Copa Sudamericana

The reigning champion of the competition is Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense , who defeated Colombian club Junior in the most recent final .The reigning champion of the competition is Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense , who defeated Colombian club Junior in the most recent final .As of 2015 the tournament comprised 48 teams in a knockout format, with 16 sides getting bye to the second round (last 32). [12] Starting from the 2017 edition , the tournament implemented the following format changes: [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18]