Copa Libertadores de América 2018 | Round of 16 draw is out

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

    The winners of the 2018 Copa Libertadores will qualify as the CONMEBOL representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and also earn the right to play against the winners of the 2018 Copa Sudamericana in the 2019 Recopa Sudamericana.

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

    • Copa Libertadores champions
    • Copa Sudamericana champions
    • Brazil: 7 berths
    • Argentina: 6 berths
    • All other associations: 4 berths each
    Teams from Mexico have, same as 2017, withdrawn from the 2018 Copa Libertadores, citing schedule conflicts.

    The entry stage is determined as follows:

    • 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

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

    The qualifying stages are structured as follows:

    • First stage (6 teams): The three winners of the first stage advance to the second stage to join the 13 teams which are given byes to the second stage.
    • Second stage (16 teams): The eight winners of the second stage advance to the third stage.
    FIRST LEG (already played this week)

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    SECOND LEG (to be played next week)
    • Third stage (8 teams): The four winners of the third stage advance to the group stage to join the 28 direct entrants. The two best teams eliminated in the third stage enter the Copa Sudamericana second stage.

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    Group stage

    In the group stage, each group is played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The teams are 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 are used to determine the ranking: 1. Goal difference; 2. Goals scored; 3. Away goals scored; 4. CONMEBOL ranking (Regulations Article 28).

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

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    Second Stage - Home Leg results:

    • Carabobo (VEN) 1
    • Guaraní (PAR) 0
    • Banfield (ARG) 1
    • Independiente del Valle (ECU) 1
    • Santiago Wanderers (CHI) 1
    • Melgar (PER) 1
    • Chapecoense (BRA) 0
    • Nacional de Montevideo (URU) 1
    • Universidad de Concepción (CHI) 0
    • Vasco da Gama (BRA) 4
    • Deportivo Táchira (VEN) 2
    • Independiente Santa Fe (COL) 3
    • Olimpia (PAR) 1
    • Atlético Junior (COL) 0
    • Oriente Petrolero (BOL) 1
    • Wilstermann (BOL) 2
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    Who's favourite to win this?
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    The classics: Boca Juniors, Flamengo, River Plate, Corinthians, Atlético Nacional, Gremio. Mostly Brazilians and Argentines.
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    Edgar Allan Pillow Was AFC, likes them hypoallergenic - no feathers

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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    One of the #1s in each group

    I understand you not including Peñarol, but you can't say the classics and exclude a club with 5 wins and the most semifinal appearances (20).

    By the way, I got this from a good source: Suárez, Cavani and Godín (among others) have a long-standing agreement to retire together at Nacional. It could be something else if they aren't 40 by then.
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    You’re right about that. I stand corrected.
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    This cup always provides crazy matches with exotic aspects like dogs, altitude, fans gassing the players with pepper spray, police shielding corner kicks.

    Seriously though, it’s must see TV imo.
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    Second Stage - Away Leg (Feb 6)

    Guaraní (PAR) 6
    Carabobo (VEN) 0


    Guaraní wins 6-1 on AGG.

    Independiente del Valle (ECU) 2
    Banfield (ARG) 2


    Banfield wins on away goals.

    Melgar (PER) 0
    Santiago Wanderers (CHI) 1


    Santiago Wanderers wins 2-1 on AGG.
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    Second Stage, Away Leg (Feb 7)

    Nacional (URU) 1
    Chapecoense (BRA) 0


    Nacional wins 2-0 on AGG.

    Vasco da Gama (BRA) 2
    Universidad de Concepción (CHI) 0


    Vasco da Gama wins 6-0 on AGG.
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    Didn't know where else to put this...

    I took pictures at Olimpia's hooligan section in 2015 and I didn't see anyone celebrating like that. :lol:

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    What the feck?
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    Good thread this.
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    :lol:

    I'm telling you man, this Copa has it all!
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    I read something about those idiots being punished, but can't find the source. They were punished, right?

    And Chapecoense wanted Nacional to be banned from the competition. Any clues on it?
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    There's no way a club can be banned from a continental tournament because two numpties started making airplane gestures.

    Both fans were blacklisted and can't enter any Nacional games (I think that includes domestic aways, not just their stadium) or get tickets/travel arrangements to games abroad from the club.
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    Thread updated with yesterday's results -- HERE

    Independiente Santa Fe (COL) 0
    Deportivo Táchira (VEN) 0


    Independiente Santa Fe wins 3-2 on AGG.


    Jorge Wilstermann (BOL) 2
    Oriente Petrolero (BOL) 2


    Jorge Wilstermann wins 4-3 on AGG.


