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1978 Copa Libertadores

1978 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
DatesJune 27 – November 28
Teams21 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Boca Juniors (2nd title)
Runners-up Deportivo Cali
Tournament statistics
Matches played75
Goals scored179 (2.39 per match)
1977
1979

The 1978 edition of Copa Libertadores was won by Boca Juniors, of Argentina for the second straight year, after defeating Deportivo Cali of Colombia in the final.

1978 Copa Libertadores Intro articles: 2

Group stage

Boca Juniors were bye to the second round as holders.

Group 1 (Argentina, Ecuador)

Group 1 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
River Plate 6 2 4 0 7 1 +6 8 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Indepediente 6 3 2 1 6 2 +4 8
L.D.U. Quito 6 2 1 3 4 10 −6 5
El Nacional 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 3
Source:

Group 2 (Bolivia, Peru)

Group 2 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Alianza Lima 6 5 1 0 19 5 +14 11 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Sporting Cristal 6 3 1 2 9 9 0 7
The Strongest 6 2 0 4 7 12 −5 4
Oriente Petrolero 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 2
Source:

Group 3 (Brazil, Chile)

Group 3 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Atlético Mineiro 6 4 2 0 16 8 +8 10 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Unión Española 6 1 4 1 7 10 −3 6
São Paulo 6 1 3 2 6 7 −1 5
Palestino 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 3
Source:

Group 4 (Colombia, Uruguay)

Group 4 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Deportivo Cali 6 3 2 1 10 3 +7 8 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Peñarol 6 3 0 3 6 5 +1 6
Junior 6 1 4 1 4 5 −1 6
Danubio 6 1 2 3 2 9 −7 4
Source:

Group 5 (Paraguay, Venezuela)

Group 5 standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Cerro Porteño 6 3 3 0 7 4 +3 9 Qualified to the Semi-Finals
Portuguesa 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 6
Estudiantes 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 5
Libertad 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2 4
Source:

1978 Copa Libertadores Group stage articles: 30

Semi-Finals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Boca Juniors 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Qualified to the Final
River Plate 4 1 1 2 1 3 −2 3
Atlético Mineiro 4 1 0 3 3 6 −3 2
Source:

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Deportivo Cali 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 7 Qualified to the Final
Cerro Porteño 4 1 1 2 4 9 −5 3
Alianza Lima 4 1 0 3 7 10 −3 2
Source:

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Cali 0-4 Boca Juniors 0-0 0-4

Champion

 Copa Libertadores
1978 Winners 

Boca Juniors
2nd title

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