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1997 Copa Libertadores

1997 Copa Libertadores de América
Libertadores 1997
Tournament details
Dates February 19 - August 13
Teams 21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Cruzeiro (2nd title)
Runners-up Sporting Cristal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 90
Goals scored 247 (2.74 per match)
Top scorer(s) Alberto Acosta (11 goals)

The 1997 edition of Copa Libertadores was won by Cruzeiro of Brazil, after defeating Sporting Cristal of Peru in the final. The Brazilian team also won the tournament in 1976. Cruzeiro's 1997 championship is the only time any club has won the Libertadores after losing the first 3 matches in the competition.

Contents

  • Group stage 1
    • Group 1 1.1
    • Group 2 1.2
    • Group 3 1.3
    • Group 4 1.4
    • Group 5 1.5
  • Bracket 2
  • Round of 16 3
  • Quarter-Finals 4
  • Semi-Finals 5
  • Final 6
  • Champion 7
  • Top goalscorers 8
  • External links 9

Group stage

River Plate bye to the second round as holders.

Group 1

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Bolívar 10 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5
Oriente Petrolero 8 6 2 2 2 9 10 -1
Guaraní 8 6 2 2 2 8 11 -3
Cerro Porteño 7 6 2 1 3 7 8 -1

Group 2

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Vélez Sársfield 13 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5
El Nacional 9 6 3 0 3 5 7 -2
Racing 7 6 2 1 3 7 7 0
Emelec 5 6 1 2 3 7 10 -2

Group 3

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Colo-Colo 16 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8
Universidad Católica 8 6 2 2 2 15 6 +9
Minervén 7 6 2 1 3 3 9 -6
Mineros 2 6 0 2 4 2 13 -11

Group 4

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Grêmio 12 6 4 0 2 10 3 +7
Cruzeiro 9 6 3 0 3 6 5 +1
Sporting Cristal 8 6 2 2 2 4 5 -1
Alianza Lima 5 6 1 2 3 2 9 -7

Group 5

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Peñarol 12 6 4 0 2 12 10 +2
Millonarios 10 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2
Nacional 7 6 2 1 3 6 9 -3
Deportivo Cali 5 6 1 2 3 9 10 -1

Bracket

Round of 16

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Quarter-Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bolívar 2-4 Sporting Cristal 2-1 0-3
Universidad Católica 3-4 Colo-Colo 2-1 1-3
Cruzeiro 3-2 Grêmio 2-0 1-2
Peñarol 1-1 (2-3p) Racing 1-0 0-1

Semi-Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cruzeiro 3-3 (4-1p) Colo-Colo 1-0 2-3
Racing 4-6 Sporting Cristal 3-2 1-4

Final

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sporting Cristal 0-1 Cruzeiro 0-0 0-1

Champion

Copa Libertadores 1997:

Cruzeiro
Second title

Top goalscorers

11 goals

9 goals

8 goals

External links

  • Copa Libertadores 1997 by Karel Stokkermans at RSSSF
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