1961 Copa Libertadores

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1961 Copa Libertadores
Tournament details
Dates April 2 - June 11
Teams 9
Final positions
Champions Chile Colo-Colo (1st title)
Runners-up Colombia Santa Fe
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 34 (2.43 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Osvaldo Panzutto 4 goals
1960
1962

The 1961 Copa de Campeones de América was the second season of the competition, South America's prized football tournament. Nine teams entered, two more than the previous season, with Venezuela not sending a representative. In order to further enhance the competition, CONMEBOL maintained the criteria of having regional clashes in order to take advantage of the cross-border rivalries.

San Lorenzo became the first and, so far, only time the defending champions did not qualify automatically to the next edition.

Preliminary Round[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerro Porteño Paraguay 4-1 Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann 2-0 2-1

First Round[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente Argentina 3-6 Uruguay Nacional 3-2 0-4
Santa Fe Colombia 1-0 Brazil Fortaleza 1-0 0-0
Universitario Peru 5-1 Ecuador Barcelona 3-0 2-1
Cerro Porteño Paraguay 1-3 Chile Colo-Colo 0-1 1-2

Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional Uruguay 1-3 Chile Colo-Colo 0-2 1-1
Universitario Peru 0-4 Colombia Santa Fe 0-2 0-2

Finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Colo-Colo Chile 5-1 Colombia Santa Fe 3-0 2-1
June 4, 1961
Colo-Colo Chile 3−0 Colombia Santa Fe
Toro Goal 13'
Moreno Goal 60'
Soto Goal 68'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: José Luis Praddaude (Argentina)

June 4, 1961
Santa Fe Colombia 1−2 Chile Colo-Colo
Panzutto Goal 89' Ortiz Goal 27'44'
Estadio El Campín, Bogota
Attendance: 35,00
Referee: José Luis Praddaude (Argentina)

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