1994 Copa Libertadores Finals

The 1994 Copa Libertadores Final was a two-legged football match-up to determine the 1994 Copa Libertadores champion. The final was contested by Argentine club Vélez Sarsfield (that played its first final ever) and Brazilian São Paulo FC. The first leg, held in José Amalfitani Stadium, Vélez beat Sao Paulo 1–0 while in the second leg, held in Estádio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo was the winner by the same score.[1]

1994 Copa Libertadores Finals
Velez jugadores festejan libertadores.jpg
Players of Velez Sarsfield celebrating
Event1994 Copa Libertadores
(after both teams tied on points and goals, Vélez Sarsfield won the penalty shootout)
First leg
Date24 August 1994
VenueJosé Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
RefereeJosé Torres Cadena (Colombia)
Second leg
Date31 August 1994
VenueEstádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
RefereeErnesto Filippi (Uruguay)

As both teams equaled in points and goal difference, a penalty shoot-out was conducted to decide a champion. After striker Palhinha missed his shot, Vélez Sarsfield won on penalties their first Copa Libertadores trophy.[2][3][4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous finals app.
  Vélez Sarsfield None
  São Paulo 1974, 1992, 1993

Bold indicates winning years


José Amalfitani stadium (left) and Estadio do Morumbi, venues for the series

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

First leg
Vélez Sarsfield  1–0  São Paulo
Asad   35'
Vélez Sarsfield
São Paulo

Assistant referees:
 ? (Colombia)
 ? (Colombia)
Fourth official:


Second legEdit

Second leg
São Paulo  1–0  Vélez Sarsfield
Müller   33' (pen.)
São Paulo
Vélez Sarsfield

Assistant referees:
Júlio Matto (Uruguay)
Carlos Velázquez (Uruguay)
Fourth official:



  1. ^ Copa Libertadores 1994 by Juan Pablo Andrés, Pablo Ciullini and Frank Ballesteros on the RSSSF
  2. ^ Vélez campeón de la Copa Libertadores 1994 on Conmebol, 30 Aug 2015
  3. ^ A 10 años del Vélez campeón on Infobae, 30 Aug 2004
  4. ^ Vélez 1994 on El Gráfico, 7 May 2008
  5. ^ "Copa Libertadores 1994 » Final » Vélez Sársfield - São Paulo FC 1:0". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Copa Libertadores 1994 » Final » São Paulo FC - Vélez Sársfield 3:5(p)". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Sao Paulo vs Velez Sarsfield 1–0 (3-5p) Libertadores 1994 Final" (in Portuguese). youtube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 24 November 2014.