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2009 Copa Libertadores

2009 Copa Libertadores de América
2009 Copa Libertadores da América
Tournament details
Dates January 27 - July 15
Teams 38 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
Champions Estudiantes (4th title)
Runners-up Cruzeiro
Tournament statistics
Matches played 134
Goals scored 323 (2.41 per match)
Attendance 2,416,216 (18,031 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mauro Boselli (8 goals)
Best player Juan Sebastián Verón

The 2009 Copa Libertadores de América (officially the 2009 Copa Santander Libertadores de América for sponsorship reasons) was the 50th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, CONMEBOL's premier annual international club tournament.

The tournament was won by Argentine club Estudiantes de La Plata, who achieved their fourth Copa Libertadores title and first in 39 years. Since the inception of a preliminary round in 2004, they are the first club to start in that round and win the Copa Libertadores. Estudiantes earned a berth to play in 2010 Recopa Sudamericana and in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup but lost both titles to LDU Quito and Barcelona respectively.

Qualified teams

Association Team Qualification method
Argentina
5 berths
Lanús 2007 Apertura champion
River Plate 2008 Clausura champion
Boca Juniors 2008 Apertura champion
San Lorenzo Best average of the 2007 Apertura, 2008 Clausura, & 2008 Apertura
Estudiantes 2nd best average of the 2007 Apertura, 2008 Clausura, & 2008 Apertura
Bolivia
3 berths
Universitario 2008 Apertura champion
Aurora 2008 Clausura champion
Real Potosí 2008 play-off champion
Brazil
5 berths
São Paulo Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 champion
Grêmio Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 runner-up
Cruzeiro Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 3rd place
Sport Recife 2008 Copa do Brasil champion
Palmeiras Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 4th place
Chile
3 berths
Everton 2008 Apertura champion
Colo-Colo 2008 Clausura champion
Universidad de Chile 1st place in 2008 Clausura general table
Colombia
3 berths
Boyacá Chicó 2008 Apertura champion
América de Cali 2008 Finalización champion
Independiente Medellín 2008 Primera A best-placed non-champion
Ecuador
3 + 1 berths
LDU Quito 2008 Copa Libertadores champion
Deportivo Quito 2008 Serie A champion
Deportivo Cuenca 2008 Serie A 3rd place
El Nacional 2008 Serie A 4th place
Paraguay
3 berths
Libertad 2008 Apertura & 2008 Clausura champion
Guaraní 2008 Primera División best-placed non-champion
Nacional 2008 Primera División 2nd best-placed non-champion
Peru
3 berths
Universitario 2008 Apertura champion
Universidad San Martín 2008 Clausura champion
Sporting Cristal 2008 Descentralizado best-placed non-champion
Uruguay
3 berths
Defensor Sporting 2007–08 Primera División champion
Nacional 2008 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores champion
Peñarol 2008 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores 3rd place
Venezuela
3 berths
Deportivo Táchira 2007–08 Primera División champion
Caracas 2007–08 Primera División runner-up
Deportivo Anzoátegui 2007–08 Primera División best-placed non-finalist
Mexico
3 invitees (CONCACAF)
San Luis 1st place in 2008 Apertura general table
Guadalajara 2009 InterLiga champion
Pachuca 2009 InterLiga runner-up

Round and draw dates

The calendar shows the dates of the rounds and draw. All events occurred in 2009 unless otherwise stated.
Stage Draw date First leg Second leg
First stage November 25, 2008 January 27–29 February 3–5
Second stage February 10 – April 30
Round of 16 N/A May 5–14 May 12–21
Quarterfinals May 27–28 June 17–18
Semifinals June 24–25 July 1–2
Finals July 8 July 15

Tie-breaking criteria

At each stage of the tournament teams receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and no points for a loss. If two or more teams are equal on points, the following criteria will be applied to determine the rankings in the group stage:

  1. superior goal difference;
  2. higher number of goals scored;
  3. higher number of away goals scored;
  4. draw.

For the first stage, round of 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals, the fourth criteria is replaced by a penalty shootout if necessary. The finals have their own set of criteria; see the finals section for more details.

