1973 Copa Libertadores

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1973 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
Dates February 2 – July 6
Teams 19 (from 9 associations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina Independiente (4th title)
Runners-up Chile Colo-Colo
Tournament statistics
Matches played 65
Goals scored 187 (2.88 per match)
1972
1974

Copa Libertadores 1973 was won by defending champions Independiente of Argentina after defeating Colo Colo of Chile in a third decisive game. The third match which ended 2-1 in extra time was necessary after the previous two leg matches ended in draws.

Group stage[edit]

Team qualifies for second round

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Argentina.svg San Lorenzo 10 6 5 0 1 15 1 +14
Flag of Bolivia.svg Jorge Wilstermann 7 6 3 1 2 6 8 -2
Flag of Argentina.svg River Plate 5 6 2 1 3 12 10 +2
Flag of Bolivia.svg Oriente Petrolero 3 6 1 0 5 5 19 -14
February 25 Santa Cruz Oriente Petrolero 1-3 River Plate
February 25 Cochabamba Wilstermann 1-0 San Lorenzo
February 28 Santa Cruz Oriente Petrolero 0-3 San Lorenzo
February 28 Cochabamba Wilstermann 1-0 River Plate
March 11 Santa Cruz Oriente Petrolero 3-1 Wilstermann
March 13 Buenos Aires San Lorenzo 1-0 River Plate
March 19 Buenos Aires River Plate 2-2 Wilstermann
March 20 Buenos Aires San Lorenzo 4-0 Oriente Petrolero
March 22 Buenos Aires San Lorenzo 3-0 Wilstermann
March 23 Buenos Aires River Plate 7-1 Oriente Petrolero
March 27 Buenos Aires River Plate 0-4 San Lorenzo
March 27 Cochabamba Wilstermann 1-0 Oriente Petrolero

Group 2[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Brazil.svg Botafogo 9 6 4 1 1 15 9 +6
Flag of Brazil.svg Palmeiras 9 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4
Flag of Uruguay.svg Nacional 4 6 1 2 3 8 9 -1
Flag of Uruguay.svg Peñarol 2 6 0 2 4 4 13 -9
February 17 Montevideo Nacional 2-0 Peñarol
February 17 São Paulo Palmeiras 3-2 Botafogo
February 24 Rio de Janeiro Botafogo 3-2 Nacional
February 25 São Paulo Palmeiras 2-0 Peñarol
February 28 São Paulo Palmeiras 1-1 Nacional
March 1 Rio de Janeiro Botafogo 4-1 Peñarol
March 10 Montevideo Peñarol 1-1 Nacional
March 12 Rio de Janeiro Botafogo 2-0 Palmeiras
March 14 Montevideo Peñarol 2-2 Botafogo
March 17 Montevideo Nacional 1-2 Botafogo
March 21 Montevideo Peñarol 0-2 Palmeiras
March 24 Montevideo Nacional 1-2 Palmeiras

Group 3[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Chile.svg Colo-Colo 8 6 3 2 1 16 4 +12
Flag of Ecuador.svg Emelec 7 6 3 1 2 6 7 -1
Flag of Ecuador.svg El Nacional 5 6 2 1 3 5 10 -5
Flag of Chile.svg Unión Española 4 6 1 2 3 3 9 -6
February 25 Guayaquil Emelec 2-0 El Nacional
March 1 Santiago Colo-Colo 5-0 Unión Española
March 11 Guayaquil Emelec 1-0 Unión Española
March 11 Quito El Nacional 1-1 Colo-Colo
March 14 Guayaquil Emelec 1-0 Colo-Colo
March 14 Quito Nacional 1-0 Unión Española
March 18 Quito El Nacional 1-0 Emelec
March 18 Santiago Unión Española 0-0 Colo-Colo
March 22 Santiago Unión Española 2-1 El Nacional
March 24 Santiago Unión Española 1-1 Emelec
March 25 Santiago Colo-Colo 5-1 El Nacional
March 28 Santiago Colo-Colo 5-1 Emelec

Group 4[edit]

  • The Venezuelan club teams Deportivo Italia and Deportivo Galicia did not participate in the Copa Libertadores due to internal problems with the Venezuelan footballing federation.
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Colombia.svg Millonarios 4 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4
Flag of Colombia.svg Deportivo Cali 1 2 0 1 1 2 6 -4
March 15 Bogotá Millonarios 6-2 Deportivo Cali
March 21 Cali Deportivo Cali 0-0 Millonarios

Group 5[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Paraguay.svg Cerro Porteño 9 6 4 1 1 14 5 +9
Flag of Paraguay.svg Olimpia 6 6 3 0 3 9 9 0
Flag of Peru.svg Sporting Cristal 6 6 2 2 2 5 9 -4
Flag of Peru.svg Universitario 3 6 1 1 4 5 10 -5
February 2 Lima Sporting Cristal 2-2 Universitario
February 4 Asunción Cerro Porteño 4-2 Olimpia
February 14 Lima Universitario 2-1 Olimpia
February 17 Lima Sporting Cristal 1-0 Olimpia
February 19 Lima Universitario 0-2 Cerro Porteño
February 22 Lima Sporting Cristal 1-1 Cerro Porteño
March 2 Asunción Olimpia 2-1 Cerro Porteño
March 2 Lima Universitario 0-1 Sporting Cristal
March 9 Asunción Olimpia 3-1 Universitario
March 15 Asunción Cerro Porteño 1-0 Universitario
March 16 Asunción Olimpia 1-0 Sporting Cristal
March 20 Asunción Cerro Porteño 5-0 Sporting Cristal

Semi-Finals[edit]

  • The five previous group leaders formed two new groups of three which included the 1972 Copa Libertadores defending champion Independiente.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Argentina.svg Independiente 5 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2
Flag of Argentina.svg San Lorenzo 4 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1
Flag of Colombia.svg Millonarios 3 4 1 1 2 1 4 -3
April 6 Bogotá Millonarios 1-0 Independiente
April 11 Bogotá Millonarios 0-0 San Lorenzo
April 24 Buenos Aires San Lorenzo 2-0 Millonarios
April 26 Avellaneda Independiente 2-0 Millonarios
May 5 Buenos Aires San Lorenzo 2-2 Independiente
May 9 Avellaneda Independiente 1-0 San Lorenzo

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Chile.svg Colo-Colo 5 4 2 1 1 10 9 +1
Flag of Paraguay.svg Cerro Porteño 4 4 2 0 2 8 9 -1
Flag of Brazil.svg Botafogo 3 4 1 1 2 8 8 0
April 6 Rio de Janeiro Botafogo 1-2 Colo-Colo
April 11 Asunción Cerro Porteño 5-1 Colo-Colo
April 26 Asunción Cerro Porteño 3-2 Botafogo
May 4 Santiago Colo-Colo 4-0 Cerro Porteño
May 8 Santiago Colo-Colo 3-3 Botafogo
May 15 Rio de Janeiro Botafogo 2-0 Cerro Porteño

Finals[edit]

May 22 Avellaneda Independiente 1-1 Colo-Colo
May 29 Santiago Colo-Colo 0-0 Independiente
June 6 Montevideo Independiente 2-1 AET
(1-1)
Colo-Colo


Champion[edit]

Copa Libertadores
1973 Winners
Argentina
Independiente
Fourth Title