2017–18 Copa Argentina

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2017–18 Copa Argentina
Country Argentina
Teams100
Matches played134
Goals scored309 (2.31 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Héctor Rueda
Luis Silba
(5 goals each)
All statistics correct as of 28 November 2018.

The 2017–18 Copa Argentina (officially the Copa Total Argentina 2017-18 for sponsorship reasons)[1] is the ninth edition of the Copa Argentina, and the seventh since the relaunch of the tournament in 2011. The competition began on 19 January 2018 and will end on 6 December 2018.

Champions will qualify for the 2019 Copa Libertadores.

River Plate, the defending champions, were eliminated by Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) in the Semifinals.

Teams[edit]

One hundred (100) teams will take part in this competition: All teams from the Primera División (28); twelve (12) teams of the Primera B Nacional; five (5) from the Primera B, four (4) from the Primera C; three (3) from the Primera D; thirty-two (32) teams from Federal A and sixteen (16) from Federal B.[2]

First Level[edit]

Primera División[edit]

All twenty-eight teams qualified.

Second Level[edit]

Primera B Nacional[edit]

The best twelve teams at the 13th round of 2017-18 tournament qualified.

Third Level[edit]

Primera B Metropolitana[edit]

The top-five teams at the 17th round of 2017-18 Primera B tournament qualified.

Torneo Federal A[edit]

The first eight teams of each zone of the 2017–18 tournament qualified.

Fourth Level[edit]

Primera C Metropolitana[edit]

The top-four teams at the 19th round of 2017-18 Primera C tournament qualified.

Torneo Federal B[edit]

The top-four teams of each zone of the 2017-18 Federal B tournament qualified.

Fifth Level[edit]

Primera D Metropolitana[edit]

The top-three teams at the 15th round of 2017-18 Primera D tournament qualified.

Regional Round[edit]

This round was organized by the Consejo Federal.

Group A: Federal A[edit]

Round I[edit]

In the Round I, 32 teams from the Torneo Federal A participated. The round was played between 19 and 24 January, on a home-and-away two-legged tie. The 16 winning teams advanced to the Round II.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cipolletti 1–1 (4–3 p) Deportivo Roca 1–0 0–1
Independiente (N) 1–1 (4–2 p) Ferro Carril Oeste (GP) 1–0 0–1
Sansinena 4–0 Villa Mitre 4–0 0–0
Rivadavia (L) 1–2 Alvarado 1–0 0–2
Juventud Unida Universitario 1–5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 0–2 1–3
Huracán Las Heras 0–2 Deportivo Maipú 0–0 0–2
Unión (VK) 4–2 Desamparados 2–0 2–2
San Lorenzo (A) 1–4 Central Córdoba (SdE) 0–1 1–3
Sportivo Belgrano 2–1 Estudiantes (RC) 2–1 0–0
Sportivo Las Parejas 1–5 Unión (S) 1–4 0–1
Defensores (P) 4–2 Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 1–2 3–0
Douglas Haig 1–1 (a) Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 0–0 1–1
Chaco For Ever 1–2 Sarmiento (R) 1–1 0–1
Sportivo Patria 2–5 Crucero del Norte 2–2 0–3
Juventud Antoniana 2–0 Gimnasia y Tiro 0–0 2–0
San Jorge (T) 3–0 Altos Hornos Zapla 1–0 2–0
First leg[edit]
Second leg[edit]

Round II[edit]

In the Round II, 16 qualified teams from the Round I participated. The round was played between 27 January and 21 February, on a home-and-away two-legged tie with best team in the Torneo Federal A hosting the second leg. The 8 winning teams advanced to the Final Round.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente (N) 0–6 Cipolletti 0–5 0–1
Sansinena 0–1 Alvarado 0–0 0–1
Deportivo Maipú 3–3 (a) Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 1–0 2–3
Unión (VK) 2–3 Central Córdoba (SdE) 0–2 2–1
Unión (S) 1–2 Sportivo Belgrano 1–0 0–2
Defensores (P) 2–4 Douglas Haig 1–2 1–2
Crucero del Norte 2–3 Sarmiento (R) 2–2 0–1
San Jorge (T) 3–5 Juventud Antoniana 2–3 1–2
First leg[edit]
Second leg[edit]

Group B: Federal B[edit]

Round I[edit]

In the Round I, 16 teams from the Torneo Federal B participated. The round was played between 26 January and 17 March, on a home-and-away two-legged tie. The 8 winning teams advanced to the Round II.[6]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Rincón 5–3 Sol de Mayo 5–1 0–2
Racing (O) 0–4 Ferro Carril Sud 0–1 0–3
Independiente (Ch) 2–0 Deportivo Camioneros 2–0 0–0
Deportivo Achirense 2–3 San Jorge 2–3 0–0
Sarmiento (L) 4–4 (a) Racing (C) 2–4 2–0
Sportivo Peñarol (Ch) 6–3 Huracán (SR) 4–1 2–2
Sol de América 2–2 (5–4 p) San Martín (F) 1–1 1–1
Atlético Pellegrini 0–4 Central Norte 0–2 0–2
First leg[edit]
Second leg[edit]

Round II[edit]

