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1977 Copa Libertadores

1977 Copa Libertadores
Tournament details
DatesMarch 9 – September 14
Teams21 (from 10 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Boca Juniors (1st title)
Runners-up Cruzeiro
Tournament statistics
Matches played75
Goals scored154 (2.05 per match)
Top scorer(s) Néstor Scotta (5)
1976
1978

The 1977 Copa Libertadores was the 18th edition of CONMEBOL's top club tournament. The tournament was won by Boca Juniors after defeating defending champions Cruzeiro for their first Copa Libertadores title.

1977 Copa Libertadores Intro articles: 3

Group stage

Groups are organized by countries, with two teams from two countries composing a group. The top team from each group moves onto the next round (semi-finals). Defending champions Cruzeiro received a bye to the second round.

Group 1

The teams from Group 1 were composed of the qualified teams from Argentina & Uruguay.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Boca Juniors 6 4 2 0 5 0 +5 10
River Plate 6 1 4 1 5 5 0 6
Defensor Sporting 6 1 3 2 5 7 -2 5
Peñarol 6 1 1 4 7 10 -3 3
  BOC RIV DEF PEÑ
Boca Juniors 1-0 2-0 1-0
River Plate 0-0 1-1 2-1
Def. Sporting 0-0 0-0 2-4
Peñarol 0-1 2-2 0-2

Group 2

The teams from Group 2 were composed of the qualified teams from Colombia & Bolivia.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Deportivo Cali 6 4 0 2 12 5 +7 8
Bolívar 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 7
Oriente Petrolero 6 2 1 3 6 7 -1 5
Atlético Nacional 6 2 0 4 5 14 -9 4
  BOL ORI ATL CAL
Bolívar 1-0 3-0 3-0
Oriente Pet. 0-0 4-0 1-0
Atl. Nacional 1-0 3-1 0-3
Deportivo Cali 3-0 3-0 3-1

Group 3

The teams from Group 3 were composed of the qualified teams from Brazil & Ecuador.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Internacional 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 9
El Nacional 6 3 1 2 6 6 0 7
Corinthians 6 2 1 3 10 6 +4 5
Deportivo Cuenca 6 1 1 4 3 12 -9 3
  COR INT CUE NAC
Corinthians 1-1 4-0 3-0
Internacional 1-0 3-1 2-0
Dep. Cuenca 2-1 0-2 0-2
El Nacional 2-1 2-0 0-0

Group 4

The teams from Group 4 were composed of the qualified teams from Chile & Paraguay.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Libertad 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 8
Universidad de Chile 6 3 0 3 3 6 -3 6
Everton 6 2 1 3 7 8 -1 5
Olimpia 6 1 3 2 5 6 -1 5
  EVER U LIB OLI
Everton 2-0 1-3 1-0
U. de Chile 1-0 1-0 1-0
Libertad 2-1 3-0 2-2
Olimpia 2-2 1-0 0-0

Group 5

The teams from Group 5 were composed of the qualified teams from Peru & Venezuela.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portuguesa 6 4 2 0 10 2 +8 10
Unión Huaral 6 2 2 2 5 6 -1 6
Estudiantes 6 3 0 3 6 8 -2 6
Sport Boys 6 0 2 4 3 8 -5 2
  SPO UNI EST POR
Sport Boys 1-1 1-3 1-2
Unión Huaral 1-0 2-1 1-1
Estudiantes 1-0 1-0 0-2
Portuguesa 0-0 2-0 3-0

1977 Copa Libertadores Group stage articles: 30

Semi-finals

The top finishers of each group in the first phase, plus the defending champions, are placed into two groups of three. The top finisher from each group play in the finals.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Boca Juniors 4 2 2 0 4 2 +2 6
Deportivo Cali 4 0 3 1 3 4 -1 3
Libertad 4 1 1 2 2 3 -1 3
  BOC CAL LIB
Boca Juniors 1-1 1-0
Deportivo Cali 1-1 0-0
Libertad 0-1 2-1

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cruzeiro 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6 7
Internacional 4 1 1 2 2 5 -3 3
Portuguesa 4 1 0 3 5 8 -3 2
  CRU INT POR
Cruzeiro 0-0 2-1
Internacional 0-1 2-1
Portuguesa 0-4 3-0

Finals

The winner is determined by points (i.e., whoever wins the most of two games); goal difference or aggregate score is not used. If the points are tied after two games, a single-game playoff at a neutral sight will be played. If the game is tied after regulation, a penalty shootout will determine the winner.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Boca Juniors 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 4
Cruzeiro 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 2
Boca Juniors 1 – 0 Cruzeiro
Veglio  3'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Cerullo (Uruguay)

Cruzeiro 1 – 0 Boca Juniors
Nelinho  76'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Orozco (Peru)

Boca Juniors 0 – 0 (a.e.t.) Cruzeiro
Penalties
Mouzo
Tesare
Zanabria
Pernía
Felman
5 - 4 Darcy Menezes
Neca
Morais
Livio
Vanderley
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Llobregat (Venezuela)
Copa Libertadores
1977 Champions

Boca Juniors
1st Title

1977 Copa Libertadores Finals articles: 16

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