First stage

In the First Stage, twelve teams played a two-legged tie (one game at home and one game away) against another opponent. The winner of each tie advanced to the Second Stage. Team #1 played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Peñarol 1:4 Indepen. Medellín 0–4 0–0
Estudiantes 3:3 Sporting Cristal 1–2 1–0 0:0 1:0
Nacional 4:1 El Nacional 5–0 3–3
Deportivo Cuenca 3:3 Deportivo Anzoátegui 0–2 3–0 +1:−1
Real Potosí 0:6 Palmeiras 1–5 0–2
Pachuca 3:3 Universidad de Chile 0–1 2–1 0:0 0:1

Second stage

A total of 26 teams qualified directly to this phase and were joined by six teams from the First Stage, bringing the total to 32 teams. The top two teams from each group advanced to the Third Stage.

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Sport Recife 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 13
Palmeiras 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10
Colo-Colo 6 2 1 3 9 7 +2 7
LDU Quito 6 1 1 4 6 13 −7 4
  CC LDU PAL RFE
Colo-Colo 3–0 0–1 1–2
LDU Quito 1–1 3–2 2–3
Palmeiras 1–3 2–0 1–1
Sport Recife 2–1 2–0 0–2

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Boca Juniors 6 5 0 1 11 3 +8 15
Deportivo Cuenca 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 10
Deportivo Táchira 6 3 0 3 6 9 −3 9
Guaraní 6 0 1 5 5 15 −10 1
  BOC CUE TÁC GDL
Boca Juniors 1–0 3–0 3–1
Deportivo Cuenca 1–0 3–1 4–0
Deportivo Táchira 0–1 1–0 2–1
Guaraní 1–3 1–1 1–2

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Nacional 6 4 2 0 12 3 +9 14
Universidad San Martín 6 2 2 2 7 9 −2 8
River Plate 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7
Nacional 6 1 1 4 7 12 −5 4
  NPR NAC RIV USM
Nacional (PAR) 0–3 4–2 1–1
Nacional (URU) 3–1 3–0 2–1
River Plate 1–0 0–0 3–0
Universidad San Martín 2–1 1–1 2–1

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
São Paulo 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13
Defensor Sporting 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
Independiente Medellín 6 1 4 1 6 6 0 7
América de Cali 6 0 3 3 3 7 −4 3
  AMC DEF DIM SPO
América de Cali 0–0 1–1 1–3
Defensor Sporting 1–0 4–3 0–1
Independiente Medellín 0–0 0–0 2–1
São Paulo 2–1 2–1 1–1

Group 5

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cruzeiro 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 13
Estudiantes 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 10
Deportivo Quito 6 2 2 2 6 9 −3 8
Universitario 6 0 2 4 2 8 −6 2
  CRU QUI ELP UNI
Cruzeiro 2–0 3–0 2–0
Deportivo Quito 1–1 1–0 3–1
Estudiantes 4–0 4–0 1–0
Universitario de Sucre 0–1 1–1 0–0

Group 6

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Caracas 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
Guadalajara 6 2 3 1 9 6 +3 9
Everton 6 2 2 2 7 10 −3 8
Lanús 6 0 4 2 5 8 −3 4
  CAR EVE GDL LAN
Caracas 1–0 2–0 3–1
Everton 1–0 1–1 1–1
Guadalajara 1–0 6–2 0–0
Lanús 1–1 1–2 1–1

Group 7

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Grêmio 6 5 1 0 11 1 +10 16
Universidad de Chile 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10
Boyacá Chicó 6 3 0 3 8 8 0 9
Aurora 6 0 0 6 3 15 −12 0
  AUR BOY GRÊ UCH
Aurora 0–3 1–2 1–2
Boyacá Chicó 2–1 0–1 3–0
Grêmio 2–0 3–0 0–0
Universidad de Chile 3–0 3–0 0–2

Group 8

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Libertad 6 4 0 2 7 5 +2 12
San Luis 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
Universitario 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8
San Lorenzo 6 2 0 4 6 7 −1 6
  LIB SLO SLU UNI
Libertad 2–0 0–2 2–1
San Lorenzo 0–1 4–1 2–0
San Luis 0–1 2–0 2–2
Universitario 2–1 1–0 0–0

Knockout stages

The last four stages of the tournament (round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals) form a single-elimination tournament, commonly known as a knockout stage. Sixteen teams advanced into the first of these stages: the third stage.

