In one round from the end of the group stage, the Copa Sudamericana qualified for the Round of 16: Sao Paulo, who secured the leadership of Group D by defeating Jorge Wilstermann 3-0, on Thursday, in Morumbi.
The draw for matches will be on May 27, at 1:00 pm (Brazilian time), at an event in Asuncion (Paraguay). The next stage matches will be held in the two weeks of June 29 and July 6.
Copa Sudamericana: The draw for the Round of 16 will be on May 27 – Photo: Ernesto Ryan / Getty Images
The champions of each group from South America and the third place in each group will play the Libertadores in the Round of 16. There will be two different pots in the lottery. Therefore, whoever comes first in the South American group will necessarily face a team from the Libertadores in the round of 16.
See below the status of each Sudamericana group before the last round.
- Lanus, Barcelona de Guayaquil and Montevideo Wanderers are fighting for a place
- Last round matches: Lanus vs Montevideo Wanderers; Metropolitan x Barcelona
- Racing and Melgar fight for a spot
- Last round matches: Racing x River Plate (Euro); Melgar x Cuiabá
Best Moments: River Plate – Euro 1 x 2 Cuiaba, for the 2022 Sud Americana Cup
- Santos and Union La Calera fight for a place
- Last round matches: Santos vs Banfield; Unión la Calera vs Universidad de Quito
Best Moments: Santos 1 x 0 Union La Calera, for Copa Sudamericana 2022
- Rank Sao Paulo
- Matches of the last round: Sao Paulo x Ayacucho; Jorge Wilstermann vs Everton
- Internacional vs Guaireña fighting for a spot
- Matches of the last round: Internacional vs. October 9th. Independiente Medellin to Guaireña
Best moment: Internacional 2 x 0 Independiente Medellin for the Copa Sudamericana
- Atlético-GO and LDU are battling for a spot
- Last round matches: LDU x Atlético-GO; Defensa y Justicia vs. Antofagasta
Best Moment: Atlético-GO 1 x 0 Antofagasta-CHI, for Copa Sudamericana 2022
- Ciara and the Independiente are fighting for a place
- Last round matches: Independiente vs. Ciara; La Guaira vs General Caballero
Best Moments: Ciara 6 x 0 General Caballero, for the fifth round of the Copa Sudamericana
- Junior Barranquilla, Union de Santa Fe and Fluminense fight for a place
- Last round matches: Oriente Petrolero x Fluminense; Junior Barranquilla vs Al Ittihad
Best Moment: Unión Santa Fe 0 x 0 Fluminense for Cuba Sudamericana
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