1979 Copa Libertadores

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1979 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
Dates February 24 – July 27
Teams 21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Paraguay Olimpia (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina Boca Juniors
Tournament statistics
Matches played 75
Goals scored 212 (2.83 per match)
1978
1980

The 1979 Copa Libertadores represented the 20th edition of the tournament, in which saw Olimpia of Paraguay win the title for the first time. This allowed the Paraguayan side to play the Intercontinental Cup against Malmö FF of Sweden, in which the South American side won.

Qualified teams[edit]

  • Argentina Argentina
    • Boca Juniors (1978 Libertadores Champion)
    • Independiente (Champion of Campeonato Nacional Argentino 1978)
    • Quilmes (Champion of Campeonato Metropolitano Argentino 1978)
  • Bolivia Bolivia
    • Bolívar (Champion of Campeonato Boliviano 1978)
    • Jorge Wilsterman (Runners-up of Campeonato Boliviano 1978)
  • Brazil Brazil
    • Guarani (Champion of Campeonato Brasileiro 1978)
    • Palmeiras (Runners-up of Campeonato Brasileiro 1978)
  • Chile Chile
    • Palestino (Champion of Campeonato Chileno 1978)
    • O’Higgins (Winner Liga Pre-Libertadores 1978)
  • Colombia Colombia
    • Millonarios (Champion of Campeonato Colombiano 1978)
    • Deportivo Cali (Runners-up of Campeonato Colombiano 1978)
  • Ecuador Ecuador
    • El Nacional (Champion of Campeonato Ecuatoriano 1978)
    • Técnico Universitario (Runners-up of Campeonato Ecuatoriano 1978)
  • Paraguay Paraguay
    • Olimpia (Champion of Campeonato Paraguayo 1978)
    • Sol de América (Runners-up of Campeonato Paraguayo 1978)
  • Peru Peru
    • Alianza Lima (Champion of Campeonato Peruano 1978)
    • Universitario (Runners-up of Campeonato Peruano 1978)
  • Uruguay Uruguay
    • Peñarol (Champion of Liga Pre-Libertadores 1978)
    • Nacional (Runners-up of Liga Pré-Libertadores 1978)
  • Venezuela Venezuela
    • Portuguesa (Champion of Campeonato Venezuelano 1978)
    • Deportivo Galicia (Runners-up of Campeonato Venezuelano 1978)

Group stage[edit]

Boca Juniors, of Argentina skips to semifinals as current champions.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Argentina.svg Independiente 9 6 4 1 1 12 6 6
Flag of Colombia.svg Deportivo Cali 7 6 3 1 2 8 7 1
Flag of Colombia.svg Millonarios 6 6 2 2 2 8 11 -3
Flag of Argentina.svg Quilmes 2 6 1 0 5 7 11 -4
14 March 1979
Quilmes 1–2 Independiente Quilmes
Millonarios 1–1 Deportivo Cali Bogotá
20 March 1979
Millonarios 3–3 Independiente Bogotá
Deportivo Cali 3–2 Quilmes Cali
23 March 1979
Deportivo Cali 1–0 Independiente Cali
Millonarios 1–0 Quilmes Bogotá
4 April 1979
Independiente 2–0 Quilmes Avellaneda
Deportivo Cali 2–0 Millonarios Cali
10 April 1979
Quilmes 1–2 Millonarios Quilmes
Independiente 1–0 Deportivo Cali Avellaneda
13 April 1979
Quilmes 3–1 Deportivo Cali Quilmes
Independiente 4–1 Millonarios Avellaneda

Group 2[edit]

Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Paraguay.svg Olimpia 10 6 5 0 1 13 5 8
Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolívar 9 6 4 1 1 18 7 11
Flag of Paraguay.svg Sol de América 5 6 2 1 3 9 12 -3
Flag of Bolivia.svg Jorge Wilstermann 0 6 0 0 6 5 21 -16
23 March 1979
Olímpia 2–1 Sol de América Asunción
25 March 1979
Bolívar 4–0 Jorge Wilstermann La Paz
29 March 1979
Jorge Wilstermann 0–2 Olímpia Cochabamba
Bolívar 4–1 Sol de América La Paz
2 April 1979
Jorge Wilstermann 2–3 Sol de América Santa Cruz
3 April 1979
Bolívar 2–1 Olímpia La Paz
5 April 1979
Sol de América 0–1 Olímpia Asunción
Jorge Wilstermann 0–6 Bolívar La Paz
8 April 1979
Olímpia 4–2 Jorge Wilstermann Asunción
11 April 1979
Sol de América 2–1 Jorge Wilstermann Asunción
15 April 1979
Sol de América 2–2 Bolívar Asunción
18 April 1979
Olímpia 3–0 Bolívar Asunción

Group 3[edit]

Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Brazil.svg Guarani 10 6 5 0 1 16 5 11
Flag of Peru.svg Universitario 8 6 4 0 2 15 15 0
Flag of Brazil.svg Palmeiras 6 6 3 0 3 15 11 4
Flag of Peru.svg Alianza Lima 0 6 0 0 6 5 20 -15
24 February 1979
Alianza Lima 3–6 Universitario Lima
28 February 1979
Alianza Lima 0–3 Guarani Lima
3 March 1979
Universitario 3–0 Guarani Lima
10 March 1979
Alianza Lima 2–4 Palmeiras Lima
13 March 1979
Universitario 2–5 Palmeiras Lima
21 March 1979
Universitario 1–0 Alianza Lima Lima
25 March 1979
Palmeiras 1–4 Guarani São Paulo
7 April 1979
Guarani 2–0 Alianza Lima Campinas
8 April 1979
Palmeiras 1–2 Universitario São Paulo
11 April 1979
Guarani 6–1 Universitario Campinas
12 April 1979
Palmeiras 4–0 Alianza Lima São Paulo
15 April 1979
Guarani 1–0 Palmeiras Campinas

Group 4[edit]

Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Chile.svg Palestino 10 6 4 2 0 16 2 14
Flag of Chile.svg O'Higgins 7 6 2 3 1 10 4 6
Flag of Venezuela.svg Portuguesa 4 6 0 4 2 4 12 -8
Flag of Venezuela.svg Deportivo Galicia 3 6 0 3 3 3 15 -12
28 February 1979
O'Higgins 1–1 Palestino Rancagua
11 March 1979
Deportivo Galicia 1–1 Portuguesa Caracas
18 March 1979
Deportivo Galicia 1–1 Palestino Caracas
Portuguesa 1–1 O'Higgins Valencia
21 March 1979
Portuguesa 0–2 Palestino Valencia
Deportivo Galicia 0–1 O'Higgins Caracas
29 March 1979
Palestino 1–0 O'Higgins Santiago
Portuguesa 1–1 Deportivo Galicia Valencia
11 April 1979
Palestino 5–0 Deportivo Galicia Santiago
O'Higgins 1–1 Portuguesa Rancagua
15 April 1979
Palestino 6–0 Portuguesa Santiago
O'Higgins 6–0 Deportivo Galicia Rancagua

Group 5[edit]

Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Uruguay.svg Peñarol 10 6 4 2 0 10 2 8
Flag of Uruguay.svg Nacional 7 6 2 3 1 7 3 4
Flag of Ecuador.svg El Nacional 5 6 2 1 3 6 10 -4
Flag of Ecuador.svg Técnico Universitario 2 6 0 2 4 4 12 -8
4 March 1979
El Nacional 2–1 Técnico Universitario Quito
7 March 1979
Peñarol 0–0 Nacional Montevideo
13 March 1979
Peñarol 4–0 Técnico Universitario Montevideo
16 March 1979
Nacional 2–0 Técnico Universitario Montevideo
20 March 1979
Nacional 3–0 El Nacional Montevideo
23 March 1979
Peñarol 2–1 El Nacional Montevideo
28 March 1979
Nacional 1–1 Peñarol Montevideo
1 April 1979
Técnico Universitario 2–2 El Nacional Ambato
5 April 1979
Técnico Universitario 0–1 Peñarol Ambato
El Nacional 1–0 Nacional Quito
8 April 1979
El Nacional 0–2 Peñarol Quito
Técnico Universitario 1–1 Nacional Ambato

Semifinals[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Argentina.svg Boca Juniors 5 4 2 1 1 3 1 2
Flag of Argentina.svg Independiente 5 4 2 1 1 2 2 0
Flag of Uruguay.svg Peñarol 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 -2
10 May 1979
Peñarol 0–0 Independiente Montevideo
16 May 1979
Boca Juniors 1–0 Peñarol Buenos Aires
13 June 1979
Independiente 1–0 Boca Juniors Avellaneda
20 June 1979
Independiente 1–0 Peñarol Avellaneda
27 June 1979
Boca Juniors 2–0 Independiente Buenos Aires
4 July 1979
Peñarol 0–0 Boca Juniors Montevideo
Extra match
11 July 1979
Boca Juniors 1–0 Independiente Buenos Aires

Group B[edit]

Team Pts GP W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Paraguay.svg Olimpia 7 4 3 1 0 8 2 6
Flag of Brazil.svg Guarani 3 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1
Flag of Chile.svg Palestino 2 4 0 2 2 2 7 -5
1 May 1979
Palestino 0–0 Guarani Santiago
4 May 1979
Olímpia 2–1 Guarani Asunción
9 May 1979
Palestino 0–2 Olímpia Santiago
16 May 1979
Olímpia 3–0 Palestino Asunción
20 May 1979
Guarani 2–2 Palestino Campinas
24 May 1979
Guarani 1–1 Olímpia Campinas

Final[edit]

22 July 1979
Olímpia 2–0 Boca Juniors Asunción
27 July 1979
Boca Juniors 0–0 Olímpia Buenos Aires

Champion[edit]

Copa Libertadores
1979 Champions
Paraguay
Olimpia
First Title

Top-scorers[edit]

6 goles
Flag of Peru.svg Juan José Oré (Universitario)
Flag of Brazil.svg Miltäo (Guaraní)

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