In the first leg, the visitors Atlético Mineiro won by a score of 1–0. In the second leg, the score was 3–2 in favour of Lanús after 90 minutes, meaning the title would be decided by extra time. Atlético Mineiro were crowned Recopa Sudamericana champion for the first time after two own goals in extra time gave them a 4–3 win (5–3 on aggregate).
The Recopa Sudamericana was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the Copa Libertadores champion 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.