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1988 Copa Libertadores

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Champions  Nacional (3rd title)
Champion  Club Nacional de Football
Top scorer  Arnoldo Iguarán
Goals scored  170
Runners-up  Newell's Old Boys
Dates  29 Jun 1988 – 26 Oct 1988
Teams  21
Matches played  83
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Similar  1980 Copa Libertadores, 1971 Copa Libertadores, 1987 Copa Libertadores, 1989 Copa Libertadores, 1969 Copa Libertadores

The 1988 Copa Libertadores de América was the 29th edition of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier international club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. This season's defending champion Peñarol of Uruguay were defeated by San Lorenzo of Argentina. In the finals, Nacional defeated Newell's Old Boys.



The champions and runners-up of each football association were drawn into the same group along with another football association's participating teams. Three clubs from Uruguay competed as Peñarol was champion of the 1987 Copa Libertadores. They entered the tournament in the third stage.


Newell's Old Boys and San Lorenzo played an extra match to determine the winner of the group.

Second stage

The group winners and runners-up were drawn in the second stage of the competition. The away goals rule was applied to determine the winner between Nacional and Universidad Católica.

Third stage

The defending champion Peñarol entered the competition in this round. The three winners and the best-ranked loser advanced to the semifinals.


1988 Copa Libertadores Wikipedia

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