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Copa Mercosur

Copa Mercosur
Founded 1998
Abolished 2001
Region South America (CONMEBOL)
Number of teams 20
Most successful club(s) 23x15px Palmeiras (2)

The Copa Mercosur (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkopa merkoˈsur], Portuguese: Copa Mercosul [ˈkɔpɐ meʁkoˈsuw], "Mercosur Cup") was a football competition played from 1998 to 2001 by the traditional top clubs from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile. The competition was created by CONMEBOL to generate TV money to the participating teams, but it went beyond and ended up, together with the Copa Merconorte, as natural replacement to the CONMEBOL Cup. These two, Copa Merconorte and Copa Mercosur, were replaced in 2002 by the Copa Sudamericana.

Format

Twenty teams played in the tournament. The teams were divided in five groups of four teams each and the matches were played in two legs. The group winners and the best three runners-up qualified for the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals, the semifinals were played in two legs. In 1998 and 2000 the finals were played in three legs. In 1999 and 2001 the finals were played in two legs.

Finals

Key

Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time *
Bold – Indicates the winner in two-legged finals
Year Country Home team Score Away team Country Venue Location Refs
1998 23x15px BRA Cruzeiro 2–1 Palmeiras 23x15px BRA Mineirão Belo Horizonte, Brazil
23x15px BRA Palmeiras 3–1 Cruzeiro 23x15px BRA Palestra Itália São Paulo, Brazil
23x15px BRA Palmeiras 1–0 Cruzeiro 23x15px BRA Palestra Itália São Paulo, Brazil
Palmeiras won 6–3 on points
1999 23x15px BRA Flamengo 4–3 Palmeiras 23x15px BRA Maracanã Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
23x15px BRA Palmeiras 3–3 Flamengo 23x15px BRA Palestra Itália São Paulo, Brazil
Flamengo won 4–1 on points
2000 23x15px BRA Vasco da Gama 2–0 Palmeiras 23x15px BRA São Januário Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
23x15px BRA Palmeiras 1-0 Vasco da Gama 23x15px BRA Palestra Itália São Paulo, Brazil
23x15px BRA Palmeiras 3–4 Vasco da Gama 23x15px BRA Palestra Itália São Paulo, Brazil
Vasco da Gama won 6–3 on points
2001 23x15px BRA Flamengo 0–0 San Lorenzo 23x15px ARG Maracanã Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
23x15px ARG San Lorenzo 1–1 Flamengo 23x15px BRA Pedro Bidegain Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tied 1–1 on aggregate; San Lorenzo won 4–3 on penalties*

Performances

By club

Team Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
23x15px Palmeiras 1 2 1998 1999, 2000
23x15px Flamengo 1 1 1999 2001
23x15px San Lorenzo 1 0 2001
23x15px Vasco da Gama 1 0 2000
23x15px Cruzeiro 0 1
1998

By country

Country Won Runners-Up Winning Clubs Runners-Up
23x15px Brazil 3 4 Flamengo (1); Palmeiras (1); Vasco da Gama (1) Palmeiras (2); Flamengo (1); Cruzeiro (1)
23x15px Argentina 1 0 San Lorenzo (1)

See also

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