2000 Copa Mercosur

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Copa Mercosur 2000
Tournament details
Dates1 August – 20 December 2000
Teams20 (from 5 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil Vasco da Gama (1st title)
Runners-upBrazil Palmeiras
Tournament statistics
Matches played75
Goals scored239 (3.19 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Romário (11 goals)
1999
2001

The Copa Mercosur 2000 was the 3rd staging of the international club cup.

The competition started on 1 August 2000 and concluded on 20 December 2000 with Vasco da Gama beating Palmeiras in the final.

Participants[edit]

Details[edit]

  • The 20 teams were divided into 5 groups of 4 teams. Each team plays the other teams in the group twice. The top team from each group qualified for the quarter-finals along with the best 3 runners up.
  • From the quarter finals to the final, two legs were played in each round. In the result of a draw, the match was decided by a penalty shoot out.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Argentina River Plate 14 6 4 2 0 10 5 +5
Brazil Flamengo 11 6 3 2 1 10 3 +7
Argentina Vélez Sarsfield 6 6 1 3 2 7 8 -1
Chile Universidad de Chile 1 6 0 1 5 4 15 -11

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Brazil Cruzeiro 13 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8
Brazil Palmeiras 11 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3
Argentina Independiente 7 6 2 1 3 9 10 -1
Chile Universidad Católica 2 6 0 2 4 7 17 -10

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Argentina Rosario Central 13 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5
Brazil São Paulo 7 6 2 1 3 13 13 +0
Paraguay Cerro Porteño 7 6 2 1 3 13 15 -2
Chile Colo-Colo 7 6 2 1 3 6 9 -3

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Argentina Boca Juniors 12 6 3 3 0 15 8 +7
Uruguay Nacional 9 6 2 3 1 8 8 +0
Paraguay Olimpia 9 6 3 0 3 9 10 -1
Brazil Corinthians 2 6 0 2 4 7 13 -6

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Brazil Atlético Mineiro 13 6 4 1 1 13 10 +3
Brazil Vasco da Gama 10 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4
Uruguay Peñarol 8 6 2 2 2 11 11 +0
Argentina San Lorenzo de Almagro 3 6 1 0 5 8 15 -7

Quarter-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Flamengo Brazil1 – 2Argentina River Plate
Juan Goal 66' Goal 51' Saviola
Goal 81' Ortega

Vasco da Gama Brazil1 – 0Argentina Rosario Central
Juninho Paulista Goal 19'

Palmeiras Brazil3 – 2Brazil Cruzeiro
Juninho Goal 1'
Tuta Goal 37'
Magrão Goal 67'
Goal 72' Giovanni
Goal 79' Sorín

Atlético Mineiro Brazil2 – 0Argentina Boca Juniors
Marques Goal 45'
Capria Goal 81'

Second leg[edit]

River Plate Argentina4 – 3Brazil Flamengo
Saviola Goal 53'
Aimar Goal 83'
Cardetti Goal 87'
Ortega Goal 90'
Goal 46' Edílson
Goal 64' Juan
Goal 84' Petković

River Plate won 6–4 on aggregate.


Rosario Central Argentina1 – 0Brazil Vasco da Gama
Díaz Goal 90'

1–1 on aggregate, Vasco da Gama won 5–4 on penalties.


Cruzeiro Brazil1 – 2Brazil Palmeiras
Sérgio Manoel Goal 90' (pen.) Galeano Goal 15'
Arce Goal 89' (pen.)

Palmeiras won 5–3 on aggregate.


Boca Juniors Argentina2 – 2Brazil Atlético Mineiro
Barijho Goal 10'42' Goal 38' Cláudio Caçapa
Goal 90' André Neles[1]

Atlético Mineiro won 4–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

River Plate Argentina1 – 4Brazil Vasco da Gama
Cardetti Goal 71' Goal 22' Romário
Goal 32' Júnior Baiano
Goal 51'Juninho Paulista
Goal 65'Pedrinho

Palmeiras Brazil4 – 1Brazil Atlético Mineiro
Tuta Goal 1'43'
Paulo Turra Goal 3'
Basílio Goal 78'
Goal 64' (pen.) Cláudio Caçapa

Second leg[edit]

Vasco da Gama Brazil1 – 0Argentina River Plate
Juninho Paulista Goal 46'

Vasco da Gama won 5–1 on aggregate.


Atlético Mineiro Brazil0 – 2Brazil Palmeiras
Goal 46' Tuta
Goal 87' Juninho

Palmeiras won 6–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Palmeiras Brazil1 – 0Brazil Vasco da Gama
Neném Goal 21'

Final[edit]

Palmeiras Brazil3 – 4Brazil Vasco da Gama
Arce Goal 36' (pen.)
Magrão Goal 37'
Tuta Goal 45+1'
Goal 59' (pen.)69' (pen.)90+3' Romário
Goal 86' Juninho Paulista
Copa Mercosur
2000 Winner
Brazil
Vasco da Gama
First Title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Note: At that time, he was known simply as André.

External links[edit]