2008 Copa Sudamericana

The Copa Sudamericana 2008 was the 7th playout of the second most important South American football competition for club teams, which has acted under the name " Copa Nissan Sudamericana " due to the sponsorship of the car manufacturer Nissan. In this seventh season again took part in a total of 34 teams. Among 31 teams, including defending champions Arsenal de Sarandi, from the 10 member associations of CONMEBOL and 3 teams from the CONCACAF region. These were Deportivo Guadalajara and Club San Luis from Mexico and CD Motagua of Honduras. The competition was as had been played in the second half. He started on 29 July 2008 with the first leg of the first round and ended on December 3, 2008 with the final second leg in Porto Alegre.


Compared to last year, there were changes to the competition format. The regional elimination rounds were no longer discharged. But the competition from the first round was played until the finale in pure knockout system with return game. With point- and Torgleichheit was the away goals rule. Was also the number of away goals scored equal, followed subsequent to the return game immediately followed by a penalty shootout. In the final, the first time was not the away goals rule. Was there to return game, the goal difference is equal, there was an extension, and only then, if necessary, a penalty shootout.

First round

Participants were ever a team of eight countries of South America (except Argentina and Brazil). The clubs from the area of ​​CONCACAF were also set for the 2nd round.

The first legs took place from July 29 to August 12, the return matches from 5 to 21 August 2008.

2nd round

Participants were the four winners of the first round and another 24 teams. In this round, played the teams from Argentina and Brazil, with one exception, each against each other.

Byes: Argentina CA Boca Juniors, Argentina CA River Plate

The first legs were held until September 4, the return matches from August 20 to September 17, 2008 from 5 August.

Second round

Participants were fourteen winners of the 2nd round and the two Argentine clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate.

The first legs took place on September 23, 24 and 25, the return matches on 30 September and on 1 and 2 October 2008.


The first legs took place on 5 and 6 November 2008 on 21 and 22 October, the return games.


The first legs took place on 19 and 20 November 2008 on 12 and 13, the return games.


First leg


Top scorers

See also: List of scorers of the Copa Sudamericana