Round of 16 schedule announced for 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Round
16 clubs will compete to be crowned regional club champion and the right to represent Concacaf at the FIFA Club World Cup; The road to the single leg final will commence with the home and away Round of 16 in early April.
Miami, FL (Thursday, February 18, 2021)
– Concacaf has announced the schedule for the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (SCCL) Round of 16 matches. The eight matchups between the 16 participating clubs will take place April 6-8 (first legs) and April 13-15 (second legs).
The pairings for the first round of the competition and each club’s road to the final were determined at the official draw on Wednesday, February 10.
Philadelphia Union will make their SCCL debut playing on the road at Deportivo Saprissa on Wednesday, April 7, with kickoff from Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma set for 6 p.m. ET. The second leg will take place one week later on Wednesday, April 14, with kick off set for 8 p.m. ET at Subaru Park.
Philadelphia Union Season Ticket Members and Corporate Partners will receive an email with details about securing tickets for this match in conjunction with the MLS regular season schedule being released. Further information about ticket sales will be released at a later date.
The 2021 edition of the SCCL will continue to be played in a direct elimination knockout format, with home and away matches in the Round of 16, Quarterfinals and Semifinals. In an exciting development to this year’s edition of the competition, the final will be played as a single leg.
The Round of 16 will be followed by home and away quarterfinal matches in late-April and early-May, semifinals in August and September, and a single leg SCCL final in October.
For the Round of 16, the highest ranked club in each matchup will play the first leg away and the second leg at home. For the quarterfinals, the Round of 16 winners of matchups 1, 3, 5 and 7 will play the first leg away and the second leg at home (the below bracket graphic shows each matchup).
For the semifinals, the two best performing clubs in the earlier rounds of the competition will play the first leg away and the second leg at home.
The single leg final will be hosted by the best performing club of the two finalists in the earlier rounds of the 2021 SCCL (based on wins, draws and, if required, goal difference).
The winner of this elite club competition will be crowned regional club champion and will represent the confederation at the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup. The current champion is Tigres UANL after they won the 2020 SCCL and subsequently performed impressively at the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar, where they became the first team from the Concacaf region to reach a Club World Cup final.
Matches will be widely available for fans across the region to follow and enjoy through the Confederation’s TV partner networks, including FOX Sports (USA-English), TUDN (USA-Spanish), Fox Sports Mexico (Mexico-Spanish), ESPN (Central America-Spanish), TSN (Canada-English), Flow Sports (Caribbean-English) and other local partners.
Matches will also be available on the Concacaf Official App (subject to territory restrictions). The free mobile app is available in the Apple and Google Play stores.