2015 Copa Sudamericana

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2015 Copa Sudamericana
Tournament details
Dates August 11 – December 9, 2015
Teams 47 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Colombia Santa Fe (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina Huracán
Tournament statistics
Matches played 92
Goals scored 186 (2.02 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Ramón Ábila
Ecuador Miller Bolaños
Colombia Wilson Morelo
Paraguay José Ariel Núñez
(5 goals each)
Best player Argentina Ramón Ábila[1]
2014
2016

The 2015 Copa Sudamericana (Portuguese: Copa Sul-Americana 2015) was the 14th edition of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's secondary club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.

Colombian team Santa Fe qualified to play in the 2016 Copa Libertadores, the 2016 Recopa Sudamericana, and the 2016 Suruga Bank Championship,[2] after winning the final against Argentinian team Huracán 3–1 on penalties (0–0 on aggregate after extra time).[3] River Plate was the defending champions, but was eliminated by Huracán in the semifinals.

Teams[edit]

The following 47 teams from the 10 CONMEBOL associations qualified for the tournament:

  • Title holders
  • Brazil: 8 berths
  • Argentina: 6 berths
  • All other associations: 4 berths each

The entry stage is determined as follows:

  • Round of 16: Title holders
  • Second stage: 14 teams (teams from Argentina and Brazil)
  • First stage: 32 teams (teams from all other associations)
Association Team (Berth) Entry stage Qualification method
Argentina Argentina
6 + 1 berths
River Plate (Title holders) Round of 16 2014 Copa Sudamericana champion
Huracán (Argentina 1) Second stage 2014 Supercopa Argentina champion[4]
Lanús (Argentina 2) 2014 Torneo Transición best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores second stage[4]
Independiente (Argentina 3) 2014 Torneo Transición 2nd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores second stage[4]
Tigre (Argentina 4) 2014 Torneo Transición 3rd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores second stage[4]
Arsenal (Argentina 5) 2014 Torneo Transición 4th best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores second stage[4]
Belgrano (Argentina 6) 2014 Torneo Transición 5th best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores second stage[4]
Bolivia Bolivia
4 berths
Real Potosí (Bolivia 1) First stage 2014 Clausura 4th place[5]
Bolívar (Bolivia 2) 2014 Clausura 5th place[5]
Aurora (Bolivia 3) 2014 Clausura 6th place[5]
Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia 4) 2014 Clausura 7th place[5]
Brazil Brazil
8 berths
Atlético Paranaense (Brazil 1) Second stage 2014 Série A or 2014 Série B best team eliminated before 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16[6]
Sport Recife (Brazil 2) 2014 Série A or 2014 Série B 2nd best team eliminated before 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16[6]
Goiás (Brazil 3) 2014 Série A or 2014 Série B 3rd best team eliminated before 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16[6]
Chapecoense (Brazil 4) 2014 Série A or 2014 Série B 4th best team eliminated before 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16[6]
Joinville (Brazil 5) 2014 Série A or 2014 Série B 5th best team eliminated before 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16[6]
Ponte Preta (Brazil 6) 2014 Série A or 2014 Série B 6th best team eliminated before 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16[6]
Bahia (Brazil 7) 2015 Copa do Nordeste best team eliminated before 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16[7]
Brasília (Brazil 8) 2014 Copa Verde champion[8]
Chile Chile
4 berths
Universidad de Concepción (Chile 1) First stage 2014–15 Copa Chile champion[9]
Huachipato (Chile 2) 2014–15 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores second stage[9]
Universidad Católica (Chile 3) 2015 Clausura Liguilla winner[9]
Santiago Wanderers (Chile 4) 2014 Apertura Liguilla runner-up[9]
Colombia Colombia
4 berths
Deportes Tolima (Colombia 1) First stage 2014 Copa Colombia champion[10]
Santa Fe (Colombia 2) 2015 Superliga Colombiana champion[10]
Águilas Doradas (Colombia 3) 2014 Primera A aggregate table best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[10]
Junior (Colombia 4) 2014 Primera A aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[10]
Ecuador Ecuador
4 berths
Emelec (Ecuador 1) First stage 2014 Serie A champion[11]
LDU Quito (Ecuador 2) 2014 Serie A aggregate table best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[11]
LDU Loja (Ecuador 3) 2014 Serie A aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[11]
Universidad Católica (Ecuador 4) 2014 Serie A aggregate table 3rd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[11]
Paraguay Paraguay
4 berths
Libertad (Paraguay 1) First stage 2014 Apertura champion and 2014 Clausura champion[12]
Sportivo Luqueño (Paraguay 2) 2014 Primera División aggregate table best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[12]
Olimpia (Paraguay 3) 2014 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[12]
Nacional (Paraguay 4) 2014 Primera División aggregate table 3rd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[12]
Peru Peru
4 berths
Melgar (Peru 1) First stage 2014 Descentralizado aggregate table best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[13]
Unión Comercio (Peru 2) 2014 Descentralizado aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[13]
Universitario (Peru 3) 2014 Descentralizado aggregate table 3rd best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[13]
León de Huánuco (Peru 4) 2014 Descentralizado aggregate table 4th best team not qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores[13]
Uruguay Uruguay
4 berths
Nacional (Uruguay 1) First stage 2014–15 Primera División champion[14]
Danubio (Uruguay 2) 2014–15 Primera División aggregate table best team not qualified for 2016 Copa Libertadores[14]
Defensor Sporting (Uruguay 3) 2014–15 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2016 Copa Libertadores[14]
Juventud (Uruguay 4) 2014–15 Primera División aggregate table 3rd best team not qualified for 2016 Copa Libertadores[14]
Venezuela Venezuela
4 berths
Deportivo La Guaira (Venezuela 1) First stage 2014 Copa Venezuela champion[15]
Deportivo Anzoátegui (Venezuela 2) 2014–15 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not qualified for 2016 Copa Libertadores[15]
Zamora (Venezuela 3) 2014–15 Primera División Serie Sudamericana winner with better record in aggregate table[15]
Carabobo (Venezuela 4) 2014–15 Primera División Serie Sudamericana winner with worse record in aggregate table[15]

