Groups are defined South American Cup 2023, Emelec leads group B for what will be his eleventh participation.

The Blues were the second seeds that determined the draw, so they went to the top of the second group, which complete Guarani (Paraguayan), Danube (Uruguay) and hurricane (Argentina).

Liga de Quito and Emelec lead groups A and B of the 2023 Copa Sudamericana

Emelec was located sixth in the Pro League 2022 overall table and they entered this stage of the competition after eliminating Deportivo Cuenca (seventh) in one game, which was decided by a draw at the George Capwell stadium.

Guaraní, the fifth located in the Paraguayan lathe, enters this stage of the tournament after eliminating Sportivo Ameliano, who played the previous stage as the Paraguayan Cup champion, in a local clash.

Danubio was eighth in the annual table of the Uruguayan tournament, and to advance to the group stage they beat Defensor Sporting (seventh) on penalties 4-3. Classification to those of La Franja This marked the end of a streak that began in 1997, a phase in which he could not overcome the international cup stage, precisely against Defensor, in the now defunct Conmebol Cup.

Complete group B Huracán, the Argentinian team that is going through the Copa Libertadores after being eliminated in stage 3 against Sporting Cristal. El Globo eliminated Uruguay’s Boston River in the 1st stage of the Libertadores with an accumulated score of 1-0, the same score that they lost to the Peruvians.

A hurricane that in 2022 was classified as the fourth best placed in the general table of the Argentine tournament.

In the group stage, only the first place in the table will directly advance to the round of 16.

The runner-up of each group will go playoffs round of 16 where the third-placed teams from each group stage of the Copa Libertadores will face off to complete the qualification for the round of 16, whose cross-overs will be decided by a draw. (D)