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The 1988 Supercopa Libertadores was the inaugural year of the competition. The tournament was open to all the past winners of the Copa Libertadores. It commenced on 10 February and concluded on 18 June. A total of 13 football clubs entered the first round draw.

1988 Supercopa Libertadores
1988 Supercopa Libertadores João Havelange
Tournament details
DatesFebruary 10 – June 18
Teams13 (from 4 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina Racing (1st title)
Runners-upBrazil Cruzeiro
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored52 (2.17 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay Sergio Oliveira
Uruguay Antonio Alzamendi
(4 goals)
1989

It was won by Argentinian side Racing over Brazilian side Cruzeiro 3–2 on aggregate after a two-legged final. The tournament's top scorer was Sergio Oliveira of Nacional and Antonio Alzamendi of River Plate with 4 goals each.

Qualified teamsEdit

Up until the beginning of 1988, thirteen teams had won the Copa Libertadores at least once since its inaugural season in 1960.

Team First won
  Peñarol 1960
  Santos 1962
  Independiente 1964
  Racing 1967
  Estudiantes 1968
  Nacional 1971
  Cruzeiro 1976
  Boca Juniors 1977
  Olimpia 1979
  Flamengo 1981
  Grêmio 1983
  Argentinos Juniors 1985
  River Plate 1986

Knockout bracketEdit

  First round Quarter-finals* Semi-finals Finals
                                     
  River Plate 0 4  
  Olimpia 2 0  
    River Plate 0 3  
      Gremio 1 1  
  Gremio 0 2
  Boca Juniors 1 0  
    River Plate 1 1  
      Racing 2 1  
       
       
    Racing 2 0
      Santos 0 0  
     
       
    Racing 2 1
    Cruzeiro 1 1
  Peñarol 1 0  
  Argentinos Juniors 0 2  
    Argentinos Juniors 0 0  
      Cruzeiro 1 1  
  Cruzeiro 2 1
  Independiente 1 0  
    Cruzeiro 2 1
      Nacional 3 0  
  Flamengo 1 3  
  Estudiantes 1 0  
    Flamengo 0 0
      Nacional 3 2  
     

* Although Racing and Santos FC played in a first round tie, their series was placed in the quarterfinals due to the winner Racing getting a bye to the semifinal.

First stageEdit

The matches were played from 10 February to 20 April. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente   1–3   Cruzeiro 1–2 0–1
Peñarol   1–2   Argentinos Juniors 1–0 0–2
Estudiantes   1–4   Flamengo 1–1 0–3
Olimpia   2–4   River Plate 2–0 0–4
Boca Juniors   1–2   Grêmio 1–0 0–2
Racing   2–0   Santos 2–0 0–0
  • Nacional received a bye to the quarter-finals.

Quarter-finalsEdit

The matches were played from 28 April to 18 May. Racing Club received a bye into the next round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cruzeiro   2–0   Argentinos Juniors 1–0 1–0
Nacional   5–0   Flamengo 3–0 2–0
Grêmio   2–4   River Plate 1–1 1–3

Semi-finalsEdit

The matches were played from 25 May to 3 June.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional   3–3 (a)   Cruzeiro 3–2 0–1
Racing   3–2   River Plate 2–1 1–1

FinalsEdit


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