1971 Copa Libertadores

The Copa Libertadores 1971 was the 12th edition of the Copa Libertadores, CONMEBOL's annual international club tournament. Nacional won the competition.

1971 Copa Libertadores
1971 Copa Libertadores de América
1971 Copa Libertadores da América
Tournament details
DatesFebruary 13 - June 9
Teams21 (from 10 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsUruguay Nacional (1st title)
Runners-upArgentina Estudiantes
Tournament statistics
Matches played75
Goals scored195 (2.6 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Luis Artime (10 goals)
1970
1972

The participating teams were divided into five groups, in which teams of the same country were placed in the same group. Each country was represented by two teams. The countries were paired as follows:

First phaseEdit

Group 1Edit

Teams PTS PJ PG PE PP GF GC GD
  Universitario 9 6 3 3 0 8 4 4
  Rosario Central 7 6 3 1 2 11 8 3
  Boca Juniors 4 6 1 2 3 4 5 -1
  Sporting Cristal 4 6 1 2 3 5 11 -6

Group 2Edit

Teams PTS PJ PG PE PP GF GC GD
  Nacional 11 6 5 1 0 14 2 12
  Peñarol 7 6 3 1 2 14 6 8
  Chaco Petrolero 3 6 1 1 4 5 9 -4
  The Strongest 3 6 1 1 4 5 21 -16

Group 3Edit

Teams PTS PJ PG PE PP GF GC GD
  Palmeiras 10 6 5 0 1 13 5 8
  Fluminense 8 6 4 0 2 16 6 10
  Deportivo Italia 5 6 2 1 3 7 15 -8
  Deportivo Galicia 1 6 0 1 5 9 19 -10

Group 4Edit

Teams PTS PJ PG PE PP GF GC GD
  Unión Española 7 6 2 3 1 7 6 1
  Colo-Colo 6 6 2 2 2 6 7 -1
  Cerro Porteño 6 6 1 4 1 5 5 0
  Guaraní 5 6 1 3 2 9 9 0

Group 5Edit

Teams PTS PJ PG PE PP GF GC GD
  Barcelona 7 6 3 1 2 8 6 2
  Emelec 7 6 2 3 1 6 4 2
  Deportivo Cali 6 6 3 0 3 8 7 1
  Junior 4 6 1 2 3 4 9 -5

Second phaseEdit

Group 1Edit

Teams PTS PJ PG PE PP GF GC GD
  Nacional 7 4 3 1 0 9 1 8
  Palmeiras 4 4 2 0 2 6 7 -1
  Universitario 1 4 0 1 3 1 8 -7

Group 2Edit

Teams PTS PJ PG PE PP GF GC GD
  Estudiantes 6 4 3 0 1 4 2 2
  Barcelona 4 4 2 0 2 3 4 -1
  Unión Española 2 4 1 0 3 4 5 -1

FinalsEdit

Estudiantes  1 – 0  Nacional

Nacional  1 – 0  Estudiantes

Replay match at Estadio Nacional (Lima, Peru)

ChampionEdit

Copa Libertadores
1971 Champions
 
Nacional
First Title

External linksEdit