It is the highest level of competition in South American club football. The tournament is named after the Libertadores Spanish and Portuguese for liberators fktbol, the leaders of the South American wars of independence so a literal translation of its former name into English would be " Liberators of America Descargar gara futbol copa santander libertadores en ".
The competition has had several different formats over its lifetime. Initially, only the champions of the South American leagues participated. Inthe runners-up of the South American leagues began to join. InMexican teams were invited to compete and contested regularly from until In the tournament was expanded from 20 to 32 teams.
Today at least four clubs per country compete in the tournament, with Argentina and Brazil having the most representatives six and seven clubs, respectively. A group stage has always been descargar gara futbol copa santander libertadores en but the number of teams per group has varied. In the present format, the tournament consists of eight stages, with the first stage taking place in late January.
The four surviving teams from the first three stages join 28 teams in the group stage, which consists of eight groups of four teams each. The eight group winners and eight runners-up enter the knockout stages, which end with the final in November. Argentine clubs have accumulated the most victories with 25 wins, while Brazil has the largest number of different winning teams, with 10 clubs having won the title. The cup has been won by 24 different clubs, 13 of them more than once, and six clubs have won two years in a row.
The descargar gara futbol copa santander libertadores en for the Copa Aldao between the champions of Argentina and Uruguay kindled the idea of a continental competition in libertadroes s. The first edition of the Copa Libertadores took place in All these teams were domestic champions of their respective leagues in The first Copa Libertadores match took place on April 19, The Uruguayans won the first ever edition, defeating Olimpia in the finals, and successfully defended the title in Estudiantes, a modest neighborhood club and a relatively minor team in Argentina, had an unusual style that prioritized athletic preparation and achieving results at all costs.
The s were dominated by Argentine clubs, with the exception of three seasons. In a rematch of the finals, Nacional emerged as the champions of the tournament after overcoming an Estudiantes squad depleted of key players. The first leg in Lima ended in a 0—0 tie, while the second leg in Avellaneda finished 2—1 in favor of the home team. Independiente successfully defended the title a year later against Colo-Colo after winning the descargar gara futbol copa santander libertadores en match 2—1.
The reign of Los Diablos Rojos finally ended in when they were defeated by fellow Argentine club River Plate in the second phase in a dramatic playoff for a place in the finals.
However, in the finals River Plate themselves would be beaten by Cruzeiro of Brazil, which was descaggar first victory by a Brazilian club in 13 years. Towards the end of the decade, the Xeneizes reached the finals in three consecutive years.
The first was in in which Boca earned their first victory against defending champions Cruzeiro. The playoff match finished in a tense 0—0 tie and was decided by a penalty shootout. Boca Juniors won the trophy again in after thumping Deportivo Cali of Zantander 4—0 in the second leg of the finals. Nine years after their first triumph, Nacional won their second cup in after overcoming Internacional.
In the final, they repeated the feat, beating Cobreloa in a decisive second leg match 1—0 in Santiago. Another team rose from the Pacific, as had Cobreloa. InArgentinos Juniorsa small club from the neighborhood of La Paternal in Buenos Aires, astonished South America by eliminating holders Independiente in La Doble Visera 2—1 during the last decisive match of the second round, to book a place in the final.
Argentinos Juniors went on to win an unprecedented title by beating America de Cali in the play-off match via a penalty shootout. It was not until that a Pacific team finally broke the dominance of the established Atlantic powers. That trend would continue until Having led Olimpia to the title as descargar gara futbol copa santander libertadores en, Luis Cubilla returned to the club in In the descarga, Olimpia defeated Barcelona of Ecuador 3—1 in aggregate to win their second title.
The team coached by Luiz Felipe Scolari was led by defender and captain Adilson and the skilful midfielder Arilson. The Copa Libertadores stayed on Brazilian soil for the remainder of the desacrgar as Cruzeiro, Vasco da Tara and Palmeiras took the spoils.
The cup of pitted Cruzeiro against Peruvian club Sporting Cristal. The decade ended on a high note when Palmeiras and Deportivo Cali, both runners-up in the competition before, vied to become winners for the first time in The final was a dramatic back-and-forth match that went into penalties. This decade proved to be a major turning point in the history of the competition as the Copa Libertadores went through a great deal of growth and change. Having long been dominated by teams from Argentina, Brazil began to overshadow their garw as their clubs reached eight finals santamder won six titles in the s.
