Libertadores 2021 will start soon, next February 24 with the first phase games, known in Brazil as pre-Libertadores, but not all places for this season’s competition are filled.
Due to the hectic schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so far, 37 teams qualified for the tournament scheduled to start on February 17th. The most recent team to enter the list is Liverpool, from Uruguay, who will play the first phase of the competition.
Fifth place in the overall classification of the Uruguayan Championship, the team took the place allocated to “Uruguay 4” in Libertadores and will face Universidad Católica, from Ecuador. The winner of this match will still face Libertad, from Paraguay, in the second stage of the South American competition.
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Now, there are only 10 places left for the group of 47 clubs to be filled and defined to compete in the biggest club competition in South America.
— Liverpool F.C. (@LiverpoolFC1915) February 8, 2021
CHECK ALL CLUBS ALREADY CLASSIFIED FOR LIBERTATORS 2021:
Boca Juniors, River Plate, Racing, Argentinos Juniors, Vélez Sarsfield, Defensa y Justicia e San Lorenzo
Always Ready, The Strongest, Bolívar e Royal Pari
Flamengo, Internacional and Palmeiras
Catholic University and La Calera Union
América de Cali, Santa Fe, Junior Barranquilla and Atlético Nacional
Barcelona de Guayaquil, LDU, Independent of the Valley and Catholic University
Cerro Porteño, Olimpia, Libertad and Guaraní
Sporting Cristal, University, Ayacucho and César Vallejo University
Deportivo La Guaira, Deportivo Táchira, Deportivo Lara and Caracas
See how the confrontations of the “pre” Libertadores in 2021 were:
E1: Liverpool x Catholic University-EQU
E2: César Vallejo University-EQU x Caracas-VEN
E3: Royal Pari-BOL x Guaraní-PAR
E1 x Freedom-PAR
Brazil 7 x Ayacucho-PER
Uruguay 3 x Bolívar-BOL
Chile 3 x San Lorenzo-ARG
Brazil 8 x Deportivo Lara-VEN
E2 x Junior Barranquilla
Chile 4 x Independeiente del Valle-EQU
E3 x Atlético Nacional-COL
Dates of the preliminary round matches:
1st phase: weeks 24/02 and 03/03
2nd phase: weeks 10/03 and 17/03
3rd phase: weeks 07/04 and 14/04
Libertadores 2021 Awards:
This year Conmebol decided to keep the same award distributed last season.
- Phase 1: US $ 350 thousand per game as principal.
- Phase 2: $ 500k per game as principal
- Phase 3: US $ 550 thousand per game as principal.
- Group stage: US $ 1 million per game as principal.
- Round of 16: US $ 1.05 million
- Quarter-finals: $ 1.5 million
- Semifinals: $ 2 million
- Runner-up: $ 6 million
- Champion: $ 15 million
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