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1988 Copa Libertadores

1988 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
Dates June 29 – October 26
Teams 21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Nacional (3rd title)
Runners-up Newell's Old Boys
Tournament statistics
Matches played 83
Goals scored 170 (2.05 per match)

The 1988 Copa Libertadores de América was the 29th edition of the CONMEBOL. This season's defending champion Peñarol of Uruguay were defeated by San Lorenzo of Argentina. In the finals, Nacional defeated Newell's Old Boys.

Draw

The champions and runners-up of each football association were drawn into the same group along with another football association's participating teams. Three clubs from Uruguay competed as Peñarol was champion of the 1987 Copa Libertadores. They entered the tournament in the third stage.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
  • Chile
  • Venezuela
  • Colombia
  • Uruguay
  • Bolivia
  • Paraguay
  • Brazil
  • Peru

First stage

Group 1

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Universidad Católica 10 6 4 2 0 9 4 5
Colo-Colo 9 6 4 1 1 7 3 4
Marítimo 3 6 0 3 3 2 5 -3
Unión Atlético Táchira 2 6 0 2 4 2 8 -6
  UCA COL MAR TAC
Universidad Católica 1–0 2–1 3–1
Colo-Colo 2–2 1–0 2–0
Marítimo 0–0 0–1 1–1
Unión Atlético Táchira 0–1 0–1 0–0

Group 2

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Newell's Old Boys 8 6 2 4 0 5 1 4
San Lorenzo 8 6 3 2 1 6 4 2
Barcelona
7 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1
Filanbanco
1 6 0 1 5 5 12 -7

July 6 Rosario Newell's Old Boys 0:0 San Lorenzo
July 6 Guayaquil Barcelona 4:2 Filanbanco
12 de julio Milagro Filanbanco 1:1 Newell's Old Boys
July 13 Guayaquil Barcelona 2:0 San Lorenzo
July 16 Milagro Filanbanco 1:2 San Lorenzo
July 17 Guayaquil Barcelona 0:0 Newell's Old Boys
July 20 Milagro Filanbanco 1:2 Barcelona
July 21 Buenos Aires San Lorenzo 0:0 Newell's Old Boys
July 27 Buenos Aires San Lorenzo 2:1 Barcelona
July 29 Rosario Newell's Old Boys 1:0 Filanbanco
August 1 Rosario Newell's Old Boys 3:0 Barcelona
August 2 Buenos Aires San Lorenzo 2:0 Filanbanco

Tie-breaker

Newell's Old Boys and San Lorenzo played an extra match to determine the winner of the group.

August 7, 1988
--:--
Newell's Old Boys 1–0 San Lorenzo
 ?'

Group 3

TeamEquipo Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
América 9 6 4 1 1 8 6 2
Nacional 8 6 3 2 1 8 7 1
Millonarios 4 6 2 0 4 14 12 2
Montevideo Wanderers 3 6 1 1 4 3 8 -5

July 29 Montevideo Montevideo Wanderers 0:0 Nacional
July 30 Bogotá Millonarios 2:3 América
July 5 Montevideo Montevideo Wanderers 1:2 América
July 8 Montevideo Nacional 2:0 América
July 15 Montevideo Nacional 4:1 Millonarios
July 19 Montevideo Nacional 1:0 Montevideo Wanderers
July 19 Cali América 2:1 Millonarios
July 23 Cali América 1:0 Montevideo Wanderers
July 26 Bogotá Millonarios 3:0 Montevideo Wanderers
July 29 Bogotá Millonarios 6:1 Nacional
August 3 Cali América 0:0 Nacional
August 12 Montevideo Montevideo Wanderers 2:1 Millonarios

Group 4

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Oriente Petrolero 7 6 3 1 2 8 8 0
Bolívar 6 6 3 0 3 12 10 2
Cerro Porteño 6 6 2 2 2 6 7 -1
Olimpia 5 6 2 1 3 6 7 -1

