Rivals to face Brazil teams in Copa Sudamericana Round of 16 revealed
Brazil’s Ceará is to face Bolivia’s The Strongest
Published in 27/05/2022 - 16:16 By Lincoln Chaves - São Paulo
The five Brazilian clubs still competing in the Copa Sudamericana saw on Friday (May 27) the path to the final at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasília, slated to take place on October 1.
Ceará, the best team in the group phase, with an all-win campaign, should face The Strongest (Bolivia), which was placed third in Group B of the Libertadores.
If they advance any further, Ceará may have to face a Brazilian opponent, São Paulo, if the latter eliminate Universidad Catolica (Chile).
Atlético-GO is on the same side of the group. Their rival in the round of 16 will be Paraguay’s Olimpia.
The two remaining Brazilian clubs are on the other side of the group. Santos should play against Deportivo Táchira (Venezuela) and Internacional will face Colo Colo (Chile). A clash between the two Brazilian teams may only take place in the semifinals.
The draw was held at the headquarters of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) in Asunción, Paraguay. The round of 16 matches are scheduled for the last week of June and the first week of July, dates and times yet to be announced.
The clubs that finished the group phase of the South American championship at the top of their respective groups—which is the case for the five Brazilian clubs—will play in the return match as hosts.
For their participation in the knockout stage (Round of 16), participants receive $500 thousand. The teams that manage to move to the quarterfinals bag $600 thousand prize.
Semifinalists get $800 thousand. The runner-up will receive $2 million, and the winner is awarded $5 million.
Below is a list with the upcoming matches:
Deportivo Táchira (Venezuela) vs Santos
Independiente del Valle (Ecuador) vs Lanus (Argentina)
Colo Colo (Chile) vs Internacional
Deportivo Cali (Colombia) vs Melgar (Peru)
Nacional (Uruguay) vs Unión Santa Fe (Argentina)
Olimpia (Paraguay) vs Atletico-GO (Atlético-GO)
Universidad Católica (Chile) vs São Paulo (Brazil)
The Strongest (Bolivia) vs Ceará
Translation: Fabrício Ferreira - Edition: Denise Griesinger