1967 Copa Libertadores

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1967 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
Dates February 11 - August 8
Teams 19 (from 9 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina Racing (1st title)
Runners-up Uruguay Nacional
Tournament statistics
Matches played 113
Goals scored 353 (3.12 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Norberto Raffo (14 goals)
1966
1968

The 1967 Copa Libertadores de América was the eighth edition of the Copa Libertadores, and which 19 club teams from South American nations.

The 1966 winners and runners-up of every nation that belonged to the CONMEBOL took part in the seasonal tournament. The only exceptions were Uruguay, which had its defending champion Peñarol and league champion participate, and Brazil, whose runner-up Santos declined to play.[citation needed]

The tournament was divided into three rounds; the first group stage, the second group stage, and the final. The first group stage had 19 teams, divided into three groups of six, seven, and eight. The best two teams of each group qualified for the second group stage. The six teams joined Peñarol in two groups of three and four. The best team in each group qualified for the final. The champion was Racing of Argentina who beat Nacional of Uruguay.

Qualified teams[edit]

[citation needed]

Country Team Qualification method
CONMEBOL
1 berth
Peñarol 1966 Copa Libertadores de América winners
 Argentina
2 berths
Racing 1966 Primera División champion
River Plate 1966 Primera División runner-up
 Bolivia
2 berths
Bolívar 1966 Copa Simón Bolívar champion
31 de Octubre 1966 Copa Simón Bolívar runner-up
 Brazil
2 berth
Cruzeiro 1966 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champion
Santos 1966 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up
 Chile
2 berths
Universidad Católica 1966 Primera División champion
Colo-Colo 1966 Primera División runner-up
 Colombia
2 berths
Santa Fe 1966 DIMAYOR champion
Independiente Medellín 1966 DIMAYOR runner-up
 Ecuador
2 berths
Barcelona 1966 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol champion
Emelec 1966 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol runner-up
 Paraguay
2 berths
Cerro Porteño 1966 Primera División champion
Guaraní 1966 Primera División runner-up
 Peru
2 berths
Universitario 1966 Torneo Descentralizado champion
Sport Boys 1966 Torneo Descentralizado runner-up
 Uruguay
1 berth
Nacional 1966 Primera División winner
 Venezuela
2 berths
Deportivo Italia 1966 Venezuelan Primera División champion
Galicia 1966 Venezuelan Primera División runners-up

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

[citation needed]

At each stage of the tournament teams receive 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and no points for a loss. If two or more teams are equal on points, the following criteria will be applied to determine the ranking in the group stage:

  1. a one-game playoff;
  2. superior goal difference;
  3. draw of lots.

First round[edit]

Sixteen teams were drawn into two groups of six and one group of five. In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The top two teams in each group advanced to the Second round. Peñarol, the title holders, had a bye to the next round.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Brazil Cruzeiro 15 8 7 1 0 22 6 16
Peru Universitario 11 8 5 1 2 11 8 3
Peru Sport Boys 5 8 2 1 5 10 11 -1
Venezuela Galicia 5 8 2 1 5 5 10 -5
Venezuela Deportivo Italia 4 8 1 2 5 3 16 -13
Brazil Santos[1] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group 2[edit]

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Argentina Racing 17 10 8 1 1 29 7 22
Argentina River Plate 15 10 6 3 1 29 9 20
Colombia Santa Fe 8 10 3 2 5 17 22 -5
Bolivia Bolívar 8 10 2 4 4 11 21 -10
Colombia Independiente Medellín 7 10 3 1 6 12 22 -10
Bolivia 31 de Octubre 5 10 2 1 7 12 29 -17

Group 3[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Uruguay Nacional 19 12 9 1 2 34 12 22
Chile Colo-Colo 15 12 7 1 4 30 28 2
Chile Universidad Católica 13 12 5 3 4 19 16 -3
Paraguay Guaraní 10 12 4 2 6 18 15 3
Ecuador Emelec 9 12 4 1 7 16 24 -8
Ecuador Barcelona 9 12 4 1 7 14 24 -10
Paraguay Cerro Porteño 9 12 4 1 7 14 26 -12

Source:[2]

Semifinals[edit]

There was one group of four teams and one of three. In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The top team in each group advanced to the Final.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Argentina Racing 9 6 4 1 1 11 5
Peru Universitario 9 6 4 1 1 10 5
Argentina River Plate 3 6 0 3 3 4 8
Chile Colo-Colo 3 6 1 1 4 3 10
  • Racing and Universitario finished level on points, and Racing won a play-off 2-1

Group 2[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay Nacional 5 4 2 1 1 6 4
Brazil Cruzeiro 4 4 2 0 2 5 6
Uruguay Peñarol 3 4 1 1 2 5 6

[2]

Final[edit]

Team Agg. Team 1st leg 2nd leg Playoff
Argentina Racing 2-1 Uruguay Nacional 0-0 0-0 2-1

Goalscorers[edit]

The top goalscorer in the tournament was Norberto Raffo of Racing Club, who scored 14 goals.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Declined to play because playing in this tournament would jeopardize their performance in their national league. [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b José Luis Pierrend, John Beuker, Pablo Ciullini and Karel Stokkermans (29 November 2012). "Copa Libertadores de América 1967". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 December 2012.  (Note - source also includes individual match scores, dates and goalscorers)
  3. ^ Juan Pablo Andrés and Frank Ballesteros (10 July 2004). "Copa Libertadores - Topscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 December 2012.