2011 Copa Sudamericana

The Copa Sudamericana 2011 was the 10th playout of the second most important South American football competition for club teams, traded from now on due to the sponsorship of the tire manufacturer Bridgestone also under the name " Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana ". It took as last year 39 teams from 10 member associations of CONMEBOL, including defending champions Independiente Avellaneda, in part. Argentina stood next to the defending six, Brazil eight participants; the remaining eight countries, three participants in the competition. Teams from the area of ​​CONCACAF were no longer at the start. The competition was played as usual in the second half. He began on August 3, with the first leg of the first round and ended 14 December 2011 with the final return leg in Santiago de Chile.


Like last year, there were before the knockout stages again two rounds. The contest was fought out as usual 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 away goals rule did not apply. Was there to return game, the goal difference equal, there were a renewal, and only then, if necessary, a penalty shootout. Participants from Argentina and Brazil started only in the second round, defending champions Independiente Avellaneda only in the second round.

First round

Participants were each two teams from eight countries of South America, with the exception of teams from Argentina and Brazil. The first legs took place between the 3rd and 19th, the return matches between the 12 and 26 August 2011.

2nd round

For the second round, qualified the eight winners of the first round, each a third club from the eight countries in the first round and six teams from Argentina and eight teams from Brazil, where the clubs from those two countries competed separately against each other. The first legs took place between 11 August and 14 September, the return matches between August 24 and September 22, 2011.

Second round

For the second round, the 15 winners of the 2nd round and defending champion CA Independiente qualified. The first legs took place between 28 September and 20 October, the return matches between 13 and 27 October 2011.


The first legs took place between the 2nd and 4th, the return matches between the 9 to 18 November 2011.


The first legs will take place on November 23, the return matches will take place on November 30.


First leg


Top scorers

See also: List of scorers of the Copa Sudamericana