In the Round II, 8 qualified teams from the Round I participated. The round was played between 10 February and 31 March, on a home-and-away two-legged tie with best team in the Torneo Federal B hosting the second leg. The 4 winning teams advanced to the Final Round.[8]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Rincón 5–1 Ferro Carril Sud 4–0 1–1
Independiente (Ch) 3–1 San Jorge 2–1 1–0
Sportivo Peñarol (Ch) 2–4 Racing (C) 2–1 0–3
Sol de América 4–4 (3–4 p) Central Norte 2–2 2–2
First leg[edit]
Second leg[edit]

Final Rounds[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the Final Rounds was held on 6 March 2018, 12:00 at AFA Futsal Stadium in Ezeiza. The 64 qualified teams were divided in four groups with 16 teams each. Teams were seeded by their historical performance and Division. Champions of AFA tournaments were allocated to Group A. The matches were drawn from the respective confronts: A vs. C; B vs. D. Some combinations were avoided for security reasons.[9]

Group A Group B Group C Group D
1 The identity of the team Federal B 4 was not known at the time of the draw.

Bracket[edit]

Upper bracket[edit]

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
               
Estudiantes (LP) 4
Central Córdoba (R) 0
Estudiantes (LP) (p) 0 (4)
Luján 0 (1)
Agropecuario Argentino 0
Luján 1
Estudiantes (LP) 1
San Lorenzo 3
San Lorenzo 1
Racing (C) 0
San Lorenzo (p) 2 (3)
Colón 2 (1)
Colón (p) 1 (4)
Deportivo Morón 1 (3)
San Lorenzo 1 (1)
Temperley (p) 1 (4)
Argentinos Juniors 2
Independiente (Ch) 1
Argentinos Juniors (p) 0 (4)
Defensa y Justicia 0 (3)
Defensa y Justicia 1
Mitre (SdE) 0
Argentinos Juniors 0
Temperley 2
Chacarita Juniors 0
Deportivo Maipú 3
Deportivo Maipú 0
Temperley 4
Temperley 1
Estudiantes (BA) 0
Temperley 1 (2)
Rosario Central 1 (4)
Newell's Old Boys 2
Deportivo Rincón 0
Newell's Old Boys 3
Defensores Unidos 0
Godoy Cruz 1 (2)
Defensores Unidos (p) 1 (4)
Newell's Old Boys (p) 0 (5)
Atlético Tucumán 0 (3)
Huracán 1
Victoriano Arenas 0
Huracán 0
Atlético Tucumán 2
Atlético Tucumán 1
Tristán Suárez 0
Newell's Old Boys 1
Rosario Central 2
Rosario Central 6
Juventud Antoniana 0
Rosario Central (p) 0 (5)
Talleres (C) 0 (3)
Talleres (C) 2
Midland 1
Rosario Central (p) 1 (5)
Almagro 1 (4)
Arsenal 0 (2)
Cipolletti (p) 0 (3)
Cipolletti 0
Almagro 2
Almagro 1
Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 0

Lower bracket[edit]

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
               
River Plate 7
Central Norte 0
River Plate 3
Villa Dálmine 1
Villa Dálmine (p) 0 (4)
UAI Urquiza 0 (3)
River Plate 2
Platense 0
Banfield 1 (2)
General Lamadrid (p) 1 (3)
General Lamadrid 0
Platense 1
Belgrano 0
Platense 1
River Plate 3
Sarmiento (R) 1
Racing 0
Sarmiento (R) 1
Sarmiento (R) 2
Unión 1
Unión 2
Juventud Unida (G) 0
Sarmiento (R) 2
Atlético de Rafaela 0
Lanús (p) 1 (4)
Douglas Haig 1 (2)
Lanús 1
Atlético de Rafaela 2
Atlético de Rafaela 4
Defensores de Belgrano 1
River Plate 2 (4)
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) (p) 2 (5)
Vélez Sarsfield 1 (3)
Central Córdoba (SdE) (p) 1 (4)
Central Córdoba (SdE) 2
Tigre 0
Tigre 1
Guillermo Brown 0
Central Córdoba (SdE) 1
Brown 0
Independiente 8
Central Ballester 0
Independiente 1 (3)
Brown (p) 1 (4)
San Martín (SJ) 0 (4)
Brown (p) 0 (5)
Central Córdoba (SdE) 1 (3)
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) (p) 1 (4)
Boca Juniors 6
Alvarado 0
Boca Juniors 2
San Martín (T) 0
Patronato 1
San Martín (T) 2
Boca Juniors 0
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 1
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 1
Sportivo Belgrano 0
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 1
Olimpo 0
Olimpo (p) 1 (4)
Aldosivi 1 (3)

Round of 64[edit]

The Round of 64 had 12 qualified teams from the Regional Round (8 teams from Torneo Federal A and 4 teams from Torneo Federal B), 12 qualified teams from the Metropolitan Zone (5 teams from Primera B Metropolitana; 4 teams from Primera C and 3 teams from Primera D), 12 teams from Primera B Nacional and 28 teams from Primera División. The round was played between 9 May and 2 August, in a single knock-out match format. The 32 winning teams advanced to the Round of 32.

Round of 32[edit]

This round had 32 qualified teams from the Round of 64. The round was played between 28 July and 10 September, in a single knock-out match format. The 16 winning teams advanced to the Round of 16.