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South American Cup: the seven Argentine teams already have rivals


Estudiantes and San Lorenzo were seeded, Newell's and Defensa were part of combo 2, Tigre 3 and Huracán and Gimnasia 4.

The seven Argentine teams already know their rivals in the group stage of the Copa Sudamericana that will continue their dispute, a preliminary stage has already been played, starting on April 4.

The six originally classified, Gimnasia, Defensa, Tigre, Newell's, Estudiantes and San Lorenzo will participate in the next phase, which will be joined by Huracán, eliminated in the third phase of the Libertadores at the hands of Sporting Cristal.

South American Cup 2023

Group stage.





Four South American glories participated in the draw: the Brazilian Mauro Silva, the Uruguayan Diego Lugano, the Paraguayan Ricardo Tavarelli and the Argentine Maximiliano Rodríguez.

First, the seeds of each group were drawn.

Only two Argentine teams were leaders: Estudiantes and San Lorenzo.

El Pincha was the third name to come out and that is why it will be in group C, while Ciclón was the last and will lead group H. In the second combo were Newell's and Defensa y Justicia;

in the third combo, Tiger;

and in the fourth combo, Hurricane and Gymnastics.

In Group B was Huracán, who will face Emelec from Ecuador, Guaraní from Paraguay and Danubio from Uruguay.

El Globo has already played with the Ecuadorian team in the 2019 Libertadores (they drew 0-0 in Guayaquil and lost 1-2 at Ducó), but it has no history with the other two.

Estudiantes, in Group C, will face Bragantino from Brazil, Oriente Petrolero from Bolivia and Tacuarí from Paraguay.

The La Plata team only has a history with the Brazilians, in the last Libertadores and they won both games.

Tigre will be in Group D with Sao Paulo from Brazil, Deportes Tolima from Colombia and Academia Puerto Cabello from Venezuela.

El Matador already played the final of the South American Cup with Sao Paulo in 2012, tied the first leg at home 0-0 and the second leg was suspended at the end of the first stage, after losing 2-0. It has not recorded clashes with the other two.

In group E will be Newell's and will have as rivals Santos from Brazil, Blooming from Bolivia and Audax Italiano from Chile.

The Rosario team did not face any of the three.

Gimnasia La Plata was placed in Group F and will face Santa Fe from Colombia, Universitario from Peru and Goiás from Brazil.

El Lobo does not have a history with his future rivals either.

Finally, San Lorenzo will be in group H with Palestino from Chile, Estudiantes from Mérida, Venezuela, and Fortaleza from Brazil.

El Ciclón played with the Chilean team in the quarterfinals of the 2016 South American Cup, winning 2-0 at the Nuevo Gasómetro, losing 1-0 in Chile and qualifying for the semifinals.

Meanwhile, he will play for the first time with the other two.

The six dates of the group stage will be played in the next three months, three weeks in April (4 to 6, 18 to 20 and 26 to 28), one in May (23 to 25) and two in June (6 to 8 and 27 to 29).

The winners of each of the 8 groups will qualify for the round of 16.

Here there will be a big difference with the 2022 edition, in which only the first of each group qualified.

On that occasion, the runners-up in each group will play a preliminary tie and will face the third eight in the Libertadores group stage.

From there the other eight teams will emerge for the round of 16.

The first legs of the round of 16 play-offs will be played between July 11 and 13 and the rematches will be from July 18 to 20.

On Friday the 21st, the round of 16 matches will be drawn, which will be played from August 1 to 3 for the first legs and from August 8 to 10 for the second leg.

Meanwhile, the quarterfinals will be held from August 22 to 24, the first leg, and from August 29 to 31, the rematches.

The semifinals are scheduled for the last week of September the first leg (from 26 to 28) and the first of October (from 3 to 5).

The final will be played on October 28 at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Source: clarin

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