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1978 Copa Libertadores

1978 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
Dates June 27 – November 28
Teams 21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Argentina Boca Juniors (2nd title)
Runners-up Colombia Deportivo Cali
Tournament statistics
Matches played 75
Goals scored 179 (2.39 per match)
1977
1979


The 1978 edition of Copa Libertadores was won by Boca Juniors, of Argentina for the second straight year, after defeating Deportivo Cali of Colombia in the final.

Group stage

Boca Juniors were bye to the second round as holders.

Group 1 (Argentina, Ecuador)

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
River Plate 8 6 2 4 0 7 1 +6
Independiente 8 6 3 2 1 6 2 +4
LDU Quito 5 6 2 1 3 4 10 -6
El Nacional 3 6 1 1 4 6 10 -4

Group 2 (Bolivia, Peru)

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Alianza Lima 11 6 5 1 0 19 5 +14
Sporting Cristal 7 6 3 1 2 9 9 -0
The Strongest 4 6 2 0 4 7 12 -5
Oriente Petrolero 2 6 1 0 5 5 14 -9

Group 3 (Brazil, Chile)

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Atlético Mineiro 10 6 4 2 0 16 8 +8
Unión Española 6 6 1 4 1 7 10 -3
São Paulo 5 6 1 3 2 6 7 -1
Palestino 3 6 1 1 4 8 12 -4

Group 4 (Colombia, Uruguay)

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Deportivo Cali 8 6 3 2 1 10 3 +7
Peñarol 6 6 3 0 3 6 5 +1
Junior 6 6 1 4 1 4 5 -1
Danubio 4 6 1 2 3 2 9 -7

Group 5 (Paraguay, Venezuela)

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Cerro Porteño 9 6 3 3 0 7 4 +3
Portuguesa 6 6 2 2 2 5 5 0
Estudiantes de Mérida 5 6 1 3 2 7 8 -1
Libertad 4 6 1 2 3 4 6 -2

Semi-Finals

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Boca Juniors 7 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5
River Plate 3 4 1 1 2 1 3 -2
Atlético Mineiro 2 4 1 0 3 3 6 -3

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Deportivo Cali 7 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5
Cerro Porteño 3 4 1 1 2 1 3 -2
Alianza Lima 2 4 1 0 3 3 6 -3

Final

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Cali Colombia 0-4 Argentina Boca Juniors 0-0 0-4

Champion

Copa Libertadores
1978 Winners
Argentina
Boca Juniors
Second Title

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