2018 Copa Libertadores

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2018 Copa Libertadores
Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018
Tournament details
Dates22 January – 9 December 2018
Teams47 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina River Plate (4th title)
Runners-upArgentina Boca Juniors
Tournament statistics
Matches played156
Goals scored353 (2.26 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Miguel Borja
Colombia Wilson Morelo
(9 goals each)
2017
2019

The 2018 Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores was the 59th edition of the CONMEBOL Libertadores (also referred to as the Copa Libertadores), South America's premier club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.

River Plate defeated Boca Juniors in the finals by an aggregate score of 5–3 to win their fourth tournament title.[1] As champions, they qualified as the CONMEBOL representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and also earned the right to play against the winners of the 2018 Copa Sudamericana in the 2019 Recopa Sudamericana.[2] They also automatically qualified for the 2019 Copa Libertadores group stage. Grêmio were the defending champions, but were defeated by River Plate in the semifinals.

The first leg of the final was played at the Estadio Alberto J. Armando in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 11 November 2018, while the second leg took place outside South America at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain (a neutral venue) on 9 December 2018.[3][4] The New York Times reported that the second leg was referred to as the "Final to End All Finals" and the biggest game in Argentine sport history but it was postponed and moved due to violence against the Boca Juniors team.[5]

Teams[edit]

The following 47 teams from the 10 CONMEBOL member associations qualified for the tournament:[6]

  • Copa Libertadores champions
  • Copa Sudamericana champions
  • Brazil: 7 berths
  • Argentina: 6 berths
  • All other associations: 4 berths each

Teams from Mexico have, as they did in 2017, withdrawn from the 2018 Copa Libertadores, citing schedule conflicts.[7]

The entry stage is determined as follows:[6]

