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The 1981 Copa Libertadores was won by Flamengo of Brazil, who beat Cobreloa of Chile in the finals.

1981 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
DatesMarch 18 – November 23, 1981
Teams21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil Flamengo (1st title)
Runners-upChile Cobreloa
Tournament statistics
Matches played77
Goals scored221 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Zico (11 goals)
1980
1982

Contents

Group stageEdit

Nacional received a bye to the second round as 1980 title holders.

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Deportivo Cali 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 8
  River Plate 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 7
  Rosario Central 6 3 0 3 11 7 +4 6
  Junior 6 1 1 4 3 14 −11 3

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Peñarol 6 5 1 0 13 3 +10 11
  Bella Vista 6 4 1 1 16 5 +11 9
  Estudiantes 6 0 2 4 5 14 −9 2
  Portuguesa 6 0 2 4 1 13 −12 2

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Flamengo (A, O) 6 2 4 0 14 9 +5 8
  Atlético Mineiro (A) 6 2 4 0 8 6 +2 8
  Cerro Porteño 6 1 2 3 9 12 −3 4
  Olimpia 6 0 4 2 1 5 −4 4
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to First-place play-off match; (O) Play-off winner; advanced to semi-finals.
First-place play-off match Score
  Flamengo 0
  Atlético Mineiro 0
  • Match awarded to Flamengo after 37 minutes because Atlético had six players left after five sendings-off. The game was 0–0 at the time of stoppage. The referee was Jose Roberto Wright.

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  The Strongest 6 4 0 2 13 9 +4 8
  Jorge Wilstermann 6 4 0 2 9 9 0 8
  Barcelona 6 3 0 3 8 8 0 6
  Técnico Universitário 6 1 0 5 11 15 −4 2
First-place play-off match Score
  The Strongest 1
  Jorge Wilstermann 4

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cobreloa 6 3 3 0 14 3 +11 9
  Sporting Cristal 6 3 2 1 9 11 −2 8
  Universidad de Chile 6 2 2 2 8 6 +2 6
  Atlético Torino 6 0 1 5 5 16 −11 1

Semi-finalsEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Flamengo (A) 4 4 0 0 10 2 +8 8
  Deportivo Cali 4 1 1 2 2 5 −3 3
  Jorge Wilstermann 4 0 1 3 3 8 −5 1
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to finals.

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cobreloa 4 3 1 0 9 5 +4 7
  Nacional 4 0 3 1 5 6 −1 3
  Peñarol 4 0 2 2 4 7 −3 2

FinalsEdit

Man of the Match:

Assistant referees:

  •   Juan Cardelino
  •   Ramón Barreto

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