1979 Copa Libertadores Finals

The 1979 Copa Libertadores Finals was the final two-legged tie to determine the 1979 Copa Libertadores champion. It was contested by club Boca Juniors and club Olimpia. The first leg of the tie was played on July 22 at Olimpia' home field, with the second leg played on July 27 at Boca Juniors'. It was Olimpia 2nd Copa Libertadores finals and 4th finals for Boca Juniors.[1]

1979 Copa Libertadores Finals
Event1979 Copa Libertadores de América
Olimpia won 3-1 on points.
First leg
DateJuly 22, 1979
VenueEstadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
RefereeGastón Castro (Chile)
Second leg
DateJuly 27, 1979
VenueLa Bombonera, Buenos Aires
RefereeJuan Daniel Cardellino (Uruguay)

Olimpia won the series after winning the first leg tie 2-0 at Asunción's Estadio Defensores del Chaco, and tying the second leg tie 0-0 at Buenos Aires's Estadio Alberto J. Armando and accumulated more points than their opponent.[2][3]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous finals app.
  Olimpia 1960
  Boca Juniors 1963, 1977, 1978

Bold indicates winning years


The finals 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. If the two teams are tied on points after the second leg, a playoff in a neutral venue will become the next tie-breaker. Goal difference is going to be used as a last resort.


Estadio Defensores del Chaco (left) and La Bombonera, venues of the series


First legEdit

First leg
Olimpia  2–0  Boca Juniors
Aquino   2'
Piazza   27'
Boca Juniors

Second legEdit

Second leg
Boca Juniors  0–0  Olimpia
Attendance: 65,000
Boca Juniors


  1. ^ Copa Libertadores 1979 by John Beuker and Pablo Ciullini on RSSSF
  2. ^ Olimpia campeón de la Copa Libertadores 1979 Archived 2019-03-21 at the Wayback Machine by Marcelo Daniel on Pasión Fútbol, 27 July 2012
  3. ^ El día que se rompió la hegemonía, ABC