  • Group stage: 28 teams
    • Copa Libertadores champions
    • Copa Sudamericana champions
    • Teams which qualified for berths 1–5 from Argentina and Brazil
    • Teams which qualified for berths 1–2 from all other associations
  • Second stage: 13 teams
    • Teams which qualified for berths 6–7 from Brazil
    • Team which qualified for berth 6 from Argentina
    • Teams which qualified for berths 3–4 from Chile and Colombia
    • Teams which qualified for berths 3 from all other associations
  • First stage: 6 teams
    • Teams which qualified for berths 4 from Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
Association Team (Berth) Entry stage Qualification method
Argentina Argentina
(6 + 1 berths)
Independiente (Argentina 1; Copa Sudamericana) Group stage 2017 Copa Sudamericana champions
Boca Juniors (Argentina 2) 2016–17 Primera División champions[8]
River Plate (Argentina 3) 2016–17 Primera División runners-up[8]
Atlético Tucumán (Argentina 4) 2016–17 Copa Argentina runners-up[8]
Estudiantes (Argentina 5) 2016–17 Primera División 3rd place[8]
Racing (Argentina 6) 2016–17 Primera División 4th place[8]
Banfield (Argentina 7) Second stage 2016–17 Primera División 5th place[8]
Bolivia Bolivia
(4 berths)
The Strongest (Bolivia 1) Group stage 2016 Apertura champions[9]
Bolívar (Bolivia 2) 2017 Apertura champions[9]
Jorge Wilstermann (Bolivia 3) Second stage 2017 Clausura best team not yet qualified[9]
Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia 4) First stage 2016–17 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[9]
Brazil Brazil
(7 + 1 berths)
Grêmio (Brazil 1; Title holders) Group stage 2017 Copa Libertadores champions
Corinthians (Brazil 2) 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champions[10]
Cruzeiro (Brazil 3) 2017 Copa do Brasil champions[10]
Palmeiras (Brazil 4) 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runners-up[10]
Santos (Brazil 5) 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 3rd place[10]
Flamengo (Brazil 6) 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 6th place[10]
Vasco da Gama (Brazil 7) Second stage 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 7th place[10]
Chapecoense (Brazil 8) 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 8th place[10]
Chile Chile
(4 berths)
Universidad de Chile (Chile 1) Group stage 2017 Clausura champions[11]
Colo-Colo (Chile 2) 2017 Transición champions[12]
Santiago Wanderers (Chile 3) Second stage 2017 Copa Chile champions[12]
Universidad de Concepción (Chile 4) 2017 Primera División runners-up playoff winners[12]
Colombia Colombia
(4 berths)
Atlético Nacional (Colombia 1) Group stage 2017 Apertura champions[13]
Millonarios (Colombia 2) 2017 Finalización champions[13]
Santa Fe (Colombia 3) Second stage 2017 Primera A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[13]
Junior (Colombia 4) 2017 Copa Colombia champions[13]
Ecuador Ecuador
(4 berths)
Emelec (Ecuador 1) Group stage 2017 Serie A champions[14]
Delfín (Ecuador 2) 2017 Serie A runners-up[14]
Independiente del Valle (Ecuador 3) Second stage 2017 Serie A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[14]
Macará (Ecuador 4) First stage 2017 Serie A aggregate table 2nd best team not yet qualified[14]
Paraguay Paraguay
(4 berths)
Cerro Porteño (Paraguay 1) Group stage 2017 Primera División tournament champions with better record in aggregate table[15]
Libertad (Paraguay 2) 2017 Primera División tournament champions with worse record in aggregate table[15]
Guaraní (Paraguay 3) Second stage 2017 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[15]
Olimpia (Paraguay 4) First stage 2017 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not yet qualified[15]
Peru Peru
(4 berths)
Alianza Lima (Peru 1) Group stage 2017 Torneo Descentralizado champions[16]
Real Garcilaso (Peru 2) 2017 Torneo Descentralizado runners-up[16]
Melgar (Peru 3) Second stage 2017 Torneo de Verano winners[16]
Universitario (Peru 4) First stage 2017 Torneo Descentralizado aggregate table best team not yet qualified[16]
Uruguay Uruguay
(4 berths)
Peñarol (Uruguay 1) Group stage 2017 Primera División champions[17]
Defensor Sporting (Uruguay 2) 2017 Primera División runners-up[17]
Nacional (Uruguay 3) Second stage 2017 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[17]
Montevideo Wanderers (Uruguay 4) First stage 2017 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not yet qualified[17]
Venezuela Venezuela
(4 berths)
Monagas (Venezuela 1) Group stage 2017 Primera División champions[18]
Deportivo Lara (Venezuela 2) 2017 Primera División runners-up[18]
Carabobo (Venezuela 3) Second stage 2017 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[18]
Deportivo Táchira (Venezuela 4) First stage 2017 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not yet qualified[18]

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows.[19] The first stage matches were played on Monday and Friday, instead of the usual midweek of Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. The finals were initially scheduled for 7 and 28 November, but were moved to 10 and 24 November after the finalists were confirmed.[20]

Stage Draw date First leg Second leg
First stage 20 December 2017
(Luque, Paraguay)[21]
22 January 2018 26 January 2018
Second stage 30 January – 1 February 2018 6–8 February 2018
Third stage 13–15 February 2018 20–22 February 2018
Group stage
  • Week 1: 27 February – 1 March 2018
  • Week 2: 13–15 March 2018
  • Week 3: 3–5 April 2018
  • Week 4: 11 & 17–19 April 2018
  • Week 5: 24–26 April 2018
  • Week 6: 1–3 May 2018
  • Week 7: 15–17 May 2018
  • Week 8: 22–24 May 2018
Round of 16 4 June 2018
(Luque, Paraguay)
7–9 & 21 August 2018 28–30 August 2018
Quarterfinals 18–20 September 2018 2–4 October 2018
Semifinals 23–25 October 2018 30 October – 1 November 2018
Finals 10 November 2018
(postponed to 11 November)
24 November 2018
(postponed to 9 December)

Draws[edit]

Location of teams of the 2018 Copa Libertadores.
Brown pog.svg Brown: Group A; Red pog.svg Red: Group B; Orange pog.svg Orange: Group C;
Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group D; Green pog.svg Green: Group E; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group F;
Purple pog.svg Purple: Group G; Pink pog.svg Pink: Group H; White pog.svg White: Play-off rounds.

