1998 Copa do Brasil

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1998 Copa do Brasil
Copa do Brasil 1998
Country  Brazil
Dates January 20 - May 30
Teams 42
Champions Palmeiras (SP)
Runners-up Cruzeiro (MG)
Matches played 75
Goals scored 233 (3.11 per match)

The Copa do Brasil 1998 was the 10th staging of the Copa do Brasil.

The competition started on January 20, 1998, and concluded on May 30, 1998, with the second leg of the final, held at the Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo, in which Palmeiras lifted the trophy for the first time with a 2-0 victory over Cruzeiro.

Romário, of Flamengo, with 7 goals, was the competition's topscorer.

Format[edit]

The preliminary round was disputed by 20 clubs, while the first stage was disputed by 32 clubs, including the ones qualified from the preliminary stage. The competition was disputed in a knock-out format. In the preliminary stage and in the first round if the away team won the first leg with an advantage of at least two goals, the second leg was not played and the club automatically qualified to the next round. The following rounds were played over two legs and the away goals rule was used.

Competition stages[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ABC (RN) 1-4 Fluminense (RJ) 1-4 -
Ji-Paraná (RO) 2-5 América (MG) 2-3 0-2
Villa Nova (MG) 5-6 Santos (SP) 3-4 2-2
Operário (MS) 0-4 Flamengo (RJ) 0-0 0-4
Remo (PA) 2-5 Portuguesa (SP) 2-0 0-5
Amapá (AP) 3-3 Baré (RR) 1-1 2-2
CSA (AL) 0-4 Palmeiras (SP) 0-1 0-3
Vila Nova (GO) 2-1 Coritiba (PR) 2-1 0-0
Linhares (ES) 1-1 América (RN) 0-0 1-1
Avaí (SC) 2-6 Atlético (MG) 1-1 1-5

Knockout Stages[edit]

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
1 Alvorada (TO) 1 0
32 Atlético (MG) 2 7
Atlético (MG) 1 0
Paraná (PR) 1 1
17 Fluminense (RJ) 0
16 Paraná (PR) 2
Paraná (PR) 0 0
Santos (SP) 1 1
9 Goiás (GO) 2
24 Santos (SP) 5
Santos (SP) 3 5
Bahia (BA) 3 2
25 Botafogo (PB) 2 2
8 Bahia (BA) 3 1
Santos (SP) 1 2
Palmeiras (SP) 1 2
5 São Raimundo (AM) 0 0
28 Botafogo (RJ) 1 4
Botafogo (RJ) 2 0
Palmeiras (SP) 1 1
21 Ceará (CE) 1 0
12 Palmeiras (SP) 1 6
Palmeiras (SP) 2 1
Sport (PE) 0 1
13 Portuguesa (SP) 2 2
20 Sport (PE) 1 4
Sport (PE) 3 2
América (MG) 3 1
29 América (MG) 1 0 (pen: 4)
4 Internacional (RS) 0 1 (pen: 2)
Palmeiras (SP) 0 2
Cruzeiro (MG) 1 0
3 Gama (DF) 2
30 Flamengo (RJ) 4
Flamengo (RJ) 2 0
Vitória (BA) 5 5
19 Operário (MT) 2 1
14 Vitória (BA) 2 3
Vitória (BA) 0 1
Cruzeiro (MG) 2 0
11 Amapá (AP) 1
22 Cruzeiro (MG) 7
Cruzeiro (MG) 3 1
Corinthians (SP) 1 1
27 Itabaiana (SE) 0
6 Corinthians (SP) 3
Cruzeiro (MG) 2 0
Vasco (RJ) 0 0
7 Rio Branco (AC) 0
26 Vila Nova (GO) 2
Vila Nova (GO) 0 0
Vasco (RJ) 0 2
23 Picos (PI) 1 0
10 Vasco (RJ) 1 8
Vasco (RJ) 1 4
São Paulo (SP) 1 3
15 Sampaio Corrêa (MA) 0 0
18 São Paulo (SP) 0 4
São Paulo (SP) 2 2
Grêmio (RS) 0 0
31 Linhares (ES) 0 0
2 Grêmio (RS) 0 2
Copa do Brasil
1998 Winners
São Paulo
Palmeiras
First Title

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