July 5 La Paz Bolívar 1:2 Oriente Petrolero
July 6 Asunción Cerro Porteño 0:0 Olimpia
July 19 Santa Cruz Oriente Petrolero 1:0 Olimpia
July 22 La Paz Bolívar 2:0 Olimpia
July 26 Santa Cruz Oriente Petrolero 2:2 Cerro Porteño
July 29 La Paz Bolívar 2:0 Cerro Porteño
August 9 Santa Cruz Oriente Petrolero 1:3 Bolívar
August 10 Asunción Olimpia 1:0 Cerro Porteño
August 16 Asunción Cerro Porteño 1:0 Oriente Petrolero
August 19 Asunción Olimpia 1:2 Oriente Petrolero
August 19 Asunción Cerro Porteño 3:2 Bolívar
August 26 Asunción Olimpia 4:2 Bolívar

Group 5

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Guarani 8 6 3 2 1 9 5 4
Universitario 8 6 2 4 0 5 2 3
Sport Recife 5 6 2 1 3 7 6 1
Alianza Lima 3 6 1 1 4 2 10 -8

July 1 Lima Universitario 0:0 Alianza Lima
July 2 Recife Sport Recife 0:1 Guarani
July 8 Lima Alianza Lima 2:1 Guarani
July 12 Lima Universitario 1:1 Guarani
July 18 Lima Universitario 1:0 Sport Recife
July 22 Lima Alianza Lima 0:1 Sport Recife
August 3 Lima Alianza Lima 0:2 Universitario
August 3 Campinas Guarani 4:1 Sport Recife
August 16 Recife Sport Recife 5:0 Alianza Lima
August 19 Campinas Guarani 1:0 Alianza Lima
August 23 Recife Sport Recife 0:0 Universitario
August 26 Campinas Guarani 1:1 Universitario

Knockout phase

Bracket

  Second stage Third stage Semifinals Finals
                                     
  Universidad Católica 1 0  
  Nacional (a) 1 0  
    Nacional 1 2  
      Newell's Old Boys 1 1  
  Bolívar 1 0 (2)
  Newell's Old Boys 0 1 (3)  
    Nacional 1 1  
      América 0 1  
  América 1 2  
  Universitario 0 2  
    América 1 2
      Oriente Petrolero 1 0  
  Oriente Petrolero 2 0
  Colo-Colo 1 0  
    Nacional 0 3
    Newell's Old Boys 1 0
  San Lorenzo 1 1  
  Guarani 1 0  
    San Lorenzo 0 1  
      Peñarol 0 0  
      
        
    San Lorenzo 0 1
      Newell's Old Boys 1 2  

Second stage

The group winners and runners-up were drawn in the second stage of the competition. The away goals rule was applied to determine the winner between Nacional and Universidad Católica.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
Nacional 2:2 Universidad Católica 1–1 0–0 0:0 1:0
Universitario 1:3 América 0–1 2–2
Colo-Colo 1:3 Oriente Petrolero 1–2 0–0
Guarani 1:3 San Lorenzo 1–1 0–1
Newell's Old Boys 2:2 Bolívar 0–1 1–0 0:0 0:0 3–2

Third stage

The defending champion Peñarol entered the competition in this round. The three winners and the best-ranked loser advanced to the semifinals.

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
San Lorenzo 3:1 Peñarol 0–0 1–0
Nacional 3:1 Newell's Old Boys 1–1 2–1
América 3:1 Oriente Petrolero 1–1 2–0

Ranking of losing teams

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Newell's Old Boys 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
Peñarol 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
Oriente Petrolero 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1

Semifinals

Teams Scores Tie-breakers
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg GD AG Pen.
San Lorenzo 0:4 Newell's Old Boys 0–1 1–2
América 1:3 Nacional 0–1 1–1

Finals

October 19, 1988
--:--
Newell's Old Boys 1–0 Nacional
 60' Report
El Coloso del Parque, Rosario
Attendance: 45,000

October 26, 1988
--:--
Nacional 3−0 Newell's Old Boys
 13'
 36'
 78'
Report
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 75,000

External links

  • Sitio oficial de la CONMEBOL
  • Libertadores 1988 at RSSSF.com
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