This is how the Libertadores round of 16 matches would have been with the old method

It is known, last Friday the round of 16 of the Copa Libertador was raffledit is. The six Argentine teams already know their respective crosses: River vs. Velez, Students vs. Fortress, Mouth vs. Corinthians, Colon vs. Workshops. Now, a day later, Ole We invite you to play a little, showing you how the pairings would have been with the format used from 2004 to 2016 inclusivewhere the teams were crossed based on their performance in the group stage.

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A) Yes, the best first (the one who had scored the most points) played against the worst second (the one with the lowest score), the second best first faced the second worst second and so on. That is, 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14 etc The seconds were locals in the first leg and visitors in the rematch.

The drums of the Libertadores.

The drums of the Libertadores.

Thus, Palmeiras (1) would have played against Cerro Porteño (16), River (2) vs. Velez (15), Flamengo (3) vs. Emelec (14), Students (4) vs. Corinthians (13), A. Mineiro (5) vs. Paranaense (12), Libertad (6) vs. Fortress (11), Colon (7) vs. Workshops (10), Boca (8) vs. Tolima (9).

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The substantial differences between the River and Boca keys

THE CURRENT CROSSROADS

Liberators Key.

Liberators Key.

There are three repeated crossings with respect to the old method used since eighths: Palmeiras vs. Hill, River vs. Velez and Colon vs. workshops. The rest of the clashes: Paranaense vs. Freedom, Strength vs. Students, Emelec vs. Mineiro, Tolima vs. Flamengo, Boca vs. Corinthians.

Now, the table that places the first and second only serves to determine the locality in the rematch of the crosses. Thus, Palmeiras will always define at home (if they advance, logically), River the same only if they play against the current two-time champion of America and so on with the rest.

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QUARTER FINALS

The 8 winning teams of the Round of 16 confrontations will play the QUARTER-FINALS in round-trip matches as follows: WINNER A vs. WINNER H (S1) WINNER B vs. WINNER G (S2) WINNER C vs. WINNER F (S3) WINNER D vs WINNER E (S4).

The teams with the best performance (lower numbering in the ranking from 1 to 16 after the draw for the ROUND OF 16) will define their home games. In this phase, teams from the same country may face each other if the order established through the previous draw so determines.

SEMIFINALS

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The 4 winning teams of the QUARTER-FINAL confrontations will play the SEMIFINALS in round-trip matches as follows: S1 vs S4 (F1) S2 vs S3 (F2) The teams with the best performance (lowest number in the order of the 1 to 16 after the draw for the EIGHTH FINAL), will define their home games.

In this phase, teams from the same country may face each other if the order established through the previous draw so determines.

FINAL

The CONMEBOL Libertadores 2022 FINAL will be played between the winning teams of the two SEMIFINALS. The teams will play a single and final match for the title of champion of the reference tournament.

F1 vs F2 The team with the best performance (lowest number in the ranking from 1 to 16 after the draw for the ROUND OF 16) will be the “A” team for the final match. Teams from the same country will be able to play in the final.

DATES

The round of 16 will be played between June 28 and July 7. The quarters are scheduled to be played between August 2 and 11, while the semifinals will be between August 30 and September 8. The final, in Guayaquil, will be played on October 29.

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