1978 Copa Libertadores

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1978 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
Dates June 27 – November 28
Teams 21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina Boca Juniors (2nd title)
Runners-up Colombia Deportivo Cali
Tournament statistics
Matches played 75
Goals scored 179 (2.39 per match)
1977
1979

The 1978 edition of Copa Libertadores was won by Boca Juniors, of Argentina for the second straight year, after defeating Deportivo Cali of Colombia in the final.

Group stage

Boca Juniors were bye to the second round as holders.

Group 1 (Argentina, Ecuador)

Group 1 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Argentina River Plate 6 2 4 0 7 1 +6 8 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Argentina Indepediente 6 3 2 1 6 2 +4 8
Ecuador L.D.U. Quito 6 2 1 3 4 10 −6 5
Ecuador El Nacional 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 3
Source:[citation needed]

Group 2 (Bolivia, Peru)

Group 2 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Peru Alianza Lima 6 5 1 0 19 5 +14 11 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Peru Sporting Cristal 6 3 1 2 9 9 0 7
Bolivia The Strongest 6 2 0 4 7 12 −5 4
Bolivia Oriente Petrolero 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 2
Source:[citation needed]

Group 3 (Brazil, Chile)

Group 3 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Brazil Atlético Mineiro 6 4 2 0 16 8 +8 10 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Chile Unión Española 6 1 4 1 7 10 −3 6
Brazil São Paulo 6 1 3 2 6 7 −1 5
Chile Palestino 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 3
Source:[citation needed]

Group 4 (Colombia, Uruguay)

Group 4 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Colombia Deportivo Cali 6 3 2 1 10 3 +7 8 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Uruguay Peñarol 6 3 0 3 6 5 +1 6
Colombia Junior 6 1 4 1 4 5 −1 6
Uruguay Danubio 6 1 2 3 2 9 −7 4
Source:[citation needed]

Group 5 (Paraguay, Venezuela)

Group 5 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Paraguay Cerro Porteño 6 3 3 0 7 4 +3 9 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Venezuela Portuguesa 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 6
Venezuela Estudiantes 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 5
Paraguay Libertad 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2 4
Source:[citation needed]

Semi-Finals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Argentina Boca Juniors 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Qualified to the Final
Argentina River Plate 4 1 1 2 1 3 −2 3
Brazil Atlético Mineiro 4 1 0 3 3 6 −3 2
Source:[citation needed]

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Colombia Deportivo Cali 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 7 Qualified to the Final
Paraguay Cerro Porteño 4 1 1 2 4 9 −5 3
Peru Alianza Lima 4 1 0 3 7 10 −3 2
Source:[citation needed]

Final

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Cali Colombia 0-4 Argentina Boca Juniors 0-0 0-4

Champion

 Copa Libertadores
1978 Winners 
Argentina
Boca Juniors
2nd title

External links

  • Copa Libertadores 1978 by Karel Stokkermans at RSSSF
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