2009 Copa Libertadores First Stage

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The First Stage of the 2009 Copa Santander Libertadores ran from January 27 to February 5.


Twelve teams qualified into this rounds and each will play a two-legged tie, one at home and one away. The winner of each tie will advance to the Second Stage. The teams will earn 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 for a loss. The team with the most points advances. The following criteria will be used for breaking ties on points:

  1. Goal difference
  2. Goals scored
  3. Away goals


Team #1 played the first leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Peñarol Uruguay 1:4 Colombia Independiente Medellín 0–4 0–0
Estudiantes Argentina 3:3 Peru Sporting Cristal 1–2 1–0 0:0 1:0
Nacional Paraguay 4:1 Ecuador El Nacional 5–0 3–3
Deportivo Cuenca Ecuador 3:3 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui 0–2 3–0 +1:−1
Real Potosí Bolivia 0:6 Brazil Palmeiras 1–5 0–2
Pachuca Mexico 3:3 Chile Universidad de Chile 0–1 2–1 0:0 0:1


First leg[edit]

January 27, 2009
17:00 UTC−05:00
El Nacional Ecuador 0–5 Paraguay Nacional
Report Román Goal 51'
Núñez Goal 56'85'
Cáceres Goal 70'
Melgarejo Goal 87'

Second Leg[edit]

Independiente Medellín advances on points 4–1.

Deportivo Cuenca advances on goal difference.

Estudiantes advances on away goals.

Palmeiras advances on points 6–0.