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1988 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 1988 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 32nd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. As the 1987 Copa União organized by the Clube dos 13 proved to be even more disastrously organized than the criticized 1986 edition, organized by the CBF, the 1988 featured the merging of both modules to feature the first ever tournament with real two divisions with promotion and relegation. The 1988 season began on September 2, 1988, and reached its end on February 19, 1989. The competition was won by Esporte Clube Bahia. Internacional's Nílson, with 15 goals, was the competition's top goal scorer.[1]

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1988
ChampionsBahia
1st Campeonato Brasileiro title
2nd Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Bahia
Internacional
1987
1989

OverviewEdit

It was performed by 24 teams, and Bahia won the championship. The four worst-placed teams, which were Bangu, Santa Cruz, Criciúma, and América-RJ, were relegated to the following year's second level.[1]

Competition formatEdit

First Phase
The 24 clubs were divided in two groups of 12 teams each. In the first stage all teams played against the ones of the opposite group. At the second stage, all teams played against the ones of their same group. A penalty shootout was played after the games that ended in a draw, the penalty shootout winner earned two points while the loser earned one point. The two best-placed clubs of each group in the first stage plus the two best-placed clubs of each group in the second stage qualified to the Second Phase.[1]
Second Phase
This phase was divided in Quarterfinals, Semifinals and the Final. Each round was played in two legs. An extra time match should happen after the second match in case of draw at goal difference. Teams with superior score on the First Phase had the benefit of qualifying or being the champions in case of a persisting draw after extra time. The penalty shootout rule was no longer applied on this phase at all.[1]

Participating clubsEdit

StandingsEdit

First phaseEdit

First stageEdit

Group A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD EP Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Fluminense 12 7 4 1 15 5 +10 2 27 Qualified to the second phase
2 Internacional 12 6 5 1 18 8 +10 4 27
3 Portuguesa 12 6 4 2 17 11 +6 2 24
4 Atlético Mineiro 12 6 3 3 10 8 +2 2 23
5 Flamengo 12 5 5 2 18 10 +8 3 23
6 São Paulo 12 6 2 4 7 8 −1 0 20
7 Sport 12 4 5 3 10 10 0 3 20
8 Vitória 12 4 3 5 10 13 −3 3 18
9 Goiás 12 3 5 4 9 12 −3 4 18
10 Atlético Paranaense 12 3 5 4 10 9 +1 2 16
11 Palmeiras 12 4 2 6 12 14 −2 1 15
12 Bangu 12 3 4 5 8 10 −2 2 15
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD EP Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vasco da Gama 12 7 3 2 19 11 +8 3 27 Qualified to the second phase
2 Grêmio 12 7 3 2 15 5 +10 0 24
3 Bahia 12 5 5 2 12 11 +1 3 23
4 Guarani 12 5 5 2 10 9 +1 2 22
5 Coritiba 12 3 4 5 8 11 −3 3 16
6 Santa Cruz 12 3 3 6 11 15 −4 3 15
7 Santos 12 3 4 5 10 9 +1 1 14
8 Botafogo 12 2 4 6 8 13 −5 2 12
9 Cruzeiro 12 2 5 5 10 15 −5 0 11
10 Corinthians 12 1 5 6 6 13 −7 2 10
11 Criciúma 12 1 3 8 5 16 −11 0 6
12 América-RJ 12 1 3 8 4 16 −12 0 6

Second stageEdit

Group A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD EP Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sport 11 5 3 3 10 10 0 3 21 Qualified to the second phase
2 Flamengo 11 6 2 3 14 9 +5 0 20
3 Portuguesa 11 6 1 4 11 10 +1 0 19
4 Internacional 11 4 5 2 17 15 +2 2 19
5 São Paulo 11 3 6 2 14 10 +4 4 19
6 Atlético Mineiro 11 2 7 2 12 14 −2 4 17
7 Palmeiras 11 3 5 3 9 8 +1 2 16
8 Goiás 11 2 6 3 12 9 +3 4 16
9 Atlético Paranaense 11 2 6 3 8 8 0 3 15
10 Bangu (R) 11 1 6 4 7 12 −5 4 13 Relegated
11 Vitória 11 3 3 5 11 17 −6 0 12
12 Fluminense 11 2 4 5 9 12 −3 1 11
Source:[citation needed]
(R) Relegated for being in the four last positions on the main standings.
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD EP Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vasco da Gama 11 6 5 0 15 3 +12 4 27
2 Cruzeiro 11 6 4 1 16 6 +10 1 23 Qualified to the second phase
3 Corinthians 11 5 4 2 15 9 +6 3 22
4 Bahia[a] 11 6 2 3 16 9 +7 1 21 Qualified to the second phase
5 Coritiba 11 5 3 3 12 6 +6 2 20
6 Botafogo 11 5 3 3 9 9 0 1 19
7 Santos 11 4 3 4 9 16 −7 2 17
8 Santa Cruz (R) 11 2 4 5 8 13 −5 2 12 Relegated
9 Grêmio 11 2 4 5 10 17 −7 2 12
10 Guarani 11 2 4 5 10 13 −3 0 10
11 Criciúma (R) 11 0 5 6 7 18 −11 3 8 Relegated
12 América-RJ (R) 11 1 3 7 7 15 −8 1 7
Source:[citation needed]
(R) Relegated for being in the four last positions on the main standings.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Vasco da Gama had been qualified already and ended the stage on the qualifying zone again, Bahia was given the 8th spot to the second phase for having the highest points score between the non-qualified teams.