    Atlético Junior (COL) 3
    Olimpia (PAR) 1


    Atlético Junior wins 3-2 on AGG.
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    Copa Libertadores 2018 - Third Stage Announced (winners qualify for the Group Stage)

    February 13
    Santiago Wanderers (CHI) v. Independiente Santa Fe (COL)

    February 14:


    Banfield (ARG) v. Nacional de Montevideo (URU)
    Vasco da Gama (BRA) v. Jorge Wilstermann (BOL)

    February 15:

    Atlético Junior (COL) v. Guaraní (PAR)
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    Third Stage - Home Leg (Feb 13)


    Santiago Wanderers (CHI) 1
    Independiente Santa Fe (COL) 2
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    Cheers, mate!
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    Third Stage - Home Leg (Feb 14)

    Banfield (ARG) 2
    Nacional (URU) 2


    Vasco da Gama (BRA) 4
    Jorge Wilstermann (BOL) 0
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    Third Stage - Home Leg (Feb 20)

    Independiente Santa Fe (COL) 3
    Santiago Wanderers (CHI) 0


    Independiente Santa Fe wins 5-1 on AGG and is placed in Group 4 along with River Plata (ARG), Emelec (ECU), and Flamengo (BRA).

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    Last minutes of the Wilstermann - Vasco da Gama and the Bolivians have managed to get 4 goals! The series is tied 4-4 now.

    Penalties!
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    And Nacional have just scored, securing their spot in the Group Stage.
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    Vasco win 3-2 on penalties and secure their spot in the Group Stage.

    Jorge Wilstermann secures a spot in the Copa Sudamericana.

    Last game of the Third Stage, February 22

    Guaraní vs Atlético Junior (Atlético leads 1-0 on AGG).
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    Shame Wilster couldn't get anything, Vasco were incredibly poor over the two legs really. First game they were good until 2-0 then coasted. Wilster home game was played in Sucre as well instead of Cochabamba.
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    Third Stage - Home Leg (Feb 21)

    Nacional (URU) 1

    Banfield (ARG) 0


    Nacional win 3-2 on AGG and secure their spot in the Group Stage.

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    Jorge Wilstermann (BOL) 4
    Vasco da Gama (BRA) 0


    Vasco win 3-2 on penalties and secure their spot in the Group Stage

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    Third Stage - Home Leg (Feb 22)

    Guaraní (PAR) 0
    Atlético Junior (COL) 0


    Atlético Junior win 1-0 on AGG and secure their spot in the Group Stage.

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    Sounds like a great game. Thanks for this thread btw.
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    And that's the end of the qualifying stages. Next up: Group Stage.
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    It was. Although everyone knows Brazilians are not so strong playing in altitude, it was a bit surprising that Wilstermann managed to tie the series. And then in the penalties everything happened.
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    Have you seen the penalty not conceded to Banfield against Nacional?


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    Today sets the beginning of the Copa Libertadores Group Stage in this part of the world.

    Group Stage


    In the group stage, each group is played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The teams are 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 are used to determine the ranking: 1. Goal difference; 2. Goals scored; 3. Away goals scored; 4. CONMEBOL ranking (Regulations Article 28).

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

    Games to be played during this matchday:

    Group Stage - Matchday 1 (February 27)

    Group 1

    Defensor Sporting (URU) v. Gremio (BRA)
    Monagas SC (VEN) v. Cerro Porteño (PAR)

    Group 2

    Colo Colo (CHI) v. Atlético Nacional (COL)

    Group 5

    Racing Club (ARG) v. Cruzeiro (BRA)

    Group Stage - Matchday 1 (February 28)

    Group 6

    Nacional (URU) v. Estudiantes de la Plata (ARG)

    Group 2

    Delfín (ECU) v. Bolívar (BOL)

    Group 4

    Flamengo (BRA) v. River Plate (ARG)

    Group 7

    Millonarios (COL) v. Corinthians (ARG)


    Group Stage - Matchday 1 (March 1)

    Group 7

    Deportivo Lara (VEN) v. Independiente de Avellaneda (ARG)

    Group 4

    Independiente de Santa Fe (COL) v. Emelec (ECU)

    Group 6

    Real Garcilaso (PER) v. Santos (BRA)

    Group 8

    Alianza Lima (PER) v. Boca Juniors (ARG)
    Atlético Junior (COL) v. Palmeiras (BRA)
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    Love the Copa Libertadores, it might not have the quality of the Champions League but some of the matches have real entertainment :)

    I'm not following it much this year but how are Atlético Nacional from Columbia doing? I remember watching them a couple of years ago and backing them to win it after watching one of their matches, they were attacking so relentlessly that I had to put money of them to win it and they did. :drool: