1988 Supercopa Libertadores

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1988 Supercopa Libertadores
1988 Supercopa Libertadores João Havelange
Tournament details
Dates February 10 – June 18
Teams 13 (from 4 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina Racing (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil Cruzeiro
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 52 (2.17 per match)
Top scorer(s) Uruguay Sergio Oliveira
Uruguay Antonio Alzamendi
(4 goals)
1989

The 1988 Supercopa Libertadores was the inaugural year of the competition. The tournament was open to all the past winners of the Copa Libertadores. It commenced on 10 February and concluded on 18 June. A total of 13 football clubs entered the first round draw.

It was won by Argentinian side Racing over Brazilian side Cruzeiro 3–2 on aggregate after a two-legged final. The tournament's top scorer was Sergio Oliveira of Nacional and Antonio Alzamendi of River Plate with 4 goals each.

Qualified teams

Up until the beginning of 1988, thirteen teams had won the Copa Libertadores at least once since its inaugural season in 1960.

Team First won
Uruguay Peñarol 1960
Brazil Santos 1962
Argentina Independiente 1964
Argentina Racing 1967
Argentina Estudiantes 1968
Uruguay Nacional 1971
Brazil Cruzeiro 1976
Argentina Boca Juniors 1977
Paraguay Olimpia 1979
Brazil Flamengo 1981
Brazil Grêmio 1983
Argentina Argentinos Juniors 1985
Argentina River Plate 1986

Knockout bracket

  First round Quarter-finals* Semi-finals Finals
                                     
Argentina River Plate 0 4  
Paraguay Olimpia 2 0  
  Argentina River Plate 0 3  
    Brazil Gremio 1 1  
Brazil Gremio 0 2
Argentina Boca Juniors 1 0  
  Argentina River Plate 1 1  
    Argentina Racing 2 1  
       
       
  Argentina Racing 2 0
    Brazil Santos 0 0  
     
       
  Argentina Racing 2 1
  Brazil Cruzeiro 1 1
Uruguay Peñarol 1 0  
Argentina Argentinos Juniors 0 2  
  Argentina Argentinos Juniors 0 0  
    Brazil Cruzeiro 1 1  
Brazil Cruzeiro 2 1
Argentina Independiente 1 0  
  Brazil Cruzeiro 2 1
    Uruguay Nacional 3 0  
Brazil Flamengo 1 3  
Argentina Estudiantes 1 0  
  Brazil Flamengo 0 0
    Uruguay Nacional 3 2  
     

* Although Racing and Santos FC played in a first round tie, their series was placed in the quarterfinals due to the winner Racing getting a bye to the semifinal.

First stage

The matches were played from 10 February to 20 April. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente Argentina 1–3 Brazil Cruzeiro 1–2 0–1
Peñarol Uruguay 1–2 Argentina Argentinos Juniors 1–0 0–2
Estudiantes Argentina 1–4 Brazil Flamengo 1–1 0–3
Olimpia Paraguay 2–4 Argentina River Plate 2–0 0–4
Boca Juniors Argentina 1–2 Brazil Grêmio 1–0 0–2
Racing Argentina 2–0 Brazil Santos 2–0 0–0
  • Nacional received a bye to the quarter-finals.

Quarter-finals

The matches were played from 28 April to 18 May. Racing Club received a bye into the next round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cruzeiro Brazil 2–0 Argentina Argentinos Juniors 1–0 1–0
Nacional Uruguay 5–0 Brazil Flamengo 3–0 2–0
Grêmio Brazil 2–4 Argentina River Plate 1–1 1–3

Semi-finals

The matches were played from 25 May to 3 June.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional Uruguay 3–3 (a) Brazil Cruzeiro 3–2 0–1
Racing Argentina 3–2 Argentina River Plate 2–1 1–1

Finals

Racing Argentina 2 – 1 Brazil Cruzeiro
Colombatti Goal 43'
Fernández Goal 44'
Robson Goal 36'

Cruzeiro Brazil 1 – 1 Argentina Racing
Robson Goal 37' Catalán Goal 45'

See also

Footnotes

External links

  • RSSSF
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