The 2012 Recopa Sudamericana (officially the 2012 Recopa Santander Sudamericana for sponsorship reasons) was the 20th edition of the Recopa Sudamericana, the football competition organized by CONMEBOL between the winners of the previous season's two major South American club tournaments, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. It was contested between Brazilian club Santos, the 2011 Copa Libertadores champion, and Chilean club Universidad de Chile, the 2011 Copa Sudamericana champion.
After a goalless first leg, Santos was crowned champions after their 2–0 victory in the second leg. Neymar of Santos was selected as the player of the 2012 Recopa Sudamericana.
The Recopa Sudamericana is played over two legs; home and away. The team that qualified via the Copa Libertadores plays the second leg at home. The team that accumulates the most points —three for a win, one for a draw, zero for a loss— after the two legs is crowned the champion. Should the two teams be tied on points after the second leg, the team with the best goal difference wins. If the two teams have equal goal difference, the away goals rule is not applied. Extra time is played, which consists of two 15-minute halves. If the tie is still not broken, a penalty shootout ensues according to the Laws of the Game.
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
Miguel Nievas (Uruguay)
Daniel Fedorczuk (Uruguay)
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Recopa Sudamericana 2012: se definió el programa de las finales" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. July 12, 2012.
- ↑ "Néstor Pitana, de Argentina, dirigirá la final de ida de la Recopa" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. August 16, 2012.
- ↑ "Martín Vázquez, de Uruguay, dirigirá la final de vuelta de la Recopa Santander Sudamericana 2012" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. September 20, 2012.
- ↑ "Banco Santander, patrocinador principal de la Recopa Sudamericana por las próximas tres ediciones" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. August 21, 2012.
- ↑ "Recopa: la 'U' y Santos sin ventaja (0-0)" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. August 23, 2012.
- ↑ "¡Santos FC, campeón de la Recopa!" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. September 26, 2012.
- ↑ "Neymar, premiado como Jugador más Valioso de la Final de la Recopa Sudamericana 2012" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. September 26, 2012.
- ↑ "Campeonato Sudamericano de Fútbol “Recopa Sudamericana” Edición 2012 – Reglamento" (PDF) (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com.