1998 Copa Libertadores

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1998 Copa Libertadores de América
Libertadores 1998
Tournament details
Dates 25 February – 26 August
Teams 23 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
Champions Brazil Vasco da Gama (1st title)
Runners-up Ecuador Barcelona
Tournament statistics
Matches played 98
Goals scored 220 (2.24 per match)
1997
1999

The 1998 edition of the Copa Libertadores was the 39th in the tournament's history. It was held between February 25 and August 26. Vasco da Gama won the cup for the first time in the tournament's history, after defeating Barcelona Sporting Club of Ecuador in the final.

Pre-Libertadores[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara 10 4 3 1 0 12 5 +7
Flag of Mexico.svg América 7 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Caracas 5 4 1 2 1 4 6 -2
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Atlético Zulia 0 4 0 0 4 4 13 -9

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Colombia.svg América 11 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5
Flag of Ecuador.svg Barcelona 9 6 2 3 1 5 3 +2
Flag of Colombia.svg Bucaramanga 7 6 2 1 3 5 6 -1
Flag of Ecuador.svg Deportivo Quito 5 6 1 2 3 3 9 -6

Group 2[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Brazil.svg Grêmio 12 6 4 0 2 6 5 +1
Flag of Brazil.svg Vasco da Gama 8 6 2 2 2 7 4 +3
Flag of Mexico.svg América 8 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1
Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara 6 6 2 0 4 2 7 -5

Group 3[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Paraguay.svg Olimpia 13 6 4 1 1 14 6 +8
Flag of Chile.svg Colo-Colo 7 6 2 1 3 8 10 -2
Flag of Paraguay.svg Cerro Porteño 7 6 2 1 3 6 9 -3
Flag of Chile.svg Universidad Católica 7 6 2 1 3 5 8 -3

Group 4[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolívar 13 6 4 1 1 9 7 +2
Flag of Uruguay.svg Peñarol 10 6 3 1 2 12 5 +7
Flag of Uruguay.svg Nacional 6 6 2 0 4 11 12 -1
Flag of Bolivia.svg Oriente Petrolero 5 6 1 2 3 7 15 -8

Group 5[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Argentina.svg River Plate 16 6 5 1 0 15 6 +9
Flag of Peru.svg Alianza Lima 7 6 2 1 3 5 7 -2
Flag of Argentina.svg Colón 7 6 2 1 3 5 8 -3
Flag of Peru.svg Sporting Cristal 4 6 1 1 4 7 11 -4

Round of 16[edit]

First leg matches were played on April 15, April 22 and April 23. Second leg matches were on April 29, April 30, May 2 and May 7.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerro Porteño Paraguay 3-1 Colombia América 1-0 2-1
Nacional Uruguay 1-5 Brazil Grêmio 1-1 0-4
Olimpia Paraguay 3-3 (1-2 pk) Argentina Colón 2-3 1-0
Bucaramanga Colombia 1-3 Bolivia Bolívar 1-2 0-1
América Mexico 1-2 Argentina River Plate 1-1 0-1
Barcelona Ecuador 4-3 Chile Colo-Colo 2-1 2-2
Alianza Lima Peru 2-2 (1-3 pk) Uruguay Peñarol 1-0 1-2
Vasco da Gama Brazil 2-1 Brazil Cruzeiro 2-1 0-0

Quarterfinals[edit]

First leg matches were played on May 3, May 13 and May 20. Second leg matches were played on May 6 and May 27.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio Brazil 1-2 Brazil Vasco da Gama 1-1 0-1
River Plate Argentina 5-2 Argentina Colón 2-1 3-1
Peñarol Uruguay 2-3 Paraguay Cerro Porteño 2-0 0-3
Bolívar Bolivia 1-5 Ecuador Barcelona 1-1 0-4

Semi-Finals[edit]

First leg matches were played on July 16. Second leg matches were played on July 22.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona Ecuador 2-2 (4-3 pk) Paraguay Cerro Porteño 1-0 1-2
Vasco da Gama Brazil 2-1 Argentina River Plate 1-0 1-1

Final[edit]

First leg match was played on August 12. Second leg match was played on August 26.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vasco da Gama Brazil 4-1 Ecuador Barcelona 2-0 2-1

Champion[edit]

Copa Libertadores
1998 Winners
Brazil
Vasco da Gama
First Title