1987–88 in Argentine football

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1987-1988 in Argentine football saw Newell's Old Boys win the Argentine championship, their first title since 1974. In the Copa Libertadores 1987 River Plate and Independiente were eliminated at the semi-final stage.

League table[edit]

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Newell's Old Boys 55 38 21 13 4 68 22 46
2 San Lorenzo 49 38 16 17 5 49 28 21
3 Racing Club 48 38 15 18 5 51 33 18
4 River Plate 46 38 17 12 9 51 40 11
5 Gimnasia de La Plata 43 38 11 21 6 44 36 8
6 Vélez Sársfield 41 38 14 13 11 51 41 10
7 Rosario Central 40 38 12 16 10 53 41 12
8 Argentinos Juniors 40 38 15 10 13 49 44 5
9 Deportivo Español 40 38 11 18 9 49 47 2
10 Platense 38 38 12 14 12 42 45 -3
11 Independiente 37 38 12 13 13 37 44 -7
12 Boca Juniors 35 38 12 11 15 40 55 -15
13 Deportivo Armenio 34 38 8 18 12 37 45 -8
14 Ferro Carril Oeste 33 38 7 19 12 27 35 -8
15 Instituto de Córdoba 33[1] 38 10 15 13 43 53 -10
16 Estudiantes de La Plata 32 38 6 20 12 31 43 -12
17 Racing de Córdoba 31 38 10 11 17 31 44 -13
18 Unión de Santa Fe 28 38 8 12 18 39 52 -13
19 Banfield 28 38 7 14 17 36 56 -20
20 Talleres de Córdoba 27 38 6 15 17 40 64 -24

Top Scorers[edit]

Position Player Team Goals
1 José Luis Rodríguez Deportivo Español 18
2 Marío Bevilaqua Talleres de Córdoba 17
3 José Iglesias[disambiguation needed] Racing Club 16
3 Walter Perazzo San Lorenzo 16

Relegation[edit]

Unión de Santa Fe and Banfield were relegated with the worst points averages.

Liguilla Pre-Libertadores[edit]

Quarter-finals

Home (1st leg) Home (2nd leg) 1st Leg 2nd leg Aggregate
Argentinos Juniors Racing Club 1-1 1-3 2-4
Textil Mandiyú San Lorenzo 1-1 1-1 2-2[2]
Rosario Central River Plate 0-0 0-1 0-1
Velez Sarsfield Gimnasia La Plata 3-0 1-1 4-1

Semi-finals

Home (1st leg) Home (2nd leg) 1st Leg 2nd leg Aggregate
River Plate Racing Club 3-3 0-1 3-4
Velez Sarsfield San Lorenzo 0-1 0-0 0-1

Final

Home (1st leg) Home (2nd leg) 1st Leg 2nd leg Aggregate
Racing Club San Lorenzo 0-2 1-0 1-2

Argentine clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1987
Independiente SF
River Plate SF
Rosario Central Round 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2 points deducted
  2. ^ San Lorenzo qualified due to better league position