Draw[edit]

The draw of the tournament was held on July 16, 2015 at the CONMEBOL Convention Centre in Luque, Paraguay.[16][17]

For the first stage, the 32 teams were divided into two zones:

  • South Zone: The 16 teams from Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay were drawn into eight ties.
  • North Zone: The 16 teams from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela were drawn into eight ties.

Teams which qualified for berths 1 were drawn against teams which qualified for berths 4, and teams which qualified for berths 2 were drawn against teams which qualified for berths 3, with the former hosting the second leg in both cases. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same tie.

For the second stage, the 30 teams, including the 16 winners of the first stage (eight from South Zone, eight from North Zone), whose identity was not known at the time of the draw, and the 14 teams which entered the second stage, were divided into three sections:

  • Winners of the first stage: The 16 winners of the first stage were drawn into eight ties, with the order of legs decided by draw. Teams from the same association could be drawn into the same tie.
  • Brazil: The eight teams from Brazil were drawn into four ties. Teams which qualified for berths 1–4 were drawn against teams which qualified for berths 5–8, with the former hosting the second leg.
  • Argentina: The six teams from Argentina were drawn into three ties. Teams which qualified for berths 1–3 were drawn against teams which qualified for berths 4–6, with the former hosting the second leg.

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all dates listed were Wednesdays, but matches could also be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well).

Stage First leg Second leg
First stage August 12 August 19
Second stage August 19[†], 26 August 26[†]
September 16
Round of 16 September 23 September 30
Quarterfinals October 21 October 28
Semifinals November 4 November 25
Finals December 2 December 9
Notes
  1. For matches involving teams from Brazil.

Elimination stages[edit]

In the elimination stages (first stage and second 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 15 winners of the second stage (eight from winners of the first stage, four from Brazil, three from Argentina) advanced to the round of 16 to join the defending champions (River Plate).[2]

First stage[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
South Zone
Juventud Uruguay 4–3 Bolivia Real Potosí 4–1 0–2
Oriente Petrolero Bolivia 0–3 Uruguay Nacional 0–3 0–0
Santiago Wanderers Chile 1–2 Paraguay Libertad 0–0 1–2
Nacional Paraguay 5–2 Chile Universidad de Concepción 2–1 3–1
Defensor Sporting Uruguay 3–2 Bolivia Bolívar 3–0 0–2
Universidad Católica Chile 3–1 Uruguay Danubio 1–0 2–1
Olimpia Paraguay 4–0 Chile Huachipato 2–0 2–0
Aurora Bolivia 2–7 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 1–2 1–5
North Zone
Carabobo Venezuela 0–0 (1–3 p) Colombia Deportes Tolima 0–0 0–0
Universidad Católica Ecuador 1–2 Venezuela Deportivo La Guaira 1–1 0–1
León de Huánuco Peru 1–6 Ecuador Emelec 1–3 0–3
Junior Colombia 5–4 Peru Melgar 5–0 0–4
Universitario Peru 6–2 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui 3–1 3–1
Zamora Venezuela 1–3 Ecuador LDU Quito 1–1 0–2
Águilas Doradas Colombia 3–1 Peru Unión Comercio 2–0 1–1
LDU Loja Ecuador 0–3 Colombia Santa Fe 0–0 0–3

Second stage[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
LDU Quito Ecuador 2–0 Paraguay Nacional 1–0 1–0
Defensor Sporting Uruguay 4–0 Peru Universitario 3–0 1–0
Nacional Uruguay 1–2 Colombia Santa Fe 0–2 1–0
Deportivo La Guaira Venezuela 1–5 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 1–1 0–4
Brasília Brazil 2–0 Brazil Goiás 0–0 2–0
Olimpia Paraguay 3–2 Colombia Águilas Doradas 1–1 2–1
Tigre Argentina 2–6 Argentina Huracán 2–5 0–1
Ponte Preta Brazil 1–4 Brazil Chapecoense 1–1 0–3
Universidad Católica Chile 2–4 Paraguay Libertad 2–3 0–1
Bahia Brazil 2–4 Brazil Sport Recife 1–0 1–4
Arsenal Argentina 1–2 Argentina Independiente 1–1 0–1
Joinville Brazil 0–3 Brazil Atlético Paranaense 0–2 0–1
Deportes Tolima Colombia 2–1 Colombia Junior 0–1 2–0
Emelec Ecuador 0–0 (3–2 p) Uruguay Juventud 0–0 0–0
Belgrano Argentina 2–6 Argentina Lanús 1–1 1–5

Final stages[edit]

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

  • Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg.
  • In the round of 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would be used. If still tied, the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (no extra time would be played).
  • In the finals, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would not be used, and 30 minutes of extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner.
  • If there were two semifinalists from the same association, they would have to play each other.

