1960 Copa Libertadores Finals

1960 Copa de Campeones Finals
Event 1960 Copa de Campeones de América
Peñarol won 3–1 on points.
First Leg
Date June 12, 1960
Venue Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Referee Carlos Robles (Chile)
Attendance 44,690
Second Leg
Date June 19, 1960
Venue Estadio Manuel Ferreira, Asunción
Referee José Luis Praddaude (Argentina)
Attendance 35,000
Inaugural final
1961

The 1960 Copa de Campeones Finals was a football series between Peñarol and Olimpia on June 12 and June 19 of this very year. It was the final of the first staging of the Copa de Campeones de América (known in the modern era as the Copa Libertadores), which would go on to become the premier club competition in South American football and one of the most prestigious competition in the world. Seven teams entered the competition in its first season and, due to the odd number of teams, Olimpia reached the finals having won only one match and playing merely two. Peñarol had dispatched Jorge Wilstermann and needed a playoff to overcome San Lorenzo to reach the finals with the weight of having played five matches.

Alberto Spencer became the first player to score a goal in a final of this tournament. He also became the first person to score two goals on a final series. Juan Vicente Lezcano gained the abdicable record of becoming the first player to be sent off in the finals when he was given his marching order on the first leg. The final was effectively decided by a late equalizer on the second leg, scored six minutes from full time by Alberto Spencer, in a volatile and highly charged game in Asunción. The Manyas will enter history as they became the first ever winners of South America's premier club tournament.

Rules

The final will be played over two legs; home and away. The team that accumulates the most points —two for a win, one for a draw, zero for a loss— after the two legs will be crowned the champion. Should the two teams be tied on points after the second leg, the team with the best goal difference will win. If the two teams have equal goal difference, a playoff match at a neutral venue will be contested.

First leg

June 12, 1960
Peñarol Uruguay 1–0 Olimpia
Spencer Goal 79'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 44,690
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)
PEÑAROL:
GK Uruguay Luis Maidana
DF Uruguay William Martínez
DF Brazil Salvador
DF Uruguay Santiago Pino
DF Uruguay Néstor Gonçalves
MF Uruguay Walter Aguerre
MF Uruguay Luis Cubilla
FW Uruguay Carlos Abel Linazza
FW Ecuador Alberto Spencer
FW Uruguay Júpiter Crescio
FW Uruguay Carlos Borges
Manager:
Uruguay Roberto Scarone
OLIMPIA:
GK Herminio Arias
DF Edelmiro Arévalo
DF Juan Vicente Lezcano Red card
DF Mariano Osorio
DF Claudio Lezcano
MF Pascual Rojas
MF Vicente Rodríguez
FW Hipólito Recalde
FW Luis Doldán
FW Pedro Antonio Cabral
FW Teovaldo Melgarejo
Manager:
Aurelio González

Second leg

June 19, 1960
Olimpia 1–1 Uruguay Peñarol
Recalde Goal 28' Cubilla Goal 83'
Estadio Manuel Ferreira, Asunción
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: José Luis Praddaude (Argentina)
OLIMPIA:
GK Herminio Arias
DF Edelmiro Arévalo
DF J.Peralta
DF Pascual Rojas
DF Claudio Lezcano
MF Eligio Echagüe
MF Vicente Rodríguez
FW Hipólito Recalde
FW Luis Doldán
FW Pedro Antonio Cabral
FW Teovaldo Melgarejo
Manager:
Aurelio González
PEÑAROL:
GK Uruguay Luis Maidana
DF Uruguay William Martínez
DF Brazil Salvador
DF Uruguay Santiago Pino
DF Uruguay Néstor Gonçalves
MF Uruguay Walter Aguerre
MF Uruguay Luis Cubilla
FW Uruguay Carlos Abel Linazza
FW Ecuador Alberto Spencer
FW Uruguay José Mario Griecco
FW Uruguay Carlos Borges
Manager:
Uruguay Roberto Scarone

External links

  • CONMEBOL's official website (Spanish)
  • Peñarol in Copa Libertadores 1960–1969
  • 1960 Copa Libertadores at Ficha Do Jogo

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