Copa Libertadores

Dates 06.02.2024 - 31.05.2024
Category International
Participants 32
Copa Libertadores

Schedule

Round 3
Estudiantes - : - Gremio 23 apr 2024, 18:00 . 23 apr 2024, 18:00 Estudiantes - : - Gremio Caracas - : - Rosario Central 23 apr 2024, 18:00 . 23 apr 2024, 18:00 Caracas - : - Rosario Central Liverpool FC - : - San Lorenzo 23 apr 2024, 20:00 . 23 apr 2024, 20:00 Liverpool FC - : - San Lorenzo Atletico MG - : - Club Atletico Penarol 23 apr 2024, 20:00 . 23 apr 2024, 20:00 Atletico MG - : - Club Atletico Penarol Colo Colo - : - Alianza Lima 23 apr 2024, 20:30 . 23 apr 2024, 20:30 Colo Colo - : - Alianza Lima Junior FC - : - LDU de Quito 23 apr 2024, 22:00 . 23 apr 2024, 22:00 Junior FC - : - LDU de Quito Huachipato - : - The Strongest 24 apr 2024, 18:00 . 24 apr 2024, 18:00 Huachipato - : - The Strongest Botafogo RJ - : - Universitario de Deportes 24 apr 2024, 18:00 . 24 apr 2024, 18:00 Botafogo RJ - : - Universitario de Deportes Nacional - : - Deportivo Tachira 24 apr 2024, 18:00 . 24 apr 2024, 18:00 Nacional - : - Deportivo Tachira Libertad - : - River Plate 24 apr 2024, 20:00 . 24 apr 2024, 20:00 Libertad - : - River Plate Bolivar - : - Flamengo 24 apr 2024, 20:30 . 24 apr 2024, 20:30 Bolivar - : - Flamengo Independiente del Valle - : - Palmeiras 24 apr 2024, 20:30 . 24 apr 2024, 20:30 Independiente del Valle - : - Palmeiras Cerro Porteno - : - Fluminense 25 apr 2024, 18:00 . 25 apr 2024, 18:00 Cerro Porteno - : - Fluminense Cobresal - : - Talleres 25 apr 2024, 18:00 . 25 apr 2024, 18:00 Cobresal - : - Talleres Barcelona SC - : - Sao Paulo 25 apr 2024, 20:00 . 25 apr 2024, 20:00 Barcelona SC - : - Sao Paulo Palestino - : - Millonarios 25 apr 2024, 20:00 . 25 apr 2024, 20:00 Palestino - : - Millonarios

Copa Libertadores Table

Copa Libertadores Grp. A MP W D L G Diff Form Points
1
Fluminense
Fluminense 2 1 1 0 3 - 2 1
4
2
Colo Colo
Colo Colo 2 1 0 1 2 - 2 0
3
3
Cerro Porteno
Cerro Porteno 2 1 0 1 1 - 1 0
3
4
Alianza Lima
Alianza Lima 2 0 1 1 1 - 2 -1
1
Copa Libertadores Grp. B MP W D L G Diff Form Points
1
Talleres
Talleres 2 1 1 0 4 - 3 1
4
2
Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo 2 1 0 1 3 - 2 1
3
3
Barcelona SC
Barcelona SC 2 0 2 0 3 - 3 0
2
4
Cobresal
Cobresal 2 0 1 1 1 - 3 -2
1
Full table

Copa Libertadores Latest News

Key Features of the Copa Libertadores

CharacteristicValue
Year of foundation1960
OrganizerCONMEBOL
Duration12 months
Members10 teams from each of the 10 CONMEBOL associations
LocationVaries
FormatLeague and knockout stages
Known teamsAll the top teams from South America
The final matchHeld in a predetermined venue
BroadcastVaries
Previous winnerFlamengo (2022)
Record winnerIndependiente (7 titles)
Final heldMontevideo, Uruguay (2023)
Record number of goals scored in a final6 (2019: River Plate 3-3 Boca Juniors, River Plate won 4-2 on penalties)

The Copa Libertadores: South America's Premier Football Tournament

In the realm of South American football, there is one competition that stands above all others - the Copa Libertadores. As the pinnacle of club football in the continent, the tournament showcases the fierce rivalry, passion, and skill of South American football clubs. In this article, we delve into the history, format, teams, important events, and intriguing facts surrounding this illustrious championship.

History

The Copa Libertadores was first established in 1960, inspired by the success of the European Cup (now the UEFA Champions League). The inaugural edition featured just seven teams, but it has since grown into a tournament of immense prestige and significance in South American football. The competition draws its name from the leaders of the South American liberation movements of the 19th century, emphasizing the spirit of freedom and independence.

Format

The Copa Libertadores follows a demanding format, challenging teams to navigate through multiple stages to reach the coveted final. The tournament begins with three qualifying rounds, involving teams from all ten South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) member associations. These qualifying rounds are followed by the group stage, where 32 teams are divided into eight groups of four.

In the group stage, each team plays home and away matches against the others in their group. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage, which comprises two-legged ties until the final. The final is typically played as a single match, hosted in a pre-selected venue.

Teams

The Copa Libertadores attracts the most prestigious clubs from South America. Each member association has a designated number of spots in the tournament, primarily based on historical performance and the strength of their respective leagues. Powerhouse clubs like Argentina's Boca Juniors and River Plate, Brazil's Flamengo and Palmeiras, Uruguay's Nacional and Peñarol, and Colombia's Club Atlético Nacional have enjoyed considerable success in the competition.

Important Events and Facts

  • The Copa Libertadores has witnessed intense rivalries between clubs, none more famous than the "Superclásico" between Boca Juniors and River Plate. Matches between these Argentine giants have produced unforgettable moments and some of the most passionate atmospheres in football.
  • The competition has seen several memorable finals, including the dramatic "Copa Libertadores Final 2018" between Boca Juniors and River Plate. The match was initially scheduled to be played at Boca's stadium but was moved to Madrid, Spain, after a series of incidents in Buenos Aires. River Plate eventually emerged as the champions.
  • Pelé, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, never won the Copa Libertadores during his illustrious career with Santos. However, he later received an honorary title from CONMEBOL to recognize his contributions to South American football.
  • The Copa Libertadores winner earns the right to represent South America in the FIFA Club World Cup, where they compete against the champions from other continents.
  • In recent years, the tournament has gained significant attention globally, attracting interest from European clubs seeking to sign South American talents showcased in the competition.

Conclusion

The Copa Libertadores is a tournament steeped in rich history, passion, and tradition. Its fiercely contested matches, iconic rivalries, and breathtaking moments have made it one of the most prestigious club competitions in the world. As South American football continues to captivate the hearts of fans worldwide, the Copa Libertadores remains a showcase of skill, drama, and the unyielding spirit of the beautiful game.