Seeding

The 16 qualified teams were seeded according to their results in the Second Stage. The top teams from each group were seeded 1-8, with the team with the most points as seed 1 and the team with the least as seed 8. The second-best teams from each group were seeded 9-16, with the team with the most points as seed 9 and the team with the least as seed 16.
Teams qualified as a group winner
Seed Team Pts GD GF AG
1 Grêmio 16 +10 11 5
2 Boca Juniors 15 +8 11 4
3 Nacional 14 +9 12 4
4 São Paulo 13 +4 10 5
5 Cruzeiro 13 +4 9 2
6 Sport Recife 13 +3 10 6
7 Libertad 12 +2 7 3
8 Caracas 10 +3 7 1
Teams qualified as a runner-up
Seed Team Pts GD GF AG
9 Deportivo Cuenca 10 +5 9 1
10 Estudiantes 10 +5 9 0
11 Palmeiras 10 +2 9 5
12 Universidad de Chile 10 +2 8 2
13 Guadalajara 9 +3 9 2
14 San Luis 8 0 7 0
15 Defensor Sporting 8 0 5 1
16 Universidad San Martín 8 −2 7 2

Bracket

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                             
1   Grêmio 3 2  
16   U. San Martín 1 0  
  1   Grêmio (a) 1 0  
  8   Caracas 1 0  
8   Caracas 1 4
9   Cuenca 2 0  
  1   Grêmio 1 2  
  5   Cruzeiro 3 2  
4   São Paulo  
13   Guadalajara  
  4   São Paulo 1 0
  5   Cruzeiro 2 2  
5   Cruzeiro 2 1
12   U. de Chile 1 0  
  5   Cruzeiro 0 1
  10   Estudiantes 0 2
3   Nacional  
14   San Luis  
  3   Nacional (a) 1 0
  11   Palmeiras 1 0  
6   Sport Recife 0 1 (1)
11   Palmeiras (p) 1 0 (3)  
  3   Nacional 0 1
  10   Estudiantes 1 2  
7   Libertad 0 0  
10   Estudiantes 3 0  
  10   Estudiantes 1 1
  15   Defensor Sporting 0 0  
2   Boca Juniors 2 0
15   Defensor Sporting 2 1  

Round of 16

The first match of the Round of 16 began on 5 May, with the last match played on 21 May. Team #1, as the higher seeded team, played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Grêmio 6:0 Universidad San Martín 3–1 2–0
Boca Juniors 1:4 Defensor Sporting 2–2 0–1
Nacional w/o[A] San Luis
São Paulo w/o[A] Guadalajara
Cruzeiro 6:0 Universidad de Chile 2–1 1–0
Sport Recife 3:3 Palmeiras 0–1 1–0 0:0 0:0 1:3
Libertad 1:4 Estudiantes 0–3 0–0
Caracas 3:3 Deportivo Cuenca 1–2 4–0 +3:−3

Quarterfinals

Team #1, as the higher seeded team, played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Grêmio 2:2 Caracas 1–1 0–0 0:0 1:0
Nacional 2:2 Palmeiras 1–1 0–0 0:0 1:0
São Paulo 0:6 Cruzeiro 1–2 0–2
Estudiantes 6:0 Defensor Sporting 1–0 1–0

Semifinals

Team #1, as the higher seeded team, played the second leg at home.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Grêmio 1:4 Cruzeiro 1–3 2–2
Nacional 0:6 Estudiantes 0–1 1–2

Finals

July 8, 2009
21:50 UTC−03:00
Estudiantes 0–0 Cruzeiro
Report
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Uruguay)

July 15, 2009
21:50 UTC−03:00
Cruzeiro 1–2 Estudiantes
Henrique Goal 52' Report Fernández Goal 57'
Boselli Goal 72'
Copa Libertadores de América
2009 Champion

Estudiantes de La Plata
Fourth Title

Top goalscorers

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Mauro Boselli Estudiantes 8
2 Jorge Núñez Nacional 7
Rodrigo Teixeira Deportivo Cuenca 7
4 Keirrison Palmeiras 6
Souza Grêmio 6
6 Borges São Paulo 5
Darío Figueroa Caracas 5
Rodrigo Palacio Boca Juniors 5
Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 5
Wellington Paulista Cruzeiro 5

Footnotes

A. ^ Guadalajara and San Luis withdrew from the tournament following concerns raised by both Nacional and São Paulo over the H1N1 flu outbreak in Mexico, South American teams refused to travel to Mexico to play the match; no agreement was reached on alternative venues for the first-leg matches, both scheduled to be played in Mexico. Both Guadalajara and San Luis were later secured a place in the round of 16 for the 2010 Copa Libertadores.

References

General
  • Andrés, Juan Pablo (15 January 2010). "Copa Libertadores de América 2009".  

External links

  • CONMEBOL's official website (Spanish)
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