1997 Copa do Brasil

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1997 Copa do Brasil
Copa do Brasil 1997
Country  Brazil
Dates February 18 - May 22
Teams 45
Champions Grêmio (RS)
Runners-up Flamengo (RJ)
Matches played 78
Goals scored 267 (3.42 per match)

The Copa do Brasil 1997 was the 9th staging of the Copa do Brasil.

The competition started on February 18, 1997, and concluded on May 22, 1997, with the second leg of the final, held at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, in which Grêmio lifted the trophy for the third time after a 2-2 draw with Flamengo.

Paulo Nunes, of Grêmio, with 9 goals, was the competition's topscorer.

Format[edit]

The preliminary round was disputed by 26 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
Bacabal (MA) WO Fortaleza (CE) WO -
Guará (DF) 0-7 Internacional (RS) 0-7 -
Mixto (MT) 0-3 Corinthians (SP) 0-3 -
Ypiranga (AP) 1-5 Remo (PA) 1-0 0-5
CSA (AL) 2-6 Atlético (PR) 2-6 -
Operário (MS) 3-8 Santa Cruz (PE) 2-2 1-6
Desportiva (ES) 2-6 Santos (SP) 1-1 1-5
Paysandu (PA) 2-4 Vila Nova (GO) 2-1 0-3
Santa Cruz (PB) 0-4 Fluminense (RJ) 0-4 -
Rio Branco (AC) 4-3 Baré (RR) 3-2 1-1
Kaburé (TO) 1-9 Portuguesa (SP) 1-1 0-8
Ji-Paraná (RO) 1-3 Botafogo (RJ) 1-3 -
América (MG) 1-3 Bahia (BA) 1-1 0-2

Knockout Stages[edit]

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
1 Sergipe (SE) 3
32 Vasco (RJ) 5
Vasco (RJ) 1 3
Atlético (PR) 3 4
17 Atlético (PR) 3 1
16 Sport (PE) 0 1
Atlético (PR) 2 2
Corinthians (SP) 1 6
9 Corinthians (SP) 2 0 (pen: 5)
24 Juventude (RS) 0 2 (pen: 3)
Corinthians (SP) 1 1
Atlético (MG) 0 1
25 Remo (PA) 3 2
8 Atlético (MG) 3 3
Corinthians (SP) 1 1
Grêmio (RS) 2 1
5 América (RN) 1 0
28 Portuguesa (SP) 0 3
Portuguesa (SP) 1 1
Grêmio (RS) 2 1
21 Fortaleza (CE) 2 1
12 Grêmio (RS) 3 3
Grêmio (RS) 2 3
Vitória (BA) 0 3
13 Botafogo (RJ) 0
20 Vitória (BA) 3
Vitória (BA) 2 2
São Paulo (SP) 1 2
29 Vila Nova (GO) 2 0
4 São Paulo (SP) 3 2
Grêmio (RS) 0 2
Flamengo (RJ) 0 2
3 Figueirense (SC) 0 2
30 Santos (SP) 1 3
Santos (SP) 2 0 (pen: 2)
Internacional (RS) 0 2 (pen: 3)
19 Paraná (PR) 1 0
14 Internacional (RS) 1 3
Internacional (RS) 1 0
Flamengo (RJ) 1 1
11 Nacional (AM) 2
22 Flamengo (RJ) 6
Flamengo (RJ) 1 5
Rio Branco (AC) 2 1
27 Rio Branco (AC) 1 1
6 Goiás (GO) 0 2
Flamengo (RJ) 2 1
Palmeiras (SP) 0 0
7 Bahia (BA)) 2 0
26 Coritiba (PR) 2 1
Coritiba (PR) 0 2
Palmeiras (SP) 1 4
23 River (PI) 0 1
10 Palmeiras (SP) 0 7
Palmeiras (SP) 5 5
Ceará (CE) 2 0
15 Ceará (CE) 1 0
18 Fluminense (RJ) 0 0
Ceará (CE) 3 1
Santa Cruz (PE) 2 0
31 Santa Cruz (PE) 1 1
2 Cruzeiro (MG) 1 0
Copa do Brasil
1997 Winners
Rio Grande do Sul
Grêmio
Third Title

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