Libertadores 2021: teams, groups, dates and more of the South American tournament.
The ball will roll for another edition of the traditional America’s Libertadores Cup. With seven representatives, Brazil goes with everything to seek another continental conquest. Palmeiras is the current champion after having made a green-yellow final with Santos in the 2020 edition.
For this, it will count on the participation of Verdão (Group A), Internacional (Group B), Santos (Group C), Fluminense (Group D), São Paulo (Group E), Flamengo (Group G) and Atlético Mineiro (Group H).
Of these, Peixe, Colorado, Rubro-Negro carioca and Tricolor Paulista debut this Tuesday (20). Tomorrow, on Wednesday (21), it is the turn of the Rooster, Pig. Carioca tricolor perform their first game only on Thursday.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
7.15pm – Santos x Barcelona de Guayaquil
Copa Libertadores de América – FOX SPORTS
19:15 – Argentinos Juniors x Nacional
Copa Libertadores de América – FOX SPORTS2
19h15 – Ready x Internacional
Copa Libertadores de América – CONMEBOL TV
7.15pm – Deportivo Táchira x Olimpia
Copa Libertadores de América – CONMEBOL TV
9:30 pm – Vélez Sarsfield x Flamengo
Copa Libertadores da América – SBT (RJ, PA, DF, SC, CE, AM, GO, RO, PE, PB, MA, RN, BA, Juiz de Fora, Londrina, Ponta Grossa) and FOX SPORTS
21h30 – Sporting Cristal vs São Paulo
Copa Libertadores da América – SBT (SP, RS, MG – except Juiz de Fora -, Curitiba and Maringá) and CONMEBOL TV
See the table of transmissions in the 1st round – Group Stage
20/04 – 19h15 – Always Ready (BOL) x Internacional – Conmebol TV
20/04 – 21:30 – Sporting Cristal (PER) vs São Paulo – Conmebol TV and SBT
04/20 – Velez (ARG) x Flamengo – 21:30 – Fox Sports and SBT
21/04 – 21:00 – University (PER) x Palmeiras – Fox Sports
04/21 – 19h – Dep. La Guaira (VEN) x Atlético-MG – Conmebol TV
21/04 – 19h – Santos (se passar) x Barcelona (EQU) – Fox Sports
21/04 – 19h- Grêmio (if it passes) x Defensa y Justiça (ARG) – Fox Sports
22/04 – 19h – Fluminense x River Plate (ARG) – Facebook
What are the groups of the Copa Libertadores 2021?
Conmebol prepared two draws for the 2021 edition of Libertadores. The first took place on February 5, 2021 and determined the keys of the pre-Libertadores.
The second draw, which defined the group stage, took place on the day April 9, 2021, even before the end of the pre-Libertadores, without all the teams being defined. Check out how the groups of the Libertadores 2021 were:
Defense and Justice-ARG
Guild or Independent of the Valley-EQU (Pre-Liberators)
San Lorenzo-ARG or Santos (Pre-Liberators)
Independent Santa Fé-COL
Bolivar-BOL or Junior-COL (Pre-Libertadores)
Freedom-PAR or National-COL (Pre-Liberators)
Union La Calera-CHI
America from Cali-COL
When and where will the 2021 Libertadores final be played?
Scheduled for the day November 20, 2021, a Saturday, the grand final of Libertadores still does not have a defined home.
Recently, Conmebol released the stadiums that compete for the final tournament, with two Brazilian stadiums in contention. Are they:
- Libertadores de America Stadium – Avellaneda, Argentina
- Estádio Presidente Perón – Avellaneda, Argentina
- La Bombonera – Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Monumental Stadium of Núñez – Buenos Aires, Argentina
- The New Gasometer – Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Mario Kempes Stadium – Córdoba, Argentina
- Single Stadium – Santiago del Estero, Argentina
- Beira-Rio – Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Morumbi – Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Monumental Stadium – Guayaquil, Ecuador
Where to watch Libertadores 2021?
A Fox Sports continues with part of the competition’s broadcast rights and must broadcast some games on its channels. The competition should not be shared with ESPN, its “sister broadcaster”.
O SBT will play two matches per round on open TV and has defined the broadcasting scheme for the 2021 edition, which will be shown again on March 9th. According to Gabriel Vaquer’s blog, on Sports, the broadcaster will keep the games on Tuesday nights, at 9:30 pm (Brasília time).
The first game to be shown in the second preliminary round of the Libertadores will be between Ayacucho, from Peru, against Fluminense or Grêmio. Everything will still depend on the final of the Copa do Brasil. If the gaucho tricolor wins Palmeiras, Flu will face the Peruvians. If Palmeiras wins, Flu will go straight to the group stage and Grêmio will travel to the interior of the neighboring country.
A change of schedule for Wednesday nights was discussed, but SBT decided to prioritize the Sport culture that one wants to create. For this, directors understand that moving football schedules again would harm the loyalty of the public that likes football.