2 teams qualify for the competition:
- the Copa Libertadores winner;
- the Copa Sudamericana winner.
2 teams contest the Recopa Sudamericana in a knockout format.
The two teams meet each other with the winner becoming the Recopa Sudamericana winner.
Winner is decided over two legs.
The Copa Libertadores winner hosts the second leg.
Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. extra time, 3. penalties.