2009 Copa Sudamericana
The Copa Sudamericana 2009 was the eighth playout this 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 eighth season took 31 teams from the 10 member associations of CONMEBOL, including defending champion SC Internacional Porto Alegre, in part. From this season were no teams from the area of CONCACAF more at the start. The last time the two Argentine clubs Boca Juniors CA and CA River Plate were set for the competition and did not qualify via the national leagues. The competition was as had been played in the second half. He began on 4 August 2009 with the first leg of the first round and ended on December 9, 2009 with the final return match in Rio de Janeiro. Competition to win with Liga de Quito for the first time a club from Ecuador.
Due to the changing field of participants, the first round has been extended from the previous year and the last sixteen joined straight to work. The competition was played from the first round to the final 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 equal, there were a renewal, and only then, if necessary, a penalty shootout.
Bye: Brazil SC Internacional ( defending champion )
The teams from Argentina and Brazil played in the 1st round against each other.
The first legs took place from August 4 to September 2, the return matches from August 18 to September 19, 2009.
The first legs were held to 24 September, the return matches on September 30 and October 1, 2009 22.
The first legs took place from October 20 to 22, the return matches on 4 and 5 November 2009.
The first legs took place on 18 and 19 November 2009 on 11 and 12, the return games.
See also: List of scorers of the Copa Sudamericana