2001 Copa Libertadores Finals

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2001 Copa Libertadores Finals
Event 2001 Copa Toyota Libertadores
Boca Juniors won the penalty shootout 3–1
First leg
Date 20 June 2001
Venue Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Man of the Match Juan Román Riquelme
Referee Márcio Rezende
Second leg
Date 28 June 2001
Venue La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Referee Gilberto Hidalgo
2000
2002

The 2001 Copa Libertadores Finals was the 42nd edition of the Copa Libertadores, CONMEBOL's premier South American club football tournament. The competition was won by defending champions Boca Juniors, who beat Cruz Azul 3–1 on penalties after a 1–1 draw on aggregate and successfully defended the title as a result. It was their fourth Copa Libertadores title.

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Mexico Cruz Azul None
Argentina Boca Juniors 1963, 1977, 1978, 1979, 2000

Route to the finals[edit]

Boca Juniors Cruz Azul
Colombia Junior
A
3–2
Delgado 6', 80'
Riquelme 65'
Round of 16
First leg
Paraguay Cerro Porteño
A
1–2
Almaguer 10'
Colombia Junior
H
1–1
Schelotto 9' Second leg Paraguay Cerro Porteño
H
3–1
Cardozo 5', 32'
Morales 29'
Brazil Vasco da Gama
A
1–0
Schelotto 69' Quarterfinals
First leg
Argentina River Plate
A
0–0
Brazil Vasco da Gama
H
3–0
Matellán 11'
Schelotto 21', 31'
Second leg Argentina River Plate
H
3–0
Palencia 19', 25'
Cardozo 43'
Brazil Palmeiras
H
2–2
Schelotto 43'
Barijho 54' (pen.)
Semifinals
First leg
Argentina Rosario Central
A
2–0
Cardozo 36'
Palencia 75' (pen.)
Brazil Palmeiras
A
2–2
(p. 3–2)
Gaitán 2'
Riquelme 17'
Second leg Argentina Rosario Central
H
3–3
Almaguer 8'
Adomaitis 44'
Palencia 89'

Final summary[edit]

First leg[edit]

2001-06-20
19:30 (UTC-6)
Cruz Azul Mexico 0 – 1 Argentina Boca Juniors
(Report) Delgado Goal 85'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 115,000
Referee: Márcio Rezende (Brazil)
Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul
CRUZ AZUL:
GK 1 Mexico Oscar Pérez
DF 3 Mexico Norberto Angeles Substituted off 41'
DF 7 Mexico Sergio Almaguer
DF 13 Mexico Melvin Brown Booked 34'
MF 6 Mexico José Hernández
MF 22 Chile Pablo Galdames Booked 76'
MF 5 Mexico Victor Gutiérrez Booked 68' Substituted off 53'
MF 11 Mexico Brazil Julio Pinheiro
MF 20 Argentina Ángel Morales
FW 18 Paraguay José Cardozo Booked 51'
FW 15 Mexico Juan Palencia
Substitutes:
GK 21 Mexico Carlos Pérez
MF 8 Mexico Tomás Campos Substituted in 41'
DF 9 Mexico Emilio Mora
DF 4 Peru Juan Reynoso
MF 10 Mexico Héctor Adomaitis Substituted in 53'
FW 14 Argentina Gonzalo Belloso
FW 19 Mexico Omar Rodríguez
Manager:
Mexico José Trejo
BOCA JUNIORS:
GK 1 Colombia Oscar Córdoba
DF 4 Argentina Hugo Ibarra
DF 2 Colombia Jorge Bermúdez
DF 14 Argentina Nicolás Burdisso
DF 3 Argentina Clemente Rodríguez Booked 40' Substituted off 55'
MF 19 Argentina Javier Villarreal Substituted off 78'
MF 24 Argentina Sebastián Battaglia
DF 13 Argentina Cristian Traverso Booked 67'
MF 10 Argentina Juan Riquelme
FW 17 Argentina Walter Gaitán Booked 15'
FW 21 Argentina Christian Gimenez Substituted off 60'
Substitutes:
GK 12 Argentina Roberto Abbondanzieri
MF 8 Argentina Julio Marchant
FW 9 Argentina Antonio Barijho
MF 11 Peru José Pereda Booked 82' Substituted in 78'
MF 15 Argentina Omar Pérez
FW 16 Argentina Marcelo Delgado Substituted in 60'
MF 22 Argentina Gustavo Pinto Substituted in 55'
Manager:
Argentina Carlos Bianchi

Man of the Match:
Argentina Juan Román Riquelme

Assistant referees:
Brazil Jorge Paulo Oliveira
Brazil Aristeu Tavares
Fourth official:
Brazil Wagner Tardelli

Second leg[edit]

Boca Juniors
Cruz Azul
BOCA JUNIORS:
GK 1 Colombia Oscar Córdoba
DF 4 Argentina Hugo Ibarra
DF 2 Colombia Jorge Bermúdez
DF 6 Argentina Aníbal Matellán
DF 3 Argentina Clemente Rodríguez
MF 19 Argentina Javier Villarreal Substituted off 46'
MF 5 Colombia Mauricio Serna
DF 13 Argentina Cristian Traverso
MF 10 Argentina Juan Riquelme
FW 17 Argentina Walter Gaitán
FW 16 Argentina Marcelo Delgado Booked 20'
Substitutes:
GK 12 Argentina Roberto Abbondanzieri
MF 11 Peru José Pereda
FW 9 Argentina Antonio Barijho
MF 15 Argentina Omar Pérez
FW 21 Argentina Christian Gimenez Substituted in 46'
MF 22 Argentina Gustavo Pinto
MF 24 Argentina Sebastián Battaglia
Manager:
Argentina Carlos Bianchi
CRUZ AZUL:
GK 1 Mexico Oscar Pérez
DF 3 Mexico Norberto Angeles
DF 7 Mexico Sergio Almaguer Booked 40'
DF 13 Mexico Melvin Brown
MF 6 Mexico José Hernández
MF 22 Chile Pablo Galdames
MF 5 Mexico Victor Gutiérrez
MF 8 Mexico Tomás Campos Substituted off 66'
MF 11 Mexico Brazil Julio Pinheiro
FW 15 Mexico Juan Palencia
FW 18 Paraguay José Cardozo Booked 82'
Substitutes:
GK 21 Mexico Carlos Pérez
DF 9 Mexico Emilio Mora Substituted in 66'
DF 2 Mexico Juan Mendoza
DF 4 Peru Juan Reynoso
FW 14 Argentina Gonzalo Belloso
MF 10 Mexico Héctor Adomaitis
FW 19 Mexico Omar Rodríguez
Manager:
Mexico José Trejo

Assistant referees:
Peru Yuri Pineda
Peru Luis Ávila
Fourth official:
Peru Eduardo Lecca

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