The draw for the qualifying stages and group stage was held on 20 December 2017, 20:00 PYST (UTC−3), at the CONMEBOL Convention Centre in Luque, Paraguay.[22][23]

Teams were seeded by their CONMEBOL ranking of the Copa Libertadores (shown in parentheses), taking into account of the following three factors:[24]

  1. Performance in the last 10 years, taking into account Copa Libertadores results in the period 2008–2017
  2. Historical coefficient, taking into account Copa Libertadores results in the period 1960–2007
  3. Local tournament champion, with bonus points awarded to domestic league champions of the last 10 years

For the first stage, the six teams were drawn into three ties (E1–E3), with the seeded teams hosting the second leg.[25]

First stage draw
Seeded Unseeded

For the second stage, the 16 teams were drawn into eight ties (C1–C8), with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same tie, excluding the winners of the first stage, which were unseeded and whose identity was not known at the time of the draw, and could be drawn into the same tie with another team from the same association.[25]

Second stage draw
Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. The identity of the team Chile 4 was not known at the time of the draw, and was unseeded in the second stage draw.

For the third stage, no draw was made, and the eight teams were allocated into the following four ties (G1–G4), with the second stage winners with the higher CONMEBOL ranking hosting the second leg.[26] As the identity of the winners of the second stage was not known at the time of the draw, they could be drawn into the same tie with another team from the same association.[25]

  • Second stage winner C1 vs. Second stage winner C8
  • Second stage winner C2 vs. Second stage winner C7
  • Second stage winner C3 vs. Second stage winner C6
  • Second stage winner C4 vs. Second stage winner C5

For the group stage, the 32 teams were drawn into eight groups (Groups A–H, also denoted as Groups 1–8) of four containing a team from each of the four pots. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group, excluding the winners of the third stage, which were allocated to Pot 4 and whose identity was not known at the time of the draw, and could be drawn into the same group with another team from the same association.[25]

Group stage draw
Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Notes
  1. Defending Copa Libertadores champion, automatically seeded into Pot 1 and allocated to Group A in the group stage draw.
  2. Defending Copa Sudamericana champion, automatically seeded into Pot 2 in the group stage draw.

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 4 June 2018, 20:00 PYT (UTC−4), at the CONMEBOL Convention Centre in Luque, Paraguay.[27][28] For the round of 16, the 16 teams were drawn into eight ties (A–H) between a group winner (Pot 1) and a group runner-up (Pot 2), with the group winners hosting the second leg. Teams from the same association or the same group could be drawn into the same tie.[29]

Qualifying stages[edit]

In the qualifying stages, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would be used. If still tied, extra time would not be played, and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 29).[2]

The qualifying stages were structured as follows:

  • First stage (6 teams): The three winners of the first stage advanced to the second stage to join the 13 teams which were given byes to the second stage.
  • Second stage (16 teams): The eight winners of the second stage advanced to the third stage.
  • Third stage (8 teams): The four winners of the third stage advanced to the group stage to join the 28 direct entrants. The two best teams eliminated in the third stage entered the Copa Sudamericana second stage.

First stage[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Montevideo Wanderers Uruguay 0–2 Paraguay Olimpia 0–0 0–2
Macará Ecuador 1–1 (a) Venezuela Deportivo Táchira 1–1 0–0
Oriente Petrolero Bolivia 3–3 (a) Peru Universitario 2–0 1–3

Second stage[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Táchira Venezuela 2–3 Colombia Santa Fe 2–3 0–0
Chapecoense Brazil 0–2 Uruguay Nacional 0–1 0–1
Oriente Petrolero Bolivia 3–4 Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann 1–2 2–2
Carabobo Venezuela 1–6 Paraguay Guaraní 1–0 0–6
Olimpia Paraguay 2–3 Colombia Junior 1–0 1–3
Universidad de Concepción Chile 0–6 Brazil Vasco da Gama 0–4 0–2
Banfield Argentina 3–3 (a) Ecuador Independiente del Valle 1–1 2–2
Santiago Wanderers Chile 2–1 Peru Melgar 1–1 1–0

Third stage[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santiago Wanderers Chile 1–5 Colombia Santa Fe 1–2 0–3
Banfield Argentina 2–3 Uruguay Nacional 2–2 0–1
Vasco da Gama Brazil 4–4 (3–2 p) Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann 4–0 0–4
Junior Colombia 1–0 Paraguay Guaraní 1–0 0–0

Copa Sudamericana qualification[edit]

The two best teams eliminated in the third stage entered the Copa Sudamericana second stage. Only matches in the third stage were considered for the ranking of teams.

