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1962 Copa Libertadores Finals

1962 Copa de Campeones Finals
Estadio CentenarioEstádio Vila Belmiro
El Monumental
Event 1962 Copa de Campeones de América
Santos won the playoff 3–0.
First Leg
Date July 28, 1962
Venue Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Referee Carlos Robles (Chile)
Attendance 48,105
Second Leg
Date August 30, 1962
Venue Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Referee Carlos Robles (Chile)
Attendance 18,000
1961
1963

The 1962 Copa de Campeones Finals was the final series of the 1962 staging of South American football's premier club competition, the Copa de Campeones, better known today as the Copa Libertadores. The showpiece event was contested between defending champions Peñarol and Santos. Two-time winners Peñarol were appearing in their third consecutive final, whereas Santos were seeking to win the competition for the first time. Ten teams entered the competition in its third season and, due to the rules in place at the time, Peñarol received a bye into the semifinals and reached the final having won only one match in the semifinal round.

In the semi-finals, Peñarol drew 2-2 on points with classic rivals Nacional after they each won a match. A playoff was contested in order to break the tie; the match ended in a draw and Peñarol went through due to their better total goal difference. Santos breezed past the first round winning three of their matches and drawing once, while scoring an astonoshing twenty goals and conceding six. The team contained incredible figures such as the fabulous Coutinho, the legendary Pelé and the great Pepe, among others. In the semifinals, the ballet blanco dispatched Universidad Católica to earn a slot in the finals. Santos would go on to dethrone Peñarol after winning the playoff 3-0 to win the coveted throphy and become the second champions of this prestigious event.

Qualified teams

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
23x15px Santos None
23x15px Peñarol 1960, 1961

Rules

The finals will be played over two legs; home and away. The team that accumulates the most points —two for a win, one for a draw, zero for a loss— after the two legs will be crowned the champion. Unlike the previous two editions however, should the two teams be tied on points after the second leg a playoff was at a neutral venue will become the next tie-breaker. Goal difference is going to be used as a last resort.

First leg

Match details

August 28, 1962
Peñarol 23x15px 1 – 2 23x15px Santos
Spencer Goal 18' Coutinho Goal 29'70'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 48,105
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

PEÑAROL:
GK 23x15px Luis Maidana
DF 23x15px Juan Vicente Lezcano
DF 23x15px Núber Cano
DF 23x15px Edgardo González
DF 23x15px Roberto Matosas
MF 23x15px Omar Caetano
MF 23x15px Pedro Virgilio Rocha
FW 23x15px José Francisco Sasía
FW 23x15px Angel Rubén Cabrera
FW 23x15px Alberto Spencer
FW 23x15px Juan Joya
Manager:
23x15px Bela Guttman
SANTOS:
GK 23x15px Gilmar
DF 23x15px Mauro
DF 23x15px Calvet
DF 23x15px Lima
MF 23x15px Zito
MF 23x15px Dalmo
FW 23x15px Dorval
FW 23x15px Mengálvio
FW 23x15px Pagão
FW 23x15px Coutinho
FW 23x15px Pepe
Manager:
23x15px Lula

Second leg

Match details

September 2, 1962
Santos 23x15px 2 – 3[1] 23x15px Peñarol
Dorval Goal 17'
Mengálvio Goal 35'
Spencer Goal 14'49'
Sacia Goal 51'
Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

SANTOS:
GK 23x15px Gilmar
DF 23x15px Mauro
DF 23x15px Calvet
DF 23x15px Lima
MF 23x15px Zito
MF 23x15px Dalmo
FW 23x15px Dorval
FW 23x15px Mengálvio
FW 23x15px Pagão
FW 23x15px Coutinho
FW 23x15px Pepe
Manager:
23x15px Lula
PEÑAROL:
GK 23x15px Luis Maidana
DF 23x15px Juan Vicente Lezcano
DF 23x15px Núber Cano
DF 23x15px Edgardo González
DF 23x15px Roberto Matosas
MF 23x15px Omar Caetano
MF 23x15px Carlos Fernández Carranza
FW 23x15px Pedro Virgilio Rocha
FW 23x15px José Francisco Sasía
FW 23x15px Alberto Spencer
FW 23x15px Juan Joya
Manager:
23x15px Bela Guttman

Playoff

Match details

September 30, 1962
Peñarol 23x15px 0 – 3 23x15px Santos
Caetano Goal 11' (o.g.)
Pelé Goal 48'89'
PEÑAROL:
GK 23x15px Luis Maidana
DF 23x15px Juan Vicente Lezcano
DF 23x15px Núber Cano
DF 23x15px Omar Caetano
DF 23x15px Néstor Gonçalves
MF 23x15px Edgardo González
MF 23x15px Roberto Matosas
FW 23x15px Pedro Virgilio Rocha
FW 23x15px Alberto Spencer
FW 23x15px José Francisco Sasía
FW 23x15px Juan Joya
Manager:
23x15px Bela Guttman
SANTOS:
GK 23x15px Gilmar
DF 23x15px Mauro
DF 23x15px Calvet
DF 23x15px Lima
MF 23x15px Zito
MF 23x15px Dalmo
FW 23x15px Dorval
FW 23x15px Mengálvio
FW 23x15px Coutinho
FW 23x15px Pelé
FW 23x15px Pepe
Manager:
23x15px Lula

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