10 out of 13 Argentine clubs advance in Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana


It was definitely a great performance from the Argentine clubs in CONMEBOL competitions during thie first semester of 2021.

Defensa y Justicia, Boca Juniors, River Plate, Racing Club, Argentinos Juniors, and Vélez Sarsfield all overcame the Copa Libertadores group stage. In the Copa Sudamericana, there was Rosario Central, Independiente, Arsenal de Sarandí, and Lanus which finished among the best in their respective groups and moved on to the next round.

There were three Argentine clubs which didn’t make it to the next round in the Copa Sudamericana. San Lorenzo, Newell’s Old Boys, and Talleres de Córdoba finished 3rd in their groups and were eliminated from the Copa Sudamericana.

These are the 16 teams that qualified to the next round of the Copa Libertadores 2021:

These are 16 team that qualified to the next round of the Copa Sudamericana 2021:

Both CONMEBOL tournaments will resume with their final stages in mid-July, after the Copa
America, and will have their round of 16 draws next Tuesday. The teams that finished first in
each group will be matched up with the ones that finished second.


  1. Remember just days ago how inaccurate TyC’s predicted squad was? Again, they are only predicting the starting lineup. Let’s not cry about selections we haven’t seen yet.

    With that being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if the GK and/or CB pair selection differ in the two upcoming matches. Armani and ever conceding Pezzella LMQ could start vs Chile and Emi, Romero and Licha vs Colombia, for example. They need to be tried before Copa…

    TyC are saying that one exercise has gives clues of the lineup, in which De Paul, Paredes, Di Maria, Messi, Lautaro, Quarta and Pezzella participated. No mention of Armani, but of course they include him in the predicted squad.


    • How can someone predict the starting line-up 7 days before the match kicks in…. Isn’t it funny? There are 7 more training sessions to take place… I don’t think that the lineup tyc predicted is logical….

    • Somehow snuck in. La Equidad could have beaten a Reserve Team of Gremio. In that case Lanus after having achieved not more than a point today versus Aragua(probably the weakest team in the competition), one could assume the worst could have happened if they’d somehow lost(although they dominated the game all along) and La Equidad had won today! Most players played well forcing one to think that Zubeldia failed to get things together against Gremio, both home and away.

    • My mistake… I didn’t get my facts straight.. The best 8 teams eliminated from CL would make it into the pre-quarters. So it’s good bye to Lanus.. and so is it for the Brazilian clubs Corinthians and At. Goias as well…

      • Oh thats unfortunate. With the promising youth in lanus, i was hoping they will go deep this time similar to their final run last time.

        • Youngsters are great but Zubeldia has not worked out his plans well this time though. He’s now insisting for reinforcements. Orsini could be on his way to Boca. Age seems to be finally getting the better of Pepe Sand. So they could go for an out and out striker this break.

          I hope Fernando Batista leaves out players like Almada, Ortega and others who could be crucial for their own clubs during CL and CS pre-quarter stage. Instead he could focus on De La Vega or Orozco. To my eyes, Martin Payero is so far the best choice made by him in this selection process.

          • Yes it may work out the other way . Anyway clubs not obliged to release players to Batista’s squad. So effectively Julian Alvarez , Capaldo , Almada , Ortega , Fausto Vera , Barco , Claudio Bravo all may miss out as Liberatordes knockout & MLS will be in peak season. I really doubt AFA can convince these clubs . I personally though prefer these players going for Olympics as national glory is priceless.

  2. Lol..according to tyc sports lord armani is the starting goalkeeper while one of the best in the World emi martinez available..
    Scoloni consider lm quarta and pezzela while
    Cristian Romero is current best Argentina centre back..
    Totally bullshit 😢😢

  3. Conmebol has officially increased the limit to 28 players and not 23 for Copa America!

    Also, 5 substitutions per match allowed.
    This is very good news!!

    • Yes . The match squad still remains 23. But having a tournament squad of 28 is super helpful for Argentina as we have a long breadth of equal skilled players compared to competition. I guess Musso , Palomino , Molina , Alvarez & one from Dominguez/ Palacios / Alario ( based on fitness ) will miss out from current squad. They should have not selected Alvarez & instead send him to U23 squad which is playing friendlies with Saudi & Denmark at same time

      • Is Joaquin Correa injured ? Because in last match he plays odd 20 mints then subbed off in 1st half of the match

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