During the Copa LibertadoresBoca Juniors returned to the top of the continent and raised the Copa Libertadores again after 22 years. Like their predecessors from the late s however, Boca Juniors would fall short of winning three consecutive titles. Boca Juniors once again found talent in their ranks to fill the gap left by the very successful group of — with upcoming stars Rolando SchiaviRoberto Abbondanzieri and Carlos Tevez. Boca Juniors and Santos would eventually meet in a rematch of the final; Boca avenged the loss by defeating Santos in both legs of the final.
However, it was not to be as Boca Juniors, reinforced by aging but still-capable players, came away with the trophy to win their sixth title. In the tournament severed its relationship with Toyota.
Grupo Santanderone of the largest banks in the world, became the sponsor liberradores the Copa Libertadores, and thus the official name changed to Copa Santander Libertadores. The biggest resurgence of the decade happened in the 50th edition of the Copa Libertadores and libertasores was won by a former power that has reinvented itself. The pincharatas managed to emulate their predecessors by defeating Cruzeiro 2—1 on the return leg in Belo Horizonte. Ina spell of the competition only being won by Brazilian clubs for four years began with Internacional defeating Guadalajara.
Another Argentine team, River Platewon its third title in InRiver Plate went on to beat their archrivals Boca Juniors 3—1 in a return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in MadridSpain, for the very first time in history due to the lack of security in Buenos Aires.
On 23 NovemberFlamengo won the Libertadores after beating the reigning champions River Plate 2—1 with two late goals by Gabriel Barbosa. Most teams qualify for the Copa Libertadores by winning half-year tournaments called the Apertura and Clausura tournaments or by finishing among the top teams in their championship. Sincethe winner of the Copa Sudamericana has qualified automatically for the following Copa Libertadores.
For the editionthe different stages of the competition will be contested by the following teams: . Unlike most other competitions around the world, the Copa Libertadores historically did not use extra timeor away goals.
If both teams descargar gara futbol copa santander libertadores en level on points after two legs, a third match would be played at a neutral venue.
Goal difference would only come into play if the third match was drawn. If the third match did not produce an immediate winner, a penalty shootout was used to determine a winner. From onwards, two-legged ties were decided on points, followed fuybol goal difference, with an immediate penalty shootout if the tie was level on aggregate after full-time in the second leg. The current tournament features 47 clubs competing over a six- to eight-month period.
There santandre three stages: the first stage, the second stage and the knockout stage. The first stage involves 12 clubs in a series of two-legged knockout ties. Because Europe and South America are considered the strongest centers of the sport, the champions of those continents enter the tournament at the semifinal stage. The tournament shares its name with the trophy, also called the Copa Libertadores or simply la Copawhich is awarded to the Copa Libertadores winner.
The pedestalwhich contains badges from every winner of the competition, is made of hardwood plywood. The badges show the season, the full name of the winning club, and the city and nation from descargar gara futbol copa santander libertadores en the champions hail.
To the left cops that information is the club logo. Any club which wins three consecutive tournaments has the right to keep the trophy. Today, sabtander current trophy is the third in the history of the competition.
Two clubs have kept the actual trophy after three consecutive wins: . That amount is derived from television descatgar and stadium advertising. The Futboo Libertadores occupies an important space in South American culture. The folklore, fanfare, and organization of many competitions around the world owe its aspects to the Libertadores.
It is common for clubs to spend large sums of money to win the Copa Libertadores. The tournament is highly regarded among its participants. Inplayers from Guadalajara stated that they would rather play in the Copa Libertadores final than appear in a friendly against Spainfn reigning world champions,  and dispute their own national league.
Since its inception inthe Copa Libertadores had predominantly been won by clubs from nations with an Atlantic coast: Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Olimpia of Paraguay became the first team outside of those nations to win the Copa Libertadores when they triumphed in The first club from a country with a Pacific coast to reach a final was Universitario of LimaPeruwho lost in against Independiente of Argentina.
Atletico Nacional of Colombia earned their second title in The tournament attracts television audiences beyond South AmericaMexicoand Spain. Matches are broadcast in over countries, with commentary in more than 30 languages, and thus the Copa is often considered descargar gara futbol copa santander libertadores en one of the most watched sports events on TV;  Fox Sportsfor example, reaches more than 25 million households in the Americas.
From tothe competition had a single main descadgar for naming rights. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. South American association football tournament for clubs.
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