1997 Copa do Brasil

The Copa do Brasil 1997 was the 9th staging of the Copa do Brasil.

1997 Copa do Brasil
Copa do Brasil 1997
Country Brazil
DatesFebruary 18 - May 22
Teams45
ChampionsGrêmio (RS)
Runners-upFlamengo (RJ)
Matches played78
Goals scored267 (3.42 per match)
1996
1998

The competition started on February 18, 1997, and concluded on May 22, 1997, with the second leg of the final, held at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, in which Grêmio lifted the trophy for the third time after a 2-2 draw with Flamengo.

Paulo Nunes, of Grêmio, with 9 goals, was the competition's topscorer.

FormatEdit

The preliminary round was disputed by 26 clubs, while the first stage was disputed by 32 clubs, including the ones qualified from the preliminary stage. The competition was disputed in a knock-out format. In the preliminary stage and in the first round if the away team won the first leg with an advantage of at least two goals, the second leg was not played and the club automatically qualified to the next round. The following rounds were played over two legs and the away goals rule was used.

Competition stagesEdit

Preliminary RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bacabal (MA) WO Fortaleza (CE) WO -
Guará (DF) 0-7 Internacional (RS) 0-7 -
Mixto (MT) 0-3 Corinthians (SP) 0-3 -
Ypiranga (AP) 1-5 Remo (PA) 1-0 0-5
CSA (AL) 2-6 Atlético (PR) 2-6 -
Operário (MS) 3-8 Santa Cruz (PE) 2-2 1-6
Desportiva (ES) 2-6 Santos (SP) 1-1 1-5
Paysandu (PA) 2-4 Vila Nova (GO) 2-1 0-3
Santa Cruz (PB) 0-4 Fluminense (RJ) 0-4 -
Rio Branco (AC) 4-3 Baré (RR) 3-2 1-1
Kaburé (TO) 1-9 Portuguesa (SP) 1-1 0-8
Ji-Paraná (RO) 1-3 Botafogo (RJ) 1-3 -
América (MG) 1-3 Bahia (BA) 1-1 0-2

Knockout StagesEdit

1st Round 2nd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 Sergipe (SE) 3
32 Vasco (RJ) 5
Vasco (RJ) 1 3
Atlético (PR) 3 4
17 Atlético (PR) 3 1
16 Sport (PE) 0 1
Atlético (PR) 2 2
Corinthians (SP) 1 6
9 Corinthians (SP) 2 0 (pen: 5)
24 Juventude (RS) 0 2 (pen: 3)
Corinthians (SP) 1 1
Atlético (MG) 0 1
25 Remo (PA) 3 2
8 Atlético (MG) 3 3
Corinthians (SP) 1 1
Grêmio (RS) 2 1
5 América (RN) 1 0
28 Portuguesa (SP) 0 3
Portuguesa (SP) 1 1
Grêmio (RS) 2 1
21 Fortaleza (CE) 2 1
12 Grêmio (RS) 3 3
Grêmio (RS) 2 3
Vitória (BA) 0 3
13 Botafogo (RJ) 0
20 Vitória (BA) 3
Vitória (BA) 2 2
São Paulo (SP) 1 2
29 Vila Nova (GO) 2 0
4 São Paulo (SP) 3 2
Grêmio (RS) 0 2
Flamengo (RJ) 0 2
3 Figueirense (SC) 0 2
30 Santos (SP) 1 3
Santos (SP) 2 0 (pen: 2)
Internacional (RS) 0 2 (pen: 3)
19 Paraná (PR) 1 0
14 Internacional (RS) 1 3
Internacional (RS) 1 0
Flamengo (RJ) 1 1
11 Nacional (AM) 2
22 Flamengo (RJ) 6
Flamengo (RJ) 1 5
Rio Branco (AC) 2 1
27 Rio Branco (AC) 1 1
6 Goiás (GO) 0 2
Flamengo (RJ) 2 1
Palmeiras (SP) 0 0
7 Bahia (BA)) 2 0
26 Coritiba (PR) 2 1
Coritiba (PR) 0 2
Palmeiras (SP) 1 4
23 River (PI) 0 1
10 Palmeiras (SP) 0 7
Palmeiras (SP) 5 5
Ceará (CE) 2 0
15 Ceará (CE) 1 0
18 Fluminense (RJ) 0 0
Ceará (CE) 3 1
Santa Cruz (PE) 2 0
31 Santa Cruz (PE) 1 1
2 Cruzeiro (MG) 1 0
Copa do Brasil
1997 Winners
 
Grêmio
Third Title

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