The qualified teams were seeded in the final stages according to the draw of the tournament, with each team assigned a "seed" 1–16 by draw.[2][17]

Bracket[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                     
16 Argentina River Plate 2 0 2  
1 Ecuador LDU Quito 0 1 1  
  16 Argentina River Plate 3 1 4  
  8 Brazil Chapecoense 1 2 3  
9 Paraguay Libertad 1 1 2 (3)
8 Brazil Chapecoense (p) 1 1 2 (5)  
  16 Argentina River Plate 0 2 2  
  7 Argentina Huracán 1 2 3  
10 Brazil Sport Recife 1 0 1  
7 Argentina Huracán 1 3 4  
  7 Argentina Huracán 1 0 1
  2 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 0 0 0  
15 Argentina Lanús 0 0 0 (3)
2 Uruguay Defensor Sporting (p) 0 0 0 (5)  
  7 Argentina Huracán 0 0 0 (1)
  3 Colombia Santa Fe (p) 0 0 0 (3)
12 Brazil Atlético Paranaense 1 0 1  
5 Brazil Brasília 0 0 0  
  12 Brazil Atlético Paranaense 1 0 1
  4 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 0 2 2  
13 Colombia Deportes Tolima 1 0 1
4 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 1 1 2  
  4 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 1 0 1
  3 Colombia Santa Fe (a) 1 0 1  
11 Argentina Independiente 1 0 1  
6 Paraguay Olimpia 0 0 0  
  11 Argentina Independiente 0 1 1
  3 Colombia Santa Fe 1 1 2  
14 Ecuador Emelec 2 0 2
3 Colombia Santa Fe (a) 1 1 2  

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate Argentina 2–1 Ecuador LDU Quito 2–0 0–1
Lanús Argentina 0–0 (3–5 p) Uruguay Defensor Sporting 0–0 0–0
Emelec Ecuador 2–2 (a) Colombia Santa Fe 2–1 0–1
Deportes Tolima Colombia 1–2 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 1–1 0–1
Atlético Paranaense Brazil 1–0 Brazil Brasília 1–0 0–0
Independiente Argentina 1–0 Paraguay Olimpia 1–0 0–0
Sport Recife Brazil 1–4 Argentina Huracán 1–1 0–3
Libertad Paraguay 2–2 (3–5 p) Brazil Chapecoense 1–1 1–1

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate Argentina 4–3 Brazil Chapecoense 3–1 1–2
Huracán Argentina 1–0 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 1–0 0–0
Independiente Argentina 1–2 Colombia Santa Fe 0–1 1–1
Atlético Paranaense Brazil 1–2 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 1–0 0–2

Semifinals[edit]

Since there were two semifinalists from Argentina, they had to play each other instead of their original opponents as determined by the seeding.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sportivo Luqueño Paraguay 1–1 (a) Colombia Santa Fe 1–1 0–0
River Plate Argentina 2–3 Argentina Huracán 0–1 2–2

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


Tied 0–0 on aggregate, Santa Fe won on penalties.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Argentina Ramón Ábila Argentina Huracán 5
Ecuador Miller Bolaños Ecuador Emelec 5
Colombia Wilson Morelo Colombia Santa Fe 5
Paraguay José Ariel Núñez Paraguay Olimpia 5
5 Argentina Guido Di Vanni Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 4
Argentina Cristian Espinoza Argentina Huracán 4
Paraguay Jorge Ortega Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 4
8 Argentina Mauro Bogado Argentina Huracán 3
Paraguay José Leguizamón Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño 3
Uruguay Hernán Rodrigo López Paraguay Libertad 3
Uruguay Matías Mirabaje Uruguay Juventud 3
Uruguay Rodrigo Mora Argentina River Plate 3
Uruguay Carlos Andrés Sánchez Argentina River Plate 3

Source:[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ a b c d "Reglamento de Primera División" (PDF) (in Spanish). AUF. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Comisión de Torneos Nacionales Normas Reguladoras de Categoría Nacional Temporada 2014–2015" (PDF) (in Spanish). FVF. [permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "¡Bienvenidos! Hoy se lleva a cabo la ceremonia del sorteo de la Sudamericana" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 16 July 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "Quedó establecido el calendario de la Copa Sudamericana 2015". CONMEBOL.com. 16 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "Copa Sudamericana 2015 — Goleadores" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 

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