Saturday, August 8, 2015

By the Numbers – Final Copa Libertadores Statistics

0 – No teams from Chile, Peru or Venezuela made it into the knockout stages of the Copa Libertadores. They will hope to do better in 2016.

3 – For the third time in history, River Plate from Buenos Aires have won the tournament. This will let them play for Club World Cup and, yet again, for the Recopa.

5 – The number of sending-offs Brazilian FIFA referee Sandro Ricci produced in the same amount of matches.

6 – Top assist guy of the Copa Libertadores? Eduardo Sasha from Brazil’s Internacional. He played a big part in his club’s semifinal appearance.


Eduardo Sasha, South America’s leader in the assist category.

8 – The number of goals it took Gustavo Bou to become top goalscorer of the competition. The Racing striker from Argentina scored two hattricks in the process. He was followed by Estudiantes’ Guido Carillo with 7.

9 – Goals in one match? Yes, you read correctly. Juan Aurich and finalists Tigres UANL had a fantastic group match that ended 4-5 in favor of the Mexicans.

18 – The number of points Boca Juniors won during the group stages. After that perfect demonstration they went out after the infamous derby against River in the round of 16.

351 – The number of total goals in this Copa Libertadores edition. This average of 2.54 per game only ranks 37th in history.

542 – In the alltime standings, Nacional remain on top with 542 points despite a wasted season. But Peñarol and River Plate are not far away.

53.429 – Average attendance of the winner. River managed to get the most fans into the stadium in the past season, right behind them are Boca.


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