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The 1996 Supercopa Libertadores was the ninth season of the Supercopa Libertadores, a club football tournament for past Copa Libertadores winners. Vélez Sarsfield won the competition for the first time, defeating Cruzeiro 3–0 on aggregate in the final.

1996 Supercopa Libertadores
1996 Supercopa Libertadores
1996 Supercopa Sudamericana João Havelange
Tournament details
Dates21 August – 4 December
Teams17 (from 6 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina Vélez Sarsfield (1st title)
Runners-upBrazil Cruzeiro
Tournament statistics
Matches played34
Goals scored82 (2.41 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Patricio Camps
(4 goals)
1995
1997

TeamsEdit

Association Team (Berth) Entry stage Qualification method
  Argentina
7 berths
Independiente (Argentina 1) Preliminary round 1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1984 Copa Libertadores champions
Estudiantes de La Plata (Argentina 2) 1968, 1969, 1970 Copa Libertadores champions
River Plate (Argentina 3) 1986, 1996 Copa Libertadores champions
Boca Juniors (Argentina 4) 1977, 1978 Copa Libertadores champions
Vélez Sarsfield (Argentina 5) 1994 Copa Libertadores champions
Argentinos Juniors (Argentina 6) 1985 Copa Libertadores champions
Racing de Avellaneda (Argentina 7) 1967 Copa Libertadores champions
  Brazil
5 berths
Grêmio (Brazil 1) 1983, 1995 Copa Libertadores champions
São Paulo (Brazil 2) 1992, 1993 Copa Libertadores champions
Santos (Brazil 3) 1962, 1963 Copa Libertadores champions
Flamengo (Brazil 4) 1981 Copa Libertadores champions
Cruzeiro (Brazil 5) 1976 Copa Libertadores champions
  Chile
1 berth
Colo-Colo (Chile 1) 1991 Copa Libertadores champions
  Colombia
1 berth
Atlético Nacional (Colombia 1) 1989 Copa Libertadores champions
  Paraguay
1 berth
Olimpia (Paraguay 1) 1979, 1990 Copa Libertadores champions
  Uruguay
2 berths
Peñarol (Uruguay 1) 1960, 1961, 1966, 1982, 1987 Copa Libertadores champions
Nacional (Uruguay 2) 1971, 1980, 1988 Copa Libertadores champions

Preliminary roundEdit

The matches were played from 21 August to 2 October.

With 17 teams taking part, the first round consisted of 7 two-legged and a round robin group consisting of the remaining 3 teams.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Peñarol   1–5   Santos 1–2 0–3
Independiente   0–1   Flamengo 0–0 0–1
River Plate   3–4   Atlético Nacional 2–2 1–2
Olimpia   3–3 (5–3 p)   São Paulo 2–1 1–2
Estudiantes de La Plata   3–6   Colo-Colo 2–4 1–2
Nacional   2–4   Cruzeiro 1–1 1–3
Grêmio   3–4   Vélez Sarsfield 3–3 0–1
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Argentinos Juniors   0–2   Boca Juniors
Argentinos Juniors   0–1   Racing de Avellaneda
Boca Juniors   1–1   Racing de Avellaneda
Racing   1–2   Argentinos Juniors
Boca Juniors   3–0   Argentinos Juniors
Racing de Avellaneda   0–0   Boca Juniors
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1   Boca Juniors 4 2 2 0 6 1 +5 8 Quarterfinals
2   Racing de Avellaneda 4 1 3 0 2 1 +1 6
3   Argentinos Juniors 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1

Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Knockout phaseEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                   
  Boca Juniors 0 1 1 (6)  
  Cruzeiro (pen.) 0 1 1 (7)  
    Cruzeiro 3 4 7  
    Colo-Colo 2 0 2  
  Flamengo 1 0 1
  Colo-Colo 1 1 2  
    Cruzeiro 0 0 0
    Vélez Sarsfield 1 2 3
  Santos (pen.) 2 1 3 (7)  
  Atlético Nacional 0 3 3 (6)  
    Santos 1 1 2
    Vélez Sarsfield 2 1 3  
  Vélez Sarsfield 3 1 4
  Olimpia 0 0 0  

QuarterfinalsEdit

The matches were played from 16 October to 24 October.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos   3–3 (7-6 p)   Atlético Nacional 2–0 1–3
Vélez Sarsfield   4–0   Olimpia 3–0 1–0
Flamengo   1–2   Colo-Colo 1–1 0–1
Boca Juniors   1–1 (6-7 p)   Cruzeiro 0–0 1–1

SemifinalsEdit

The matches were played from 30 October to 14 November.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cruzeiro   7–2   Colo-Colo 3–2 4–0
Santos   2–3   Vélez Sarsfield 1–2 1–1

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cruzeiro   0–3   Vélez Sársfield 0–1 0–2

Vélez Sarsfield won 3–0 on aggregate.

1996 Supercopa
Libertadores Winners
 
Vélez Sársfield
First Title

See alsoEdit

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