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1998 Copa Mercosur

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Start date  1998
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Champion  Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Similar  Copa Mercosur, 1998 Copa do Brasil, 2000 Copa dos Campeões, 1999 Copa Mercosur, 1951 Copa Rio

The Copa Mercosur 1998 was the 1st staging of the international club cup.


The competition started on 29 July 1998 and concluded on 29 December 1998 with Palmeiras beating Cruzeiro in the final.


  • Boca Juniors
  • San Lorenzo
  • Independiente
  • Vélez Sársfield
  • River Plate
  • Racing
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Flamengo
  • Corinthians
  • Cruzeiro
  • São Paulo
  • Palmeiras
  • Grêmio
  • Colo Colo
  • Universidad Católica
  • Universidad de Chile
  • Cerro Porteño
  • Olimpia
  • Nacional
  • Peñarol
  • Details

  • The 20 teams were divided into 5 groups of 4 teams. Each team plays othe other teams in the group twice. The top team from each group qualified for the quarter-finals along with the best 3 runners up.
  • From the quarter finals to the final, two legs were played in each round. In the result of a draw, the match was decided by a penalty shoot out.
  • Second leg

    Palmeiras won 4–2 on aggregate.

    Cruzeiro won 4–1 on aggregate.

    Olimpia won 6–4 on aggregate.

    1-1 on aggregate. San Lorenzo won 2-0 on penalties.

    Second leg

    Match abandoned after 69 minutes due to crowd trouble. Result allowed to stand. Palmeiras won 3–0 on aggregate.

    Cruzeiro won 2-1 on aggregate.


    1998 Copa Mercosur Wikipedia

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