The draw for the 2015 Copa Libertadores was held Tuesday in Asunción, Paraguay, and the groups have been set for the prestigious club competition.
Mexico’s three entrants – Monarcas Morelia, Atlas, and Tigres UANL – all learned their fates, if not all of their opponents. With entrants from various countries, including Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and Peru, yet to be determined, each group features at least one placeholder, such as “Brazil 1” or “Argentina 3”. (Update: Most teams have been revealed. Draw updated with team names.)
Morelia, who earned a berth in the preliminary rounds of the competition after winning the SuperCopa MX, will face Bolivia’s The Strongest in a play-in round. The winner of that home-and-home series will be placed in Group 4, with Emelec, Internacional and Universidad de Chile.
Tigres and Atlas will both join the group stage directly. Tigres was drawn into Group 6 with River Plate, San José (Bolivia) and Juan Aurich (Peru), while Atlas will be in Group 1 with Colo-Colo (Chile), Atlético Minerio (Brazil), and Santa Fe (Colombia).
Group 1: Atlético Mineiro (Brazil), Santa Fe (Colombia), Colo-Colo (Chile), Atlas (Mexico).
Group 2: San Lorenzo (Argentina), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Danubio (Uruguay), Winner of Corinthians (Brazil)/Once Caldas (Colombia) play-in.
Group 3: Cruzeiro (Brazil), Mineros (Venezuela), Universitario (Bolivia), Winner of Alianza Lima (Peru) vs Huracán (Argentina) play-in.
Group 4: Emelec (Ecuador), Internacional (Brazil), Universidad de Chile (Chile), Winner of Monarcas Morelia (Mexico)/The Strongest (Bolivia) play-in.
Group 5: Zamora (Venezuela), Argentina 4, Montevideo Wanderers (Uruguay), Winner of Palestino (Chile)/Nacional (Uruguay) play-in.
Group 6: River Plate (Argentina), Juan Aurich (Peru), San José (Bolivia), Tigres UANL (Mexico).
Group 7: Atlético Nacional (Colombia), Barcelona (Ecuador), Libertad (Paraguay), Winner of Independiente del Valle (Ecuador)/Argentina 6 play-in.
Group 8: Sporting Cristal (Peru), Racing (Argentina), Guaraní (Paraguay), Winner of Deportivo Táchira (Venezuela)/Cerro Porteño (Paraguay) play-in.