners from the Round of 16. As in the First Round, these teams played two-legged matches. Team #1 played at home first.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Internacional Brazil 4–1 Argentina Boca Juniors 2–0 2–1
Estudiantes Argentina 4–2 Brazil Botafogo 2–0 2–2
Palmeiras Brazil 0–3 Argentina Argentinos Juniors 0–1 0–2
River Plate Argentina 3–4 Mexico Guadalajara 1–2 2–2

Semifinals[edit]

The Semifinals was played by the four winners from the Quarterfinals. As in the First Round, these teams played two-legged matches. Team #1 played at home first.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Guadalajara Mexico 0–6 Brazil Internacional 0–2[8] 0–4[9]
Argentinos Juniors Argentina 1–2 Argentina Estudiantes 1–1 0–1

Finals[edit]

The Finals were played by the two winners from the Semifinals. As in the First Round, these teams played two-legged matches. Team #1 played at home first.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Estudiantes Argentina 1–2(aet) Brazil Internacional 0–1[10][11][12] 1–1(aet).[13][14]

Champion[edit]

Copa Sudamericana
2008 Winner
Brazil
Internacional
1st Title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Copa Sudamericana comenzará el 30 de julio y la CSF promete novedades" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  2. ^ Automatically declared winner. Apertura's 3rd place La Paz FC already qualified for Copa Libertadores 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Tabla General de Clasificación por Grupos" (in Spanish). Federacíon Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación. 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  4. ^ Mexican teams participating in the CONCACAF Champions League 2008-09 are excluded from participating in the 2008 Copa Sudamericana. As both Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul have qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League via the Clausura 2008 playoffs, then next placed team (San Luis) will take their place in Sudamericana.
  5. ^ Saprissa no estará en la Copa Nissan Suramericana
  6. ^ Diez.hn - Fútbol Hondureño - Honduras estará en la ¡Copa Sudamericana!
  7. ^ (Best 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup club which won't take part on the next season)
  8. ^ [1] Chivas 0-2 Internacional
  9. ^ [2] Goleadas y eliminadas
  10. ^ Buscará Estudiantes dar primer golpe a Inter
  11. ^ Alex amarga a Estudiantes y adelanta al Inter
  12. ^ FOTOS: Lo mejor de la final
  13. ^ "¡Internacional brillante campeón de la Copa Nissan Sudamericana!" (in Spanish). conmebol / Reproduction: ZH. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  14. ^ "Inter iguala con Estudiantes y es campeón (1-1)" (in Spanish). FIFA.com. Retrieved 4 December 2008.