1942 Copa Aldao

The 1942 Copa Aldao was the final match to decide the winner of the Copa Aldao, the 15th. edition of the international competition organised by the Argentine and Uruguayan Associations together.[1] The final was contested by Uruguayan club Nacional and Argentine side River Plate.[2][3]

1942 Copa Aldao
Estadio Centenario 1930.jpg
Estadio Centenario, venue of the first leg
EventCopa Aldao
(second leg never played, no title awarded)
First leg
Second leg never played, no title awarded
DateDecember 8, 1942
VenueEstadio Centenario
RefereeAníbal Tejada (Uruguay)
Second leg

In the first match, played at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, National beat River Plate with a conclusive 4–0 win. The second leg should have been played at San Lorenzo de Almagro Stadium in Buenos Aires, but it was never held therefore the title was not officially awarded to any team.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Previous final app.
  Nacional 1942 Uruguayan Primera División champion 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1939, 1940, 1941
  River Plate 1942 Argentine Primera División champion 1936, 1937, 1941
  • Bold indicates winning years

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

First leg
Nacional  4–0  River Plate
Ballesteros   22'
Castro   31'
Porta   38'55'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)
River Plate

Second legEdit

Second leg
River Plate  (not played)  Nacional

As the second leg was not held, no champion was proclaimed.


  1. ^ Se mira y no se toca by Damián Didonato on Un Caño
  2. ^ Copa Aldao overview by Osvaldo Gorgazzi on the RSSSF
  3. ^ El historial entre River y Nacional by Nicolás Mirelman on As, 10 Dec 2020
  4. ^ "Copas Interligas 1942" by José Carluccio, 30 March 2009