1978 Copa Libertadores

The 1978 edition of Copa Libertadores was won by Boca Juniors, of Argentina for the second straight year, after defeating Deportivo Cali of Colombia in the final.

1978 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
DatesJune 27 – November 28
Teams21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina Boca Juniors (2nd title)
Runners-upColombia Deportivo Cali
Tournament statistics
Matches played75
Goals scored179 (2.39 per match)
1977
1979

Group stageEdit

Boca Juniors were bye to the second round as holders.

Group 1 (Argentina, Ecuador)Edit

Group 1 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  River Plate 6 2 4 0 7 1 +6 8 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
  Indepediente 6 3 2 1 6 2 +4 8
  L.D.U. Quito 6 2 1 3 4 10 −6 5
  El Nacional 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 3

Group 2 (Bolivia, Peru)Edit

Group 2 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Alianza Lima 6 5 1 0 19 5 +14 11 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
  Sporting Cristal 6 3 1 2 9 9 0 7
  The Strongest 6 2 0 4 7 12 −5 4
  Oriente Petrolero 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 2

Group 3 (Brazil, Chile)Edit

Group 3 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Atlético Mineiro 6 4 2 0 16 8 +8 10 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
  Unión Española 6 1 4 1 7 10 −3 6
  São Paulo 6 1 3 2 6 7 −1 5
  Palestino 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 3

Group 4 (Colombia, Uruguay)Edit

Group 4 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Deportivo Cali 6 3 2 1 10 3 +7 8 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
  Peñarol 6 3 0 3 6 5 +1 6
  Junior 6 1 4 1 4 5 −1 6
  Danubio 6 1 2 3 2 9 −7 4

Group 5 (Paraguay, Venezuela)Edit

Group 5 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Cerro Porteño 6 3 3 0 7 4 +3 9 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
  Portuguesa 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 6
  Estudiantes 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 5
  Libertad 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2 4

Semi-FinalsEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Boca Juniors 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Qualified to the Final
  River Plate 4 1 1 2 1 3 −2 3
  Atlético Mineiro 4 1 0 3 3 6 −3 2

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Deportivo Cali 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 7 Qualified to the Final
  Cerro Porteño 4 1 1 2 4 9 −5 3
  Alianza Lima 4 1 0 3 7 10 −3 2

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Cali   0-4   Boca Juniors 0-0 0-4

ChampionEdit

 Copa Libertadores
1978 Winners 
 
Boca Juniors
2nd title

External linksEdit