Second phaseEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
1 Vasco da Gama 0 2  
8 Fluminense* 1 1  
  Fluminense 0 1  
  Bahia 0 2  
4 Bahia* 1 0
5 Sport 1 0  
  Bahia 2 0  
  Internacional 1 0  
3 Flamengo 0 0  
6 Grêmio 0 1  
  Grêmio 0 1
  Internacional 0 2  
2 Internacional 0 2
7 Cruzeiro 0 0  

*Fluminense defeated Vasco da Gama on Extra Time by 2-0.

*Bahia defeated Sport after two draws for having a superior score point on the first phase. Extra time was 0-0.

The finalEdit

Bahia2 – 1Internacional
Bobô   26'   50' Leomir   19'
Attendance: 90,508

Bahia: Ronaldo; Tarantini, João Marcelo, Claudir and Edinho; Paulo Rodrigues, Zé Carlos and Bobô; Osmar, Charles (Sandro) and Marquinhos. Head coach: Evaristo de Macedo.

Internacional: Taffarel; Luiz Carlos Winck (Diego Aguirre), Aguirregaray, Nenê and João Luís; Norberto, Luís Carlos Martins and Leomir; Maurício (Hélder), Nílson and Edu. Head coach: Abel Braga.


Internacional0 – 0Bahia

Internacional: Taffarel; Luiz Carlos Winck, Aguirregaray, Norton and Casemiro; Norberto, Luis Fernando and Luís Carlos Martins; Maurício (Hélder), Nílson and Edu. Head coach: Abel Braga.

Bahia: Ronaldo; Tarantini, João Marcelo, Claudir (Newmar) and Paulo Róbson; Paulo Rodrigues, Zé Carlos and Bobô (Osmar); Gil, Charles and Marquinhos. Head coach: Evaristo de Macedo.


Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD EP Pts
1 Bahia 29 13 11 5 33 23 +10 4 54
2 Internacional 29 12 13 4 40 26 +14 6 55
3 Fluminense 27 10 9 8 27 21 +6 3 42
4 Grêmio 27 10 9 8 27 24 +3 2 41
5 Vasco da Gama 25 14 8 3 36 16 +20 7 57
6 Flamengo 25 11 8 6 32 20 +12 3 44
7 Sport 25 9 10 6 21 21 0 6 43
8 Cruzeiro 25 8 10 7 26 23 +3 1 35
9 Portuguesa 23 12 5 6 28 21 +7 2 43
10 Atlético Mineiro 23 8 10 5 22 22 0 6 40
11 São Paulo 23 9 8 6 21 18 +3 4 39
12 Coritiba 23 8 7 8 20 17 +3 5 36
13 Goiás 23 5 11 7 21 21 0 8 34
14 Guarani 23 7 9 7 20 22 −2 2 32
15 Corinthians 23 6 9 8 21 22 −1 5 32
16 Palmeiras 23 7 7 9 21 22 −1 3 31
17 Santos 23 7 7 9 19 25 −6 3 31
18 Botafogo 23 7 7 9 17 22 −5 3 31
19 Atlético Paranaense 23 5 11 7 18 17 +1 5 31
20 Vitória 23 7 6 10 21 30 −9 3 30
21 Bangu 23 4 10 9 15 22 −7 6 28
22 Santa Cruz 23 5 7 11 19 28 −9 5 27
23 Criciúma 23 1 8 14 12 34 −22 3 14
24 América-RJ 23 2 6 15 11 31 −20 1 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Campeonato Brasileiro 1988" (in Portuguese). Bola na Área. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved September 21, 2008.

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