Pos Third stage losers Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3 Copa Sudamericana
2 Argentina Banfield 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
3 Paraguay Guaraní 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
4 Chile Santiago Wanderers 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) CONMEBOL ranking (Regulations Article 21).[2]

Group stage[edit]

In the group 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, and 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, the following criteria would be used to determine the ranking: 1. Goal difference; 2. Goals scored; 3. Away goals scored; 4. CONMEBOL ranking (Regulations Article 28).[2]

The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the round of 16 of the knockout stages. The third-placed teams of each group entered the Copa Sudamericana second stage.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification GRE CPO DEF MON
1 Brazil Grêmio 6 4 2 0 13 2 +11 14 Round of 16 5–0 1–0 4–0
2 Paraguay Cerro Porteño 6 4 1 1 8 8 0 13 0–0 2–1 3–2
3 Uruguay Defensor Sporting 6 1 1 4 5 7 −2 4 Copa Sudamericana 1–1 0–1 3–1
4 Venezuela Monagas 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 3 1–2 0–2 1–0
Source: CONMEBOL

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATN CCL BOL DEL
1 Colombia Atlético Nacional 6 3 1 2 9 3 +6 10 Round of 16 0–0 4–1 4–0
2 Chile Colo-Colo 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8 0–1 2–0 0–2
3 Bolivia Bolívar 6 2 2 2 6 9 −3 8 Copa Sudamericana 1–0 1–1 2–1
4 Ecuador Delfín 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 7 1–0 1–2 1–1
Source: CONMEBOL

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIB ATU PEÑ STR
1 Paraguay Libertad 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13 Round of 16 0–0 2–1 3–0
2 Argentina Atlético Tucumán 6 3 1 2 7 6 +1 10 0–2 1–0 3–0
3 Uruguay Peñarol 6 3 0 3 8 5 +3 9 Copa Sudamericana 2–0 3–1 2–0
4 Bolivia The Strongest 6 1 0 5 3 13 −10 3 1–3 1–2 1–0
Source: CONMEBOL

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RIV FLA SFE EME
1 Argentina River Plate 6 3 3 0 6 3 +3 12 Round of 16 0–0 0–0 2–1
2 Brazil Flamengo 6 2 4 0 7 4 +3 10 2–2 1–1 2–0
3 Colombia Santa Fe 6 1 4 1 5 3 +2 7 Copa Sudamericana 0–1 0–0 1–1
4 Ecuador Emelec 6 0 1 5 3 11 −8 1 0–1 1–2 0–3
Source: CONMEBOL

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CRU RAC VAS UCH
1 Brazil Cruzeiro 6 3 2 1 15 5 +10 11 Round of 16 2–1 0–0 7–0
2 Argentina Racing 6 3 2 1 12 6 +6 11 4–2 4–0 1–0
3 Brazil Vasco da Gama 6 1 2 3 3 10 −7 5 Copa Sudamericana 0–4 1–1 0–1
4 Chile Universidad de Chile 6 1 2 3 2 11 −9 5 0–0 1–1 0–2
Source: CONMEBOL

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SAN EST NAC RGA
1 Brazil Santos 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 10 Round of 16 2–0 3–1 0–0
2 Argentina Estudiantes 6 2 2 2 6 4 +2 8 0–1 3–1 3–0
3 Uruguay Nacional 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1 8 Copa Sudamericana 1–0 0–0 4–0
4 Peru Real Garcilaso 6 1 3 2 2 7 −5 6 2–0 0–0 0–0
Source: CONMEBOL

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification COR IND MIL LAR
1 Brazil Corinthians 6 3 1 2 11 5 +6 10 Round of 16 1–2 0–1 2–0
2 Argentina Independiente 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 10 0–1 1–0 2–0
3 Colombia Millonarios 6 2 2 2 7 4 +3 8 Copa Sudamericana 0–0 1–1 4–0
4 Venezuela Deportivo Lara 6 2 0 4 5 16 −11 6 2–7 1–0 2–1
Source: CONMEBOL

