1995 Copa CONMEBOL Finals

The 1995 Copa CONMEBOL Finals were the final match series to decide the winner of the 1995 Copa CONMEBOL, a continental cup competition organised by CONMEBOL. The final was contested by Argentine club Rosario Central and Brazilian Clube Atlético Mineiro.[1]

1995 Copa CONMEBOL Finals
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Rosario Central, champions
Event1995 Copa CONMEBOL
(on aggregate; Rosario Central
won 4–3 on penalties)
First leg
DateDecember 12, 1995
VenueMineirão, Minas Gerais
RefereeOscar Velázquez (Paraguay)
Attendance55,000
Second leg
DateDecember 19, 1995
VenueGigante de Arroyito, Rosario
Attendance45,000
← 1994
1996

Played under a two-legged tie system, Atlético Mineiro won the first leg held in Mineirão Stadium in Minas Gerais, while Rosario Central won the second leg at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito. As both matches had similar scores (4–0), a penalty shoot-out was carried out to decide a champion. Rosario Central won 4–3 on penalties, thus the club from Rosario achieved its first international title.[1]

The performance of Rosario Central was highly praised by the Argentine media,[2][3] which recognised how the team overcame to the big defeat in the first leg to force a penalty shoot out and finally to win the Cup. "Huge achievement" was the most used term for that victory,[4] which is regarded by Rosario Central fans as one of their greatest achievements ever.[5]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous final app.
  Rosario Central (none)
  Atlético Mineiro 1992
  • Bold indicates winning years

VenuesEdit

Mineirao (left) and Gigante de Arroyito, venues for the series

Road to the finalEdit

Notes
  • QF = quarterfinal
  • SF = semifinal

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

Final – First leg
Atlético Mineiro  4–0  Rosario Central
Ézio   7'
Cairo   54'
Paulo Roberto   59'
Elpídio Silva   88'
Report
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Óscar Velázquez (Paraguay)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At. Mineiro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rosario Central
GK 1   Cláudio Taffarel (c)
DF   Alcir
DF 15   Ademir
DF 4   Ronaldo Guiaro
DF 6   Paulo Roberto
MF 25   Éder Lopes
MF 8   Doriva
MF   Cairo  
MF 11   Leandro Tavares
FW 7   Renaldo  
FW 9   Ézio  
Substitutes:
FW   Elpídio Silva  
MF   Carlos  
MF   Julio César  
Manager:
  Procópio Cardoso
GK 12   Roberto Bonano
DF 4   Diego Ordóñez  
DF 6   Federico Lussenhoff
DF 2   Horacio Carbonari
DF 15   Patricio Graff
MF 22   Eduardo Coudet
MF 5   Christian Daniele
MF 10   Omar Palma (c)
MF 11   Raúl Gordillo
MF 20   Pablo A. Sánchez
FW 9   Rubén da Silva
Substitutes:
FW 17   Martín Cardetti  
Manager:
  Ángel Tulio Zof

Second legEdit

Final – Second leg
Rosario Central  4–0  Atlético Mineiro
Da Silva   23'
Carbonari   39', 88'
Cardetti   40'
Report
Penalties
  • Palma  
  • Pobersnik  
  • Carbonari  
  • Colusso  
  • Da Silva  
4–3
  •   Doriva
  •   Tavares
  •   Guiaro
  •   Taffarel
  •   Euller
Attendance: 45,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rosario Central
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At. Mineiro
GK 12   Roberto Bonano
DF 4   Diego Ordóñez  
DF 2   Horacio Carbonari
DF 6   Federico Lussenhoff
DF 15   Patricio Graff
MF 22   Eduardo Coudet  
MF 10   Omar Palma (c)
MF 11   Raúl Gordillo  
MF 20   Pablo A. Sánchez
FW 9   Rubén da Silva
MF 17   Martín Cardetti
Substitutes:
DF 12   Cristian Colusso  
MF 12   Cristian Daniele  
FW 18   Mario Pobersnik  
Manager:
  Ángel Tulio Zof
GK 1   Cláudio Taffarel (c)
DF 2   Dinho
DF 15   Ademir
DF 4   Ronaldo Guiaro
DF 6   Paulo Roberto
MF 25   Éder Lopes
MF 8   Doriva
MF 5   Carlos  
MF 11   Leandro Tavares
FW 7   Renaldo  
FW 9   Ézio  
Substitutes:
DF 14   Dedé  
MF 19   Gutemberg  
GK 16   Euller  
Manager:
  Procópio Cardoso

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Copa Conmebol 1995 by Juan Pablo Andrés, Pablo Ciullini and Julio Bovi Diogo on the RSSSF
  2. ^ El milagro en la Conmebol del 95 on ElCiudadanoweb by Franco Scala, 19 Dec 2018
  3. ^ Una hazaña extraordinaria by Eduardo Bolaños on Conmebol, 19 Dec 2014
  4. ^ Una hazaña gigante by Gustavo Ferrato on IAM noticias, 19 Dec 2020
  5. ^ Hazaña y festejo gigante en Arroyito by Juan Manuel Collazo on TyC Sports, 6 Dec 2018