2014 Copa Libertadores Finals

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2014 Copa Libertadores de América Finals
Event 2014 Copa Libertadores de América
on aggregate
First leg
Date August 6, 2014
Venue Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Referee Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Second leg
Date August 13, 2014
Venue Estadio Pedro Bidegain, Buenos Aires
Referee Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
2013
2015

The 2014 Copa Libertadores de América Finals were the two-legged final that decided the winner of the 2014 Copa Libertadores de América, the 55th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, South America's premier international club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.

The finals was contested in two-legged home-and-away format between Paraguayan team Nacional and Argentine team San Lorenzo. The first leg was hosted by Nacional at Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asunción on August 6, 2014, while the second leg was hosted by San Lorenzo at Estadio Pedro Bidegain in Buenos Aires on August 13, 2014.[1] The winner earned the right to represent CONMEBOL at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, entering at the semifinal stage, and the right to play against the 2014 Copa Sudamericana winners in the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana.[2]

The first leg ended in a 1–1 draw.[3] The second led ended with a 1–0 win for San Lorenzo, and they won the tournament for the first time in their history.[4][5][6][7]

Qualified teams

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Paraguay Nacional None
Argentina San Lorenzo None

Both teams came into the finals as first-time finalists of the Copa Libertadores. San Lorenzo had previously won two CONMEBOL titles: the 2001 Copa Mercosur and the 2002 Copa Sudamericana.

Road to the finals

Note: In all scores below, the score of the home team is given first.

Paraguay Nacional[8] Round Argentina San Lorenzo[9]
Opponent Venue Score Opponent Venue Score
Bye First stage Bye
Group 4 Second stage Group 2
Colombia Santa Fe Away 3–1 Brazil Botafogo Away 2–0
Venezuela Zamora Home 1–0 Ecuador Independiente del Valle Home 1–0
Brazil Atlético Mineiro Home 2–2 Chile Unión Española Home 1–1
Brazil Atlético Mineiro Away 1–1 Chile Unión Española Away 1–0
Venezuela Zamora Away 2–0 Ecuador Independiente del Valle Away 1–1
Colombia Santa Fe Home 3–2 Brazil Botafogo Home 3–0
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Brazil Atlético Mineiro 6 3 3 0 8 5 +3 12
Paraguay Nacional 6 2 2 2 8 10 −2 8
Venezuela Zamora 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7
Colombia Santa Fe 6 1 2 3 10 11 −1 5
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Chile Unión Española 6 2 3 1 10 9 +1 9
Argentina San Lorenzo 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
Ecuador Independiente del Valle 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
Brazil Botafogo 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7
Seed 16 Knockout stages Seed 15
Argentina Vélez Sarsfield
(won 3–2 on aggregate)
Home 1–0 Round of 16 Brazil Grêmio
(tied 1–1 on aggregate, won on penalties)
Home 1–0
Away 2–2 Away 1–0 (2–4 p)
Argentina Arsenal
(won 1–0 on aggregate)
Home 1–0 Quarterfinals Brazil Cruzeiro
(won 2–1 on aggregate)
Home 1–0
Away 0–0 Away 1–1
Uruguay Defensor Sporting
(won 2–1 on aggregate)
Home 2–0 Semifinals Bolivia Bolívar
(won 5–1 on aggregate)
Home 5–0
Away 1–0 Away 1–0

Format

The finals were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg. If tied on aggregate, 30 minutes of extra time was played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner.[2]

Match details

First leg

San Lorenzo took the lead in the first leg when Mauro Matos volleyed the ball right footed into the left of the net after a cross from the right. Julio Santa Cruz got the equalizer in the 93rd minute of the match when he turned the ball home high to the net from six yards out with his right foot after a cross from the left was headed onto him.

