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The Copa do Brasil 1998 was the 10th staging of the Copa do Brasil.

1998 Copa do Brasil
Copa do Brasil 1998
Country Brazil
DatesJanuary 20 - May 30
Teams42
ChampionsPalmeiras (SP)
Runners-upCruzeiro (MG)
Matches played75
Goals scored233 (3.11 per match)
1997
1999

The competition started on January 20, 1998, and concluded on May 30, 1998, with the second leg of the final, held at the Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo, in which Palmeiras lifted the trophy for the first time with a 2-0 victory over Cruzeiro.

Romário, of Flamengo, with 7 goals, was the competition's topscorer.

FormatEdit

The preliminary round was disputed by 20 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
ABC (RN) 1-4 Fluminense (RJ) 1-4 -
Ji-Paraná (RO) 2-5 América (MG) 2-3 0-2
Villa Nova (MG) 5-6 Santos (SP) 3-4 2-2
Operário (MS) 0-4 Flamengo (RJ) 0-0 0-4
Remo (PA) 2-5 Portuguesa (SP) 2-0 0-5
Amapá (AP) 3-3 Baré (RR) 1-1 2-2
CSA (AL) 0-4 Palmeiras (SP) 0-1 0-3
Vila Nova (GO) 2-1 Coritiba (PR) 2-1 0-0
Linhares (ES) 1-1 América (RN) 0-0 1-1
Avaí (SC) 2-6 Atlético (MG) 1-1 1-5

Knockout StagesEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 Alvorada (TO) 1 0
32 Atlético (MG) 2 7
Atlético (MG) 1 0
Paraná (PR) 1 1
17 Fluminense (RJ) 0
16 Paraná (PR) 2
Paraná (PR) 0 0
Santos (SP) 1 1
9 Goiás (GO) 2
24 Santos (SP) 5
Santos (SP) 3 5
Bahia (BA) 3 2
25 Botafogo (PB) 2 2
8 Bahia (BA) 3 1
Santos (SP) 1 2
Palmeiras (SP) 1 2
5 São Raimundo (AM) 0 0
28 Botafogo (RJ) 1 4
Botafogo (RJ) 2 0
Palmeiras (SP) 1 1
21 Ceará (CE) 1 0
12 Palmeiras (SP) 1 6
Palmeiras (SP) 2 1
Sport (PE) 0 1
13 Portuguesa (SP) 2 2
20 Sport (PE) 1 4
Sport (PE) 3 2
América (MG) 3 1
29 América (MG) 1 0 (pen: 4)
4 Internacional (RS) 0 1 (pen: 2)
Palmeiras (SP) 0 2
Cruzeiro (MG) 1 0
3 Gama (DF) 2
30 Flamengo (RJ) 4
Flamengo (RJ) 2 0
Vitória (BA) 5 5
19 Operário (MT) 2 1
14 Vitória (BA) 2 3
Vitória (BA) 0 1
Cruzeiro (MG) 2 0
11 Amapá (AP) 1
22 Cruzeiro (MG) 7
Cruzeiro (MG) 3 1
Corinthians (SP) 1 1
27 Itabaiana (SE) 0
6 Corinthians (SP) 3
Cruzeiro (MG) 2 0
Vasco (RJ) 0 0
7 Rio Branco (AC) 0
26 Vila Nova (GO) 2
Vila Nova (GO) 0 0
Vasco (RJ) 0 2
23 Picos (PI) 1 0
10 Vasco (RJ) 1 8
Vasco (RJ) 1 4
São Paulo (SP) 1 3
15 Sampaio Corrêa (MA) 0 0
18 São Paulo (SP) 0 4
São Paulo (SP) 2 2
Grêmio (RS) 0 0
31 Linhares (ES) 0 0
2 Grêmio (RS) 0 2
Copa do Brasil
1998 Winners
 
Palmeiras
First Title

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