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2010 Copa Sudamericana

2010 Copa Sudamericana de Clubes
Copa Nissan Sudamericana de Clubes 2010
Copa Nissan Sul-americana da Clubes 2010
Tournament details
Dates August 3 – December 8
Teams 39 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Independiente (1st title)
Runners-up Goiás
Tournament statistics
Matches played 76
Goals scored 205 (2.7 per match)
Top scorer(s) Rafael Moura (8 goals)

The 2010 Copa Sudamericana de Clubes (officially the 2010 Copa Nissan Sudamericana de Clubes for sponsorship reasons) was the 9th edition of CONMEBOL's secondary international club tournament. The winner qualified for the 2011 Copa Libertadores, the 2011 Recopa Sudamericana, and the 2011 Suruga Bank Championship. LDU Quito was the defending champion.

Starting with this edition, each country gained an additional berth, with the exception of Argentina and Brazil. Boca Juniors and River Plate were no longer invited to the competition without merit.[1]

Qualified teams

Association Team (berth) Qualification method
6 berths
Banfield (Argentina 1) 2009–10 Primera División 1st place overall
Argentinos Juniors (Argentina 2) 2009–10 Primera División 2nd place overall
Estudiantes (Argentina 3) 2009–10 Primera División 3rd place overall
Newell's Old Boys (Argentina 4) 2009–10 Primera División 4th place overall
Independiente (Argentina 5) 2009–10 Primera División 5th place overall
Vélez Sársfield (Argentina 6) 2009–10 Primera División 6th place overall
3 berths
San José (Bolivia 1) 2009 Apertura 3rd place
Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia 2) 2009 Clausura 3rd place
Universitario (Bolivia 3) 2010 Apertura Loser's Hexagonal winner
8 berths
Palmeiras (Brazil 1) 2009 Série A 5th place
Avaí (Brazil 2) 2009 Série A 6th place
Atlético Mineiro (Brazil 3) 2009 Série A 7th place
Grêmio (Brazil 4) 2009 Série A 8th place
Goiás (Brazil 5) 2009 Série A 9th place
Grêmio Prudente (Brazil 6) 2009 Série A 11th place
Santos (Brazil 7) 2009 Série A 12th place
Vitória (Brazil 8) 2009 Série A 13th place
3 berths
Unión San Felipe (Chile 1) 2009 Copa Chile champion
Colo-Colo (Chile 2) Best-placed team after Round 1 of the 2010 Primera División
Universidad de Chile (Chile 3) 2010 Copa Sudamericana playoff winner
3 berths
Deportes Tolima (Colombia 1) 2009 Primera A 2nd best-placed non-champion
Santa Fe (Colombia 2) 2009 Copa Colombia champion
Atlético Huila (Colombia 3) 2009 Primera A 3rd best-placed non-champion
3 + 1 berths
LDU Quito (O8) 2009 Copa Sudamericana champion
Emelec (Ecuador 1) 2010 Serie A first stage winner
Barcelona (Ecuador 2) 2010 Serie A first stage 3rd place
Deportivo Quito (Ecuador 3) 2010 Serie A first stage 4th place
3 berths
Cerro Porteño (Paraguay 1) 2009 Primera División best-placed champion
Olimpia (Paraguay 2) 2009 Primera División 2nd best non-champion
Guaraní (Paraguay 3) 2009 Primera División 3rd best non-champion
3 berths
Sport Huancayo (Peru 1) 2009 Descentralizado 2nd best-placed non-finalist
Universidad San Martín (Peru 2) 2009 Descentralizado 3rd best-placed non-finalist
Universidad César Vallejo (Peru 3) 2009 Descentralizado 4th best-placed non-finalist
3 berths
Peñarol (Uruguay 1) 2009–10 Primera División champion
River Plate (Uruguay 2) 2009–10 Primera División 2nd best-placed non-finalist
Defensor Sporting (Uruguay 3) 2009–10 Primera División 3rd best-placed non-finalist
3 berths
Caracas (Venezuela 1) 2009 Copa Venezuela champion
Trujillanos (Venezuela 2) 2009 Copa Venezuela runner-up
Deportivo Lara (Venezuela 3) 2009–10 Primera División 2nd best-placed non-finalist

Round and draw dates

The calendar shows the dates of the rounds and draw. All events occurred in 2010 unless otherwise stated. Dates in italics are only reference dates for the week the matches are to be played. The draw for this tournament took place on April 28 in Luque at the CONMEBOL Conventions Center.[2][3]

Event Start date End date
Draw April 28
First Stage August 3 September 2
Second Stage August 4 September 23
Round of 16 September 28 October 21
Quarterfinals October 27 November 11
Semifinals November 17 November 25
Finals December 1 December 8

Tie-breaking criteria

The tournament is played as a single-elimination tournament, with each round played as two-legged ties. 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 which team advances to the next round:[4]

  1. better goal difference;
  2. higher number of away goals scored;
  3. penalty shootout.

Preliminary stages

The first two stages of the competition are the First Stage and Second Stage. Both stages are largely played concurrent to each other.

