1996 Copa Libertadores

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1996 Copa Libertadores de América
Libertadores 1996
Tournament details
DatesMarch 13 - June 26
Teams21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina River Plate (2nd title)
Runners-upColombia América
Tournament statistics
Matches played90
Goals scored252 (2.8 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Anthony de Ávila (11 goals)
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 Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR CP ESP OLI
Ecuador Barcelona 6 4 1 1 11 8 +3 13 3–2 3–2 2–1
Paraguay Cerro Porteño 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 1–0 2–1 0–0
Ecuador ESPOLI 6 2 0 4 7 10 −3 6 1–2 2–1 1–0
Paraguay Olimpia 6 1 2 3 5 6 −1 5 1–1 1–2 2–0

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CAP DFS CRI UNI
Uruguay Peñarol 6 2 3 1 13 10 +3 9 1–1 1–1 1–2
Uruguay Defensor Sporting 6 1 4 1 6 6 0 7 2–4 0–0 2–0
Peru Sporting Cristal 6 1 4 1 6 7 −1 7 3–3 0–0 0–2
Peru Universitario 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7 1–3 1–1 1–2

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts AC JR SJ GUA
Colombia América 6 4 0 2 11 2 +9 12 2–0 2–0 5–0
Colombia Junior 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10 1–0 1–0 5–1
Bolivia San José 6 3 0 3 6 8 −2 9 1–0 2–0 2–1
Bolivia Guabirá 6 1 1 4 7 16 −9 4 0–2 1–1 4–1

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts COR UCH BOT UC
Brazil Corinthians 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7 13 3–1 3–0 3–1
Chile Universidad de Chile 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10 1–0 2–1 2–0
Brazil Botafogo 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7 1–1 3–1 4–1
Chile Universidad Católica 6 1 1 4 6 13 −7 4 2–3 0–0 2–1

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts RPL SLA MFC CAR
Argentina River Plate 6 4 2 0 14 3 +11 14 0–0 5–0 2–0
Argentina San Lorenzo 6 2 4 0 13 5 +8 10 1–1 4–0 5–1
Venezuela Minervén 6 1 2 3 8 16 −8 5 1–1 2–2 4–2
Venezuela Caracas 6 0 2 4 6 17 −11 2 1–4 1–1 1–1

Knockout stages[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                             
Ecuador ESPOLI 1 0 1  
Brazil Corinthians 3 2 5  
  Brazil Corinthians 0 1 1  
  Brazil Grêmio 3 0 3  
Brazil Botafogo 1 0 1
Brazil Grêmio 1 2 3  
  Brazil Grêmio 1 1 2  
  Colombia América 0 3 3  
Paraguay Cerro Porteño 0 0 0  
Colombia Junior 0 1 1  
  Colombia Junior 1 0 1
  Colombia América 1 1 2  
Venezuela Minervén 1 1 2
Colombia América 1 4 5  
  Colombia América 1 0 1
  Argentina River Plate 0 2 2
Chile U. de Chile 3 1 4 (7)  
Uruguay Defensor Sporting 2 2 4 (6)  
  Chile U. de Chile 2 1 3
  Ecuador Barcelona 0 1 1  
Bolivia San José 1 1 2 (2)
Ecuador Barcelona 0 2 2 (4)  
  Chile U. de Chile 2 0 2
  Argentina River Plate 2 1 3  
Argentina San Lorenzo 3 5 8  
Uruguay Peñarol 2 1 3  
  Argentina San Lorenzo 1 1 2
  Argentina River Plate 2 1 3  
Peru Sporting Cristal 2 2 4
Argentina River Plate 1 5 6  

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.

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

América won 3–2 on aggregate.

Finals[edit]

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

River Plate won 2–1 on aggregate.

Champion[edit]

 Copa Libertadores 1996 
Argentina
River Plate
Second title

References[edit]