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAL BOC JUN ALI
1 Brazil Palmeiras 6 5 1 0 14 3 +11 16 Round of 16 1–1 3–1 2–0
2 Argentina Boca Juniors 6 2 3 1 8 4 +4 9 0–2 1–0 5–0
3 Colombia Junior 6 2 1 3 5 8 −3 7 Copa Sudamericana 0–3 1–1 1–0
4 Peru Alianza Lima 6 0 1 5 1 13 −12 1 1–3 0–0 0–2
Source: CONMEBOL

Final stages[edit]

Starting from the round of 16, the 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 (Regulations Article 23).
  • In the round of 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would be used. If still tied, extra time would not be played, and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 29).
  • 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 (Regulations Article 30).

Seeding[edit]

Starting from the round of 16, the teams were seeded according to their results in the group stage, with the group winners (Pot 1 in round of 16 draw) seeded 1–8, and the group runners-up (Pot 2 in round of 16 draw) seeded 9–16.[30]

Seed Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Round of 16 draw
1 H Brazil Palmeiras 6 5 1 0 14 3 +11 16 Pot 1
2 A Brazil Grêmio 6 4 2 0 13 2 +11 14
3 C Paraguay Libertad 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13
4 D Argentina River Plate 6 3 3 0 6 3 +3 12
5 E Brazil Cruzeiro 6 3 2 1 15 5 +10 11
6 G Brazil Corinthians 6 3 1 2 11 5 +6 10
7 B Colombia Atlético Nacional 6 3 1 2 9 3 +6 10
8 F Brazil Santos 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 10
9 A Paraguay Cerro Porteño 6 4 1 1 8 8 0 13 Pot 2
10 E Argentina Racing 6 3 2 1 12 6 +6 11
11 D Brazil Flamengo 6 2 4 0 7 4 +3 10
12 G Argentina Independiente 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 10
13 C Argentina Atlético Tucumán 6 3 1 2 7 6 +1 10
14 H Argentina Boca Juniors 6 2 3 1 8 4 +4 9
15 F Argentina Estudiantes 6 2 2 2 6 4 +2 8
16 B Chile Colo-Colo 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) CONMEBOL ranking (Regulations Article 22.i).[2]

Bracket[edit]

The bracket was decided based on the round of 16 draw, which was held on 4 June 2018.

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                     
14 Argentina Boca Juniors 2 4 6  
3 Paraguay Libertad 0 2 2  
  14 Argentina Boca Juniors 2 1 3  
  5 Brazil Cruzeiro 0 1 1  
11 Brazil Flamengo 0 1 1
5 Brazil Cruzeiro 2 0 2  
  14 Argentina Boca Juniors 2 2 4  
  1 Brazil Palmeiras 0 2 2  
16 Chile Colo-Colo (a) 1 1 2  
6 Brazil Corinthians 0 2 2  
  16 Chile Colo-Colo 0 0 0
  1 Brazil Palmeiras 2 2 4  
9 Paraguay Cerro Porteño 0 1 1
1 Brazil Palmeiras 2 0 2  
  14 Argentina Boca Juniors 2 1 3
  4 Argentina River Plate 2 3 5
12 Argentina Independiente 3 0 3  
8 Brazil Santos 0 0 0  
  12 Argentina Independiente 0 1 1
  4 Argentina River Plate 0 3 3  
10 Argentina Racing 0 0 0
4 Argentina River Plate 0 3 3  
  4 Argentina River Plate (a) 0 2 2
  2 Brazil Grêmio 1 1 2  
13 Argentina Atlético Tucumán 2 0 2  
7 Colombia Atlético Nacional 0 1 1  
  13 Argentina Atlético Tucumán 0 0 0
  2 Brazil Grêmio 2 4 6  
15 Argentina Estudiantes 2 1 3 (3)
2 Brazil Grêmio (p) 1 2 3 (5)  