First stage

In the First Stage, 16 teams played two-legged ties (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. The stage began on August 3 and ended on September 2.
Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Colo-Colo 3:3 Universitario 0–2 3–1 0:0 0:1
River Plate 3:3 Guaraní 0–2 4–2 0:0 0:2
Barcelona 6:0 Universidad César Vallejo 2–1 3–1
Trujillanos 1:4 Atlético Huila 1–4 1–1
Oriente Petrolero 4:1 Universidad de Chile 2–2 1–0
Olimpia 1:4 Defensor Sporting 0–2 1–1
Universidad San Martín 3:3 Deportivo Quito 2–3 2–1 0:0 2:1
Santa Fe 3:3 Deportivo Lara 0–2 4–0 +2:−2

Second stage

In the Second Stage, 22 teams, along with eight winners from the First Stage, played two-legged ties (one game at home and one game away) against one another. The winner of each tie advanced to the round of 16. Team #1 played the second leg at home. The stage began on August 4 and ended on September 23.
Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
San José 4:1 Atlético Huila 1–1 4–0
Argentinos Juniors 1:4 Independiente 0–1 1–1
Peñarol 6:0 Barcelona 1–0 2–1
Palmeiras 3:3 Vitória 0–2 3–0 +1:−1
Caracas 1:4 Santa Fe 1–2 0–0
Avaí 3:3 Santos 3–1 0–1 +1:−1
Deportes Tolima 3:3 Oriente Petrolero 0–1 2–0 +1:−1
Unión San Felipe 2:2 Guaraní 1–1 1–1 0:0 1:1 8–7
Banfield 4:1 Vélez Sársfield 1–0 1–1
Emelec 3:3 Universidad San Martín 1–2 5–0 +4:−4
Atlético Mineiro 4:1 Grêmio Prudente 0–0 1–0
Cerro Porteño 1:4 Universitario 0–1 2–2
Grêmio 1:4 Goiás 1–1 0–2
Sport Huancayo 3:3 Defensor Sporting 0–9 2–0 −7:+7
Estudiantes 1:4 Newell's Old Boys 0–1 1–1

Final stages

Teams from the Round of 16 onwards will be seeded depending on which Second Stage tie they win (i.e. the winner of Match O1 will have the 1 seed).


Note: The bracket was adjusted according to the rules of the tournament so that the two Brazilian teams would face each other in the semifinals.

Round of 16

The round of 16 began on September 28 and ended on October 21. Fifteen teams advanced to the Round of 16 from the Second Stage. LDU Quito, as the defending champion, entered directly into this stage and carries seed O8. In each tie, the team with the higher seed (Team #1) played at home in the second leg.
Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
San José 3:3 Newell's Old Boys 0–6 2–0 −4:+4
Independiente 3:3 Defensor Sporting 0–1 4–2 +1:−1
Peñarol 3:3 Goiás 0–1 3–2 0:0 0:2
Palmeiras 6:0 Universitario 1–0 3–1
Santa Fe 3:3 Atlético Mineiro 0–2 1–0 −1:+1
Avaí 3:3 Emelec 1–2 3–1 +1:−1
Deportes Tolima 3:3 Banfield 0–2 3–0 +1:−1
LDU Quito 3:3 Unión San Felipe 2–4 6–1 +3:−3


The quarterfinals began on October 27 and ended on November 11. In each tie, the team with the higher seed (Team #1) played at home in the second leg.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
LDU Quito 4:1 Newell's Old Boys 0–0 1–0
Independiente 2:2 Deportes Tolima 2–2 0–0 0:0 2:0
Avaí 1:4 Goiás 2–2 0–1
Palmeiras 4:1 Atlético Mineiro 1–1 2–0


The semifinals began on November 17 and ended on November 25. Should two or more teams from a same country reach the semifinals, they were going to be forced to face each other. In each tie, the team with the higher seed (Team #1) played at home in the second leg.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Independiente 3:3 LDU Quito 2–3 2–1 0:0 2:1
Palmeiras 3:3 Goiás 1–0 1–2 0:0 1:2


In the finals, if the finalists are tied on points after the culmination of the second leg, the winner is the team who scored the most goals. If they are tied on goals, the game moves onto extra time and a penalty shootout if necessary. The away goals rule does not apply in the finals. The team with the higher seed played at home in the second leg.

Copa Nissan Sudamericana de Clubes
2010 Champion

First Title

Top goalscorers

Pos[5] Player Team Goals
1 Rafael Moura Goiás 8
2 Rodrigo Mora Defensor Sporting 6
3 Marcos Assunção Palmeiras 4
Roberto Galindo Universitario 4
Ángel Vildozo Unión San Felipe 4
6 Hernán Barcos LDU Quito 3
Mauro Formica Newell's Old Boys 3
Luan Palmeiras 3
Wilder Medina Deportes Tolima 3
Obina Atlético Mineiro 3
Facundo Parra Independiente 3
Joao Rojas Emelec 3
Juan Manuel Salgueiro LDU Quito 3
Andrés Silvera Independiente 3

See also


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External links

  • Copa Nissan Sudamericana 2010 (Spanish)
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