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1998 Copa Libertadores

 

1998 Copa Libertadores

1998 Copa Libertadores de América
Libertadores 1998
Tournament details
Dates 25 February – 26 August
Teams 23 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
Champions Brazil Vasco da Gama (1st title)
Runners-up Ecuador Barcelona
Tournament statistics
Matches played 98
Goals scored 220 (2.24 per match)
1997
1999

The 1998 edition of the Copa Libertadores was the 39th in the tournament's history. It was held between February 25 and August 26. Vasco da Gama won the cup for the first time in the tournament's history, after defeating Barcelona Sporting Club of Ecuador in the final.

Pre-Libertadores

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Guadalajara 10 4 3 1 0 12 5 +7
América 7 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4
Caracas 5 4 1 2 1 4 6 -2
Atlético Zulia 0 4 0 0 4 4 13 -9

Group stage

Group 1

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
América 11 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5
Barcelona 9 6 2 3 1 5 3 +2
Atlético Bucaramanga 7 6 2 1 3 5 6 -1
Deportivo Quito 5 6 1 2 3 3 9 -6

Group 2

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Grêmio 12 6 4 0 2 6 5 +1
Vasco da Gama 8 6 2 2 2 7 4 +3
América 8 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1
Guadalajara 6 6 2 0 4 2 7 -5

Group 3

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Olimpia 13 6 4 1 1 14 6 +8
Colo-Colo 7 6 2 1 3 8 10 -2
Cerro Porteño 7 6 2 1 3 6 9 -3
Universidad Católica 7 6 2 1 3 5 8 -3

Group 4

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Bolívar 13 6 4 1 1 9 7 +2
Peñarol 10 6 3 1 2 12 5 +7
Nacional 6 6 2 0 4 11 12 -1
Oriente Petrolero 5 6 1 2 3 7 15 -8

Group 5

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
River Plate 16 6 5 1 0 15 6 +9
Alianza Lima 7 6 2 1 3 5 7 -2
Colón 7 6 2 1 3 5 8 -3
Sporting Cristal 4 6 1 1 4 7 11 -4

Round of 16

First leg matches were played on April 15, April 22 and April 23. Second leg matches were on April 29, April 30, May 2 and May 7.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerro Porteño Paraguay 3-1 Colombia América 1-0 2-1
Nacional Uruguay 1-5 Brazil Grêmio 1-1 0-4
Olimpia Paraguay 3-3 (1-2 pk) Argentina Colón 2-3 1-0
Atlético Bucaramanga Colombia 1-3 Bolivia Bolívar 1-2 0-1
América Mexico 1-2 Argentina River Plate 1-1 0-1
Barcelona Ecuador 4-3 Chile Colo-Colo 2-1 2-2
Alianza Lima Peru 2-2 (1-3 pk) Uruguay Peñarol 1-0 1-2
Vasco da Gama Brazil 2-1 Brazil Cruzeiro 2-1 0-0

Quarterfinals

First leg matches were played on May 3, May 13 and May 20. Second leg matches were played on May 6 and May 27.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio Brazil 1-2 Brazil Vasco da Gama 1-1 0-1
River Plate Argentina 5-2 Argentina Colón 2-1 3-1
Peñarol Uruguay 2-3 Paraguay Cerro Porteño 2-0 0-3
Bolívar Bolivia 1-5 Ecuador Barcelona 1-1 0-4

Semi-Finals

First leg matches were played on July 16. Second leg matches were played on July 22.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona Ecuador 2-2 (4-3 pk) Paraguay Cerro Porteño 1-0 1-2
Vasco da Gama Brazil 2-1 Argentina River Plate 1-0 1-1

Final

First leg match was played on August 12. Second leg match was played on August 26.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vasco da Gama Brazil 4-1 Ecuador Barcelona 2-0 2-1

Champion

Copa Libertadores
1998 Winners
Brazil
Vasco da Gama
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