1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Tournament details
Host country Guatemala
City Guatemala City
Dates 15 July – 20 July
Teams (from 3 associations)
Final positions
Champions Mexico Cruz Azul (4th title)
Runners-up Mexico Club Necaxa
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 29 (4.83 per match)
1995
1997

The 1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 32nd edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CONCACAF region (North America, Central America and the Caribbean), the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. It determined that year's club champion of association football in the CONCACAF region and was played from 9 March through 20 July 1996.

The teams were split into 2 zones (North/ Central and Caribbean). The North/Central zone was split into 3 groups, qualifying each winner to the final tournament. The winner of the Caribbean zone, earned a place in a playoff against the USA representative for a spot in the final tournament. All qualifying matches in the tournament were played under the home/away match system, while the final tournament was played in Guatemala City.

Club Deportivo Cruz Azul from Mexico won the final, its fourth CONCACAF championship.

North/Central American Zone[edit]

Group 1[edit]

First Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
LD Alajuelense Costa Rica 6 - 3 El Salvador FAS 4 - 2 2 - 1
Árabe Unido Panama 2 - 1 Nicaragua Real Estelí 1 - 1 1 - 0
Corozal Victory FC Belize 3 - 7 Honduras Victoria 1 - 3 2 - 4
  • Mexico Cruz Azul on Bye, to the second round.
  • L.D. Alajuelense, Arabe Unido and C.D. Victoria advance to the second round.

Second Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Árabe Unido Panama 1 - 3 Honduras C.D. Victoria 0 - 1 1 - 2
  • Mexico Cruz Azul on Bye, to the third round.
  • Costa Rica L.D. Alajuelense on Bye, to the third round.
  • C.D. Victoria advance to the third round.

Third Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
C.D. Victoria Honduras 1 - 2 Mexico Cruz Azul 1 - 0 0 - 2
  • Costa Rica L.D. Alajuelense on Bye, to the fourth round.
  • Cruz Azul advances to the fourth round.

Fourth Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
L.D. Alajuelense Costa Rica 2 - 5 Mexico Cruz Azul 0 - 2 2 - 3
  • Cruz Azul advance to the Final Group Stage.

Group 2[edit]

First Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Saprissa Costa Rica 4 - 3 Honduras C.D. Olimpia 4 - 0 0 - 3
  • Mexico Club Necaxa on bye, to the second round.
  • Saprissa advances to the second round.

Second Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Saprissa Costa Rica 3 - 4 Mexico Club Necaxa 2 - 2 1 - 2
  • Necaxa advance to the Final Group Stage.

Group 3[edit]

First Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CSD Comunicaciones Guatemala 6 - 0 Panama Cosmos 4 - 0 2 - 0
C.S.D. Sacachispas Guatemala 5 - 3 Nicaragua Juventus Managua 3 - 1 2 - 2
  • Belize Juventus F.C. on bye, to the second round.
  • Comunicaciones and Sacachispas advance to the second round.

Second Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CSD Comunicaciones Guatemala 5 - 1 Guatemala C.S.D. Sacachispas 2 - 1 3 - 0
  • Belize Juventus F.C. on bye, to the third round.
  • Comunicaciones advance to the third round.

Third Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Juventus Belize 1 - 8 Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones 1 - 1 0 - 7
  • CSD Comunicaciones advance to the Final Group Stage.

Caribbean Zone[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
US Sinnamary French Guiana w/o* Suriname SV Prekesh 0 - 0
SV Transvaal Suriname w/o** Guadeloupe Red Star (Pointe-à-Pitre)
  • US Sinnamary withdrew after 1st leg*
  • Red Star withdrew before 1st leg**

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
SV Transvaal Suriname 1 - 0 Suriname SV Prekesh 0 - 0 1 - 0
  • SV Transvaal advance to the USA/Caribbean playoff.

USA/Caribbean Playoff[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Seattle Sounders United States 10 - 0 Suriname SV Transvaal
  • Seattle Sounders advance to the Final Group Stage.

CONCACAF Final Group Stage[edit]

Final stage was played in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

July 15 - 20, 1997

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Mexico Cruz Azul 3 2 1 0 14 2 +12 7
2 Mexico Necaxa 3 1 2 0 8 5 +3 5
3 Guatemala Comunicaciones 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
4 United States Seattle Sounders 3 0 0 3 1 17 −16 0
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Comunicaciones Guatemala
Nicolas Suazo Goal 44'
Jose Fernandez Goal 83'
2 - 0 United States Seattle Sounders
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Necaxa Mexico
Carlos Pavón Goal 14'
1 - 1 Mexico Cruz Azul
Carlos Hermosillo Goal 48'
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Seattle Sounders United States
Peter Hattrup Goal 91' (pen.)
1 - 4 Mexico Necaxa
Sergio Almaguer Goal 32'
Cuauhtémoc Blanco Goal 47', 89'
Sergio Vásquez Goal 75'
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Comunicaciones Guatemala
Milton Núñez Goal 90'
1 - 2 Mexico Cruz Azul
Hector Adomaitis Goal 33', 37'
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Comunicaciones Guatemala
Julio Rodas Goal 24', 48'
Milton Núñez Goal 32'
3 - 3 Mexico Necaxa
Pedro Pineda Goal 47' (pen)
Carlos Pavón Goal 60'
José Luis Montes de Oca Goal 70'
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Seattle Sounders United States 0 -11 Mexico Cruz Azul
Francisco Palencia Goal 3'
Carlos Hermosillo Goal 13', 32', 49'
Julio César Yegros Goal 15', 53', 62'
Hector Adomaitis Goal 34'
Benjamin Galindo Goal 35'
Kieran Barton Goal 72' (OG)
Francisco Ramírez Goal 74' (pen.)

Champion[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
1996 Winners
Mexico
Deportivo Cruz Azul
Fourth Title

References[edit]