1981 Copa Libertadores

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

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 de Mérida 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) Advances to First-place playoff match; (O) Playoff winner; advances to semi-finals


3 July 1981 Atletico Mineiro   2–2   Flamengo Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Éder   28', 63' Nunes   65'
Marinho   85'
Attendance: 63,153
Referee: José Roberto Wright (Brazil)
14 July 1981 Flamengo   5–2   Cerro Porteño Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Zico   20', 27'
Baroninho   47'
Nunes   62', 62'
Jimenes   62'
Julio Dos Santos   90'
Attendance: 25,967
Referee: Carlos Montalvan (Brazil)
24 July 1981 Flamengo   1–1   Olimpia Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Adilio   22' Solalinde   60' Attendance: 38,718
Referee: Abel Gnecco
7 August 1981 Flamengo   2–2   Atletico Mineiro Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Nunes   67'
Tita   69'
Palhinha   62'
Reinaldo   69'
Attendance: 62,763
Referee: Carlos Rosa Martins
11 August 1981 Cerro Porteño   2–4   Flamengo Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Acost   69'
Jimenes   72'
Baroninho   7'
Zico   58', 65', 70'
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Roque Cerullo
14 August 1981 Olimpia   0–0   Flamengo Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: José Martizez Bazan

First-place playoff match
21 August 1981
Flamengo   0–0   Atlético Mineiro Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Referee: José 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 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


2 October 1981 Deportivo Cali   0–1   Flamengo Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero, Cali
Nunes   1' Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Mário Lira
13 October 1981 Jorge Wilstermann   1–2   Flamengo Estadio Félix Capriles, Cochabamba
Melgar   53' Baroninho   13'
Adilio   64'
Referee: Enrique Labo
23 October 1981 Flamengo   3–0   Deportivo Cali Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Zico   9', 82'
Chiquinho   57'
Attendance: 28,847
Referee: Juan Cardelino
30 October 1981 Flamengo   4–1  Jorge Wilstermann Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Nunes   9'
Adilio   39'
Anselmo   87'
Chiquinho   90'
Tarborga   2' Attendance: 7,520
Referee: Jorge Orellana

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


30 September 1981 Peñarol   1–1   Nacional Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
De la Peña   Vargas  
28 October 1981 Cobreloa   4–2   Peñarol Estadio Municipal, Calama
Gómez   1'
Merello   30'   66' (P.K.)
Muñoz   68'
Paz   P.K.'
Vargas  
4 November 1981 Cobreloa   2–2   Nacional Estadio Municipal, Calama
Zico   9', 82'

FinalsEdit

13 November 1981 Flamengo   2–1   Cobreloa Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Zico   12', 30' (pen.) Merello   65' Attendance: 93,985
Referee: Esposito (Argentina)
20 November 1981 Cobreloa   1–0   Flamengo Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Merello   84' Attendance: 61,721
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)
23 November 1981 Flamengo   2–0
(4–2 agg.)
  Cobreloa Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Zico   18', 84' Attendance: 30,200
Referee: Roque Cerullo (Uruguay)

Man of the Match:

Assistant referees:

  •   Juan Cardelino
  •   Ramón Barreto

ReferencesEdit

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