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Racing Argentina 0–3 Argentina River Plate 0–0 0–3
Colo-Colo Chile 2–2 (a) Brazil Corinthians 1–0 1–2
Flamengo Brazil 1–2 Brazil Cruzeiro 0–2 1–0
Estudiantes Argentina 3–3 (3–5 p) Brazil Grêmio 2–1 1–2
Atlético Tucumán Argentina 2–1 Colombia Atlético Nacional 2–0 0–1
Boca Juniors Argentina 6–2 Paraguay Libertad 2–0 4–2
Cerro Porteño Paraguay 1–2 Brazil Palmeiras 0–2 1–0
Independiente Argentina 3–0 Brazil Santos 3–0[A] 0–0[B]
Notes
  1. ^ CONMEBOL awarded Independiente a 3–0 win as a result of Santos fielding the ineligible player Carlos Sánchez. The match originally ended 0–0.[31]
  2. ^ Match abandoned after 81 minutes due to crowd trouble, with the score 0–0 at the time.[32]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente Argentina 1–3 Argentina River Plate 0–0 1–3
Colo-Colo Chile 0–4 Brazil Palmeiras 0–2 0–2
Boca Juniors Argentina 3–1 Brazil Cruzeiro 2–0 1–1
Atlético Tucumán Argentina 0–6 Brazil Grêmio 0–2 0–4

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate Argentina 2–2 (a) Brazil Grêmio 0–1 2–1
Boca Juniors Argentina 4–2 Brazil Palmeiras 2–0 2–2

Finals[edit]

Boca Juniors Argentina2–2Argentina River Plate
Report

River Plate Argentina3–1 (a.e.t.)Argentina Boca Juniors
Report

River Plate won 5–3 on aggregate.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team 1Q1 1Q2 2Q1 2Q2 3Q1 3Q2 GS1 GS2 GS3 GS4 GS5 GS6 ⅛F1 ⅛F2 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2 F1 F2 Total
1 Colombia Miguel Borja Brazil Palmeiras 1 1 1 3 2 1 9
Colombia Wilson Morelo Colombia Santa Fe 2 2 2 1 1 1
3 Brazil Jádson Brazil Corinthians x 1 1 3 1 6
4 Argentina Ramón Ábila Argentina Boca Juniors x 2 1 x x 1 1 5
Argentina Darío Benedetto Argentina Boca Juniors x x x x x x x x 2 1 1 1
Paraguay Óscar Cardozo Paraguay Libertad x x 1 2 2
Brazil Éverton Brazil Grêmio 1 2 x x x 1 1 x
Argentina Lautaro Martínez Argentina Racing 3 1 1
Argentina Lucas Pratto Argentina River Plate 1 1 1 1 1
Brazil Sassá Brazil Cruzeiro x 2 2 x x x 1
Brazil Thiago Neves Brazil Cruzeiro 2 1 1 1

Source: CONMEBOL.com[36]

Top assists[edit]

Rank Player Team Assists
1 Brazil Egídio Brazil Cruzeiro 6
2 Argentina Cristian Pavón Argentina Boca Juniors 5
Brazil Serginho Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann
4 Colombia Anderson Plata Colombia Santa Fe 4
Brazil Moisés Brazil Palmeiras
6 Brazil Alisson Brazil Grêmio 3
Paraguay Antonio Bareiro Paraguay Libertad
Argentina Ricardo Centurión Argentina Racing
Colombia Yimmi Chará Colombia Junior
Brazil Luan Brazil Grêmio
Argentina Gonzalo Martínez Argentina River Plate
Argentina Pablo Pérez Argentina Boca Juniors
Colombia Sebastián Villa Argentina Boca Juniors
Uruguay Matías Zunino Uruguay Nacional

Source: CONMEBOL.com[37]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Boca Juniors v River Plate match, originally scheduled on 10 November 2018, 17:00 UTC−3, was postponed to the following day due to a waterlogged pitch.[33]
  2. ^ The River Plate v Boca Juniors match, originally scheduled on 24 November 2018, 17:00 UTC−3, was postponed to 9 December 2018 due to an attack on the Boca Juniors team bus when several players were injured.[34]
  3. ^ The River Plate v Boca Juniors match, originally scheduled to be hosted by River Plate at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, took place in Spain at the Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid due to safety concerns.[35]

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