1990 Copa Libertadores

The Copa Libertadores 1990 was won by Club Olimpia after defeating Barcelona Sporting Club with a 3-1 aggregate in the finals. One of the players for Olimpia was legendary goalkeeper Ever Hugo Almeida, who retired from professional football the following year.

1990 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
DatesFebruary 25 – October 10
Teams19 (from 9 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsParaguay Olimpia (2nd title)
Runners-upEcuador Barcelona
Tournament statistics
Matches played83
Goals scored184 (2.22 per match)
Top scorer(s)Paraguay Adriano Samaniego (7 Goals)
1989
1991

Group stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Emelec 6 6 2 2 2 9 8 1
  The Strongest 6 6 3 0 3 8 7 1
  Barcelona 6 6 2 2 2 6 7 -1
  Oriente Petrolero 6 6 2 2 2 6 7 -1
March 14, 1990
The Strongest 2–0 Oriente Petrolero
Barcelona 0–0 Emelec
March 20, 1990
The Strongest 4–3 Emelec
March 23, 1990
Oriente Petrolero 1–0 Emelec
March 27, 1990
Barcelona 2–1 Oriente Petrolero
March 30, 1990
Emelec 2–2 Oriente Petrolero
April 4, 1990
Oriente Petrolero 1–0 The Strongest
Emelec 3–1 Barcelona
April 10, 1990
The Strongest 2–1 Barcelona
April 14, 1990
Oriente Petrolero 1–1 Barcelona
April 17, 1990
Barcelona 1–0 The Strongest
April 20, 1990
Emelec 1–0 The Strongest
Third place playoff
May 9, 1990
Barcelona 3–1 Oriente Petrolero
May 16, 1990
Oriente Petrolero 3(4)–2(5) Barcelona

Group 2Edit

  • Note: The other two Colombian teams that qualified for the tournament withdrew due to logistical issues, as CONEMBOL banned Colombia from hosting matches due to threats made by drug lords to referees in the previous tournament in 1989. The champion, Atletico Nacional of Medellín, had a bye to the second round as the current champion, but had to play their home games in Chile for this tournament.
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Independiente 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 1
  River Plate 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1
March 25, 1990
River Plate 0–0 Independiente
April 1, 1990
Independiente 1–0 River Plate

Group 3Edit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Colo-Colo 8 6 4 0 2 11 7 4
  Universidad Católica 7 6 2 3 1 6 4 2
  Unión Huaral 5 6 1 3 2 5 9 -4
  Sporting Cristal 4 6 1 2 3 4 6 -2
April 11, 1990
Universidad Católica 2–1 Colo Colo
Sporting Cristal 0–0 Union Huaral
April 17, 1990
Sporting Cristal 0–0 Universidad Católica
April 20, 1990
Union Huaral 1–0 Universidad Católica
April 24, 1990
Sporting Cristal 1–2 Colo Colo
April 27, 1990
Union Huaral 1–1 Colo Colo
May 4, 1990
Colo Colo 0–0 Universidad Católica
Union Huaral 0–3 Sporting Cristal
May 8, 1990
Universidad Católica 2–0 Sporting Cristal
May 12, 1990
Colo Colo 2–0 Sporting Cristal
May 15, 1990
Colo Colo 3–1 Union Huaral
May 18, 1990
Universidad Católica 2–2 Union Huaral

Group 4Edit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Progreso 7 6 2 3 1 7 4 3
  Defensor Sporting 7 6 2 3 1 5 3 2
  Pepeganga Margarita 6 6 3 0 3 4 5 -1
  Mineros 4 6 1 2 3 5 9 -4
February 25, 1990
Def. Sporting 0–0 Progreso
Mineros 1–0 Pepeganga
March 4, 1990
Mineros 1–3 Progreso
March 7, 1990
Pepeganga 1–0 Progreso
March 11, 1990
Pepeganga 1–0 Def. Sporting
March 14, 1990
Mineros 0–0 Def. Sporting
March 21, 1990
Progreso 1–1 Def. Sporting
Pepeganga 2–1 Mineros
March 26, 1990
Progreso 1–1 Mineros
Def. Sporting 1–0 Pepeganga
March 29, 1990
Progreso 2–0 Pepeganga
Def. Sporting 3–1 Mineros

First Place Playoff Match CA Progreso beat Defensor Sporting 4-0 to decide the first team in the group.

Group 5Edit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Olimpia 7 6 3 1 2 9 8 1
  Cerro Porteño 6 6 2 2 2 8 8 0
  Vasco da Gama 6 6 2 2 2 5 5 0
  Grêmio 5 6 1 3 2 5 6 -1
March 14, 1990
Grêmio 2–0 Vasco
Olimpia 2–1 Cerro Porteño
March 27, 1990
Olimpia 1–0 Grêmio
March 30, 1990
Cerro Porteño 3–1 Grêmio
April 3, 1990
Olimpia 2–1 Vasco
April 6, 1990
Cerro Porteño 1–1 Vasco
April 18, 1990
Vasco 0–0 Grêmio
Cerro Porteño 3–2 Olimpia
April 24, 1990
Grêmio 2–2 Olimpia
Vasco 2–0 Cerro Porteño
April 27, 1990
Vasco 1–0 Olimpia
Grêmio 0–0 Cerro Porteño

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Universidad Católica   4–2   The Strongest 3–1 1–1
Colo-Colo   3–3 (4–5 p)   Vasco da Gama 0–0 3–3
Cerro Porteño   0–1   Atlético Nacional 0–0 0–1
Defensor Sporting   2–4   River Plate 1–2 1–2
Pepeganga Margarita   0–9   Independiente 0–6 0–3
Unión Huaral   1–2   Emelec 1–0 0–2
Barcelona   4–2   Progreso 2–0 2–2
Olimpia   bye1

1 Olimpia had been drawn to face the third-placed team from Group 2, but that group was reduced to two teams after the withdrawal of Colombian teams.

Quarter-finalsEdit

  • Note: Second leg between Vasco da Gama and Atlético Nacional was a replay in Santiago (Chile). The original match ended with a victory by 2-0 for Atlético Nacional, but it was annulled following a protest by Vasco da Gama complaining of pressure on the referee by local drug lords.
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vasco da Gama   0–1   Atlético Nacional 0–0 0–1
Emelec   0–1   Barcelona 0–0 0–1
River Plate   3–1   Independiente 2–0 1–1
Olimpia   6–4   Universidad Católica 2–0 4–4

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate   1–1 (3–4 p)   Barcelona 1–0 0–1
Olimpia   4–4 (2–1 p)   Atlético Nacional 2–1 2–3

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olimpia   3–1   Barcelona 2–0 1–1

First legEdit

Olimpia  2–0  Barcelona
Report

Second legEdit

Barcelona  1–1  Olimpia
Report

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