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1971 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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Runners-up  Alajuelense
Dates  22 Aug 1971 – 19 Apr 1972
Champion  Cruz Azul
Teams  22
1971 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
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The 1971 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 7th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CONCACAF region (North America, Central America and the Caribbean), the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. It determined that year's club champion of association football in the CONCACAF region.

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It was played from 22 August 1971 till 19 April 1972 under the home/away match system.

The teams were split into 3 zones (North American, Central American and Caribbean), each one qualifying two teams to the final tournament, played for the first time in a group system. After the end of the group a playoff match had to be played because two teams ended with the same points in the lead of the group.

Club Deportivo Cruz Azul from Mexico won the final, and became for the third time in its history CONCACAF champion.

North American Zone

  • Cruz Azul advances to the final tournament.
  • Rochester Lancers advances to the final tournament.
  • Preliminary Round

  • Comunicaciones advances to the first round.
  • First Round

  • Aurora FC, Saprissa, Alajuelense, Comunicaciones advance to the second round.
  • Second Round

  • Comunicaciones and Alajuelense advance to the final tournament.
  • Caribbean Zone

  • Aigle Noir A.C. withdrew, SV Estrella advances.
  • SV Transvaal advances to the final tournament.
  • CONCACAF Final Tournament

  • After the end of the group stage a playoff match had to be played due to Cruz Azul and Alajuelense ended with the same points in the lead of the group.
  • The final tournament was played in Guatemala City.
  • References

    1971 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Wikipedia


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