In the 64th edition of the Copa Libertadores, Flamengo will look to defend their continental crown as the 2023 edition of the CONMEBOL club championship progresses.
As is often the case, Brazilian and Argentinian clubs dominated the 2022 tournament, with the entire quarterfinal round made up of clubs from those two footballing giants.
This year, the likes of Nacional, Independiente, Atletico Nacional, and others from outside those two nations will hope to break that stranglehold.
The Sporting News brings you an updated look at the tournament, with info on how to watch matches, fixtures, results, highlights, teams qualified, and much more.
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How to watch, stream 2023 Copa Libertadores in USA, Canada
- Date: February 7, 2023 — November 11, 2023
- TV channel (English): beIN Sports
- TV channel (Spanish): beIN Sports en Espanol
- Streaming: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect
The entire 2023 Copa Libertadores will be shown from start to finish on beIN Sports in both the United States and Canada.
BeIN Sports is available to stream on fuboTV in both English and Spanish. The broadcasts are also available to stream on beIN Sports Connect for those with a valid login and subscription.
2023 Copa Libertadores fixtures & schedule
The 2023 Copa Libertadores began on February 7, 2023 and will run through until the competition’s final on November 7.
47 South American clubs have qualified for the tournament, which consists of three qualifying stages, a group stage, and a 16-team knockout stage.
In all tables below, the first team listed is home for the first leg and away for the second leg. First team listed is reflected first in all final results.
First qualifying round
|1st Leg: Date & Time (ET)||2nd Leg: Date & Time (ET)||Fixture||Result (1L | 2L | Agg)|
|Tue, Feb. 7 | 19:00||Tue, Feb. 14 | 19:00||M1: Sport Huancayo (PER) vs. Nacional (PAR)|
|Wed, Feb. 8 | 19:00||Wed, Feb. 15 | 19:00||M2: Nacional Potosi (BOL) vs. El Nacional (ECU)|
|Thu, Feb. 9 | 19:00||Thu, Feb. 16 | 19:00||M3: Boston River (URU) vs. Zamora (VEN)|
Second qualifying round
|1st Leg: Date & Time||2nd Leg: Date & Time||Fixture||Result (1L | 2L | Agg)|
|Tue, Feb. 21 | 19:00||Tue, Feb. 28 | 19:00||M1: Curico Unido (CHI) vs. Cerro Porteno (PAR)|
|Wed, Feb. 22 | 14:00||Wed, Mar. 1 | 14:00||M2: Winner 1QR Match 1 vs. Sporting Cristal (PER)|
|Wed, Feb. 22 | 14:00||Wed, Mar. 1 | 14:00||M3: Winner 1QR Match 2 vs. Independiente (COL)|
|Wed, Feb. 22 | 14:00||Wed, Mar. 1 | 14:00||M4: Winner 1QR Match 3 vs. Huracan (ARG)|
|Wed, Feb. 22 | 19:30||Wed, Mar. 1 | 19:30||M5: Carabobo (VEN) vs. Atletico Mineiro (BRA)|
|Thu, Feb. 23 | 17:00||Thu, Mar. 2 | 17:00||M6: Magallanes (CHI) vs. Always Ready (BOL)|
|Thu, Feb. 23 | 19:00||Thu, Mar. 2 | 19:00||M7: Deportivo Maldonado (URU) vs. Fortaleza (BRA)|
|Thu, Feb. 23 | 19:00||Thu, Mar. 2 | 19:00||M8: Universidad Catolica (ECU) vs. Millonarios (COL)|
Third qualifying round
|1st Leg: Date & Time||2nd Leg: Date & Time||Fixture||Result (1L | 2L | Agg)|
|Mar. 7-9||Mar. 14-16||Winner 2QR M1 vs. Winner 2QR M8|
|Mar. 7-9||Mar. 14-16||Winner 2QR M2 vs. Winner 2QR M7|
|Mar. 7-9||Mar. 14-16||Winner 2QR M3 vs. Winner 2QR M6|
|Mar. 7-9||Mar. 14-16||Winner 2QR M4 vs. Winner 2QR M5|
The group stage for the 2023 Copa Libertadores will feature 32 teams, with 28 of them already set, and four more entering from the qualifying rounds.
The groups and matchups will be chosen via a draw similar to the one for the FIFA World Cup, where the teams are divided into four pots of eight and drawn into four-team groups, with one team from each pot in each group. The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage, while the third-place team will drop to the Copa Sudamericana knockout stage.
