1970 Copa Libertadores finals

The 1970 Copa Libertadores Finals were the two-legged final that decided the winner of the 1970 Copa Libertadores, the 11th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, South America's premier international club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.

1970 Copa Libertadores Finals
Event1970 Copa Libertadores
Estudiantes won 1-0 on aggregate.
First leg
DateMay 21, 1970
VenueEstadio Estudiantes, La Plata
RefereeCarlos Robles (Chile)
Second leg
DateMay 27, 1970
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeLarrosa (Uruguay)

The finals were contested in two-legged home-and-away format between Argentine team Estudiantes de La Plata and Uruguayan team Peñarol. The first leg was hosted by Estudiantes in Estudiantes Stadium in La Plata on May 21, 1970, while the second leg was held in Estadio Centenario of Montevideo on May 27, 1970.

Estudiantes won the series 1-0 on aggregate, winning their 3rd title consecutive of Copa Libertadores.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous finals app.
  Estudiantes LP 1968, 1969
  Peñarol 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966

Bold indicates winning years


Estudiantes stadium and Estadio Centenario, venues for the finals

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

First leg
Estudiantes (LP)  1–0  Peñarol
Togneri   87'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)
Estudiantes LP

Second legEdit

Two moments of the match in Montevideo, (Left): the shot by Verón going near the goal; (right): Errea saving Estudiantes goal
Second leg
Peñarol  0–0  Estudiantes (LP)
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Larrosa (Paraguay)
Estudiantes LP


  1. ^ 1970 Copa Libertadores de América by Pablo Ciullini, José Luis Pierrend and Karel Stokkermans on RSSSF.com