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[edit]

Boca Juniors were bye to the second round as holders.

Group 1 (Argentina, Ecuador)[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Argentina.svg River Plate 8 6 2 4 0 7 1 +6
Flag of Argentina.svg Independiente 8 6 3 2 1 6 2 +4
Flag of Ecuador.svg LDU Quito 5 6 2 1 3 4 10 -6
Flag of Ecuador.svg El Nacional 3 6 1 1 4 6 10 -4

Group 2 (Bolivia, Peru)[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Peru.svg Alianza Lima 11 6 5 1 0 19 5 +14
Flag of Peru.svg Sporting Cristal 7 6 3 1 2 9 9 -0
Flag of Bolivia.svg The Strongest 4 6 2 0 4 7 12 -5
Flag of Bolivia.svg Oriente Petrolero 2 6 1 0 5 5 14 -9

Group 3 (Brazil, Chile)[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Brazil.svg Atlético Mineiro 10 6 4 2 0 16 8 +8
Flag of Chile.svg Unión Española 6 6 1 4 1 7 10 -3
Flag of Brazil.svg São Paulo 5 6 1 3 2 6 7 -1
Flag of Chile.svg Palestino 3 6 1 1 4 8 12 -4

Group 4 (Colombia, Uruguay)[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Colombia.svg Deportivo Cali 8 6 3 2 1 10 3 +7
Flag of Uruguay.svg Peñarol 6 6 3 0 3 6 5 +1
Flag of Colombia.svg Junior 6 6 1 4 1 4 5 -1
Flag of Uruguay.svg Danubio 4 6 1 2 3 2 9 -7

Group 5 (Paraguay, Venezuela)[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Paraguay.svg Cerro Porteño 9 6 3 3 0 7 4 +3
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Portuguesa 6 6 2 2 2 5 5 0
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Estudiantes 5 6 1 3 2 7 8 -1
Flag of Paraguay.svg Libertad 4 6 1 2 3 4 6 -2

Semi-Finals[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Argentina.svg Boca Juniors 7 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5
Flag of Argentina.svg River Plate 3 4 1 1 2 1 3 -2
Flag of Brazil.svg Atlético Mineiro 2 4 1 0 3 3 6 -3

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Colombia.svg Deportivo Cali 7 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5
Flag of Paraguay.svg Cerro Porteño 3 4 1 1 2 1 3 -2
Flag of Peru.svg Alianza Lima 2 4 1 0 3 3 6 -3

Final[edit]

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

Champion[edit]

Copa Libertadores
1978 Winners
Argentina
Boca Juniors
Second Title

External links[edit]