The draw for the group stage will take place on March 22, and group stage play will begin on April 4.
16 teams will advance from the group stage into the knockout stage via group finish.
The draw for the knockout stage will take place on July 21, with the group winners listed as seeded teams and drawn against group runners-up as unseeded teams.
Knockout stage play will begin on August 1, with the final happening on November 11. All rounds will be two-legged matchups, except for the final which will be contested in one single match. The location for the final is not yet known, although it’s rumored to be taking place in Colombia.
Teams in the 2023 Copa Libertadores
47 teams have qualified for the 2023 Copa Libertadores, entering at different stages of the competition based on their qualification status.
Because various leagues are at different stages of their league seasons, and many contest their leagues in two separate halves — Apertura and Clausura — each nation has its own variety of qualification methods, often utilizing an aggregate table to determine the best teams throughout the seasons at various stages.
Below is a table of all teams competing in the 2023 Copa Libertadores, cataloged by the stage they will enter. 17 teams will enter in the three qualifying rounds, while only four can advance to the group stage, joining the other 28 clubs.
|Stage entered||Club||Nation||Qualified via|
|First Stage||Nacional Potosi||Bolivia||2022 League agg. table — 3rd best team not qualified|
|El Nacional||Ecuador||2022 Copa Ecuador — 3rd|
|Nacional||Paraguay||2022 League agg. table — 2nd best team not qualified|
|Sport Huancayo||Peru||2022 League finish — 4th|
|Boston River||Uruguay||2022 League agg. table — 2nd best team not qualified|
|Zamora||Venezuela||2022 League finish — 4th|
|Second Stage||Huracan||Argentina||2022 agg. table — 4th best team not qualified|
|Always Ready||Bolivia||2022 League agg. table — 2nd best team not qualified|
|Athletico Mineiro||Brazil||2022 League finish — 7th place|
|Fortaleza||Brazil||2022 League finish — 8th place|
|Independiente||Colombia||2022 League agg. table — Best team not qualified|
|Millonarios||Colombia||2022 Copa Colombia — 1st|
|Universidad Catolica||Ecuador||2022 League agg. table — 2nd best team not qualified|
|Cerro Porteno||Paraguay||2022 League agg. table — 2nd best team not qualified|
|Sporting Cristal||Peru||2022 League finish — 3rd|
|Deportivo Maldonado||Uruguay||2022 League agg. table — Best team not qualified|
|Carabobo||Venezuela||2022 League finish — 3rd|
|Group Stage||Boca Juniors||Argentina||2022 League finish — 1st|
|Racing Club||Argentina||2022 Agg. table — Best team not qualified|
|Patronato||Argentina||2022 Copa Argentina — 1st|
|River Plate||Argentina||2022 Agg. table — 2nd best team not qualified|
|Argentinos Juniors||Argentina||2022 Agg. table — 3rd best team not qualified|
|Bolivar||Bolivia||2022 Apertura finish — 1st|
|The Strongest||Bolivia||2022 League agg. table — Best team not qualified|
|Flamengo||Brazil||2022 Copa Libertadores — 1st|
|Palmeiras||Brazil||2022 League finish — 1st|
|Internacional||Brazil||2022 League finish — 2nd|
|Fluminense||Brazil||2022 League finish — 3rd|
|Corinthians||Brazil||2022 League finish — 4th|
|Athletico Paranaense||Brazil||2022 League finish — 6th|
|Colo-Colo||Chile||2022 League finish — 1st|
|Nublense||Chile||2022 League finish — 2nd|
|Atletico Nacional||Colombia||2022 Apertura finish — 1st|
|Deportivo Pereira||Colombia||2022 League finish — 1st|
|Independiente del Valle||Ecuador||2022 Copa Sudamericana finish — 1st|
|Aucas||Ecuador||2022 League finish — 1st|
|Barcelona||Ecuador||2022 League finish — 2nd|
|Olimpia||Paraguay||2022 League agg. table — 1st|
|Libertad||Paraguay||2022 League agg. table — 2nd|
|Alianza Lima||Peru||2022 League finish — 1st|
|Melgar||Peru||2022 League finish — 2nd|
|Nacional||Uruguay||2022 League finish — 1st|
|Liverpool||Uruguay||2022 League finish — 2nd|
|Metropolitanos||Venezuela||2022 League finish — 1st|
|Monagas||Venezuela||2022 League finish — 2nd|