1970 Copa Libertadores

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Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
Dates February 11 - May 14
Teams 19 (from 9 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina Estudiantes (LP) (3rd title)
Runners-up Uruguay Peñarol
Tournament statistics
Matches played 88
Goals scored 253 (2.88 per match)
Top scorer(s) Uruguay Francisco Bertocchi (9 goals)
1969
1971

The 1970 Copa Libertadores de América was the 11th edition of CONMEBOL's top Association football club tournament. Estudiantes successfully defended their title for the second straight year by defeating Peñarol in the finals. Teams from Brazil did not participate in this year's tournament due to CBF still disagreeing with the format.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Team Qualification method
CONMEBOL
1 berth
Estudiantes (LP) 1969 Copa Libertadores winners
 Argentina
2 berths
Boca Juniors 1969 Primera División champion
River Plate 1969 Primera División runner-up
 Bolivia
2 berths
Universitario (LP) 1969 Torneo Nacional champion
Bolívar 1969 Torneo Nacional runner-up
 Brazil
2 berths
(None) [1]
 Chile
2 berths
Universidad de Chile 1969 Chilean Primera División champion
Rangers 1969 Chilean Primera División runner-up
 Colombia
2 berths
Deportivo Cali 1969 Campeonato Profesional champion
América 1969 Campeonato Profesional runner-up
 Ecuador
2 berths
LDU Quito 1969 Campeonato Ecuatoriano champion
América 1969 Campeonato Ecuatoriano runner-up
 Paraguay
2 berths
Guaraní 1969 Primera División champion
Olimpia 1969 Primera División runner-up
 Peru
2 berths
Universitario 1969 Descentralizado champion
Defensor Arica 1969 Descentralizado runner-up
 Uruguay
2 berths
Nacional 1969 Primera División champion
Peñarol 1969 Primera División runner-up
 Venezuela
2 berths
Galicia 1969 Primera División champion
Valencia 1969 Primera División runner-up

First phase[edit]

Defending champions Estudiantes (LP) received a bye until the third phase.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Argentina Boca Juniors 6 5 1 0 14 4 +10 11
Argentina River Plate 6 3 1 2 15 6 +9 7
Bolivia Bolívar 6 1 2 3 7 9 -2 4
Bolivia Universitario (LP) 6 0 2 4 2 19 -17 2

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Uruguay Nacional 6 4 2 0 13 3 +10 10
Uruguay Peñarol 6 3 3 0 17 4 +13 9
Venezuela Valencia 6 2 1 3 9 18 -9 5
Venezuela Galicia 6 0 0 6 2 16 -14 0

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Paraguay Guaraní 10 5 5 0 12 4 +8 15
Chile Universidad de Chile 10 5 3 2 19 11 +8 13
Paraguay Olimpia 10 4 4 2 19 11 +8 12
Colombia Deportivo Cali 10 5 2 3 18 16 2 12
Colombia América 10 1 3 6 12 22 -10 5
Chile Rangers 10 1 1 8 11 27 -16 3

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Peru Universitario 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 9
Ecuador LDU Quito 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7
Peru Defensor Arica 6 1 3 2 5 6 -1 5
Ecuador América 6 1 1 4 4 14 -10 3

Second phase[edit]

From this phase onwards, the team that advances from groups that have two teams (including the winner of the finals) will be decided by points (two for a win, one for a draw). If after two games, no one team has the most points, a single-game playoff will be played on neutral grounds to determine who advances (or wins as is the case for the finals). If the playoff game ends in a draw, goal difference will be used a tie-breaker.

Zone 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Argentina River Plate 4 3 1 0 9 5 +4 7
Argentina Boca Juniors 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 5
Peru Universitario 4 0 0 4 5 11 6 0
Universitario Peru 1 – 3 Argentina Boca Juniors

Universitario Peru 1 – 2 Argentina River Plate

River Plate Argentina 1 – 0 Argentina Boca Juniors

Boca Juniors Argentina 1 – 0 Peru Universitario

River Plate Argentina 5 – 3 Peru Universitario

Boca Juniors Argentina 1 – 1 Argentina River Plate

Zone 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Uruguay Peñarol 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2 6
Paraguay Guaraní 4 1 1 2 3 3 0 3
Ecuador LDU Quito 4 1 1 2 4 6 -2 3
LDU Quito Ecuador 1 – 3 Uruguay Peñarol

Guaraní Paraguay 2 – 0 Uruguay Peñarol

LDU Quito Ecuador 1 – 0 Paraguay Guaraní

Peñarol Uruguay 1 – 0 Paraguay Guaraní

Guaraní Paraguay 1 – 1 Ecuador LDU Quito

Peñarol Uruguay 2 – 1 Ecuador LDU Quito

Zone 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Chile Universidad de Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
Uruguay Nacional 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 2
Universidad de Chile Chile 3 – 0 Uruguay Nacional

Nacional Uruguay 2 – 0 Chile Universidad de Chile

Universidad de Chile Chile 2 – 1 Uruguay Nacional

Third phase[edit]

Semi-final A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Uruguay Peñarol 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
Chile Universidad de Chile 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 3
Universidad de Chile Chile 1 – 0 Uruguay Peñarol

Peñarol Uruguay 2 – 0 Chile Universidad de Chile

Peñarol Uruguay 2 – 2 Chile Universidad de Chile

Semi-final B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Argentina Estudiantes (LP) 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 4
Argentina River Plate 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
River Plate Argentina 0 – 1 Argentina Estudiantes (LP)

Estudiantes (LP) Argentina 3 – 1 Argentina River Plate

Final[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Argentina Estudiantes (LP) 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
Uruguay Peñarol 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1
Estudiantes (LP) Argentina 1 – 0 Uruguay Peñarol

Peñarol Uruguay 0 – 0 Argentina Estudiantes (LP)

Champion[edit]

Copa Libertadores de América
1970 Champions
Argentina
Estudiantes (LP)
Third Title

References[edit]

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