August 6, 2014
20:15 UTC−4
Nacional Paraguay 1–1 Argentina San Lorenzo
Santa Cruz Goal 90+2' Report Matos Goal 64'
Nacional
San Lorenzo
GK 1 Argentina Ignacio Don
DF 12 Paraguay Ramón Coronel Substituted off 70'
DF 15 Paraguay Raúl Piris (c)
DF 3 Paraguay José Cáceres
DF 4 Paraguay David Mendoza
MF 8 Paraguay Juan Argüello
MF 6 Paraguay Silvio Torales
MF 18 Paraguay Derlis Orué Substituted off 70'
MF 14 Paraguay Marcos Melgarejo
FW 7 Paraguay Julián Benítez Substituted off 62'
FW 16 Paraguay Fredy Bareiro
Substitutes:
GK 25 Paraguay Oscar Agüero
DF 23 Paraguay Fabián Balbuena
DF 5 Paraguay Marcos Miers
MF 10 Paraguay Hugo Lusardi Substituted in 70'
FW 11 Paraguay Marco Prieto
FW 19 Paraguay Cecilio Domínguez Substituted in 62'
FW 29 Paraguay Julio Santa Cruz Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Paraguay Gustavo Morínigo
GK 12 Argentina Sebastián Torrico
DF 7 Argentina Julio Buffarini
DF 29 Argentina Fabricio Fontanini
DF 6 Argentina Santiago Gentiletti
DF 21 Argentina Emmanuel Más
MF 15 Argentina Héctor Villalba Substituted off 70'
MF 5 Argentina Juan Mercier
MF 20 Paraguay Néstor Ortigoza Substituted off 85'
MF 28 Argentina Ignacio Piatti
MF 10 Argentina Leandro Romagnoli (c) Substituted off 76'
FW 26 Argentina Mauro Matos
Substitutes:
GK 1 Argentina Cristian Álvarez
DF 14 Argentina Walter Kannemann
DF 4 Argentina Gonzalo Prósperi
MF 8 Argentina Enzo Kalinski Substituted in 85'
MF 11 Argentina Pablo Barrientos Substituted in 76'
MF 16 Argentina Gonzalo Verón Substituted in 70'
FW 9 Uruguay Martín Cauteruccio
Manager:
Argentina Edgardo Bauza

Assistant referees:[10]
Wilmar Navarro (Colombia)
Wilson Berrio (Colombia)
Fourth official:
Wilson Lamouroux (Colombia)

Second leg

Néstor Ortigoza scored the only goal of the game, a penalty after a shot from Martín Cauteruccio struck the right hand of Ramón Coronel. Ortigoza hit the ball right footed to the left of the goalkeeper who dived the other way.[11]

August 13, 2014
21:15 UTC−3
San Lorenzo Argentina 1–0 Paraguay Nacional
Ortigoza Goal 35' (pen.) Report
San Lorenzo
Nacional
GK 12 Argentina Sebastián Torrico
DF 7 Argentina Julio Buffarini
DF 2 Argentina Mauro Cetto
DF 6 Argentina Santiago Gentiletti
DF 21 Argentina Emmanuel Más
MF 15 Argentina Héctor Villalba Substituted off 81'
MF 20 Paraguay Néstor Ortigoza
MF 5 Argentina Juan Mercier Booked 30'
MF 10 Argentina Leandro Romagnoli (c) Substituted off 87'
FW 9 Uruguay Martín Cauteruccio Substituted off 65'
FW 26 Argentina Mauro Matos
Substitutes:
GK 1 Argentina Cristian Álvarez
DF 29 Argentina Fabricio Fontanini
DF 14 Argentina Walter Kannemann Substituted in 87'
MF 11 Argentina Pablo Barrientos
MF 8 Argentina Enzo Kalinski Substituted in 81'
MF 16 Argentina Gonzalo Verón Substituted in 65'
FW 22 Argentina Nicolás Blandi
Manager:
Argentina Edgardo Bauza
GK 1 Argentina Ignacio Don
DF 12 Paraguay Ramón Coronel Booked 35'
DF 15 Paraguay Raúl Piris (c)
DF 3 Paraguay José Cáceres
DF 4 Paraguay David Mendoza Booked 90+2'
MF 14 Paraguay Marcos Melgarejo Substituted off 86'
MF 28 Paraguay Marcos Riveros
MF 6 Paraguay Silvio Torales
MF 18 Paraguay Derlis Orué Substituted off 56'
FW 7 Paraguay Julián Benítez Booked 69' Substituted off 84'
FW 16 Paraguay Fredy Bareiro
Substitutes:
GK 25 Paraguay Oscar Agüero
DF 23 Paraguay Fabián Balbuena
MF 10 Paraguay Hugo Lusardi Substituted in 86'
MF 8 Paraguay Juan Argüello
FW 26 Paraguay Brian Montenegro Substituted in 56'
FW 19 Paraguay Cecilio Domínguez
FW 29 Paraguay Julio Santa Cruz Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Paraguay Gustavo Morínigo

Assistant referees:[10]
Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Péricles Cortez (Brazil)

See also

References

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  4. "San Lorenzo argentino toca el cielo al ganar su primera Libertadores 1-0 a Nacional paraguayo" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. August 13, 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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