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1976 Copa Libertadores

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Champions  Cruzeiro (1st title)
Champion  Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
Teams  21
Matches played  75
Runners-up  River Plate
Dates  25 Feb 1976 – 30 Jul 1976
Goals scored  207
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Similar  1997 Copa Libertadores, 1966 Campeonato Brasileiro, 1977 Copa Libertadores, 1975 Copa Libertadores, 1966 Copa Libertadores

The Copa Libertadores 1976 was the 17th edition of the Copa Libertadores, CONMEBOL's annual international club tournament. The tournament began on February 23 and ended on July 30.

Cruzeiro won the competition, being the first Brazilian team, after Pelé's Santos, to win the continental competition. During the tournament, Cruzeiro suffered a great setback: the loss of the player Roberto Batata, who died in a car accident.

Qualified teams

The participating teams were divided into five groups, in which teams of the same country were placed in the same group. Each country was represented by two teams. The countries were paired as follows:

  • Group 1:  Argentina and  Venezuela
  • Group 2:  Bolivia and  Ecuador
  • Group 3:  Brazil and  Paraguay
  • Group 4:  Colombia and  Peru
  • Group 5:  Chile and  Uruguay
  • References

    1976 Copa Libertadores Wikipedia