1996 Copa Libertadores

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1996 Copa Libertadores de América
Libertadores 1996
Tournament details
Dates March 13 - June 26
Teams 21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina River Plate (2nd title)
Runners-up Colombia América
Tournament statistics
Matches played 90
Goals scored 252 (2.8 per match)
1995
1997

The 1996 edition of Copa Libertadores was the 37th in the tournament's history. Twenty-one teams participated in the competition. River Plate, of Argentina, won the tournament for their second time. The tournament began on March 13 and ended on June 26.

Group stage[edit]

Twenty teams were divided into five groups of four teams each for the Group Stage. The top three teams of each group, as well as Grêmio (who received a bye as winners of the previous year's edition of the tournament) qualified to the Round of 16.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Ecuador.svg Barcelona 13 6 4 1 1 11 8 +3
Flag of Paraguay.svg Cerro Porteño 10 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1
Flag of Ecuador.svg ESPOLI 6 6 2 0 4 7 10 -3
Flag of Paraguay.svg Olimpia 5 6 1 2 3 5 6 -1

Group 2[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Uruguay.svg Peñarol 9 6 2 3 1 13 10 +3
Flag of Uruguay.svg Defensor Sporting 7 6 1 4 1 6 6 0
Flag of Peru.svg Sporting Cristal 7 6 1 4 1 6 7 -1
Flag of Peru.svg Universitario 7 6 2 1 3 7 9 -2

Group 3[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Colombia.svg América 12 6 4 0 2 11 2 +9
Flag of Colombia.svg Junior 10 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2
Flag of Bolivia.svg San José 9 6 3 0 3 6 8 -2
Flag of Bolivia.svg Guabirá 4 6 1 1 4 7 16 -9

Group 4[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Brazil.svg Corinthians 13 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7
Flag of Chile.svg Universidad de Chile 10 6 3 1 2 7 7 0
Flag of Brazil.svg Botafogo 7 6 2 1 3 10 10 0
Flag of Chile.svg Universidad Católica 4 6 1 1 4 6 13 -7

Group 5[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Argentina.svg River Plate 14 6 4 2 0 14 3 +11
Flag of Argentina.svg San Lorenzo 10 6 2 4 0 13 5 +8
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Minervén 5 6 1 2 3 8 16 -8
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Caracas 2 6 0 2 4 6 17 -11

Round of 16[edit]

First leg matches were played between April 30 and May 2. Second leg matches were played on May 8 and May 9.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Universidad de Chile Chile 4–4 (7–6 p) Uruguay Defensor Sporting 3–2 1–2
Botafogo Brazil 1–3 Brazil Grêmio 1–1 0–2
Cerro Porteño Paraguay 0–1 Colombia Junior 0–0 0–1
Minervén Venezuela 2–5 Colombia América 1–1 1–4
Sporting Cristal Peru 4–6 Argentina River Plate 2–1 2–5
San José Bolivia 2–2 (2–4 p) Ecuador Barcelona 1–0 1–2
ESPOLI Ecuador 1–5 Brazil Corinthians 1–3 0–2
San Lorenzo Argentina 8–3 Uruguay Peñarol 3–2 5–1

Quarter-Finals[edit]

First leg matches were played on May 15. Second leg matches were played on May 22 and May 24.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
San Lorenzo Argentina 2-3 Argentina River Plate 1-2 1-1
Corinthians Brazil 1-3 Brazil Grêmio 0-3 1-0
Junior Colombia 1-2 Colombia América 1-1 0-1
Universidad de Chile Chile 3-1 Ecuador Barcelona 2-0 1-1

Semi-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Universidad de Chile Chile 2-3 Argentina River Plate 2-2 0-1
Grêmio Brazil 2-3 Colombia América 1-0 1-3

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

River Plate won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
América Colombia 1-2 Argentina River Plate 1-0 0-2

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

River Plate won 2–1 on aggregate.

Champion[edit]

Copa Libertadores 1996:
Argentina
River Plate
Second title

References[edit]